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S AT T V Tuning in on an Ever-Evolving Technology This article was originally published in the NMEA member magazine, Marine Electronics Journal, MEJ. MOST OF MEJ'S COVERAGE of satellite TV focuses on the latest hardware-the stabilized antennas and receivers that provide yachts and working vessels with pretty much worldwide access to a wide spectrum of programming. In the Q&A roundtable below we expand our coverage to some of the issues and challenges that currently confront antenna manufacturers as well as what's ahead. We'll do the same with VSAT systems in the September/October issue. We're grateful to the Sat TV experts below and the companies they represent-KVH Industries; Cobham; and Intellian-for responding to our questions in detail. Mads Ebbesen, Business Manager, Maritime TV, Cobham SATCOM Paul Comyns, VP Global Marketing, Intellian Jim George, Director of Satellite Sales; and Shawn Bennett, TracVision Applications Engineer, KVH MEJ: Please comment on the current health of the Sat TV business in the recreational market-as well as in the various commercial maritime sectors? COBHAM: Overall the current global economy and oil price insecurity is felt in most maritime markets, some more than others. Investment is lower and there is more focus on cost reductions. 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boating Industry Canada June 2016

IMPACT – NMMA CANADA DAY ON THE HILL - Canada’s boating industry came together in Ottawa for two days of discussions, planning and meetings with the new Liberal government and key Ministry staff. This covers the important industry issues and how we hope to move boating forward in 2016. – By Andy Adams
MANUFACTURING FABRICATION - SEA RAY - Boat manufacturer Sea Ray speeds production and eliminates labour intensive manual sanding by applying robotics with help of unique abrasive nylon brush. – By Greg Rankin – Power PR
MANUFACTURING FABRICATION - CANADA METAL - Canada Metal (Pacific) continues their US market expansion with a new Virginia Manufacturing Center. Continued US expansion could create as many as 70 new jobs over the next three years. – By Craig Ritchie
MADE IN CANADA – STAINLESS OUTFITTERS - Stainless Outfitters, established in 1993 was the original supplier to such well-known names as Hinterhoeller Yachts, builders of Nonsuch, C&C Yachts, Bombardier Aerospace and others. – By Glen Cairns
NMEA - SATELLITE TV - Re-printed from the NMEA Marine Electronics Journal, this story delivers the latest in Sat TV from the experts at KVH Industries, Cobham and Intellian. – By NMEA Staff

Boating Industry Canada June 2016