KVH Introduces New IP-MobileCast Service for mini-VSAT Broadband Network

KVH Introduces New IP-MobileCast Service for mini-VSAT Broadband Network

Content delivery service to offer economical transmission of large files
including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports,
IPTV, IP-radio, and premium movies

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:KVHI) today debuted its new IP-MobileCast^™ content delivery service
for its market-leading mini-VSAT Broadband^sm satellite network at the
international Nor-Shipping show in Oslo, Norway. The IP-MobileCast service
solves an important problem for maritime customers by providing an affordable
way to receive large files through satellite links to their ships. These links
are designed to allow electronic charts, detailed weather forecasts,
e-learning materials, live news and sports clips, movies, IPTV, and IP-radio
to be economically delivered to ships at sea. The new service is expected to
be available later this year and will take advantage of additional capacity,
delivering content "over the top" of the mini-VSAT Broadband network in a
separate data stream without impacting customers' contracted data speeds or
airtime rate plans.

"Today, large files for things such as electronic chart database updates and
movies are usually recorded on DVDs that are then physically shipped to the
vessel and manually loaded onto onboard networks, a process that is slow,
unreliable, and expensive," explains Brent Bruun, Executive Vice President of
KVH's Mobile Broadband Group. "Transmitting these large files over existing
satellite services on a one-to-one basis is technically possible, but usually
is either prohibitively expensive or even difficult due to service providers
blocking certain file protocols to protect access to shared satellite network
capacity. Our IP-MobileCast service will make delivering these large files
fast, reliable, and affordable, enabling automatic over-the-air delivery of a
new generation of content that is needed to enhance navigation, improve
operations, and maintain crew morale."

KVH's IP-MobileCast service is designed to be an end-to-end solution that will
use KVH's CommBox^™ Ship/Shore Network Manager to efficiently transmit content
over the mini-VSAT Broadband network. KVH's new TracPhone^® V3-IP, V7-IP, and
V11-IP all use the new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), which enables the
systems to receive and decode multicast content. KVH also offers a stand-alone
CommBox server for owners of legacy systems, making the IP-MobileCast service
available to all mini-VSAT Broadband subscribers. User devices that may access
the multicast data stored on the onboard server include ECDIS navigation
systems, desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, smartphones, smart TVs, and
any other IP-enabled device.

The IP-MobileCast service will use proprietary software designed to provide
advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity
throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability
and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them
for multicast delivery "over the top" of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The
IP-MobileCast service's patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology
will help ensure that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in
perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms
deliver the highest level of file reliability by accommodating intermittent
non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are
interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

The file is transmitted once, and is received by every vessel in the satellite
footprint. If the vessel has subscribed to that particular content, the data
is stored and decoded using rights management software on the CommBox, and
then made available on the onboard server. Normal mini-VSAT Broadband
ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship transmissions are prioritized over the
IP-MobileCast service and are completely unaffected in terms of speed or added
airtime cost.

"Our new IP-MobileCast service is one of four major 2013 initiatives designed
to make mini-VSAT Broadband the maritime industry's premier content delivery
platform," said Mr. Bruun. "Today we also announced our new TracPhone V-IP
series onboard terminals for the mini-VSAT Broadband service. These systems
include the new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), so each one has the capability
to receive the new IP-MobileCast service. We doubled our network capacity over
the past several months with the implementation of Variable Coding, Spreading,
and Modulation (VCSM) technology, and we expect to complete another major
capacity increase 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 already have both the
delivery mechanism and much of the premium content our customers demand."

Additional information about KVH's new IP-MobileCast service 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 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 regarding the time needed to complete
2013 initiatives, potential unanticipated technical or legal impediments,
unanticipated costs 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, IP-MobileCast, CommBox, 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

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