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To: Roy F who wrote (1066)2/14/2002 8:45:58 AM
From: Roy F
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New KVH Tracphone F77 Helps Mariners Stay On-line All the Time Worldwide

Compatible With the New Inmarsat Fleet F77 Service, Tracphone F77 Connects Vessels to E-mail, Internet, and Corporate Intranets

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2002-- Today at the Miami International Boat Show, KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI - news) unveiled the new Tracphone F77 marine satellite communication system. Brought to market in cooperation with Thrane & Thrane, the leading designer of Inmarsat equipment, the KVH Tracphone F77 is fully compatible with Inmarsat's new Fleet F77 service, which provides high-quality voice connections as well as data connections at speeds up to 64 kilobits per second (Kbps). Vessels equipped with the Tracphone F77 can now remain connected at all times around the globe to e-mail services, the Internet, corporate intranets, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) thanks to Inmarsat's new Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS), which bills users based on the amount of data transmitted and received rather than connection time.

``Fleet managers, ship captains, and yacht owners require more than just reliable communication,'' explained Ian Palmer, vice president of satellite sales. ``They need to stay in touch at all times to receive the up-to-the-minute information critical to vessel safety, operation, and business through 'always on' connections and high-speed data transfers, wherever they are worldwide. We are pleased to make this possible now with the introduction of the Tracphone F77.''

Tracphone F77 can switch between two different channels -- MPDS and mobile Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) -- to meet a variety of communication needs while providing the most cost-effective options available. Designed for short-burst data transmissions, MPDS is perfect for receiving e-mail, logging onto and working within a company intranet, or browsing the web. And with its ``pay per megabit'' pricing, users are charged only for the amount of the data sent and received, not by connection time. As a result, a vessel can remain connected via e-mail or the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no additional cost. The high-capacity mobile ISDN channel provides a constant data stream at speeds as fast as 64 Kbps, making it ideal for phone and fax service, video conferencing, and transmitting large files and images. ISDN usage is charged on a per-minute basis.

``Tracphone F77 is the first product offered as a result of our recent agreement with Thrane & Thrane,'' Palmer continued. ``Tracphone F77 owners will benefit from both KVH's experience in distribution and service and Thrane & Thrane's position as a leading marine satellite communication system designer. For example, Tracphone F77 is prepared for the implementation of the International Maritime Organization's latest distress and safety specifications of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), supporting the accreditation of vessels' systems and ensuring that all distress and safety needs are met.''

Thrane & Thrane has also been selected by Inmarsat to design, develop, and manufacture the ground infrastructure that will be used by Inmarsat's next generation of satellites, scheduled for launch in 2004. With this in mind, the Tracphone F77 was designed to ensure that the antenna was compatible not only with the existing Inmarsat satellites but also the next-generation satellites that will be activated in 2004.

With its fully stabilized antenna and high-impact dome, Tracphone F77 is equipped to withstand the rigorous conditions of life at sea. The Tracphone F77 package includes the antenna, a transceiver, and a telephone handset and cradle. The system's transceiver serves as the hub for all on-line communication via the ship's telephone networks and fax machines. Connected to an IP router, Tracphone F77 can link all shipboard computers to onshore web-based systems, including e-mail and Internet services. With its ``always on-line'' MPDS capability, Tracphone F77 can turn a ship into a fully operational node in a company's worldwide network.

Palmer explained why the Tracphone F77 is a valuable addition to KVH's line of satellite communication products, ``KVH is committed to offering products that connect mariners to the valuable information they require for safety and comfort. We have already established KVH as the leading manufacturer of marine satellite TV and telephone antennas, and true maritime Internet access is the next step. Our new TracNet Mobile High-speed Internet System now enables users to surf the web at speeds up to 400 Kbps throughout the United States, Canada, and their coastal waters. With the addition of the Tracphone F77, KVH has now extended the reach of satellite Internet and data services to mariners worldwide.''

Thrane & Thrane, founded in 1981, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of terminals and land earth stations for global mobile satellite communication via the Inmarsat system. The company provides equipment for land-based, maritime, and aeronautical use. Thrane & Thrane has manufactured approximately 35 percent of the Inmarsat- compatible systems in use worldwide.

KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative high-bandwidth communications products. Using proprietary fiber optic and satellite antenna technology, the company is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An ISO 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Illinois, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.



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Contact:

KVH Industries
Chris Watson, 401/847-3327
cwatson@kvh.com
or
Morgen-Walke Associates
Investor Relations Contact:
Kristian Svindland or Jolinda Taylor, 617/747-3600
Financial Media Contact:
Ron Heckmann, 415/296-7383

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To: Roy F who wrote (1067)2/14/2002 8:47:29 AM
From: Roy F
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KVH Industries Introduces the eTrac Satellite E-mail System for Maritime Applications

The KVH eTrac Equips Vessels with Worldwide, Affordable Access to E-mail and Real-time Position Reporting

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The compact KVH eTrac, introduced today at the Miami International Boat Show by KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI - news), offers mariners a combination of global e-mail access via the new Inmarsat mini-C system and real-time GPS position reporting, creating a great standalone communications center for leisure craft and an invaluable business tool for any commercial vessel. eTrac's e-mail capabilities and worldwide coverage via Inmarsat mini-C make it the ideal, low-cost solution for vessel owners and fleet managers who need to keep in touch wherever they are worldwide.

``Real-time access to e-mail is a great way for mariners traveling to remote locations to communicate with family, friends, business associates, and other vessels,'' said Ian Palmer, vice president of satellite sales. ``With the introduction of eTrac, KVH Industries has not only made real-time e-mail at sea a reality but we've made it affordable for fleets of vessels as well as individual boat owners.''

Standing less than 6`` high and weighing only 2.4 lbs., the eTrac antenna is a fully integrated unit, containing a transceiver, antenna, and a 12-channel GPS receiver. Brought to market in cooperation with Thrane & Thrane, the leading designer of Inmarsat equipment, the system offers e-mail, position reporting and polling, fax, telex, X.25, mobile-to-mobile communications, non-SOLAS emergency alerting, reception of weather charts, and electronic chart correction. With minimal power requirements and a rugged design, eTrac is the ideal solution for e-mail communication, fleet management, and monitoring. Access to information is made easy through either on-board computers or the optional eTrac Message Terminal.

``The KVH eTrac is an outstanding solution for vessels and fleet managers who need to stay in touch wherever they are worldwide,'' Palmer commented. ``In addition to the e-mail and other data services, eTrac also provides real-time position reporting via its integrated GPS receiver. When combined with fleet management software, you can not only communicate with every eTrac-equipped vessel in the fleet but you can track their position and progress worldwide in real-time.''

Thrane & Thrane, founded in 1981, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of terminals and land earth stations for global mobile satellite communication via the Inmarsat system. The company provides equipment for land-based, maritime, and aeronautical use. Thrane & Thrane has manufactured approximately 35 percent of the Inmarsat-compatible systems in use worldwide. Thrane & Thrane has also been selected by Inmarsat to design, develop, and manufacture the ground infrastructure that will be used by Inmarsat's next generation of satellites, scheduled for launch in 2004.

KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative high-bandwidth communications products. Using proprietary fiber optic and satellite antenna technology, the company is developing next-generation systems with greater precision, durability, and versatility for communications, navigation, and industrial applications. An ISO 9001-registered company, KVH has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, with a fiber optic manufacturing facility in Illinois, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.



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Contact:

KVH Industries Contact:
Chris Watson
401-847-3327
cwatson@kvh.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Morgen-Walke Associates
Kristian Svindland or Jolinda Taylor
617-747-3600
or
Financial Media Contact:
Morgen-Walke Associates
Ron Heckmann
415-296-7383

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To: Roy F who wrote (1067)2/14/2002 8:56:25 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

THAT'S INCREDIBLE !!!

This eliminates the second barrier I have to using Trac Phone/Trac Vision.To have real time quotes via the Satellite requires way too much money to be on all the time.

This allows constant contact by "real time alerts".Now I can afford to use.

Now back to my other barrier - To be able to afford that 62 foot Hatteras - I figure I'm 20 points away.

Patience that's all - Patience!!

This really is a "MUST HAVE TOY" for those with every thing.

Trac net,Trac Phone,and Trac Vision - a stable of high growth,high margin products ,growing at a high rate in multiple markets.

That's a win.

JMHO

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (1069)2/14/2002 9:58:43 AM
From: Roy F
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Hi Bob,

It always sounds so much better when you say it.

They had a bit on CNBC this morning from the Miami show... basically looking at a $16mm yacht... 198'(?) and unbelievably plush. I was surprised by their estimate of 10% of the price for annual maintenance. Not necessarily for the middle-class, unless you talking about Arab sheiks.

I assume we'll get more press before the CC. Wouldn't you know it... the money flow doesn't look like it will get to 20 this time. gg

Roy

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To: Roy F who wrote (1070)2/14/2002 10:10:22 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

I stopped drooling when that women said 10 % annual maintanance.

This little picture next to my computer hasn't cost me a penny.

She also said the under 50 was soft this last year and a half - but the big boats have been steady - I guess that puts me squarely in the wannabe category.

Money flow only really comes with EARNINGS and MARGINS.

Back to the Patience part of my post.

I can be Patient.

Thanks for all your keen updates and analysis.

Bob

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To: david james who started this subject2/19/2002 8:53:42 PM
From: singajane
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I see that the earnings release and conference call/ webcast are set for Thursday... will anyone on the thread be listening in? If so, your comments would be much appreciated.

This is a fascinating company... Thank you to Minorejoy2000 for bringing it to my attention!

thank you all for your great posts,
Jane

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To: singajane who wrote (1072)2/19/2002 11:21:59 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi singajane.

Welcome to the thread.

You've got that right! Up .09 on a Dow down 159. day aint exactly weak.ggg

Earnings due in 2 days - don't suppose anybody knows anything do you ????

BWDIK


Bob

I just love owning stocks that swim upstream!!

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To: singajane who wrote (1072)2/19/2002 11:30:06 PM
From: Sector Investor
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I'm sure everyone here and almost everyone on Yahoo! listens to the CC - and probably multiple times. We even transcribe it for future reference.

This is an excellent group of long term holders. Although I've been building a position on dips for over 2 years now, I'm far from the longest term person here.

Yes the company is fascinating. A small company, well established in key niche markets world-wide, with a well recognized brand name in their industries, superb products, and excellent management. They also have superb patent protection, and have been preparing the past 18 months to move into much larger markets such as optical components, automobiles, and electric power, all of which should happen in 2002. Then factor in that their new Photonicfiber technology fits the definition of disruptive technology, with significant technical advantages and pricing power. They are even helped out by the physical limits of existing materials becoming handicaps to key items like voltage and optical loss, at the 40Gbps and higher levels - except for polymers, which is what they use.

Then throw in their military prospects, which used to be considered gravy, but now after 9/11, is set to explode and really provide a firm recession-proof revenue base for years to come.

Finally, add in their imminent return to profitability, the low float, stable institutional owners, a recovering economy, the fact they are practically unknown to the street with only one analyst covering them, and the fact that the market is not pricing ANY of their prospects in right now.

Put all that together, watch carefully, stir occasionally, and wait several quarters, while the stock appreciates and splits. That's the recipe for getting a multi-bagger return on your investment.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1074)2/19/2002 11:38:45 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Sector,

On that post - I'm gonna call Hatteras and get that floating platform for Trac_Net,Trac-Phone,and Trac Vision in que for production.

I wonder if they take orders for delivery 2-3 years out??

Bob

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To: singajane who wrote (1072)2/20/2002 8:07:21 AM
From: minorejoy2000
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Nice to see you here, Jane. And you're welcome, though no one's ever known I was here faithfully as a secret lurker.
I always enjoy your posts and look forward to meeting you here again.
There's not much TA here, from what I've seen, not that I know much about that. I wonder if it's too illiquid to apply much TA to its' chart, or if it looks like KVH has been establishing a narrow range base for the last few months. Does anyone here ever look at it in that context?
TIA
Mino

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