KVH Introduces Affordable and Highly Reliable Navigation Solution for Light Military Vehicles

TACNAV Light/GPSTACNAV MMD

02.21.17

TACNAV® Light/GPS, a compass-based system with embedded GPS and multiple display options, brings an added level of flexibility and performance to light vehicle navigation

Middletown, RI – February 19, 2017 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is introducing the TACNAV Light/GPS navigation solution today, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Based on KVH’s successful line of tactical navigation systems, TACNAV Light/GPS features a newly designed sensor mast with embedded GPS, and utilizes KVH’s new TACNAV Moving Map Display (MMD) and its proven Universal Multilingual Display (UMD).

TACNAV Light/GPS is designed specifically to meet the requirements of light military vehicles used for such functions as troop transport and reconnaissance, where 100% situational awareness is vital. The system provides positioning accuracy within 5 meters CEP with valid GPS, and a dead reckon accuracy of 2-3% distance travelled without GPS.

“The TACNAV Light/GPS is an affordable and reliable navigation solution for a wide range of military vehicles today,” says Dan Conway, executive vice president of KVH’s guidance and stabilization group. “It’s particularly useful to have two displays – the MMD with the user-friendly touchscreen for the commander, and the UMD for the driver – providing essential information to keep vehicles on track and soldiers safe.”

The new MMD delivers real-time tactical moving map technology that enables the vehicle’s commander to view vehicle travel; the commander can also create, store, and activate waypoints by utilizing the touchscreen. The vehicle driver relies on KVH’s proven multilingual display, the UMD, for steer-to functionality.

KVH’s TACNAV product line is currently in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as many allied militaries, including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Egypt, Botswana, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Romania, Poland, Turkey, Malaysia, Switzerland, South Korea, Singapore, Brazil, and Italy.

Note to Editors: For more information, please visit KVH TACNAV Light/GPS military navigation solution. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications, having sold more than 19,000 TACNAV systems and more than 100,000 fiber optic gyros. KVH is also a leading provider of solutions that bring global high-speed Internet, television, voice services, and content via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. 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, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

KVH and TACNAV are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries’ CEO & CFO to Speak at the Cowen and Company 38th Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference

02.07.17

Middletown, RI – February 7, 2017 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI),  chief executive officer, Martin Kits van Heyningen, and chief financial officer, Donald Reilly, will be speaking at the Cowen and Company 38th Annual Aerospace/Defense & Industrials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  The presentation, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., will be simulcast on the Internet and can be accessed via KVH Industries’ investor website, investors.kvh.com.  An audio archive of the presentation will also be available for replay later in the day at the same website address.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land and is a leading news, music, entertainment, and training content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure.  KVH Industries is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications.  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, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

The 2nd generation Meteosat-8 satellite takes over Meteosat-7 over the Indian Ocean

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

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Meteosat-8 belongs to the second generation of Meteosats and is much more capable than the first generation Meteosat-7. It delivers imagery from 12 instead of 3 spectral channels with higher spatial resolution and with an increased frequency, every 15 instead of 30 minutes. Of the 12 spectral channels, 11 provide measurements with a resolution of 3 km at the sub-satellite point. The twelfth, so-called High Resolution Visible channel, provides measurements with a resolution of 1 km.

In the context of the World Meteorological Organisation’s Integrated Global Observation System and in partnership with India, Russia and China, EUMETSAT thus continues its best effort contribution to observations of the Indian Ocean from geostationary orbit.

“Central Eastern Europe, the Indian Ocean region, .. is now in the focus of a multi-spectral imager”

The partnership provides more resilient, integrated Indian Ocean Data Coverage (IODC) services with optimum regional coverage, including a joint suite of essential meteorological products made available to all users worldwide.

For optimum synergy with the Indian INSAT-3D satellites located around 82° East and with Meteosat-10 located at 0°, Meteosat-8 operates at 41.5°East, instead of 57.5° East, the synergy with Meteosat-10 brings additional benefits to EUMETSAT users in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Meteosat-8 image data is delivered in real time over Europe and Africa via EUMETCast, EUMETSAT’s flexible dissemination system for environmental data, and are exchanged with IODC partners.

HansPeter Roesli,Meteorological Expert, said:” Central Eastern Europe, the Indian Ocean region, including the Indian sub-continent, is now in the focus of a multi-spectral imager which will deliver much needed observations of the numerous weather and weather-related features that plague these regions, like tropical cyclones, dust transport/storms, severe convection and monsoons.”

About EUMETSAT

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and one Cooperating State (Serbia).

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-8, -9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-7/-8 over the Indian Ocean.

EUMETSAT also operates two Metop polar-orbiting satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

EUMETSAT is also a partner in the cooperative high precision ocean altimetry Jason missions involving Europe and the United States (Jason-2, Jason-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6).

The data and products from EUMETSAT’s satellites are vital to weather forecasting and make a significant contribution to the monitoring of environment and climate change.

The European Union has entrusted EUMETSAT with exploiting the four Sentinel missions of the Copernicus space component dedicated to the monitoring of atmosphere, ocean and climate on its behalf. EUMETSAT will carry out these tasks in cooperation with ESA.

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