When President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign hits the road for a bus trip of the American heartland, neither the president, the members of the project nor the news media taking a trip along can pay for to be out of touch with breaking news, world occasions or the activities of the competitors.
Their custom-made motor coaches are geared up with TracVision L3 satellite TELEVISION antennas from KVH Industries Inc. The award-winning TracVision systems use complete in-motion access to satellite TV programming, consisting of 24-hour news networks like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
These systems ensure that everyone taking a trip with the president can get all of the most recent news and possibly a little bit of entertainment as the cars make campaign swings.
” The speed of political campaigns is increasing with breaking news followed by instant reactions from the competitors,” said Jim Dodez, KVH’s vice president of marketing. “When a project or the media is on the road, they require to have access to all of that news from all of the very same sources that they depend upon in their offices.”
With TracVision, every television on a motor coach can reveal a different satellite TELEVISION channel while KVH’s TracNet Mobile High-speed Internet System offers two-way access to the Internet with broadband downloads, even as the lorries are crisscrossing the nation.
The KVH TracVision L3 delivers satellite tv and audio from DirecTV, the Dish Network or other high-powered satellite systems worldwide while the automobile is both in movement and parked.
The president’s press pool is not alone in making use of KVH’s TracVision antennas. ABC News has also set in motion 3 project buses – known as “Red,” “White” and “Blue” and leased from Nashville, Tenn.-based Hemphill Brothers – to cover the 2004 presidential election.
The buses work as mobile tv and radio studios. Each of three buses is equipped with KVH TracVision satellite TV systems, which enable the reporters and manufacturers traveling aboard to enjoy ABC’s own news programs, in addition to other programming, practically anywhere as they take a trip throughout the United States.