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KVH Industries Overview

Middletown, RI
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (KVHI)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, innovating to enable a mobile world.

A market leader in maritime VSAT, KVH designs, manufactures, and provides connectivity and content services ... Read more

Mission: KVH Industries – Delivering Powerful Technologies for Land, Sea, and Air.

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    KVH TracPhone V7-HTS System Delivers Maritime Broadband at Triple Previous Speeds for a New Era of Digital Life at Sea

    10.31.17 The new 60 cm, Ku-band satellite antenna system enables leisure boaters and commercial mariners to stream HD content and conduct video calls at sea while simultaneously supporting a free, unlimited use data channel Middletown, RI - October 31, 2017 - An advanced, 60 cm marine satellite antenna system designed to consistently deliver the fastest data speeds globally to the maritime market will be unveiled tomorrow by KVH Industries, Inc.


    KVH Launches New High-speed Maritime Network on Intelsat Epic Satellites

    10.31.17 Teams with leading satellite operator Intelsat to deliver expanded global Ku-band coverage Middletown, RI, and Luxembourg - October 31, 2017 - KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI ), today announced the launch of its next-generation, advanced maritime broadband network, joined by service partner, Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I).

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KVH Industries – Why Work For Us?

KVH Industries, based in Middletown, RI USA, is a leading designer and manufacturer of communication and sensor systems for a broad range of mobile applications in the leisure, commercial, and government/military markets. 

Our key businesses include: 

Mobile satellite communications – We believe that there is an increasing demand for mobile access to live media and information on the move. Our goal is to connect mobile users to the services they wish to use while on the go. Our award-winning TracVision® satellite TV and TracPhone® SATCOM products, along with our global mini-VSAT Broadband SATCOM network, provide television, global high-speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. With the launch of our IP-MobileCast content delivery service and the addition of KVH Media Group and Videotel to the KVH family of companies, we are now a leading provider of value-added content for entertainment and maritime operations. KVH is the world's Nº 1 maritime VSAT supplier as measured by vessels equipped with mini-VSAT Broadband service, according to Comsys, March 2015; Euroconsult, March 2014; and NSR, May 2012. 

Inertial navigation – We offer a portfolio of digital compass and fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based systems that meet the rigorous requirements of military and commercial customers for precision guidance, stabilization, and navigation. Our defense products include precision FOG-based systems that help stabilize remote weapon stations, gun turrets and radar units, as well as provide guidance for munitions. Our FOGs are also used in commercial applications like industrial robotics, optical stabilization, autonomous vehicles, and remotely operated submersibles. In addition, our TACNAV® tactical navigation systems provide uninterrupted navigation and pointing information for a broad range of military vehicles.

Who We Are

KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea and on land. These solutions include the mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone satellite communications systems, and TracVision satellite television systems. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications.


KVH Benefits

Comprehensive and preventive healthcare coverage is important in protecting you and your family from the financial risks of unexpected illness and injury. Comprehensive healthcare also provides peace of mind. In case of an illness or injury, you and your family are covered with medical plan through KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries, Inc. offers you a choice of three PPO medical plans with UnitedHealthcare, including a qualified high deductible health plan.

Good oral care enhances overall physical health, appearance and mental well-being. Keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright with KVH Industries, Inc.’s dental benefit plan with Deltal Dental. 

Regular eye examinations can not only determine your need for corrective eyewear but also may detect general health problems in their earliest stages. KVH offers a voluntary vision plan from EyeMed. 

KVH provides an employer-paid Life & AD&D benefit of 1x your annual salary (minimum of $25,000) to a maximum of $100,000. If you should die in an accident, the Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) policy provides you with an additional benefit equal to your Life policy. 

Employees can also purchase additional life insurance as well as spouse and/child life.

KVH provides both Short and Long Term Disability Insurance. Both are income replacement policies designed to provide you with benefits when you are unable to work. 

Eligible employees may make contributions to the KVH 401(K) plan on a pre-tax or post-tax basis or both. KVH matches 50% of your contributions on the first 6% of salary that you contribute. KVH matching contributions can begin on the first of the month after 30 days of employment and are subject to a five (5) year vesting schedule.

After twelve months of employment, employees can enroll in the ESPP offering which allows you to purchase common stock at a discount. At the end of the offering, the money set aside is used to purchase stock at 85% of the cost of the period-begin or period-end price, whichever is lower, as reported by Nasdaq.

Why KVH? Why Newport Rhode Island?  From the seashores to the universities - Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it is very large in history, the arts, and education, not to mention the beautiful wineries.  KVH is right in the middle of it all - with cool high tech products and an energetic and innovative team!

KVHs CEO, Martin Kits van Heyningen discusses KVH on WPRI Executive Suite

KVH – Innovation that Enables a Mobile World

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    I have been working at KVH Industries full-time (More than 10 years)


    Good pay, good benefits, good atmosphere, great location


    growing pains are noticeable but show signs of improvement

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KVH Industries photo of: KVH Studios
KVH Industries photo of: KVH Wins the 2017 NMEA Product Excellence Awards! Trac Phone V3-IP and TracVision TV3 received top awards in the satellite TV antenna category.
KVH Industries photo of: 2017 Interns Invade KVH Headquarters
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KVH Industries photo of: Rick Garrison, Technical Trainer, and Joe Nocon, Service Manager, pose with a group of technicians that attended their class last December. We are looking forward to seeing their work!
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KVH Industries (Middletown, RI) in February 2012.


    Standard interview process with HR, hiring manager and other senior managers. Focused on experience. No behavioral questions. Overall job scope was ambiguous and manager was somewhat evasive on nailing down expectations. Lack of defined goals and expectations for the new hire.

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KVH Industries Awards & Accolades

  • Product Excellence Award for Marine Apps(TracVision TV-series app), NMEA, 2015
  • 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite communications antenna, NMEA, 2016
  • 2016 Product of Excellence Award in the satellite TV antenna, NMEA, 2016
  • Product Excellenct Award, NMEA, 2017
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