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To: Roy F who wrote (1150)5/14/2002 8:44:47 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

Good news - but what I really want for Christmas is a Defense contractas a second source for Jdam bombs DSP5000 Fogs.

I don't want to be greedy but lets say 10% of the annual 2.8 billion business = 280 million or a ten fold of sales dollars ata "rich" military margin.

When and IF that announcement occurs say hello to 20's.

Hey everybody has to have a dream.gg

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (1151)5/14/2002 9:16:48 AM
From: Roy F
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Hi Bob,

Agreed, although the man-held and vehicle mounted side of the equation isn't a bad start. With KVH's track record with the military, your dream may soon come true. gg

(Soon, of course, is a relative term)

Regards,

Roy

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To: Roy F who wrote (1152)5/14/2002 11:10:34 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Roy,

The more they do and their reliability becomes a common denominator - the sooner they will be accepted in other applications.

I remember when I went to their communications assembly line and I asked the production manager how they handled a warranty problem.- the poor guy vapor locked with a hollow look on his face as he said "We've never had that happen.

Ah the joys of ISO 9001.

The Military must be learning this on a daily basis.

The news is good - the progress is steady - the rewards will be exceptional.

All it takes is Patience - see how easy investing is??gg

Good to hear from you and as always thanks for the prompt posting of great news.

Bob

Have you noticed the daily larger blocks of stock beginning to trade i.e. 4000 shares @ 7.51 today @ 9:59

Institutional accumulation I suspect.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (1153)5/14/2002 1:00:54 PM
From: Roy F
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<<Institutional accumulation I suspect.>>

Probably you or Sector loosening the purse strings.... ggg

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To: Roy F who wrote (1150)5/15/2002 3:40:35 AM
From: RobertSheldon
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Why is KVH only involved with the simulators at this time (your best guess)? What are the technological connections between the simulator and the real deal? What events must take place for KVH to also get a piece of the Boeing kits? Has anyone contacted Boeing to learn about their time tables . . .

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To: RobertSheldon who wrote (1155)5/15/2002 7:20:18 AM
From: Sector Investor
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KVH makes gyros and sensors. The simulator needs a gyro, the "real deal" does not. The simulator has to coordinate motion with the video display that is shown to simulate the real thing.

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To: RobertSheldon who wrote (1155)5/15/2002 7:47:32 AM
From: Sector Investor
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<<What events must take place for KVH to also get a piece of the Boeing kits?>>

I view it as the process of:

1) developing an IMU (which incorporates 3 gyros and 3 accelerometers) with comparable specs and price to the one currently used in the kits,
2) undergoing a series of successful tests,
3) becoming an "approved" secondary source, and
4) being able to deliver product.

The picture of their IMU with an "in development" banner has been on their website since last November.
kvh.com

Per the Q1 CC, they will be able to do #1, have undergone at least one successful test (#2), and can provide product (#4) quickly after approval.

That leaves finishing the testing and receiving approval. A close read of the CC transcript indicates a second source is actively being sought, and has urgency, which could expedite the approval process. Their chances should be good. If you investigate the competing gyro technologies, the current one used is ring-laser gyros (mechanical parts), a mature product where intense effort has been made over the years to get the price down to the current range. KVH says their DSP-5000 FOG gyro (no moving parts) represents a "breakthrough" in FOG technology that takes their specs into the accuracy range needed for smart munitions, and they claim they can beat or match the current price.

The Q1 CC transcript:

Message 17396999

Message 17397004

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1156)5/15/2002 8:52:27 AM
From: Sector Investor
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Let me correct my previous post. I think the stinger needs a gyro, but not a high performance one. Probably a lower price/performance one. I'm doing further research.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1157)5/15/2002 2:49:56 PM
From: RobertSheldon
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Thank you for your thoughts.

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To: david james who started this subject5/17/2002 7:39:15 AM
From: Roy F
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KVH Industries Awarded Patent for Reduced Configuration Fiber Optic Gyro

Innovative Design Streamlines Manufacture and Enables KVH to Build Low-cost, Precision FOGs

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Already recognized as an innovator in the fields of satellite communications and precision navigation, KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI - News) is now staking its claim as a leader in the field of fiber optic gyro development with a new patent for a streamlined, low-cost fiber optic gyro. The design, known as a Reduced Minimum Configuration, has been in use by KVH for some time and is the foundation for its low-cost E-Core® 1000 series FOGs. U.S. Patent #6,351,310, "Reduced Minimum Configuration Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyroscope with Simplified Signal Processing Electronics," formalizes and protects this new design.

"This patent takes a new look at the conventional wisdom behind the design of open-loop fiber optic gyros," explains Sid Bennett, KVH's vice president of fiber optic business development. "Our innovative approach eliminates several relatively expensive optical and electronic components that had been thought necessary for the construction of an optical gyro. At the same time, it also significantly reduces the number of steps required to assemble the optical circuit. When combined with an innovative signal processing method, this approach makes it feasible for KVH to build a low-cost fiber optic gyro with the precision required for such applications as robotics, automated guided vehicles, platform stabilization, and rotation sensing."

This is the latest announcement by KVH regarding the company's innovations in fiber optic gyro design. In April 2002, KVH introduced its DSP-5000, which combines KVH's proprietary polarization-maintaining optical fiber and fiber components with integrated digital signal processing. The result is a low-cost rate gyro that accepts data input as fast as 500 degrees per second, offers consistent accuracy over time and temperature, and is available for a fraction of the cost of competing precision gyros.

E-Core FOGs use KVH's proprietary polarization-maintaining optical fiber and fiber components and are highly reliable systems with no moving parts to wear out or require maintenance. FOGs provide extremely precise rotational rate information by measuring the phase difference between two paths of light traveling in opposite directions through an optical fiber. Their precision results in part because of their lack of cross-axis sensitivity to vibration and acceleration. KVH FOGs also have low noise and high bandwidth, essential to navigation, rotation sensing, and stabilization applications.

KVH Industries Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, defense navigation, and direction sensing through the use of its proprietary mobile satellite antenna and fiber optic technologies. 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.


KVH Industries Contact:
Chris Watson, Communications Coordinator
401-847-3327
cwatson@kvh.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Phil Davidson or Jolinda Taylor
Morgen-Walke Associates
617-747-3600

Financial Media Contact:
Ron Heckmann
Morgen-Walke Associates
415-296-7383

SOURCE: KVH Industries

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