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To: Roadkill who wrote (231)10/30/1998 6:37:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Volume is picking up now that the bid/ask are in the 1.6 area. Pretty good action today, until that afterhours trade...

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To: Roadkill who wrote (231)12/1/1998 7:55:00 AM
From: Roy F
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NMEA Selects Four KVH Products as "Best"In Communications, Navigation Categories

November 30, 1998 01:36 PM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 1998--The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has awarded four of its sixteen "best product" awards for 1998 to KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI with the company's communications and navigation systems splitting the honors. In the communications categories, TracVision(R) II was voted Best Satellite Television System and Tracphone(R) 25 was named Best Satellite Telephone System. The two KVH navigation products that won awards at the recent NMEA annual convention ceremony in Orlando, Florida, were the Azimuth(R) Digital Gyro Compass for Best Gyro Compass and the Azimuth(R) 1000 as Best Electronic Compass.

"It is an honor to have marine electronics dealers from throughout the nation select four of our products as the best in their categories," said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH president and CEO. "As the front line in dealing with customers, installing equipment and providing ongoing service, dealers have a unique breadth and depth of experience to evaluate the products that they sell. We also consider this a particularly notable achievement since Tracphone 25 was launched less than 11 months ago and we have been shipping TracVision II for just over one year. In fact, the success of all four award-winning products is evidence of the expertise inherent in our R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing departments."

TracVision II, the world's smallest fully stabilized marine television antenna, delivers 200 channels of direct broadcast satellite television up to 100 miles off the North American coast. Due to the recent addition of optional data channel service, TracVision II also provides coastal and offshore marine weather information and real-time stock market reports. Its compact size is suitable for boats 35 feet long and greater. The KVH 3-axis digital gyro sensor and innovative pedestal ensure that satellite contact is maintained even during heavy sea conditions where vessels are subjected to severe pitch, roll and yaw. Following the successful introduction of TracVision II, KVH introduced TracVision 45 for marine television reception in Europe and the company has systems for South America and other international markets in advanced stages of development.

Tracphone 25 also features proprietary KVH gyro sensors to stabilize system antennas, thereby providing mariners worldwide with continuous voice, fax and data service through Inmarsat mini-M satellites. KVH's larger telephony system, Tracphone 50, is used primarily by fleets of bulk carriers where advanced communications capabilities are in heavy demand to meet crew and business needs.

"The Tracphone link to mini-M service can save users up to 66 percent in per-minute costs for satellite communications over other services," said James Dodez, vice president of marketing. "For example, mini-M maritime rates average $2.40 per minute compared to an average of $6.16 per minute for the recently launched Iridium service. Since 75 percent of average daily SatCom transmissions are voice and mariners start paying international calling rates once they are 12 miles offshore anywhere in the world, the cost savings can be significant."

With the development of TracVision LM for television and data broadcast reception in vehicles such as RVs and motor coaches, KVH is entering a new market for its SatCom products. TracVision LM is an affordable, reliable in-motion system that delivers television channels, weather reports and market data at rest and on the road. The company plans to launch TracVision LM in the first quarter of 1999.

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: 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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