KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications.

[2018 - 2013]   [2013 - 2010]   [2010 - 2001]   [2001 - 1991]   [1991 - 1982]

KVH Receives 2018 Product of Excellence Awards

2018 marked the 21st consecutive year that KVH received the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Product of Excellence Award for its TracVision satellite television antenna systems, and the 16th time that KVH’s TracPhone SATCOM antenna systems have been recognized.

Introduction of the TracPhone LTE-1

KVH launches the TracPhone LTE-1, an ultra-compact, marine-grade communications system that includes a high-gain antenna array, modem, GPS, and Wi-Fi router in one dome to provide HD streaming and Internet more than 20 miles offshore in the U.S.

Introduction of the TracPhone V3HTS

KVH introduces the world’s fastest, lightest ultra-compact marine VSAT with the launch of its TracPhone V3HTS delivering global broadband data speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up) in a 37 cm antenna that outperforms the leading competing 60-85 cm Ku-band VSAT antennas.

KVH Videotel Launches Task-based Competency

A new feature is added to Videotel Performance Manager to enhance the evaluation and documentation of seafarer skills enabling them to perform at the peak of their abilities.

KVH Introduces Inertial Measurement Unit with 25g Accelerometers

KVH makes its top-of-the-line fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the 1775 IMU, available with either + 10g or + 25g accelerometers, designed for highly dynamic applications.


Marine Electronics Professionals Honor KVH with Industry Awards

For the 20th consecutive year, NMEA members honored a KVH TracVision satellite TV system with the Product Excellence Award while KVH’s TracPhone satellite communications systems were similarly honored for the 15th year

Videotel Performance Manager Changes the Face of Training

KVH introduces Videotel Performance Manager, which combines award-winning training content from Videotel with the power of web-based data analytics

AgilePlans Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) Model Launched

Creating an entirely new business model, KVH unveils its AgilePlans Connectivity as a Service product, an all-inclusive maritime SATCOM solution with a monthly subscription and no commitment

Introduction of the TracPhone V7HTS

Global satellite communications gets a boost when KVH introduces its TracPhone V7HTS maritime SATCOM system, which includes both global broadband speeds as fast as 10 Mbps plus a simultaneous unlimited use data channel for unmatched flexibility

Moving Map Display Launched for Military Vehicles

TACNAV MMD combines GPS/GNSS with TACNAV’s inertial or compass-guided navigation solution and a ruggedized color touchscreen

New YOURlink Service Delivers Customer Media via IP-MobileCast

KVH launches YOURlink, a new media delivery service that enables fleets to distribute their video and audio files securely to vessels worldwide via the
IP-MobileCast service

7,000th System for mini-VSAT Broadband

KVH reinforces its leadership in the maritime SATCOM industry when it ships its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband satellite communications system


More than 6,000 VSAT Systems Delivered

KVH’s leads the maritime VSAT market after shipping its 6,000th TracPhone system for the mini-VSAT Broadband service

GEO-FOG 3D Inertial Navigation System Unveiled

KVH’s fully integrated INS offers roll, pitch, and heading accuracies of 0.05 degrees for demanding applications in unmanned, autonomous, and manned aerial, ground, marine, and subsurface platforms

Richer, Dynamic News Service Unveiled

Enabling ships to receive richer, more dynamic news, sports, the new NEWSLink Live service is introduced by KVH Media Group

mini-VSAT Broadband Strengthens Dominant Market Position

Recognized as the maritime VSAT market share leader since 2012, KVH further enhances its global standing with the announcement that its mini-VSAT Broadband customers now account for 29% of vessels using Ku-band services, more than double the nearest competitor. (NSR)

200,000th Mobile Satellite Antenna Shipped

KVH sets a new milestone in the mobile satellite marketplace for its TracPhone and TracVision product lines


mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 Debuts

The second generation of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network transforms the maritime VSAT market with greater data delivery at the highest speeds and even more affordable rates

500th Computer-Based Training Course for Videotel

With its 500th computer-based training (CBT) course published, Videotel has twice the number of CBTs as competitors

TracVision A9 Satellite TV System for Vehicles Introduced

Low-profile system provides in-motion access to satellite TV programming

Videotel’s Maritime Training Programs on 12,000+ Vessels Worldwide

Leading maritime training provider Videotel is in use by more than 12,000 vessels

KVH Media Group’s NEWSlink Produces its 100th Unique Title

KVH Media Group’s NEWSlink is available in 100 different editions, with subscribers on more than 8,500 vessels around the world

5,000th System for mini-VSAT Broadband

KVH ships 5,000th TracPhone system for the mini-VSAT Broadband network


Videotel Becomes a KVH Company

KVH acquires Videotel, the world's leading maritime training provider since 1973. Seafarers have completed more than 100 million hours of training using Videotel educational programs.

IP-MobileCast™ Content Delivery Service Goes Live

New service delivers news, sports, and entertainment content to vessels over the mini-VSAT Broadband network

TracVision TV-series Launched

New line of satellite TV antenna systems introduced – TV1, TV3, TV5, TV6

4,000th System for mini-VSAT Broadband

KVH ships 4,000th TracPhone system for the mini-VSAT Broadband network

1725 IMU and 1775 IMU Introduced

Two new inertial measurement units complement the successful 1750 IMU

TACNAV 3D Inertial Navigation System Launched

System providing three-dimensional navigation and an embedded GNSS introduced

Still Number 1 in Maritime VSAT

Industry report shows KVH enhanced its position as maritime VSAT market share leader (Euroconsult)

Crewtoo Social Media Site Exceeds 100,000 Members

The online network for mariners grows to 100,000+ members just 16 months after it was founded


Growth of Crewtoo Social Media Site

Social media site for mariners gains 60,000 members in 12 months

TracPhone V-IP series Launched

Advanced satellite communications systems with streamlined belowdecks unit (Integrated CommBox Modem) introduced

3,000th System for mini-VSAT Broadband

KVH ships 3,000th TracPhone terminal for the mini-VSAT Broadband network

DSP-1760 FOG Introduced

KVH debuts a multi-axis fiber optic gyro designed for maximum ease of integration

Asia-Pacific Region Network Expansion

KVH more than doubles the capacity of the mini-VSAT Broadband network in the Asia-Pacific region

IP-MobileCast Introduced

Content delivery service utilizing multicasting technology with the mini-VSAT Broadband network is announced

Headland Media Acquisition

Media and entertainment services company Headland Media joins KVH, creating the leading provider of commercially licensed content for the maritime industry. Delivering movies and more to seafarers since 1953, Headland Media (now known as KVH Media Group) delivers daily news in 25+ languages, TV, movies, and more to seafarers worldwide.


No. 1 in Maritime VSAT

Industry reports show mini-VSAT Broadband is the market share leader in maritime VSAT (Euroconsult, NSR, Comsys)

1750 IMU Introduced

KVH debuts an inertial measurement unit incorporating the world's smallest FOG and advanced accelerometer technology

Japan Office

KVH opens an office in Tokyo to serve the expanding customer base in the region

Largest TACNAV Order

KVH receives a $35.6 million order for TACNAV systems, the largest TACNAV order in the company's history

C-band Coverage & TracPhone V11

KVH expands the reach of the mini-VSAT Broadband network with global C-band coverage, and introduces the 1.1 m (42.5 inch), dual-mode C/Ku-band TracPhone V11 antenna system


1,500th mini-VSAT Broadband System

KVH ships the 1,500th TracPhone V7 system for use with the mini-VSAT Broadband network

TracPhone V3 Introduced

KVH debuts the 37 cm (14.5 inch) TracPhone V3, the world's smallest maritime VSAT system

Largest Maritime Ku-band Network

The mini-VSAT Broadband service expands to South America, creating the largest maritime Ku-band network

DSP-1750 Introduced

The world's smallest precision FOG, based on ThinFiber technology, makes its debut


CommBox Introduced

KVH adds the CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager to its line of satellite communications solutions after acquiring Norway-based Virtek Communication

$13 million TACNAV Order

KVH receives the largest TACNAV order in the company's history

Singapore Office

KVH opens a Singapore office to serve the region's extensive maritime market

$42 Million U.S. Coast Guard Contract

The U.S. Coast Guard selects KVH's TracPhone V7 system and mini-VSAT Broadband service for up to 216 cutters over 10 years

mini-VSAT Broadband Expansion

The mini-VSAT Broadband network capacity expands 500% in the waters of North America, Gulf of Mexico, and Central America

mini-VSAT Broadband Worldwide

KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband network coverage expands to the Indian Ocean, and the Ku-band network encircles the globe


25,000th Fiber Optic Gyro

KVH's Chicago facility builds the 25,000th fiber optic gyro, illustrating the rapid growth of the guidance and stabilization business

500th mini-VSAT Broadband system

KVH ships the 500th TracPhone V7 system for the mini-VSAT Broadband service

DSP-1500 Introduced

KVH debuts the DSP-1500, the world's smallest precision fiber optic gyro, with patented Digital Signal Processing technology


CNS System Launched

KVH introduces the new GPS/IMU Continuous Navigation System, in partnership with NovAtel

KVH in the Skies

KVH receives $20 million contract to design/produce a new antenna for commercial aircraft

TracVision M1 Introduced

KVH debuts the 32 cm (12.5 inch) TracVision M1, the world's smallest stabilized marine satellite TV system

150,000th Mobile Satellite Antenna

KVH ships the 150,000th antenna providing television and broadband communications to in-motion vehicles and vessels


TracPhone V7 & mini-VSAT Broadband Introduced

KVH launches the mini-VSAT Broadband satellite communications network, with regional coverage in North America, the Caribbean, and Europe, and introduces the 60 cm (24 inch) TracPhone V7 satellite communications system


TracVision M3 Introduced

KVH debuts the 37 cm (14.5 inch) TracVision M3, the world's smallest stabilized marine satellite TV system

TracVision M-series Launched

KVH introduces TracVision M5 and M7, high-performance 45 cm (18 inch) and 60 cm (24 inch) antennas, giving vessels uninterrupted satellite TV reception in rough conditions


TracVision A5 Introduced

KVH introduces the world's first satellite TV system for cars, featuring a phased array antenna and an integrated 12V DIRECTV receiver


E-Core Fiber

KVH introduces E-Core polarization-maintaining fiber, and is the only U.S. fiber optic gyro manufacturer to make its own fiber


FOG Manufacturing Facility

KVH opens a fiber optic gyro manufacturing facility near Chicago, Illinois, when it acquires the sensor products assets of Andrew Corporation

TracVision II Introduced

KVH debuts the world's smallest stabilized marine satellite TV antenna for DIRECTV


KVH, a Public Company

KVH becomes a public company, traded as KVHI on the NASDAQ index


TracVision Introduced

KVH introduces the TracVision satellite television system with stabilized antenna


European Office

A European sales and marketing office near Copenhagen, Denmark, is established when KVH acquires Danaplus A/S


TACNAV Introduced

KVH combines sensor and autocalibration technologies to develop tactical navigation systems (TACNAV) for U.S. land military vehicles


DataScope Introduced

KVH debuts DataScope, a handheld electronic compass/rangefinder


Azimuth 100 Launched

KVH introduces the world's first self-contained digital compass and display system


Azimuth 314 Introduced

KVH debuts the world's first commercial digital fluxgate compass for powerboats


KVH Industries, Inc.

Sailcomp Industries is reincorporated as KVH Industries, Inc.


Sailcomp's PC202 Introduced

The world's first commercial digital fluxgate compass for sailboats is introduced. Sailcomp Industries is incorporated

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