THOR INDUSTRIES INCLUDES STARLINK HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT INTERNET CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM IN SELECT MOTORIZED RVS

THOR INDUSTRIES INCLUDES STARLINK HIGH-PERFORMANCE FLAT INTERNET CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM IN SELECT MOTORIZED RVS

State-of-the-art technology allows RVers to connect from the most remote locations, even while the vehicle is in motion.

ELKHART, Indiana, January 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today THOR Industries (THO) announced that it has reached an agreement with SpaceX’s Starlink to integrate high-performance flat Starlinks, which deliver high-speed, low-latency Internet even while on the move, into select motorized RVs in the United States across the THOR family of companies in 2023. THOR will also explore opportunities to bring Starlink’s innovative connectivity solutions to additional RVs manufactured by its operating companies. The THOR family of companies are the first recreational vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to work directly with Starlink to integrate high-performance flat Starlinks. The high-performance Starlink flats will initially be available as optional equipment on select motorized RVs manufactured by four THOR companies: Airstream, Entegra Coach, Jayco and Tiffin. All factory-installed high-performance Starlinks will be eligible for a one-month service credit after the initial month of activation.

Reliable and robust Internet connectivity is a top priority for today’s RV owners. When RV owners in the US and Canada surveyed about the importance of new connected features and services as part of THOR Industries’ North American Path to Buy study, 74% indicated that “integrated high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi networks” are extremely or very important for future recreational vehicle purchases

Powered by SpaceX, Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency broadband internet around the world. With satellites positioned in low Earth orbit at an altitude of 550 km, more than 65 times closer than conventional geostationary satellites, Starlink achieves significantly lower latency and higher transmission speeds for its end users. Starlink began offering the service two years ago, and this fall the company introduced high-performance flat Starlinks, which deliver high-speed, low-latency Internet while on the go on the ground.

“This deal is a big step in providing a consistent Internet connection for RVers everywhere,” said the president and CEO of THOR Industries. bob martin. “Whether it’s for work, keeping in touch with family and friends, or streaming entertainment, a reliable Internet connection is a must for today’s RVers. Starlink will help THOR enhance our RV owner experiences and create another important point of differentiation for the THOR family of companies.

“We are excited to work with THOR, Airstream, Entegra Coach, Jayco and Tiffin to bring Starlink to RV owners around the world,” said SpaceX Vice President of Business Operations. chad gibbs. “By providing innovative connectivity in remote locations, whether parked or on the go, Starlink is pushing the boundaries of where RVers can explore while staying connected with friends and family.”

“This agreement is the culmination of great work by the THOR Global Innovation Team led by McKay Featherstone“said the director of operations of THOR Todd Wolfer. “Identifying and removing friction points in the RV lifestyle is an important focus of the Global Innovation Team’s work. Creating an RV experience where reliable internet connectivity can be made available to RVs everywhere is incredibly important. Bringing this innovation to market will reshape the VR experience and lift up the global VR industry.”

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