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World's Smallest Maritime VSAT Provides Connectivity for Operational Efficiency
At 39 cm (15.5 inches) diameter, TracPhone V3-IP is the world’s smallest maritime VSAT, designed exclusively for the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT service – mini-VSAT Broadband. Advanced ArcLight® spread spectrum technology enables compact hardware design and outstanding performance — fast download speeds (up to 2 Mbps), reliable Internet and email, and optimized voice communications. Use TracPhone V3-IP to help meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements by affordably providing crew access to the Internet.

Integrated CommBox Modem – a Breakthrough Streamlined Belowdecks Unit
Created for the broadband era and its requirements for onboard networking, TracPhone V3-IP features KVH’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM):

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up and use
  • CommBox Network Manager, for onboard networking, least cost routing, web caching, and more
  • ArcLight spread spectrum modem
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • All in one streamlined belowdecks unit, just 2U high

Complete Maritime Communications Solution for Vessels as Small as 30 Ft.
The TracPhone V3-IP is the key to mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0, the most complete satellite communications solution for the maritime industry. Optimize the vessel’s operations with fast Internet access, airtime rates as low as $0.49 per MB, and phone calls for only $0.49 per minute worldwide. Also, receive gigabytes of entertainment and operations content every month with IP-MobileCast, without impacting the vessel’s airtime plan.

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Options & Accessories

Systems

01-0335-11 : TracPhone V3-IP; Ku-band Antenna; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

01-0335-13 : TracPhone V3-IP; Ku-band Antenna; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM); White Baseplate

01-0357-01 : TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle


Accessories

02-2103 : IP-MobileCast Commercial Maritime Media Server; Complete with Intel-based microprocessor; 4 swappable hard drives using RAID technology for data protection; multiple Ethernet LAN ports for flexibility in networ

02-2104 : IP-MobileCast Superyacht Media Server; Complete with Intel-based microprocessor; 4 swappable hard drives using RAID technology for data protection; multiple Ethernet LAN ports for flexibility in network configu


72-0537-01 :
Iridium Pilot; Optional Backup System for TracPhone V-Series

72-0666 : IP-MobileCast Set-top Box: Supports HDMI; includes remote control and HDMI cable; required for accessing content on Television sets

Specifications

Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service
Service
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime
Antenna Type
Ku-band
Belowdecks Equipment
Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
Service Coverage Area
Seamless Worldwide Regions
Maximum Download Speed1
2 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed1
128 Kbps
Billing Method

Metered (M)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

$0.49 USD

Antenna Dish Diameter
36.8 cm (14.5")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
39.4 cm (D) x 44.7 cm (h) / 11.3 kg
(15.5" (D) x 17.6" (h) / 25 lbs)
System Option: CommBox Software Bundles Available
Standard or Enterprise Packages - see “Featured Options” on product page for details
System Option: Built-in Crew Calling Gateway
Restrictions; contact Airtime Services for details
System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System
Available as standalone system (P/N: 72-0537-01) or V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle w/least cost routing (P/N: 01-0357-01); see product page for details.
System Option: IP-MobileCast Services

Available; contact KVH for details

System Options UCH-250 Fax Server
For enterprise-grade faxing over IP (P/N 19-0520); contact KVH for details
System Option: GlobalCare Premium Support Program
Available; see kvh.com/globalcare for details
IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available

Bronze, NEWSlink Print, Channels, SPORTSlink Channel

IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available

TRAININGlink, FORECASTlink, CHARTlink

MSRP (USD)

$16,995

Attractive Leasing
Options Available
Contact for Details
Elevation/Azimuth Range
7.5° to 75° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
(-13°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70ºC
(-31°F to +158°F)
Heading Input
N/A
Antenna Unit Power
DC; provided by ICM
ICM (BDU): Dimensions
42.6 cm (l) x 41.4 cm (w) x 2U (h) (16.8" x 16.3" x 2U)
rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions2
ICM (BDU): Weight
5.1 kg (11.25 lbs)
ICM (BDU): Temperature
Operating: -15°C to 55°C (5°F to 131°F);
Survival: -15°C to 70°C (5°F to 158°F)
ICM (BDU): Input Power
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 1.6 A max
ICM (BDU): Data Interfaces
4 Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 100 Mbps; 1 Wi-Fi 802.11; 3 USB ports
ICM (BDU): Voice Interfaces
1 RJ11 port for VoIP services
Remote Support
N/A
Certification
Complies with the specifications of EC directive 1999/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE), per compliance with EC directive 2006/95/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC and IEC 301-427
Warranty
Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3
Package –
Bronze Package
(Available on the V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP)

Available

Package –
Silver Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

Not Available

Package –
Gold Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

Not Available

Package –
Platinum Package
(Available on the V7-IP and V11-IP)

Not Available

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink TV
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Not Available

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink Premium Channel: CNN News
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Not Available

Independent Channel –
NEWSlink Premium Channel: BBC News
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Not Available

Independent Channel –
SPORTSlink
(May be purchased with or without a package)

Not Available

Special Event Channel –
SPORTSlink Special Events
(Requires subscription to any Package or Independent Channel)

Not Available


1 Published data speeds are maximum speeds and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
2 Optional Belowdecks Mounting Case (KVH Part No. 72-0368) available for vessels without a rack.
3 Unless subject to in-country regulations. Restrictions apply. Visit www.kvh.com/warranty for details.

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

Case StudiesFile Info
CASE STUDY - mini-VSAT Broadband Helps DSD Shipping Decrease SATCOM Costs, Increase Capacity - U.S. Format US (English) PDF file 438 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - mini-VSAT Broadband Helps DSD Shipping Decrease SATCOM Costs, Increase Capacity - A4 Format US (English) PDF file 390 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Nordic Maritime Singapore Relies on mini-VSAT Broadband for Operations and Crew Morale - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 398 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Nordic Maritime Singapore Relies on mini-VSAT Broadband for Operations, Crew Morale - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 442 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Nordic Tankers A/S chooses mini-VSAT Broadband service to improve business communications and increase crew services - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 413 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Nordic Tankers A/S chooses mini-VSAT Broadband service to improve business communications and increase crew services - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 413 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Seacat Services Sets a Higher Standard for Wind Farm Support Vessels with Affordable, Reliable SATCOM - A4 format PDF file 1.5 MB / 4 pg
CASE STUDY - Simonsen Chooses KVH’s TracPhone V7 to Cut Costs for Commercial Operations and Improve Crew Welfare on Chemical Tankers - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 495 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband help Vadero cut costs, enable future crew communications - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 490 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - TracPhone V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband help Vadero cut costs, enable future crew communications - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 490 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Trident Seafoods Chooses mini-VSAT Broadband for Fishery Management - A4 format US (English) PDF file 344 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Trident Seafoods Chooses mini-VSAT Broadband for Fishery Management - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 400 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Trident Seafoods escolhe o mini-VSAT Broadband da KVH para suportar programas de gestão de pesca baseados na Web - (Portuguese) PDF file 410 KB / 2 pg
CASE STUDY - Trident Seafoods Selecciona el mini-VSAT de Banda Ancha de KVH Para dar Soporte a Los Programas de Gestión de Pesca Basados en Web - (Spanish) PDF file 377 KB / 2 pg
FormsFile Info
Additional Authorized Representative Form PDF file 123 KB / 1 pg
Airtime Rate Plan Change & Suspension Policies/Form - Standard Plans PDF file 130 KB / 2 pg
IP-MobileCast Activation Order PDF file 993 KB / 5 pg
Iridium Service Activation Order PDF file 583 KB / 8 pg
KVH OneCare Extended Warranty Period Option Order PDF file 121 KB / 2 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime Services Activation Order PDF file 849 KB / 20 pg
myKVH Portal - Authorized User Form PDF file 159 KB / 1 pg
Policies and AgreementsFile Info
Declaration of Conformity - Asbestos Free Construction PDF file 220 KB / 1 pg
Declaration of Conformity - Product Asbestos Free Excel Document 32 KB / 1 pg
KVH Airtime and OneCare Technical Assistance End User Agreement PDF file 165 KB / 7 pg
KVH Industries, Inc. OneCare 2 Year/2 Year Limited Warranty Statement With Extended Warranty Option PDF file 38 KB / 2 pg
Professional Services Standard Terms and Conditions PDF file 44 KB / 2 pg
Price ListsFile Info
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Crew Calling Dialing Instructions, Zone Listings, and Rates PDF file 634 KB / 13 pg
KVH OneCare Global Extended Warranty Price List PDF file 259 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Hardware/Software Bundle Price Sheet PDF file 99 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT 하드웨어/소프트웨어 번들 가격표 - (Korean) PDF file 228 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT 宽带服务硬件/软件配套系统价格表 - (Mandarin) PDF file 228 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT 宽带服务软件和硬件成套系统价格表 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 228 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT 寬带服务軟體和硬體成套系統價格表 - (Traditional Chinese) PDF file 228 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3-IP/V3 Airtime Rate Sheet PDF file 223 KB / 2 pg
PromotionsFile Info
International Customers: Exclusive Offer for FleetBroadband Customers - $2500 Cash Back PDF file 413 KB / 2 pages
International Customers: Upgrade Your TracPhone V3 or V7 to Take Full Advantage of mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 PDF file 400 KB / 2 pg
TracPhone V11 IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 151 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 162 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V7IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 162 KB / 1 pg
U.S. Customers: Exclusive Offer for FleetBroadband Customers - $2500 Cash Back PDF file 396 KB / 2 pages
U.S. Customers: Upgrade Your TracPhone V3 or V7 to Take Full Advantage of mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 PDF file 395 KB / 2 pg
Technical DocumentsFile Info
TECH NOTES - Understanding SATCOM Costs, Metered Plans - This paper presents a quick look at the usage costs for common tasks when utilizing a maritime SATCOM system, including downloading weather maps, or sending e-mails and photos. PDF file 146 KB / 1 pg

FAQ

A:

Only FX plans are subject to BMC.  There are no protocol, application restrictions or speed controls for OP and Metered plans.

A:

Yes! All Open and Metered Plans deliver data at the network’s highest speeds, at a lower cost – 40% LESS expensive than our previous plans for the same amount of data at 50% higher speeds (Savings will vary based on selected plan).

A:

The following are the trigger guidelines for BMC:

BMC Trigger Guidelines

When a terminal has triggered BMC only data is affected. Voice is not affected and VoIP MBs do not contribute to BMC triggers.

A:
  • Unrestricted access to all applications and protocols
  • Prioritization of the subscriber’s traffic on the network with “Business Class Service”
  • Large data allowances with flexible, affordable additional gigabyte top-offs for use beyond standard monthly bundles
  • Seasonal Plans available for a 50% premium on monthly rate with $195/month charge for idle months
  • 2 phone lines available for TracPhone Enhanced Voice Service
Key Features OP Plans
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Highlights

Introducing the NEW mini-VSSAT Broadband Network

  • World’s smallest maritime VSAT system, just 39 cm (15.5 in) diameter and weighing only 11.3 kg (25 lbs)
  • Designed for mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – the complete maritime communications solution with faster data speeds at lower prices
  • Helps meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements with fast, affordable connectivity
  • Breakthrough new belowdecks unit – Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Download speeds as fast as 2 Mbps with plans starting at only $0.99/MB and as low as $0.49/MB
  • Crystal-clear phone calls worldwide at only $0.49 per minute
  • Modern, user-friendly browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Rugged, high-performance design with superior tracking and stabilization
  • Easy integration with Iridium Pilot for pole-to-pole, global coverage
  • Simple installation with fastest activation in the industry


Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities
TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) has a built-in CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager so customers can add CommBox networking functionality by simply activating the CommBox software bundle of their choice.

  • Choose the Standard Bundle for:
    - QuickBasic: least cost routing, bandwidth management, onboard firewall
    - QuickWeb: web caching, web image compression and ad removal, URL and
       content filtering
  • Choose the Enterprise Bundle for:
    - QuickBasic: least cost routing, bandwidth management, onboard firewall
    - QuickWeb: web caching, web image compression and ad removal, URL and
      content filtering
    - QuickFile: automated file transfers, differential synchronization
    - QuickMail: mail server, web mail client, anti-spam and anti-virus filters
    - QuickCrew: roaming crew accounts, prepaid Internet and e-mail services

For more information, visit CommBox.

KVH OneCare Global Support Program 
Broadband connectivity at sea represents a vital investment in your maritime operation. KVH OneCare Global Support is a comprehensive array of service offerings, all designed to leverage your investment in our satellite network technology to its fullest. KVH OneCare spans the entire lifecycle of your mini-VSAT Broadband solution, from design and selection of the best possible solution, to the smooth implementation of that solution, and post-deployment services and support to maximize long-term performance..

Virtual "Local" Numbers
The mini-VSAT Broadband voice service offers a fantastic cost-saving option – virtual “local” phone numbers. With this featured option, you may assign up to 5 virtual numbers to your TracPhone V3-IP phone line with calling codes specific to the states or countries of your choice. Share these numbers with your office and business contacts and they’ll avoid long-distance or international calling charges when calling you, regardless of where your vessel is operating. Contact KVH’s airtime services group for details.

IP-MobileCast Service – for Unmatched Content at Sea
KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service is an economical solution for crew morale and welfare, providing multicast delivery of rich content directly to subscribing vessels. TracPhone V3-IP’s ICM belowdecks unit is “IP-MobileCast-ready” and serves as the hub for receiving IP-MobileCast services on subscribing vessels; content can then be accessed by any onboard computer, set top box, or personal device.

TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle
For pole-to-pole global service with seamless integration, choose the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle. With this option, TracPhone V3-IP’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) is preconfigured by KVH so the vessel automatically chooses TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband service first, automatically switches to Iridium Pilot’s system and service when backup is needed, and automatically switches back to TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband as soon as service becomes available again. See details in “TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle Datasheet (pdf).”

Iridium Pilot Optional Backup
Available for active mini-VSAT Broadband accounts, Iridium Pilot can be added as a secondary system providing pole-to-pole global coverage for data and voice. The Iridium Pilot hardware must be purchased in addition to selecting an Iridium OpenPort airtime plan. With Iridium Pilot onboard and interfaced with V3-IP for least cost routing, the vessel’s LAN and Wi-Fi networks will automatically switch from TracPhone V3-IP/mini-VSAT Broadband service to Iridium Pilot/Iridium OpenPort service when needed. See details in “Iridium Pilot Optional Backup System for TracPhone V-IP Series (pdf).”



Exclusive Technology

World’s Smallest Maritime VSAT Antenna  The TracPhone V3-IP is a breakthrough maritime satellite communications product designed for the broadband era and its requirements for onboard networking. Developed by KVH specifically for the industry-leading mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone V3-IP uses a 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter antenna dish, in a 39 cm (15.5 inch) diameter antenna unit.

ArcLight® Technology 
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network takes a revolutionary approach to maritime satellite communications to maximize data and voice throughput while preventing interference to adjacent satellites. The network is based on ViaSat’s ArcLight Code Reuse Multiple Access (CRMA) spread spectrum technology, which significantly reduces contention issues, transmission delays, and offers more consistent speeds and shorter ping times resulting in faster web page loads compared to traditional Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) technology relied upon by other VSAT networks.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) 
TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough new streamlined belowdecks unit includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities all in a compact 2U unit for faster, trouble-free installations and user experience.

IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service
KVH’s IP-MobileCast service is an economical solution for crew morale and welfare, providing multicast delivery of rich content directly to subscribing vessels. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – Complete Maritime Communications Solution 
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 encompasses advanced technology and digital onboard tools for helping maritime operators increase operational efficiency, improve crew welfare, recruit and retain skilled seafarers, and enhance their security. The solution includes the advanced antenna technology of the TracPhone V-IP series systems; the MPLS security and global coverage of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network; the myKVH web portal for managing onboard data usage; and the unique multicasting content delivery of IP-MobileCast.



Satellite Coverage

The following satellite footprint information is intended as a general reference only. The satellite maps do not guarantee coverage and may change without notice. Also be aware that various conditions may cause signal quality to degrade along fringe coverage areas.

 mini-VSAT Broadband Satellite Coverage Map



Testimonials

"TracPhone V3 with mini-VSAT Broadband service delivers reliable onboard connectivity for our business and affordable Internet and phone service for the crew – all at a price we can afford."

Jeff Schaal, IT Director
Sause Bros.

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