MIDDLETOWN – The National Marine Electronics Association honored KVH Industries Inc. with product awards in the categories of communications and entertainment at the association’s annual convention, held Sept. 25-28 in San Diego.
NMEA – an industry group comprising more than 600 manufacturers, dealers and boat builders – presents the awards annually to recognize manufacturers and individuals for innovation and leadership in marine electronics.
This year, the KVH TracPhone V3 won the association’s Communications Product Award, and the TracVision HD11 won the Entertainment Product Award, making 2013 the 16th consecutive year that the Middletown-based company has won an NMEA product award for its satellite communications or television systems.
“Winning the recognition of our distribution channel partners is extremely gratifying for us,” said Martin Kits van Heyningen, CEO of KVH. “It is especially meaningful coming from skilled NMEA members, who have firsthand experience with the installation and performance of our products, as well as those of our competitors. They work with our TracVision and TracPhone systems every day, and we consider their recognition as the highest honor.”
The TracPhone V3 is a compact Ku-band VSAT antenna that provides broadband connectivity to boats as small as 30 feet. Designed for today’s era of increasing reliance on the Internet and social media, the TracPhone V3 enables boat owners to stay connected no matter where they might be cruising.
The TracVision HD11 is the world’s first truly global satellite TV system with full HD support.
“For many of our customers, TracVision is absolutely the only choice they will consider for high-definition satellite TV performance on their boats,” said Michael Robilio, president of Concord Marine Electronics, a leading marine electronics company located in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. “The TracVision HD11 is particularly popular with boat owners who enjoy cruising in locations around the world. They know they will get the programming they want, no matter where they are.