MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI), has introduced the TracPhone ® Fleet One marine satellite communications antenna system, a 28 cm (11 in) diameter unit designed for vessels needing global satellite phone service and basic satellite Internet access. The TracPhone Fleet One complements KVH's other Inmarsat-based offerings in the FleetBroadband family and its own extensive TracPhone product line for mini-VSAT Broadband sm service. 

Utilizing Inmarsat's airtime service, the TracPhone Fleet One offers satellite phone service everywhere at sea except the polar regions, and provides data speeds up to 100 Kbps, typically sufficient for email and limited Internet access along the coast worldwide. The antenna system has an MSRP of $4,995, and the basic airtime plan provides 50 minutes of voice and 5 MB of data for just $49.99 per month - an affordable option for even the casual sailor or small fleet.

In addition, the TracPhone Fleet One system supports the free '505' safety service, directing any emergency calls to a rescue center.

"The demand for satellite phone service and broadband connectivity at sea continues to grow, and KVH offers the most complete line of solutions," says Brent Bruun, KVH executive vice president for mobile broadband. "From the weekend sailor or small fleet owner using Fleet One to the most sophisticated global commercial maritime operators taking advantage of our global mini-VSAT Broadband service, we offer a capability set and price point matched to customers' needs."

Note to Editors: For more information about the TracPhone Fleet One, please visit the KVH website, www.kvh.com/fleetone. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library, www.kvh.com/press-room/image-library.

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. Videotel TM, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. 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 release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, statements regarding the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of products and services; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, the impact of extended economic weakness and high fuel prices on the sale and use of marine vessels; and unanticipated declines or changes in customer demand, due to competitive, economic, seasonal, and other factors. These and other risk factors are discussed in more detail in KVH's most recent quarterly report on 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.

KVH, TracPhone, and Videotel are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. mini-VSAT Broadband is a service mark of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

For further information, please contact:Jill Connors, Media & Communications ManagerKVH Industries, Inc.Tel: +1 401-851-3824jconnors@kvh.com

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