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To: RobertSheldon who wrote (742)3/8/2001 9:25:03 PM
From: Sector Investor
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The opening of the Russian market seems highly significant to me. Also the multi-lingual TacNav should not only result in new markets, but should result in additional orders for upgrades to previously sold product.

I will contact the company tomorrow on why these never hit the news wires. Maybe we get get them re-issued one more time? <g>

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (744)3/8/2001 10:08:47 PM
From: Sector Investor
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And the web site says these are a full year old, but I don't remember seeing them either?????

Number 1:

Unicom Selects KVH Tracphone 50 for All Mini-M Communication Onboard 49 Ships

In selecting the Tracphone® 50 from KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI), for its Inmarsat mini-M communications needs, the Russian shipping company Unicom cited the quality, performance and substantial cost savings of the mobile marine satellite system. For Unicom and its fleet of ships, the Tracphone 50 enhances business operations through ongoing cost savings and improved services, and at the same time makes life throughout international waters more comfortable for crew members.

According to a Unicom representative, the Tracphone 50 provides "excellent" financial savings and a "cost effective way to have voice, data and fax" for the 49 ships where the KVH system has replaced older communications equipment. The company is using Tracphone 50 systems for crew calling, E-mail, and business communications with usage averaging about 75 percent for voice, 20 percent in data transmissions, and 5 percent in faxing. The system is easy for crew members to operate, and Unicom reports that users on all the ships are very pleased with Tracphone 50’s performance and reliability. For security and accountability in all its communications, Unicom uses SIM cards and a number of different crew-calling concepts are available to suit individual needs. Overall, Tracphone 50 is an ideal solution for commercial vessels where operators often worry about crew members running up high monthly bills.

Voice transmissions are generally more cost effective with Tracphone 50 on ships where voice transmissions commonly constitute nearly 75 percent of daily satellite communications. In comparing per-minute costs of as little as $2.15 for mini-M service to the $4.00 charge for Inmarsat A/B, an average commercial user can pay for the cost of a Tracphone 50 and save more than $10,000 in the first year. For a multiple-carrier fleet like Unicom, the annual savings on communications costs is very significant.

Tracphone 50 is designed specifically for commercial applications. Its patented robotics design, fielded in over 7,000 similar communications applications, is robust, reliable and fully automatic. The durability of the Tracphone 50 pedestal has been amply demonstrated by both the US Navy and the US Coast Guard, as well as by the thousands of satellite telephones sold in the US by Motient Corporation (formerly American Mobile Satellite Corporation).

The three-axis, fully stabilized antenna delivers trouble-free, high-quality reception due to a 12.5 dB gain that is almost twice that found on similar products from other manufacturers. For commercial vessels travelling throughout the world’s waters, this increased gain ensures that the satellite contact crucial for business, safety and personal needs is maintained, even in the fringe areas of spot-beam coverage. KVH also has designed the compact system, which measures only 19.3 inches (49 cm) in diameter, so it is easy to install and tie into a ship’s phone system. These features increase both the time on line and cost savings.

KVH Industries utilizes its proprietary fiber optic, auto calibration and sensor technologies to produce navigation and mobile satellite communications systems for commercial, military, marine and land mobile applications. The company has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, with facilities in Illinois and Florida, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (745)3/8/2001 10:10:04 PM
From: Sector Investor
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And number 2:

UK Group Selects New Solid-state GyroTrac Compass To Upgrade Rescue Capabilities of Lifeboat Crews

The newest GyroTrac™ gyro-stabilized magnetic compass from KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI), has been selected by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the United Kingdom for stabilizing modern radar equipment on its fleet of all-weather lifeboats. GyroTrac is being installed as part of a four-year rolling upgrade program on all Severn, Trent and Mersey class lifeboats. By stabilizing radar equipment pictures, the solid-state GyroTrac compass will assist volunteer lifeboat crews in carrying out quick and effective search and rescue operations.

"We believe our recent three-axis, solid-state gyro enhancement has further solidified GyroTrac’s position as the best magnetic compass in the world," said Mads Bjerre-Petersen, managing director of KVH Europe. "With the ability to perform on vessels at higher speeds and faster turn rates than ever before, GyroTrac now has significantly expanded potential applications. This is particularly true in rescue, ferry and law-enforcement markets worldwide where compass accuracy and durability are critical for their high-speed vessels."

The self-calibrating GyroTrac combines user-selectable digital and analog outputs to interface easily with onboard electronics, providing mariners with a single, central heading device that can provide True or Magnetic North data. GyroTrac’s stable accurate heading information is the ideal input for North-up/ARPA radars.

KVH Industries utilizes its proprietary fiber optic, auto calibration and sensor technologies to produce navigation and mobile satellite communications systems for commercial, military, marine and land mobile applications. The company has headquarters in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, with facilities in Illinois and Florida, and a European sales, marketing and support office in Hoersholm, Denmark.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (746)3/8/2001 10:21:00 PM
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And look at this link I posted on Yahoo! in December. It has been updated to include some recent items, but these six items are not there!

messages.yahoo.com

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (747)3/8/2001 10:47:20 PM
From: Sector Investor
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Lifeboats! Golf Carts! Yellow line in football games, Handheld Training simulators!

KVH is sure winning some unusual contracts. This should point out the practically unlimited - and untapped potential of sales for sensors here.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (748)3/9/2001 12:05:44 AM
From: Sector Investor
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<<GyroTrac is being installed as part of a four-year rolling upgrade program on all Severn, Trent and Mersey class lifeboats>>

These are certainly not what I expected! Is this anything like the difference between a flashlight and a "torch"? Or gas vs Petrol? This sounds like a significant win for KVHI!

btinternet.com

barrylifeboat.members.beeb.net

afras.org

telinco.co.uk

website.lineone.net

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (743)3/9/2001 8:43:26 AM
From: voop
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When mounted on the roof of a truck, RV, bus, SUV, minivan, or train,...

they still don't say car.

And how does one purchase it, through a dealer? Are they (the installing dealer?) selling subscriptions to DISH, DirectTV, etc. Are they available now?

What no local channels? <gggg>

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (746)3/9/2001 10:38:38 AM
From: Sector Investor
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More on the lifeboats.

I found their website: rnli.org.uk

From it, they say:

<<The RNLI has an active fleet of 309 lifeboats, ranging from 4.9m (16ft) to 17m (55ft 9in) in length. The relief fleet comprises of 110 additional lifeboats.>>

rnli.org.uk

So if we can estimate the size of each sale per boat, we can approximate the size of this contract.

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (740)3/9/2001 10:51:34 AM
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For the Russian announcement, you can see pictures of the Tracphone25 and Tracphone50 from the KVH website

Click on "satellite communications".

kvh.com

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To: Sector Investor who wrote (752)3/9/2001 11:10:04 AM
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There are quite a number of PDF documents off the KVH product support webpage. All are over 1 year old, but much has never been posted.

kvh.com

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