KVH Industries, Inc. and its premier satellite TV and communications solutions were recently honoured with 2022 Product of Excellence Awards from the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Comprising the top marine electronics professionals in the country, NMEA members bestowed product excellence honours on KVH’s TracVision UHD7 in the satellite TV antenna category, TracPhone V30 (pictured) in the satellite communications antenna category and TracPhone LTE-1 Global in the WiFi/cellular device category.
This is the 25th consecutive year that KVH has achieved the NMEA distinction for its TracVision systems; the 20th time that TracPhone connectivity systems have been recognized; and the 4th time a TracPhone cellular system was recognized in the WiFi/cellular device category.
The NMEA presents its Product of Excellence Awards annually to recognize design, performance, and reliability in marine electronics products. The winners are selected by a vote of the members of the NMEA, an industry group made up of more than 600 companies, including manufacturers, dealers, and boat builders.
“The members of NMEA sell, install, and service the finest marine electronics available every day,” says Ryan Smith, KVH’s senior director for Americas and global leisure. “Having our products recognized by these industry leaders is a tremendous honour. These awards reflect the commitment that everyone at KVH makes to deliver premier products and superior service to leisure boaters and commercial fleets worldwide.
The TracVision UHD7 is a high-performance 60 cm (24 inch) marine satellite TV antenna designed to provide boat owners, charter yacht guests, and commercial vessel crews with access to ultra-high-definition (UHD) and 4K programming from leading satellite TV providers.
KVH’s TracPhone V30 is a 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter, Ku-band, single-cable, DC-powered VSAT antenna providing data speeds as fast as 6 Mbps down/2 Mbps up to boats worldwide. The TracPhone V30, the smallest, lightest marine VSAT terminal available, operates using KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband℠ HTS network, which utilizes Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service to deliver global multi-layered satellite coverage.
The TracPhone LTE-1 is a 34 cm (13 inch) marine-grade system utilizing LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network technology to enable boaters to enjoy streaming video, web browsing, social media, and more as far as 20+ miles offshore. The system includes a high-gain, dual LTE-A antenna array for a stronger signal with service up to twice as far offshore as a cellphone.