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To: Roy F who wrote (294)10/27/1999 8:49:00 AM
From: Roy F
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KVH Best in Communications and Navigation With 4NMEA Awards for 2nd Year in a Row

October 27, 1999 08:31 AM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 1999--For the second year in a row, two communications systems and two navigation products from KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI have earned "best product" awards from The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). TracVision(R) 3, a new 1999 system based upon last year's award-winning TracVision II, was voted Best Satellite Television System, and Tracphone(R) 25 was again named Best Satellite Telephone System. The company's new Azimuth(R) GyroTrac(tm) was named Best Gyro Compass and the Azimuth 1000 was once again voted Best Electronic Compass.

"It is an honor for our communications and navigation products to once again be recognized by marine electronics dealers from throughout the nation," said Ian Palmer, director of sales, who accepted the awards at the NMEA annual convention ceremony October 23 in Orlando, Florida. "We have a strong commitment to developing and marketing products for the marine market, and to using our core technologies to continue KVH's leadership role in the communications sector of the industry. Our dealers are invaluable partners in marketing, installing and supporting both new and existing KVH products, and we consider their votes in the annual award competition an affirmation of the company's development strategies."

TracVision 3 is unique in that it combines proprietary orientation sensor and antenna pointing technologies that deliver the best satellite tracking performance in its class. The addition of KVH's award-winning GyroTrac allows TracVision 3 to interface with virtually all other on-board navigation systems, including autopilots and radar. Mariners can access 200 channels of direct broadcast satellite television up to 100 miles off the North American coast and at the same time use the earth-referenced gyro sensor for directional data, including True North calculations through an interface with a Global Positioning System (GPS).

"TracVision 3 represents the merger of two core KVH technologies, gyro sensors and unique robotic pointing mechanisms, where our innovation consistently leads to significant advances in marine satellite broadcast and communication products," Palmer said. "Our strong TracVision 3 sales indicate that our decision to combine these two technologies is proving to be even more in demand than our previous television systems."

TracVision 3 features a 19" diameter dome, the smallest in the market. The system is completely compatible with DIRECTV(R), the DISH(tm) Network, and all leading brands of receivers for the direct broadcast satellite (DBS) signal reception off the shores of North America. Dual LNB outputs allow users to watch as many different channels as they have receivers and also to access, through either a TV or computer, broadcast services for weather information, financial data and news. The gyro sensor provides reliable performance in all sea conditions where vessels are subjected to pitch, roll and yaw. A unique digital data link with the satellite signal receiver provides automatic satellite tracking, and a LCD user interface allowing mariners to monitor signal status based on feedback from the DBS receiver unit as well as the robotic pedestal. Tracphone 25 also features proprietary KVH gyro sensors to stabilize the system antennas that provide mariners with worldwide voice, fax and data service through Inmarsat mini-M satellites. KVH also offers a larger telephony system, Tracphone 50, that is used primarily by commercial fleets of bulk carriers where advanced communications capabilities are in heavy demand to meet crew and business needs.

An established, widespread network of dealers supports the KVH marine communications and navigation product lines. KVH has made supporting its dealers a high priority, and is continually striving for new ways to enhance company-dealer communications, collaborate in marketing efforts, extend training and provide rapid, high-quality customer service.

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 (295)11/3/1999 8:52:00 AM
From: Roy F
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KVH's High-accuracy TACNAV FOG Selected For Delfin Signal Intelligence Project

November 3, 1999 08:06 AM
MIDDLETOWN, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 1999--KVH Industries, Inc. KVHI today announced that Delfin Systems, a business unit of Titan Corporation, has selected TACNAV(TM) FOG systems to meet highly precise heading and position specifications for its vehicle-mounted signal intelligence system. Delfin is installing TACNAV FOGs, KVH's tactical navigation system with an integrated fiber optic gyroscope, in Interim Prophet Ground Systems that Delfin is developing for the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) under a $9.1 million contract.

Delfin Systems is heading the development and installation of its radio direction-finding systems on High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs). TACNAV FOG provides the location and heading data that the mobile Interim Prophet Ground System requires to determine the location of detected radio signals.

"We are privileged that Delfin Systems has selected TACNAV FOG as a component of the signal intelligence systems that Titan is developing for the U.S. Army," said Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH president and CEO. "KVH undertook the development of TACNAV FOG because there are many military applications for a cost-effective, high-accuracy positional system. Delfin's purchase of our first TACNAV FOGs validates our belief in this product."

TACNAV FOG provides the 100 percent availability of navigation data and Global Positioning System (GPS) enhancement that is the hallmark of other KVH TACNAV systems in use around the world. By itself, GPS is susceptible to data losses if terrestrial interference or hostile activity interrupt signals. TACNAV systems overcome signal interruptions by integrating their heading and position data with information from the GPS.

"Our systems will provide the U.S. Army with a new generation of vehicular-mounted, direction-finding equipment that will ensure it has the world's finest capability to detect and locate HF, VHF and UHF radios being used by potential adversaries," said Project Manager Fredrik Bjornstad of Delfin. "This is an important task, and we are pleased that TACNAV FOG met our project criteria for providing highly precise location and heading data with no interruptions."

In addition to providing positional information, as it does for the HMMWV on the Delfin project, TACNAV FOG can provide precision navigation pointing and dynamic turret pointing aboard main battle tanks and other heavy armored vehicles. TACNAV FOG combines data from a vehicle's onboard systems (e.g., odometer, laser rangefinder, laser warning receiver) with information from TACNAV's digital compass. An array of TACNAV navigational tools that includes steer-to, cross-track, off-course, and target acquisition/reacquisition displays increases the efficiency of a vehicle's driver, commander, and crew. The fiber optic gyro precisely measures the azimuth rotation of a vehicle and integrates tightly with GPS when it is available to offer both a greater degree of accuracy than GPS or TACNAV systems alone and the added capability of far-target location - all at a far lower cost than competing inertial systems.

"As the latest generation in our evolving line of precision navigation, pointing and stabilization products, TACNAV FOG was designed for the most demanding combat vehicle applications," said Jim Dodez, KVH vice president of marketing. "KVH now has a family of products that supports the entire spectrum of combat vehicles, from ambulances to main battle tanks."

The Titan Corporation is a leading provider and integrator of state-of-the-art information technologies, wireless communications systems and services, and medical product sterilization and food pasteurization products and services. The company has annualized sales of about $400 million and a backlog in excess of $1 billion. Titan Corporation is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and has 2,800 employees.

KVH uses its proprietary autocalibration, sensor and fiber optic technologies to develop and market a range of products, from mobile satellite communications systems for land and sea to navigation systems for military and commercial applications. The company has its headquarters in Middletown, RI, and additional offices in Illinois, Florida and Denmark.






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To: robert b furman who wrote (287)11/4/1999 3:26:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Bob... are you still there?

It seems we're having pretty good luck with the old resistance level (now support) at ~3... and the volume is increasing. Anything interesting from your end?

Roy

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To: Roy F who wrote (291)11/8/1999 12:11:00 PM
From: a.m. fisher
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I am liking the looks of this company.
- hot sector
- low valuation
- seemingly good products
- responsive IR

Do they have any plans in leveraging their GM Military Contracts into something with GM's DirecTV subsidiary?

Why is the state of Wisconsin the biggest institutional shareholder?

I have tons of other questions, but will wait until after receiving and reading the IR materia. I'd love to hear any compelling reasons to buy this stock.

looking forward to joinging the thread,
A.M.

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To: a.m. fisher who wrote (298)11/8/1999 12:20:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Welcome A.M.

KVH is a company in transition to the communications area. The military contracts will likely become gravy in the future, however, they are higher margin. I'm not sure what you refer to when you say GM Military Contracts.

I can direct you to their website at kvh.com for filings and conference call audio, or to Alice Andrews, Investor Relations at aandrews@kvh.com.

Please enlighten us (or is it just me? >G<) with your findings.

Regards,
Roy

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To: Roy F who wrote (299)11/8/1999 12:45:00 PM
From: a.m. fisher
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thanks for the welcome ... I will do more research into who the managers are and also await the Investment Packet from the company.

As for the GM comment, this was from their 10K <<Major defense contractors, including United Defense LP and General Motors Corporation, also incorporate KVH navigation products in manufacturing military land vehicles.>>

So it seems they have "some" relationship with GM Corp. Maybe it can be leveraged into a non-military relationship?

We'll see,
A.M.

p.s. put in order for 200 shares at 2 15/16 today ... hasn't filled yet.

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To: a.m. fisher who wrote (300)11/8/1999 1:44:00 PM
From: Roy F
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TACNAV LM is, I believe, suitable for use in SUVs for television reception, thought mostly in RVs currently. As time passes, it will likely become more widely used. I see Chevy has a Warner Bros. van now...

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To: david james who wrote ()11/9/1999 3:38:00 PM
From: a.m. fisher
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I am beginning to really like this company. Have been posting in the Yahoo! message board under Iddlez if anyone wants to read my comments.

I think it's turning it around. Could it pull a CMTL?

A.M.

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To: a.m. fisher who wrote (302)11/9/1999 3:49:00 PM
From: Roy F
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I assume that your order was filled...

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To: david james who wrote ()11/24/1999 4:26:00 PM
From: Roy F
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Happy Thanksgiving all... especially you, Ms. A.

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