KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Systems Installed as Connectivity Solution on More Than 100 U.S. Coast Guard Vessels

KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Systems Installed as Connectivity Solution on More
Than 100 U.S. Coast Guard Vessels

The Ongoing Maritime VSAT Installations are Part of KVH's 10-Year Contract
With the U.S. Coast Guard to Upgrade Vessel Communications Capability

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:KVHI) has surpassed the 100-vessel mark in its 10-year contract to
supply the next-generation satellite communications solution for the U.S.
Coast Guard's fleet of small cutters. To date, KVH's TracPhone^® V7 systems
have been deployed on 105 USCG vessels across eight different classes of
cutters, and KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband^sm service has provided 29.2 terabytes
of data and more than 835,000 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) minutes. The
contract for hardware, airtime, and support was first announced in September

KVH systems are now in use on cutters in all U.S. Coast Guard districts in the
continental U.S., as well as overseas in the Persian Gulf, Guam, and Puerto
Rico. A cutter is a USCG designation for any vessel over 65 feet in length,
including coastal patrol boats, seagoing buoy tenders, and fast-response

This diverse range of platforms supports a variety of critical USCG operations
including drug interdiction, maritime border security, anti-piracy tasks,
search and rescue operations, and humanitarian efforts. The low latency of the
KVH service is particularly important to the fast and efficient processing of
biometric information from vessel to shore, a key to immigration and law
enforcement activities. The 24/7 nature of USCG operations and the extreme sea
and weather conditions in which these relatively small vessels operate are
proof of the durability and reliability of the TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT
Broadband service.

"In the face of rapidly expanding data communications requirements, including
real-time use of biometric technology, homeland security efforts, and extended
worldwide operations, the U.S. Coast Guard needed a global communications
solution robust enough to support these demands and rugged enough for even the
most demanding maritime conditions," explains Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's
chief executive officer. "Affordability was a critical factor for the U.S.
Coast Guard as well, and our mini-VSAT Broadband network offers a
cost-effective solution to replace expensive legacy services and still provide
global coverage."

In announcing the 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
contract, valued at approximately $42 million, in September 2010, the U.S.
Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) named
KVH's TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service as the U.S. Coast Guard's
Small Cutter Connectivity (SCC) Ku-band System and Air Time Support Services
solution. The SCC program is part of the U.S. Coast Guard's initiative to
upgrade the legacy cutter fleet's commercial satellite systems in order to
provide improved communication capabilities for voice and data transmission
and reception, as well as improving interoperability with Department of
Homeland Security and Department of Defense partners. Supporting KVH in this
multi-year effort are network partner ViaSat, Inc., (Nasdaq:VSAT) and
logistics partner Mackay Communications.

In addition to the deployment of TracPhone V7 on the U.S. Coast Guard cutters,
KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband solution is fielded aboard vessels of the U.S. Navy,
joint forces, foreign coalition navies, state emergency service organizations,
and commercial fleets operating worldwide.

Note to Editors: High-resolution, press-ready images of KVH's TracPhone V-IP
series systems and mini-VSAT Broadband coverage maps are available at
www.kvh.com/Press-Room for download and editorial use. Visit
www.minivsat.com/vip for complete details about the global mini-VSAT Broadband
network, TracPhone V-IP series antennas, and upcoming IP-MobileCast content
delivery service.

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, and is a leading news, music, and
entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail,
and leisure. KVH Industries is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance
sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance
and stabilization applications.KVH is based in Middletown, RI, U.S.A., with
facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, the
Philippines, Cyprus, and Japan.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the
potential value of military contracts and the anticipated number of KVH
products to be fielded. The actual results could differ materially. Factors
that may cause such differences include, among others, uneven military sales
cycles, changes in military fielding and equipment requirements, and changes
in international situations, as well as those discussed 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 and TracPhone are registered 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: Jill Connors
         Media & Communications Manager
         KVH Industries, Inc.

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