KVH Introduces New TracPhone V-IP Series Product Line for mini-VSAT Broadband Network

KVH Introduces New TracPhone V-IP Series Product Line for mini-VSAT Broadband
Network

TracPhone V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP All Feature a Single-Box Integrated CommBox
Modem (ICM) Enabling Easy Installation Along With Network Management Tools and
Multicast Reception

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:KVHI) introduced an upgraded line of TracPhone^® onboard terminals for
its mini-VSAT Broadband^sm service this morning at the Nor-Shipping
international maritime show in Oslo, Norway. The TracPhone V3-IP, TracPhone
V7-IP, and TracPhone V11-IP all feature KVH's new Integrated CommBox Modem
(ICM), which combines all of the necessary belowdecks equipment of a maritime
VSAT/network management system – antenna control unit, CommBox^™ Ship/Shore
Network Manager, ArcLight^® spread spectrum modem, VoIP, Ethernet switch, and
Wi-Fi capabilities – into a single 2U enclosure. In addition to simplifying
installation, the new ICM offers powerful network management tools for
maritime IT managers and can receive multicast content such as charts, weather
forecasts, news, sports, music, and movies from KVH's new IP-MobileCast^™
content delivery service, which was also introduced today and is expected to
be available later this year.

"KVH is unique in the satellite communications market in that we not only
operate our own network and provide airtime services, but we also manufacture
our own equipment, enabling us to bring innovative hardware solutions to
market in addition to competitive new airtime services," commented Brent
Bruun, Executive Vice President of KVH's Mobile Broadband Group. "Our new ICM
fully integrates a whole rack of discrete components common with other
maritime VSAT systems into one module, which saves space, is easier to
install, and is more reliable and easier to support than competing systems. It
also features our CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager, which provides important
tools that IT managers need to manage their onboard networks and bandwidth
use, as well as the anticipated ability to receive content via our new
IP-MobileCast service."

The TracPhone V3-IP is the world's smallest maritime VSAT terminal, featuring
an antenna that is only 37 cm (14.5-inch) in diameter, with ship-to-shore
speeds of 128 Kbps and shore-to-ship speeds of 2 Mbps. The TracPhone V7-IP is
an enterprise-grade solution featuring an antenna that is approximately 60 cm
(24-inch) in diameter, with ship-to-shore speeds of 1 Mbps and shore-to-ship
speeds of 2 Mbps. Both the TracPhone V3-IP and the TracPhone V7-IP operate in
the Ku-band coverage area of KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband network, which is among
the broadest in the maritime industry.

KVH's new dual-mode TracPhone V11-IP utilizes mini-VSAT Broadband's Ku-band
coverage as well as the network's global C-band coverage with ship-to-shore
speeds of 1 Mbps and shore-to-ship speeds of 4 Mbps. It is the only maritime
VSAT product with a 1-meter antenna that provides coverage matching global
L-band services using geostationary satellites.

The ICM controls the one-to-one connectivity of the mini-VSAT Broadband
service, including the fast, low latency data connections and the
exceptionally high-quality VoIP service. It also provides onboard network
management functionality that includes such services as e-mail management,
transmission optimization, assured file delivery, the ability to set up
separate networks for operations and crew, and the ability to manage crew use
of the system with Internet café and crew calling cards. The ICM is also a key
part of KVH's strategy to add content delivery services to the mini-VSAT
Broadband network, with its anticipated ability to receive, decode, and
distribute multicast data including electronic charts, weather forecasts,
training materials, newspapers, news and sports clips, music, and movies that
KVH plans to distribute using its new IP-MobileCast service.

"Our new TracPhone V-IP series product line is one of four major 2013
initiatives designed to make our mini-VSAT Broadband network the maritime
industry's premier content delivery platform," said Mr. Bruun. "Today, we also
announced our new IP-MobileCast content delivery service for the mini-VSAT
Broadband network. Earlier this year, we doubled our network capacity with the
implementation of Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM)
technology, and we are planning another major capacity upgrade later this year
to stay ahead of the demands of our growing customer base. Finally, we
recently announced the acquisition of Headland Media, the industry's leading
provider of commercially-approved news, sports, and entertainment content and
training videos, so we have both the delivery mechanism and much of the
premium content our customers demand."

Additional information about KVH's new TracPhone V-IP series of terminals and
the mini-VSAT Broadband network is available at www.minivsat.com/vip.
Information about Headland Media news, sports, entertainment, and training
content is available at www.headlandmedia.com.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global
high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile
users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH's Headland Media group is the
maritime industry's leading provider of rights-approved news, sports, music,
and movies, as well as the Walport Training video series. KVH is based in
Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the UK,
Singapore, the Philippines, India, and Japan.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements
regarding the timing and occurrence of KVH's new service rollout plans, the
functionality, characteristics, quality, cost and performance of KVH products
and technology, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements, and
expectations. The actual results could differ materially from those expressed
in the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences
include, among others, uncertainties and risks associated with the delivery or
performance of critical hardware; potential unanticipated technical or legal
impediments; unforeseen changes in competing technologies and products;
worldwide economic variances; poor or delayed research and development
results; and KVH's dependence on the availability of third-party satellites
and services to support broadcasts to mobile antennas. These and other risk
factors are discussed in more detail in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with
the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking
statements to reflect new information or developments.

KVH Industries, Inc., has used, registered, or applied to register its
trademarks in the USA and other countries around the world, including the
following marks: KVH, KVH logo, TracPhone, CommBox, IP-MobileCast, mini-VSAT
Broadband and the mini-VSAT Broadband logo, and the banded, dome-shaped
housing of its satellite antennas. Other trademarks are the property of their
respective companies.

CONTACT: KVH Industries, Inc.
         Nicole Mongillo
         +1 401-847-3327
         nmongillo@kvh.com

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