KVH Introduces TracVision HDTV Maritime Satellite System
[Satellite TODAY 09-15-11] KVH Industries is set to unveil a new global maritime satellite HDTV system, TracVision HD11, the company confirmed Sept. 14.
The 1-meter TracVision HD11 includes a four-axis stabilized design that tracks satellites on the horizon and directly overhead for sea vessels. The system offers a digitally programmable Universal World LNB compatible with all direct-to-home satellite TV services and HDTV programming, along with a library of more than 100 available satellites. The solution has been integrated with KVH’s TriAD technology for simultaneous reception of Ka- and Ku-band satellite broadcasts from DirectTV in North America.
TracVision HD11 also includes KVH’s IP Antenna Control Unit (ACU), with an Ethernet connection and built-in Wi-Fi interface.
“Whether it’s installed on a yacht or a commercial vessel, the TracVision HD11 provides the most versatile and convenient satellite TV experience available … However, it is the system’s seamless switching from service to service that will come as the greatest surprise for vessel captains, owners, and crews. The TracVision HD11 allows users to switch seamlessly between services without the laborious and costly process of swapping out hardware and updating software in each new region,” KVH CEO Martin Kits van Heyningen said in a statement.