KVH’s New Tri-Americas LNB Offers Boaters Seamless Satellite TV Among the Americas
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Boaters who cruise from North America to Central or South America and back can now enjoy seamless satellite TV throughout the voyage, without changing hardware
For leisure boaters and commercial mariners alike, satellite TV provides a vital source of information and entertainment during long periods at sea. However, the transition from North American satellite TV services to DIRECTV® Latin America has always been a laborious one as satellite TV antenna hardware needed to be swapped out with each change of region. Well, that inconvenience is a thing of the past thanks to today’s introduction of the Tri-Americas™ LNB from KVH Industries (Nasdaq: KVHI) at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show in Miami, FL. This new option allows boaters using KVH’s TracVision M5, M7, and M9 satellite TV systems to travel from DIRECTV, DISH Network®, and Bell ExpressVu coverage areas in North America to DIRECTV Latin America coverage areas in Central and South America along with the Caribbean and back again, all without the inconvenience of LNB changes.
(more at the link … sounds like Press Release)
Alan’s Note: Of course the probably doesn’t mean that you don’t still have to carry different Satellite Receiver/Decoder boxes and have service with the various providers. But I’m sure it will be nice not having to climb up to the dome and swap out the LNB hardware.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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