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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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To: Roy F who wrote (242)1/8/1999 5:25:00 PM
From: robert b furman
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Well Roy look what we've stumbled onto . A high flying internet player at 1 1/4.Holy cow I need to buy 100,000 shares. Just think, was there this kind of embryonic conversation on the ubid thread hehehe

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (244)1/8/1999 5:54:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Stranger things have happened (are happening), as you're well aware, but no take-off for KVH, yet. And, while my expectations maybe somewhat less spectacular, who knows in this market... <G>

Regards,

Roy

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To: Roy F who wrote (245)1/17/1999 6:28:00 PM
From: david james
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Seems KVH could play a role here for the mobile crowd


Firm Wants Global Satellite System

Friday, January 15, 1999; 3:54 p.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Virtual Geosatellite LLC is seeking a license from the Federal Communications
Commission to build a global satellite system to offer high-speed Internet access and other data services, the
company said Friday.

Assuming it wins FCC approval, the Washington-based company wouldn't offer services directly to the public
but would lease its facilities to companies that would, Virtual Geosatellite spokesman Brian Willard said.

The company plans to begin providing services five years after FCC approval. It believes the system would be
attractive to people living in sparsely populated areas or places with mountainous terrain who don't have access
to high-speed services from conventional networks on the ground.

The $2.6 billion system would consist of 15 satellites in orbit closer to the earth than traditional satellites. As a
result, the system would permit people to receive high-speed data using small, 18-inch antennas mounted on
rooftops.

The FCC recently cleared a portion of the public airwaves for this type of satellite system.

The venture is being financed by private investors and venture capitalists, Willard said, declining to identify
them.

The company is owned by Virtual Geosatellite Holdings Inc. and Ellipso Inc

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To: david james who wrote (246)1/18/1999 9:12:00 AM
From: robert b furman
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I Like it real-time quotes as I cruise in my 54 corvette.Call your broker on the cell phone as you cruise the drive -in.Too bad we didn't have that when we were kids ! hehehe

Bob

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To: david james who wrote (246)1/18/1999 9:24:00 AM
From: Roy F
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david:

The possibilities are certainly there for KVHI, however, the company remains silent... no press releases regarding developments, intentions, et al. It would seem the opportunity to alert the investment community about the prospects for KVHI is available and the new year is usually a good time for the stocks of small companies, but without press we continue to sit at ~$1.

My recollection is the company thought it may take a couple of quarters to get things turned around... perhaps the wait will be till 2Q 99.

Regards,
Roy

ps: Alice: Any comments?

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To: Roy F who wrote (248)1/18/1999 9:40:00 PM
From: robert b furman
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Accumulate! Accumulate! The return on investment could be great. Not to be too light hearted but:

Neat Niche.


Their customers vote the product best in category.


They are endeavoring to create a field force of sales reps. - I have done this in a commercial environment and to become effective in several quarters is most impressive.It took me 18 months for breakeven and I had experienced workaholics.

These people appear to me to be making all the right moves.

It looks like it WILL take time and great tenacity.

Let us hope for their knowledge of proprietary info only to be exceeded by their execution of creating a customer base.


If all of the above remain to be true, we all will kick our selves for not loading the dump truck with KVHI at 1 to 1 1/8


Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (249)1/19/1999 7:45:00 AM
From: Roy F
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Accumulate! Accumulate! The return on investment could be great.

I agree. I've already increased my position by 3x. It won't stay at a dollar for long.

Roy

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To: robert b furman who wrote (249)1/21/1999 12:43:00 PM
From: Roy F
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KVH Hits the Road with Low-Cost TV System For RVs,SUVs and Other Vehicles on the Move

January 21, 1999 12:07 PM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 1999--KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI has entered the land mobile television market with a newly designed, low-cost system that delivers direct broadcast satellite (DBS) programming to a range of recreational and other vehicles travelling the roads of North America. TracVision(R) LM, which is being introduced this month at a number of U.S. trade shows, provides drivers and passengers with continuous satellite television reception whether a vehicle is on the road or at rest.

TracVision LM is an effective, reliable and affordable system that maintains satellite contact in mobile environments by sensing vehicle motion and automatically adjusting the antenna position. Prior to the development of TracVision LM, the most affordable and commonly used options for recreational vehicles and motor coaches in the United States were self-acquiring or crank-up units that could receive satellite television only while the vehicles were at rest.

"KVH was able to meet the challenge of delivering cost-effective, stable, in-motion satellite reception for land vehicles by building upon our experience in designing stabilized television and telephone systems for the marine industry, where we are a world leader for such products," said Martin Kits van Heyningen, president and CEO. "We believe there is significant revenue potential for KVH in expanding into the land mobile market, where the demand for on-the-road entertainment is growing rapidly."

In the U.S. alone, an estimated 250,000 RVs are equipped to receive satellite TV, predominantly for non-mobile use. Van and minivan manufacturers now offer a variety of video entertainment systems for watching movies and playing video games. Mobile "offices" are featuring fax, TV, VCR, cell phone and laptop capabilities. TracVision LM interfaces with these systems through receivers that provide access to satellite TV and music from DIRECTV(R) and the DISH(TM) Network. KVH expects to add broadcast Internet access in the near future for real-time news, stock market data and weather information.

The proprietary sensor and software technologies KVH has incorporated into TracVision LM function automatically to acquire satellite contact, maintain pointing with 1(Degree) accuracy and actively track satellite signals at rates exceeding 30(Degree) per second. This level of performance is more than adequate for uninterrupted in-motion DBS reception.

"TracVision LM raises the bar for flexibility and features in the land mobile market, which includes RVs, SUVs, vans, minivans, motor coaches, buses, trains, and long-haul trucks," said Jim Dodez, vice president of marketing and sales support. "KVH is ideally positioned to enter this huge, relatively untapped market with a product that is priced 40 percent lower and is more reliable and adaptable than its nearest competitor."

TracVision LM is the smallest in-motion land system available and retails for $2,995 (not including TVs, receivers or installation). The system weighs about 33 pounds with all components inside a flush-mount antenna dome that can be easily installed in approximately two hours on vehicles pre-wired with power and RF cables. Nationwide service is available through an established support network. Beginning this month, KVH is demonstrating TracVision LM at RV shows throughout the U.S., including the Houston Motor Coach Expo in Texas from January 24-26 and the Quartzsite RV Expo in Arizona from January 30 to February 8. The company expects to begin shipping product by late February.

KVH Industries, Inc. manufactures and markets digital navigation systems and mobile satellite communication products for use in commercial, military, and marine applications. The company's headquarters are in Middletown, RI, and additional offices are located in Hoersholm, Denmark, Tinley Park, Illinois, and St. Petersburg, Florida.








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To: Roy F who wrote (251)1/22/1999 1:20:00 AM
From: Step1
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I can see some further developments down the road
but at 33 pounds and 3000 usd not including taxes me dont think it will be a hit...

The internet options when they come and if the price is right could be pretty good for fleet operators and other commercial users though.

Always wondered why people cant be away from their tvs even on the road...

sg

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