KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest RV manufacturers in the United States, will extend their exclusive use of KVH's TracVision(R) mobile satellite TV systems by offering the all-new 12" TracVision SlimLine series of products on a selection of its 2008 motor homes. These systems offer RV owners unmatched benefits, including the highest signal gain and reception superior even to competing, larger 15" antennas, outstanding integration with DIRECTV's standard and high-definition programming, and automatic satellite switching via the remote control.
"We are very pleased to pair our new TracVision SlimLine systems with Fleetwood's top-of-the-line coaches. Fleetwood, one of our premier OEM partners, is recognized throughout the industry for its high-quality, innovative products. This is a great opportunity for Fleetwood's discerning consumers to equip their outstanding 2008 coaches with premium satellite TV entertainment," said Ian Palmer, KVH's executive vice president for satellite sales.
Paul Eskritt, President of Fleetwood's RV Group, added, "The all-new 12" TracVision SlimLine systems from KVH have been well-received by our customers and dealers alike. They expect the best from Fleetwood, and we believe KVH offers some of the highest quality in-motion satellite TV systems available today."
Fleetwood's selection of TracVision systems mirrors a growing interest in high-definition mobile satellite TV among RV customers. All four TracVision SlimLine systems are fully compatible with DIRECTV(R) HD programming and offer outstanding convenience and easy switching from HD to standard programming via the remote control thanks to KVH's new, exclusive HDTV Tri-Sat AutoSwitch(TM). Customer demand for convenient, easy-to-upgrade access to high-definition programming led KVH to design this unique piece of hardware, and to make its entire new line of mobile satellite TV systems for RVs compatible with it. The HDTV Tri-Sat AutoSwitch is an optional upgrade for the TracVision R4 SL, R5 SL, and R6 ST, and is included along with a DIRECTV HDTV receiver with KVH's flagship product, the R6 DX. The SlimLine series also offers full compatibility with programming from DISH Network(TM) and ExpressVu.
Fleetwood will offer the following TracVision systems on its 2008 models: TracVision R6 ST and R6 DX (American Heritage luxury coaches), TracVision R5 SL (American Tradition and American Eagle luxury coaches), and the TracVision R4 SL (other selected models, such as Revolution LE).
For additional information about KVH's complete line of mobile satellite TV systems, please visit http://www.TracVision.com .