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To: Roy F who wrote (233)12/1/1998 9:38:00 AM
From: Dexter Enders
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You would think this type of coverage would be good news.
Lets see if it moves the price of the stock up any...

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To: Dexter Enders who wrote (234)12/2/1998 12:52:00 AM
From: Roadkill
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Not much reaction in the stock price. I suspect that the reaction
would have been more favorable if the new FOG TACNAV products were
involved. Still, we might get a delayed reaction. I've consistently
noticed a one or two day delay in the stock price to news, whether good
or bad -- probably due to the lack of institutional money in the stock.
I have noticed some higher volume days lately, although without upside
progress. At least we're starting to plow through some of that
overhead resistance.

Still holding my long position . . . .

RK

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To: Roadkill who wrote (235)12/2/1998 7:52:00 AM
From: Roy F
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U.S. Marine Corps Selects KVH's TACNAVLight For Projected $5 Million Navigation Upgrade

December 1, 1998 08:00 AM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 1998--KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI today announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has selected the company's TACNAV(tm) Light navigation system for a rebuild of its fleet of AAV 7s (amphibious assault vehicles). The company anticipates that revenues will total nearly $5 million over the course of the four-year rebuild and plans to deliver the initial $625,000 order by December 31.

"The AAV 7 represents an ideal application for TACNAV Light, which we designed to fill an unmet need for precise tactical navigation capabilities on military vehicles that don't require the turret pointing features of our TACNAV systems for heavy armored units," said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH president and CEO. "With our previous experience in designing and supplying compasses to enhance U.S. Marine amphibious navigation capabilities, we were able to anticipate this need and rapidly design a solution that is being embraced by the military."

The basic TACNAV Light system provides continuous heading data to vehicle drivers with the smart electronic compass detecting and compensating for any distorting effects of the vehicle. As demands grow for increasingly precise tactical navigation capabilities that will keep forces viable on the battlefields of the 21st Century, TACNAV Light units can be easily upgraded by the Marine Corps to include: GPS integration for "steer-to" and "cross-track error" navigation; dead reckoning capabilities to back up GPS and provide full-time position data; and commanders' displays that show vehicle position. Accurate cross-track navigation is particularly critical in amphibious landings where coastal currents can cause a vehicle to miss the targeted beaching site.

"The recent TACNAV Light order represents the third generation of navigation systems KVH has supplied for U.S. Marine amphibious vehicles, following the initial MV103A compasses and a subsequent upgrade to MV103AR units," noted Chris Burnett, vice president of business development. "Repeat business such as this validates our product design and quality plus our ability to develop new generations of navigation products in step with technical advances in the military such as GPS."

To date, five repeat orders from the U.S. Army for the TACNAV systems used on heavy armored vehicles has brought KVH nearly $11 million in total revenues from this one customer. Such reorders also confirm the Army's satisfaction with the TACNAV system. The most recent purchase represented the first use of the tactical navigation system by the U.S. Army National Guard and the first extension of TACNAV deployment beyond the Army's initial intended application in Bradley tanks used in Operation Desert Storm. In 1998 alone, KVH has received repeat TACNAV orders from the U.S. Army of $2.6 million.

"Our success in rapidly developing TACNAV Light is just one more example of KVH's ability to anticipate market opportunities and then design appropriate products," said Kits van Heyningen. "By applying that strategy to each of our product sectors, we expect to remain a recognizable force in the mobile navigation and communications markets."

KVH also is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG) sensor upgrade to TACNAV that interfaces with GPS to deliver reliable, highly accurate navigation and targeting capabilities at a fraction of the cost of traditional inertial systems. The FOG system will increase heading accuracy, improve stability and ensure the continuous delivery of attitude and azimuth functions on high-speed-maneuvering armored vehicles.

KVH Industries utilizes its proprietary fiber optic, autocalibration and sensor technologies to produce navigation and mobile satellite communications systems for commercial, military and marine applications. The company has headquarters in Middletown, RI, (USA) with offices in Illinois, Florida and Denmark.


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To: Roadkill who wrote (235)12/17/1998 8:40:00 AM
From: Roy F
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RK, could KVH get a little pop today as a defense related issue?

Roy

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To: david james who wrote ()12/29/1998 1:38:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Looks like tax-loss selling may be over for this year... 'bout time.

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To: Roy F who wrote (238)1/3/1999 9:51:00 PM
From: robert b furman
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Roy and roadkill,

Looks like its BOUNCE TIME YEEE HAWWWW . Tax Selling is OVER.

Tried to buy some more of this little sleeper on thursday and the trading was really confusing.The 7/8's traded after and before a bid for 5800 at 1 and 3/16 disappeared and then came back.

Looked like serious support except when some poor shmuck had to dump for tax reasons on the last day.Then it almost looked like a buyer showed up.WOW I've got to watch what I type' but honest I haven't even had a drink yet tonight.

May all your investments do well in 1999 and may our sense of value and patience be richly rewarded in this new year.

Happy New Year


Bob

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To: Roy F who wrote (238)1/7/1999 5:20:00 PM
From: Gary
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To Roy and all,
The serious questions are: When and IF this "sleeper" will ever wake up and become profitable again; and whether this company can sell enough of their product here and overseas to get the price back to a respectable $5-6 per share again. Any input anyone has will be very much appreciated! Thanks, GC

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To: Gary who wrote (240)1/7/1999 5:35:00 PM
From: robert b furman
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Would you like to watch real time stock quotes as you drive down the road,or sail across the lake.for $5995.00 you can own trac-vision.

Computers,servers, routers,digital cameras,dvd,hd tv, They all started out expensive and as demand was created they became more affordable.

KVHI is the world's largest producer of the least expensive fully stabilized antennae.this allows for MOBILE access to direct broadcast television and ( I can't believe this hasn't been touted more but ACCESS to the INTERNET).

If this stock changed its name to mobilenet.com it would be in the 1000's by now.

Main point is, telecommunication will be wireless in not too distant future and kvhi will prosper when people "must have info as they are mobile " The very worst that could happen is gm would buy this great little company.
JMHO

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (241)1/8/1999 4:11:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Bob, well stated. In fact, I forwarded a copy of your post to Alice Andrews at KVH IR and received this response (edited of personal greetings):

I saw the SI message from Bob Furman, and am glad you inquired about his
comments. The company is aware of the opportunities for providing mobile
access to the Internet and broadcasting services and is focusing on those areas
through several development efforts.

In fact, we recently added EchoStar as a DBS provider in addition to
DIRECTV and USSB and introduced optional services for TracVision II
owners that allows them to subscribe to real-time market data and
marine weather information. KVH also has developed a system for
mobile DBS reception in land vehicles (TracVision LM) that the company
expects to start shipping in the first quarter of this year (1999).
TracVision LM is designed to provide stable satellite reception while
a vehicle is at rest or in motion, supplanting the self-acquiring and
crank-up units that are capable of at-rest reception only. The market
for TracVision LM includes RVs, motor coaches, buses, trains and
long-haul trucks and the system price is expected to be highly
competitive.

Meanwhile, the company is pursuing other opportunities, including those
related to the Internet, in the broadband satellite market. As Bob noted,
our increasingly mobile world still insists on the telecommunications
access that only satellites can deliver and broadband systems on mobile
platforms require precision tracking antennas like KVH's to maintain
satellite contact.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Alice Andrews




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To: Roy F who wrote (242)1/8/1999 4:46:00 PM
From: david james
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Well, I can't say that I've looked at KVHI in quite a while, but if they released a few press releases positioning themselves as a broadband service provider (which they are), and get themselves into the internet news stream, the stock will fly, independent of whether they are making a big profit or not

David

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