MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) has introduced the TracVision ® A9, a compact, low-profile satellite TV antenna designed to provide vehicles in the United States with on-the-go access to satellite TV programming, including DIRECTV ® channels and DISH Network ® high-definition channels. The new 5-inch-high system from KVH, a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV systems for 20 years, is designed to meet the needs of vehicles with height restrictions, such as luxury SUVs, family minivans, charter coaches, and emergency vehicles.

The low-profile antenna uses KVH's patented hybrid phased-array antenna technology, and is capable of tracking DIRECTV and DISH Network satellites so that passengers may watch a wide range of satellite TV programming while on the road in the continental U.S. The A9's integrated GPS is designed to enable fast satellite acquisition. In addition, the system's single-cable design – just one cable instead of separate coax and power cables – addresses the need for fast and easy installation.

"The TracVision A9 enables emergency first responders to receive critical breaking news information that can help them do their work," says Martin Kits van Heyningen, KVH's chief executive officer. "In addition, it makes it possible for passengers on SUVs, charter buses, sports team buses, and many other types of vehicles to watch their favorite TV programming while on the road."

One of the most innovative features of the TracVision A9 is the IP-enabled TV-Hub with a web-based user interface designed to provide system access from any smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or computer. There's also a wizard for easy installation and setup, plus access to fast troubleshooting and system diagnostics.

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About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company's global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and technology, as well as customer demand, preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that might cause such differences include, amongst others, KVH's dependence on the availability of third-party satellites and services to support TV broadcasts to mobile antennas; changes in the costs and capabilities of competing technologies and products; and unanticipated declines or changes in customer demand due to competitive, economic, seasonal, and other factors. These and other risk factors are discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.

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CONTACT: Jill Connors         Media & Communications Manager         KVH Industries, Inc.         401-851-3824         jconnors@kvh.com

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