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By Kimberley Donoghue
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MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries Inc. said its TracVision M1 – the world’s smallest maritime satellite TV antenna – was recently honored with its third consecutive Industry Award for best marine entertainment product at the National Marine Electronics Association.
“We are honored that KVH’s TracVision products have been the first choice of the knowledgeable dealers of the National Marine Electronics Association for 14 straight years. These dealers are the ones who actually sell, install, and teach customers how to use their marine electronics, so they really know which products do the best job for their customers,” said Jim George, KVH’s director of sales for satellite products.
“The TracVision M1 allows us to put live TV on boats for which it was previously out of the question financially, or on which larger domes would look ridiculous,” said Duncan Nevard of Intrepid Marine Electronics in Stamford, Conn. “It weighs less than eight pounds, so we can literally replace someone’s little flying saucer over-the-air TV antenna – on the same bracket – with a first-class, in-motion satellite TV solution. That allows us to bring high-end marine electronics to a whole new group of boats.”