[I]KVH TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service now supporting operations and crew aboard Coast Guard 110 ft and 225 ft cutters operating around the globe[/I]
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Nov. 17 – In an effort to expand its communications capacity and take advantage of affordable, emerging commercial satellite services, the United States Coast Guard is in the process of deploying the TracPhone® V7 and mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service from KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) on its 110 ft and 225 ft cutters. Intended to replace older satellite communications systems and services, the KVH integrated antenna and service solution is now offering increased bandwidth, reduced operating costs, and seamless coverage in key operational areas for the Coast Guard vessels.
“We are extremely proud to be supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard as they carry out vital missions around the globe,” said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH’s chief executive officer. “Real-time, reliable communications are critical, both to the operational safety and effectiveness of these vessels but also to the morale of their crews. We are grateful for the trust and confidence that the Coast Guard has shown in KVH, our rugged TracPhone hardware, and our global satellite communications network.”
The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the KVH TracPhone V7 antenna, comprise the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT antenna, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Seven secure earth stations around the globe, together with seven of the world’s most powerful communications satellites, bring affordable, high-speed Internet connections and crystal clear voice service to maritime customers through the KVH mini-VSAT Broadband network.
Visit http://www.minivsat.com for additional details regarding the TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband service along with maps illustrating the current and planned coverage for mini-VSAT Broadband service.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, KVH Europe A/S, are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices.