The RV industry is one of the markets targeted by KVH Industries Inc. for its high-speed DirecPC broadband Internet service.
KVH, Middletown, R.I., already provides its TracVision satellite antenna systems to the RV market through aftermarket distributor StagParkway and at least one OEM, Featherlite Inc., installs the TracVision L3 in its Vantare bus conversions.
The mobile broadband service was introduced by KVH during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which concluded on Oct. 29.
“Now, the same Internet resources that consumers rely upon at home and in the work place will be available to them while they are traveling in vehicles and vessels equipped with KVH TracVision antennas,” said Martin Kits van Heyningen, the president and CEO of KVH.
KVH is the only company licensed to promote the DirecPC service, accept subscriptions and activate accounts for mobile customers in the U.S.
DirecPC is a service offered by Bell ExpressVu, a Canadian satellite service provider, through an arrangement with Hughes Network Systems.
The DirecPC service is accessible using any of KVH’s 18- and 24-inch Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compatible TracVision satellite antennas mounted on vehicles or boats anywhere within the continental U.S.