Since 1995, thousands of people have used KVH's in-motion, parabolic antennae to receive premium satellite TV service in their boats and motor-coach homes. These larger vehicles and vessels could support the high-profile antennae, which soon became "must have" accessories.
Then, in 1999, the Rhode Island-based company noticed that several automakers were beginning to install video screens in their minivans and SUVs, and it anticipated that car-owners would soon want live content. Given its success in supplying high-quality, live content to the boat and RV markets, KVH was confident it could bring the experience to people on the road as well.
KVH set out to develop an in-motion satellite TV system with a flat, compact antenna capable of tracking and receiving signals while in motion; a sleek design that is attractive and practical for use on automobiles; and a price that consumers and retailers could afford.
After an extensive research and design process, the company introduced the TracVision A5 in-motion satellite television system. The system's 5-inch-high antenna lies virtually flat and mounts securely to the top of the car. A thin cable connects the antenna to the receiver inside the car. The satellite programming, available through DirecTV, is the same as what subscribers are accustomed to at home.
The TracVision A5 has a suggested retail price of $2,295 and is the only low-profile satellite TV system currently on the market.
To learn more, visit www.kvh.com.