KVH Industries, Inc. manufactures solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services through satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. The company provides commercially licensed entertainment, including news, sports, music, and movies, to commercial and leisure customers in the maritime, hotel, and retail markets. The company develops and distributes training films and e-Learning computer-based training courses to commercial maritime customers. The company is a premier manufacturer of high-performance navigational sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. Products and Services The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile communications products and services for the marine and land mobile markets, and navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for both the commercial and defense markets. Mobile Broadband Products For both maritime and terrestrial customers that want to access live television while on the move, the company offers a family of mobile satellite antenna products marketed under the TracVision brand. For access to the Internet and voice services while on the move, which it refers to collectively as its airtime services, the company offers a family of mobile satellite antenna products and services marketed under the brands TracPhone and mini-VSAT Broadband. The network infrastructure that the company has developed to support its airtime services also supports the delivery of other value-added services over its IP-MobileCast content delivery service for both entertainment and operational needs. The company’s mobile satellite antenna products are typically installed on mobile platforms and use robotics, stabilization and control software, sensing technologies, transceiver integration, and advanced antenna designs to automatically search for, identify and point directly at the selected television and communications satellite while the vehicle or vessel is in motion. The company’s antennas use gyros and inclinometers to measure the pitch, roll and yaw of an antenna platform in relation to the earth. Microprocessors and its proprietary stabilization and control software use that data to compute the antenna movement necessary for the antenna’s motors to point the antenna properly and maintain contact with the satellite. The company’s Certified Support Network offers its TracVision and TracPhone customers an international network of skilled technical dealers and support centers in many locations where its customers are likely to travel. The company has selected distributors based on their technical expertise, professionalism, and commitment to quality, and regularly provides them with extensive training in the sale, installation and support of its products. Maritime In the marine market, the company offers a range of mobile satellite TV and communications products. Satellite TV. The company’s TracVision TV-series satellite TV antennas are designed with the full spectrum of vessel sizes in mind, ranging from recreational vessels as small as 20 to 25 feet to large commercial vessels. The TV-series replaced a number of its M-series antennas with new antennas that incorporate new features, including an IP-enabled control unit to allow access to system information from any Wi-Fi device. The company’s family of marine TracVision products includes the 32-cm diameter TracVision TV1, 37-cm diameter TracVision TV3, 45-cm diameter TracVision TV5, and the 60-cm diameter TracVision TV6, each of which employs a high-efficiency circular antenna. In 2015, the company also introduced the 81-cm TracVision TV8. These products are compatible with Ku-band HDTV programming, as well as high-powered regional satellite TV services around the globe, based on available signal strength and antenna size requirements. The company’s TracVision HD-series satellite TV antennas are designed to offer a high definition TV experience comparable to that enjoyed by a home DIRECTV HDTV subscriber. The company’s TracVision HD7 uses a 61-cm diameter satellite TV antenna to receive signals from two DIRECTV
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