Two communications systems and two navigation products from KVH Industries, Inc. have earned "best product" awards from The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). TracVision" 3 was voted Best Satellite Television System, and Tracphone" 25 was named Best Satellite Telephone System. The companys new Azimuth" GyroTrac was named Best Gyro Compass and the Azimuth 1000 was voted Best Electronic Compass.
TracVision 3 is unique in that it combines proprietary orientation sensor and antenna pointing technologies that deliver the best satellite tracking performance in its class. The addition of GyroTrac allows TracVision 3 to interface with virtually all other on-board navigation systems, including autopilots and radar. Mariners can access 200 channels of direct broadcast satellite television up to 100 miles off the North American coast and at the same time use the earth-referenced gyro sensor for directional data, including True North calculations through an interface with a Global Positioning System (GPS).
Tracphone 25 features proprietary KVH gyro sensors to stabilize the system antennas that provide mariners with worldwide voice, fax and data service through Inmarsat mini-M satellites. KVH also offers a larger telephony system, Tracphone 50, that is used primarily by commercial fleets of bulk carriers where advanced communications capabilities are in heavy demand to meet crew and business needs.