Garmin® selects KVH to provide marine satellite TV antenna systems to boaters worldwide
Garmin to offer popular 45 cm and 60 cm satellite TV domes from KVH in its marine network package as an OEM-installed option
Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced an arrangement to offer two marine satellite TV antenna systems made by KVH as part of a Garmin marine network package. The two dome products—the GTV5 powered by KVH and the GTV6 powered by KVH—will be offered by Garmin to select recreational boat builders and select high-end installing leisure marine electronics dealers.
KVH, a mobile tech innovator, pioneered the field of mobile marine satellite TV with its TracVision® line of satellite TV antenna systems. Garmin’s marine products include chartplotters, multifunction displays, high-definition radar, sonar technology, autopilots and more; the products announced today will be Garmin’s first satellite TV antenna dome products.
“Boatbuilders know their customers want onboard satellite TV to enhance their enjoyment and time spent on their boats, and we are extremely pleased to be working with KVH to add satellite TV domes to our ever-expanding marine product portfolio,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
“We are delighted to work with Garmin, a leader in marine navigation and electronics products worldwide, and expand the marine satellite TV market to their OEMs and select dealers,” says Brent Bruun, KVH’s chief operating officer. “For more than 20 years, KVH has been dedicated to providing the highest quality marine satellite TV antenna products to customers, and we know Garmin shares our commitment to the highest standards.”
The GTV5 (45 cm/18 in diameter) and GTV6 (60 cm/24 in diameter) offer outstanding high-performance tracking and reception, and fast satellite acquisition no matter what the sea conditions. These popular satellite TV domes for sportfishing and cruising boats are compatible with DIRECTV® U.S., DISH Network®, Bell TV, Sky Mexico, Sky Italia, and Sky U.K., and circular and linear Ku-band services worldwide. They can be used to receive high-definition satellite TV programming with Ku-band services, and are fully stabilized to enable boaters to enjoy hundreds of digital TV and movie channels via regional satellite services around the world. KVH’s exclusive RingFireTM technology provides stronger signals, wider geographic coverage, and better reception, and KVH’s IP-enabled TV-Hub is included with every system to deliver easy setup and operation.
Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1 and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, and Navionics, a premier supplier of electronic navigation charts.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
KVH’s TracVision line has been recognized by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) with a product award for 20 consecutive years. For more information about KVH, visit KVH’s Press Room at kvh.com/press-room, or follow KVH at facebook.com/kvhindustries, twitter.com/kvh, or youtube.com/kvhindustries.
1Based on 2016 reported sales.
About Garmin International Inc.
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About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, innovating to enable a mobile world. A market leader in maritime VSAT, KVH designs, manufactures, and provides connectivity and content services globally. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial applications. Founded in 1982, the company is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, and more than a dozen offices around the globe.
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