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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1518)10/31/2002 7:34:32 AM
From: Sector Investor
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KVH Industries, Inc. (ticker: KVHI, exchange: NASDAQ) News Release - 10/31/2002
New KVH TracNet 2.0 Offers Lower-cost, Faster Mobile High-speed Internet Access

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Oct 31, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --

Enhanced System Expands Coverage Areas, Lowers Airtime Rates, and Provides Greater Versatility via Exclusive Broadband Service

KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI), the company that pioneered in-motion broadband Internet access, introduced its new, faster TracNet(TM) 2.0 Mobile High-speed Internet System today at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. TracNet 2.0 offers an expanded array of features that make it the most versatile mobile broadband Internet system available to mariners throughout North America. Among these enhancements are standard coverage that now includes Alaskan and Caribbean waters, KVH's integrated Velocity(TM) Acceleration software that significantly boosts transmission speeds, and the ability to maintain a two-way Internet connection even when the TracVision antenna is being used for satellite TV reception. In addition, KVH is reducing TracNet mobile airtime rates by 40%, making the service even more affordable.

"TracNet 2.0 is a dynamic link to the Internet, e-mail, and company networks thanks to its combination of high-powered mobile DirecPC downloads, built-in networking, and extended coverage capabilities," explained Ian Palmer, KVH vice president of satellite sales. "No other system can offer the range of capabilities built into TracNet 2.0, such as Internet downloads at speeds reaching 400 Kbps and simultaneous Internet access by up to 5 separate users. The first TracNet was a breakthrough combination of technology. We have now built on that initial success and launched an even more versatile system. Whether you need Internet access for business, pleasure, or vital information, TracNet 2.0 is your gateway to the Internet, wherever you travel."

The TracNet 2.0 system uses a powerful server/router, mobile return paths, the mobile DirecPC(R) Internet service, and a KVH TracVision(R) satellite TV antenna to provide two-way, high-speed access to the Internet even when underway. Broadband downloads are received by the TracVision antenna and are available within the mobile DirecPC coverage area, which encompasses the continental U.S., Canada, and as far as 100 miles off the coast.

TracNet 2.0's standard coverage area, which includes Caribbean waters and Alaska, provides two-way access at speeds reaching 56 Kbps when using KVH's integrated Velocity Acceleration software. In addition, the standard service can be used even when the TracVision antenna is receiving satellite TV signals, allowing passengers and crew to enjoy their favorite television programming as well as full-featured Internet connections. The powerful server-based TracNet 2.0 offers unmatched versatility that includes 802.11b (Wi-Fi) wireless and Ethernet network connections, permitting as many as 5 computers to surf the web simultaneously.

"The need for access to the Internet continues to grow among vessel owners," continued Palmer. "The variety of information that is available -- investment and business data, sports, news, entertainment, e-mail, weather and navigational information -- are all of value to our customers when they are at sea. Our system enhancements, the launch of TracNet 2.0, and the introduction of low airtime rates make two-way, broadband Internet access an affordable and powerful option for boat owners, passengers, and crew throughout North America and the Caribbean."

Complete information regarding KVH's TracVision and Tracphone systems can be found on the company's web site, kvh.com.

KVH Industries, Inc., designs and manufactures products that enable mobile communication, navigation, and precision pointing 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 Tinley Park, 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
FD Morgen-Walke
617-747-3600

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1519)10/31/2002 9:18:37 AM
From: William JH
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Would you please explain to a no-tech how 400kbps compares to dial-up or DSL internet service? Thanks for all of your work here.

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To: david james who started this subject10/31/2002 9:20:33 AM
From: dvdw©
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Attention Board Visitors; SI has an article from Forbes Posted as the number 1 news item OCT 29 just opposite as you look at the page face up.

This article is a YEAR OLD ( written 10-29-01), it is misleading and is just one more way attention is diverted by Omitting this fact by the hacks that spin the news.

If someone sees the Posts about TacNav dated Oct 30 and looks to the left they'll see a 10-29 date on the forbes tac nav article, when visitors read that, they might possibly not even notice that the OCT 01 QTR is what is being talked about. 02 This year turned Positive on Substantially better sales, compared to the loss of OCT 01.

Creating FUD is an art, this is but one way they do it under everyones radar, as investors,we all must dig deep and pay attention to the details.

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To: dvdw© who wrote (1521)10/31/2002 9:35:57 AM
From: Sector Investor
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Could you post a link? I don't enter SI the same way you apparently do. I just go directly to this thread, so I don't see what you are seeing.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1522)10/31/2002 9:38:00 AM
From: dvdw©
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TYPE In Quotes KVHI to see main page face up.http://www.siliconinvestor.com/research/quote.gsp?domain=Quote&s=KVHI

See what I mean, total BS.

Who at SI arranges for these things? All other news items are gone just the year old article is available. This is no coincidence.

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To: William JH who wrote (1520)10/31/2002 10:04:26 AM
From: Sector Investor
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Dial-up is at best 56kbps (56 thousand BITS per second). Actually the best connection possible is only 53Kbps.

Now each character (such as a letter, number or symbol), takes an 8-bit BYTE to convey it, so the rate is about 6,600 characters per second, or about 2 pages of text.

That's pretty slow for downloading Internet graphics. DSL is usually service in the 1-2 Mbps range.

400K is between the two, and is a very acceptable rate, especially at sea or on the move.

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To: dvdw© who wrote (1523)10/31/2002 10:12:59 AM
From: Sector Investor
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Seems like maybe an SI glitch to me.

Same thing for MRVC
siliconinvestor.com

but not for CSCO and JDSU.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (1525)11/4/2002 4:57:38 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Sector,

It appears phased array antennaes are beginning to sneak into more applications.

computerworld.com

Now we need KVHI to make theirs phase shift so it tracks when mobile and then get a bullet proof patent on it.

Encouraging to see widespread developement.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (1526)11/4/2002 6:49:19 PM
From: dvdw©
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Ahhh yes; the phased array antenna, or if you will the next critical component in WLAN Applications. Beam forming and focused arrays are the new buzz words, just watch. This stuff has big legs as we'll begin to see in due course.

All this rotation forecasts the result, new technology raising the ante and shifting the benchmarks of performance across a wide ranging IP network.

The KVHI Fiber shoe is another one yet to drop,as Sector is qualified and if he's willing to present it's evolution in a way that makes it clear, he should do so.

Many iterations of MUX and transceivers can be beneficial partners with KVHI in this area. VERY exciting stuff.

Dont expect lightreading or trade rags to be honest about any of it, some big money still needs time to flee
( distribute) some areas that will be disrupted by newer and better stuff.

Wire line systems are toast ( CAPEX Wise), the 802.1 formats combined with SoftWare radios will make IP telephony the Game to be in. Look at SSPI* as a candidate for a big shift in new applications demand. BE U TI FUL!

PS>*But dont look at it before next week.

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To: dvdw© who wrote (1527)11/5/2002 4:18:47 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi dvdw,

OFF TOPIC

SSPI that sounds familiar - yup .I've been an owner of SBS technology over the years.

Voice over Packets has been one of their stong beliefs as to the next stage of internet developement.

They seem to be in a nice area as Intel wants to include WLAN radios as part of the motherboard - their routew to muscling into wireless.

Do you think they will stay independent or is this a nice way to own Intel??

Bob

Looks like another neat company - thanks for the heads up.

What's going on next week?

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