KVH's guidance and stabilization revenue from the company's fiber optic gyro (FOG) solutions, TACNAV military navigation systems, and related services was approximately $12.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 2% on a year-over-year basis. "We generated more than $10 million in FOG revenues despite only a modest amount of business from our biggest remote weapon station customer, evidence that our efforts to build a more balanced business model within our FOG business are leading to an increasingly diverse revenue stream. Driving this growth in the commercial market was the demand for our inertial navigation systems for use in precision mapping and aerial surveying, two applications that are increasingly vital to support the need for new 3-dimensional maps for commercial and consumer activities," said Mr. Kits van Heyningen.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, mobile communications revenue was $14.4 million, up 3% on a year-over-year basis. Unlike the fourth quarter of 2009, there were no shipments of our aeronautical TV antenna to LiveTV in the fourth quarter of 2010. Mobile communications revenue from marine and land products and services was up 37% on a year-over-year basis. Mr. Kits van Heyningen commented, "The approximately 70% year over year increase in VSAT product and service revenue for the fourth quarter illustrates that the combination of our TracPhone V7 system and mini-VSAT Broadband service are a disruptive and appealing approach to satellite communications, offering a unique solution that meets the need to stay in touch while at sea. During the fourth quarter and in early 2011, we expanded capacity significantly in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australia and New Zealand. During 2010, we delivered more than 60 terabytes of data and handled more than 1.5 million voice calls to and from vessels around the globe via our mini-VSAT Broadband network. The result is that our VSAT business is now larger than our core marine satellite TV business on a run-rate basis."
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