MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it has expanded its mini-VSAT Broadbandsm HTS network to the Pacific Ocean via the Horizons 3e satellite, which is jointly owned by Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT.
The high-performance Horizons 3e satellite immediately adds to the global coverage and capacity of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network, which provides connectivity to vessels worldwide. Global containerships, commercial fishing fleets, and superyachts cruising to remote destinations are among the many types of vessels that transit key areas in the Pacific Ocean, Asia Pacific, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
“With the expansion of coverage to the Pacific Ocean region, our advanced HTS network footprint is complete, providing the commercial and leisure mariners who rely on our solution with great coverage, fast data speeds, and enhanced performance for Internet access, VoIP, and all our connectivity services at sea,” says Brent Bruun, chief operating officer of KVH. “We are committed to continuing our high level of service in providing the maritime industry with a complete end-to-end solution for global connectivity.”
KVH launched its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network in late 2017, and continually enhances the network with technological advancements. The network utilizes the Intelsat Flex Maritime service to deliver multi-layered Ku-band coverage, enabling vessels to see multiple HTS and wide beam satellites for maximum availability of broadband service. KVH’s HTS network builds on the success of the original maritime satellite network that KVH introduced in 2007.
A mobile tech innovator, KVH is unique for providing a comprehensive maritime solution that includes global connectivity from the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network; state-of-the-art TracPhone® VSAT antennas including the 37 cm, Ku-band V3-HTS, the 60 cm, Ku-band TracPhone V7-HTS, and the 1.1 m C/Ku-band TracPhone V11-IP; AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service (CaaS); IP-MobileCast™ content delivery service; 24/7 technical support from KVH’s Network Ops Center; and a global field services team for installation and maintenance support. The company’s Videotel™ business is a market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training, and eLearning for the maritime industry, and its KVH Media Group provides news, sports, and entertainment content with such brands as NEWSlink™ and SPORTSlink™.
KVH recently announced that it had shipped its 9000th antenna system for the mini-VSAT Broadband network, a milestone that highlights KVH’s position as maritime VSAT market share leader by units as of the end of 2017.*
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About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, innovating to enable a mobile world. A market leader in maritime VSAT, KVH designs, manufactures, and provides connectivity and content services globally. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial applications. Founded in 1982, the company is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, and more than a dozen offices around the globe.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected data speeds over our new network, the expected date of commercial availability, the timing of global expansion, including in Asia, expected benefits to KVH customers, expected pricing of our new service, the expected level of coverage availability, the ease of upgradeability and the need to upgrade customer systems. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to: potential levels of customer demand for data services beyond our current expectations, which could exceed system capabilities in certain regions; unanticipated technical, legal and regulatory delays with the launch of the new service; competition for satellite capacity, which over time could increase our costs and decrease service availability; unanticipated expenses; the speed and scope of customer migration to the new service; and the period we expect to maintain our existing mini-VSAT Broadband network, after which customers will need to upgrade to the new system. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2019. Copies are available through our Investor Relations website, investors.kvh.com. We do not assume any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.
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*Euroconsult, “Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communications, 6th Edition” (2018)