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KVH Industries, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets mobile communication products for the marine, land mobile, and aeronautical markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company also offers navigation, guidance, and stabilization products for the defense and commercial markets. Its mobile satellite TV and communications products include TracVision, a satellite television system; TracPhone, a two-way satellite communications system; mini-VSAT Broadband, a broadband mobile satellite communications network; CommBox, a network management hardware and software; TACNAV tactical navigation systems; TracVision satellite TV antenna systems; and DIRECTV-compatible satellite TV antennas, which enable customers to receive voice, Internet, and live digital television in marine vessels, recreational vehicles, buses, and automobiles, as well as live digital television on commercial airplanes. The company’s guidance and stabilization products consist of precision fiber optic gyro-based systems that are used in a range of military applications, as well as pointing and stabilization systems, and digital compasses. Its guidance and stabilization products are used in precision mapping, dynamic surveying, autonomous vehicles, train location control and track geometry measurement systems, industrial robotics, and optical stabilization. The company sells its mobile communications products through retailers, distributors, and dealers; and guidance and stabilization products directly to the United States and foreign governments, government contractors, and commercial/industrial entities, as well as through authorized independent sales representatives. KVH Industries, Inc. also leases its products directly to end users. It has strategic partnership with Geodetics Inc. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island.

471 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/17/14
Founded in 1978

kvh industries inc (KVHI) Top Compensated Officers

Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer...
Total Annual Compensation: $441.0K
Co-Founder, Vice President of Research & Deve...
Total Annual Compensation: $238.1K
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Account...
Total Annual Compensation: $253.5K
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Total Annual Compensation: $252.9K
Executive Vice President of Mobile Broadband
Total Annual Compensation: $251.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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KVH Industries, Inc. Receives $19 Million Order for FOG-Based Navigation Systems

KVH Industries Inc. announced that it has received a $19 million contract for the delivery of a new fiber optic gyro- (FOG) based tactical navigation system for use by an international military customer in an armored vehicle application. A variant of KVH's TACNAV(R) FOG product and KVH's new TACNAV 3D, the system provides continuous high-accuracy position and orientation even when GPS is lost or jammed. Work on this contract commenced in July under a letter contract, and hardware shipments for this order are expected to be made in 2015 and 2016. Program management, engineering services, and out-year support services will be provided as part of this order. All of KVH's TACNAV military vehicle navigation systems provide unjammable precision navigation, heading, and pointing data for vehicle drivers, crews, and commanders. TACNAV can also serve as a heading and position source for situational awareness. The TACNAV system ordered is a FOG-based navigation and pointing solution, which is designed to ensure precise navigation data regardless of GPS availability as well as automatic 'drive and calibrate' capability. It features a compact design, continuous heading and pointing data output, and a flexible architecture that allows it to function as either a standalone navigation module or as the heart of an expanded, multifunctional TACNAV system. The system is designed to integrate with Battle Management Systems (BMS) and is a vital component for effective battlefield management.

KVH Industries Inc. Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro Inertial Measurement Unit 's for Demanding Applications

KVH Industries Inc. has introduced the 1725 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and the 1775 IMU, advanced sensors designed to be integrated into the most demanding stabilization, pointing, and navigation applications. These two new products complement KVH's successful 1750 IMU and create a complete range of choices for advanced 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensors with enhanced performance. All three products utilize the groundbreaking E--Core ThinFiber technology of KVH's DSP-1750 fiber optic gyro (FOG). The 1725 IMU features a flexible user interface, with user programmable data output rates from 1 to 1000 Hz. It delivers excellent FOG performance and stability at a price comparable to competitive MEMS-based IMUs. The 1725 IMU is ideal for all platforms and navigation or stabilization systems where low cost, high-performance, and high bandwidth are critical for success. The 1775 IMU is a premium sensor designed to deliver the high level of performance to meet the demands of platforms requiring superior performance in the most challenging environments. Providing ease of integration for designers of high-level inertial navigation, guidance, or stabilization systems, the 1775 IMU offers a flexible interface with user-programmable data output rates from 1 to 5000 Hz. It includes 3 axes of magnetometers for automatic gyro bias compensation even in the presence of strong magnetic fields. The 1775 IMU is designed for sophisticated systems and applications where very high bandwidth, low latency, and extreme stability are critical. Like KVH's successful 1750 IMU, which was introduced in 2012, the 1725 IMU and the 1775 IMU incorporate 3 axes of KVH's DSP-1750 FOG, the world's smallest high-performance FOG, integrated with 3 axes of advanced accelerometer technology. All three IMUs provide excellent shock, vibration, and thermal performance, as well as a compact form factor.

KVH and Transas Team Up to Solve Mariners' Need for Fast and Affordable Updates to Mandatory Electronic Charts

KVH Industries Inc. and Transas announced a strategic relationship designed to ensure vessels at sea receive affordable, timely updates of mandatory electronic chart data. The CHARTlink channel of KVH's IP-MobileCast content delivery service will support delivery of chart and other data updates from Transas. This is the first of many steps envisioned by Transas for delivery of value-added data for shipboard use with the IP-MobileCast service. International maritime regulations mandate the use of ECDIS for commercial and passenger vessels. To meet regulations, ECDIS must have up-to-date ENCs, but the process of updating these large chart databases via the Internet can drive up satellite communications costs while a vessel is at sea. Delivery of updates by DVD causes delays due to a vessel's remote ports of call and associated logistical issues. KVH's IP-MobileCast content delivery service, which utilizes multicasting technology, is designed to provide an affordable way for ships to receive the chart updates. A ship equipped with KVH's TracPhone(R) V-series or V-IP series satellite communications antenna systems, which are designed for the mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) network, can subscribe to IP-MobileCast's CHARTlink service and receive chart updates automatically. The Transas ENC updates are designed so that they can be received, unpacked, and deployed without user intervention, a key aspect of compliance with maritime regulations and overall service quality. The IP-MobileCast service utilizes multicasting technology to deliver large amounts of content to many ships at once, overcoming the prohibitively high satellite communications costs typically charged to deliver files for individual use. The new service is notable for technological advancements that enable content to be delivered over the top of KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband network, while also ensuring that the multicasting transmission does not affect the vessel's mini-VSAT Broadband onboard data speed.


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