Crewtoo Focuses on Seafarers, Gains 60,000 Members in 12 Months

Crewtoo Focuses on Seafarers, Gains 60,000 Members in 12 Months

Groundbreaking Social Media Site for Seafarers is Part of a Full Line of News,
Entertainment, and Training Content

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Headland Media
announced today that more than 60,000 seafarers have joined its new Crewtoo^®
social media site, which is described as "the home of seafarers online." This
significant milestone, achieved within 12 months of the site's introduction,
highlights the demand among seafarers for greater social interaction. In
addition to Crewtoo, Headland Media is also known for its popular NewsLink™
newspapers, which are delivered to ships via satellite, and its Walport^®
blockbuster movies and training videos. The company was purchased in May 2013
by a maritime VSAT industry leader, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI).

"For many of the world's 1.2 million seafarers, the initial romantic vision of
a life at sea was too soon replaced by the reality of hard work in harsh
conditions and increasing isolation," commented Mark Woodhead, managing
director of Headland Media. "Crewtoo's unique objective is to combat that
sense of loneliness and lack of contact that most people at sea experience, by
providing a space where seafarers feel they belong and can converse. It is
also a space where they can learn and it is becoming a platform for seafarers
to help and inspire each other."

On many of the world's commercial vessels, smaller, multinational crews often
have language and cultural barriers that make it difficult for them to
socialize. Shorter port calls and increased security regulations limit the
traditional break of shore leave. A lack of communications options onboard
limits contact with family and friends on shore. And many vessels aren't
equipped with adequate sources of news and entertainment. The issue has become
serious enough to be addressed with new International Labour Organization
(ILO) regulations known as MLC-2006, which set standards designed to improve
the living conditions of seafarers onboard ships. Headland Media's offerings,
which include news, sports, movies, music, and training videos in addition to
Crewtoo, offer a comprehensive solution for commercial maritime companies
striving to offer attractive working conditions and meet the new requirements
of MLC-2006 that go into effect in August, 2013. An added benefit of combining
KVH and Headland Media services is that large files such as Headland Media's
Hollywood movies and training videos can be transmitted efficiently and
affordably using KVH's TracPhone^® V-IP series terminals, mini-VSAT
Broadband^sm network, and new IP-MobileCast™ service, which is expected to be
available later this year. This variety of services, provided in a convenient
and affordable manner, is the ideal way for operators to improve crew welfare
while maintaining focus on their economic wellbeing.

"Our company has focused on offering services to improve the lives of
seafarers for the past 60 years," concluded Mr. Woodhead. "With Crewtoo, we
wanted to create a direct relationship with seafarers so we could understand
their situation firsthand and ultimately provide services that are better
designed to suit their needs. It is gratifying to see large numbers of people
joining our site, and exciting to see how their input and our new relationship
with KVH are already leading to plans for a new generation of exciting

Perhaps the best way to highlight the role of Crewtoo in people's lives is to
see it from the perspective of a seafarer like Luke Rodriguez Capablanca, who
shared on Crewtoo's Facebook page, "When I was on-board, Crewtoo made me feel
that home is only a click away!"

Additional information about Crewtoo and Headland Media is available at

Additional information about KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband network, new
IP-MobileCast service, and TracPhone V-IP systems is available at

Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of the TracPhone V-IP
series product line and mini-VSAT Broadband network coverage are available at for download and editorial use.

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. In 2012, Euroconsult, NSR, and Comsys
reported that KVH was the market share leader in global maritime VSAT. 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

This 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 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, TracPhone, Headland Media, Crewtoo, IP-MobileCast, Walport, and NewsLink
are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. "mini-VSAT Broadband" is a service mark
of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective companies.

CONTACT: Sue Henney
         Headland Media
         A KVH Company
         +44 151 236 4124
         Nicole Mongillo
         KVH Industries, Inc.

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