TracPhone V7-HTS

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Next-generation HTS System — the High-Speed Revolution in Maritime Communications
The 3-axis, gyro-stabilized, 60 cm (24 inch) diameter TracPhone V7-HTS offers high-throughput global connectivity via next-generation satellites on the mini-VSAT Broadband Network. This comprehensive SATCOM solution includes:

  • Rugged, commercial-grade 60-cm antenna – smaller and up to 34 kg lighter than competing systems. 
  • Uncompromised download/upload speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps. 
  • Innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as your ultra-fast channel.
  • Advanced Ku-band network, with 25 million square miles of added coverage. Ku-band provides greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band networks.
  • Automatic, fast switching among high-speed network beams, ensuring seamless communications wherever your vessels travel.
  • A high-speed worldwide network that doesn't require antiquated L-band satellites for back up due to rain fade or network beam availability issues.

Delivering Valuable Benefits for Your Fleet and ITC Strategy
Every mission-critical system on every vessel in your fleet contributes to business effectiveness and profitability. That’s why TracPhone V7-HTS is designed specifically with the rigors of the commercial maritime environment in mind, and includes elements like:

  • 2U high all-in-one Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
  • Secure myKVH Portal with mini-VSAT Manager for unmatched control and monitoring
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and performance
  • IP-MobileCast compatibility to improve crew morale and reduce recruiting costs with delivery of daily news and licensed entertainment, plus keep your crew up-to-date with delivery of operational information such as charts, weather, and training
  • Option to purchase, lease, or take advantage of the unmatched flexibility offered by AgilePlans by KVH™

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Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service with HTS
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime for TracPhone V7-HTS
Antenna Type
Belowdecks Equipment
Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
Service Coverage Area
Seamless Worldwide Regions
Maximum Download Speed1
10 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed1
3 Mbps
Billing Method
High Speed (HS),
Unlimited Use (UL)
Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
Starting at $0.05/min USD
Antenna Dish Diameter
60 cm (24")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
66.6 cm (D) x 79.2 cm (h) / 26.1 kg
(26.1" (D) x 31.2" (h) / 57.6 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
Available; contact Airtime Services 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 for details
System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System
(P/N: 72-0537-01); see “Featured Options” for details
IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available
Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Packages include MOVIElink, TVlink, NEWSlink PRINT & MUSIClink.
Channels: NEWSlink PRINT, NEWSlink TV, SPORTSlink & EVENTlink
IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available




Ask about AgilePlans – No Commitment, Connectivity as a Service and Attractive Leasing Options Available
Contact for Details
Elevation/Azimuth Range
-24° to 119° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
-30°C to +55°C
(-22°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to 70ºC
(-31°F to 158°F)
Heading Input
NMEA 0183 magnetic or true heading
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)
Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3
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
Integrated GPRS modem for access by KVH technical support
Complies with the essential requirements of Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, which includes the safety objectives set out in Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and an adequate level of electromagnetic compatibility as set out in EMC Directive 2014/30/EU.
Package –
Bronze Package
(Available on the V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


* KVH is the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT supplier as measured by vessels equipped with mini‑VSAT Broadband service, according to NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 4th Edition, June 2016, and the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th Edition, March 2015.
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 for details.

Brochures & Datasheets

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

Airtime Rates and FeesFile Info
AgilePlans Airtime Rate Sheet PDF file 184 KB / 1 pg
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Crew Calling Dialing Instructions, Zone Listings, and Rates PDF file 634 KB / 13 pg
TracPhone V11/V11-IP & V7/V7-IP/V7-HTS – Enhanced Voice Service Long Distance Rate Sheet PDF file 376 KB / 6 pg
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 - U.S. format US (English) 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 - A4 format European English Translation 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 - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 490 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 - 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
Account Administration Form PDF file 164 KB / 1 pg
Airtime Rate Plan Change/Suspension Policies & Form PDF file 104 KB / 1 pg
IP-MobileCast Activation Service Order PDF file 844 KB / 5 pg
KVH OneCare Extended Warranty Service Order PDF file 207 KB / 2 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 Industries, Inc. OneCare 2 Year/2 Year Limited Warranty Statement With Extended Warranty Option PDF file 38 KB / 2 pg
KVH Master Services Agreement PDF file 223 KB / 7 pg
Professional Services Standard Terms and Conditions PDF file 56 KB / 2 pg
Price ListsFile Info
mini-VSAT Broadband Hardware/Software Bundle Price Sheet PDF file 122 KB / 1 pg
PromotionsFile Info
Exclusive Offer for FleetBroadband Customers - $2500 Cash Back PDF file 518 KB / 2 pg
Upgrade Your TracPhone V3 or V7 to Take Full Advantage of mini-VSAT Broadband PDF file 366 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 138 KB / 1 pg


Definitely! You can have up to five virtual numbers, enabling you to provide “local” numbers for your contacts in different states or countries to call.
When you get ready to activate your TracPhone V7-HTS, you will need to choose either a High Speed (HS) Plan or an Unlimited (UL) Data Plan. Once you do, you will then choose your other data channel, which can be either the free unlimited data plan or a free 2 GB of high speed data per month.
You do have the option to upgrade your second data channel, either by choosing a faster unlimited data channel speed or a larger monthly High Speed data package, if you wish. However, that isn’t required and you can just enjoy your free additional data channel every month.
Contact your local authorized KVH dealer. They can determine if your antenna is able to be upgraded and, if the answer is yes, exactly which upgrade kit will be needed. In many cases, it will be as simple as replacing the below-decks unit. On others, there might be a few antenna components that will need to be swapped out.
Absolutely! You’ll just need to work with your local authorized TracPhone dealer to activate the additional lines and install one or two additional multimedia terminal adapters (MTAs). Additional monthly service charges will apply.
No, High Speed (HS) plans, like our OP plans for the TracPhone VIP series, do not have any restrictions on protocols or applications so you can use the data and high speed however you wish.
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  • Rugged, powerful, compact Ku-band VSAT antenna, 60 cm (24 in) diameter, 26.1 kg (57.6 lbs)
  • A wide range of flexible and affordable data plans with speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (download/upload)
  • Global broadband connectivity with fully integrated network management
  • Exclusive dual channel configuration with innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as the ultra-fast channel
  • Helps meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements with fast, affordable connectivity
  • Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes everything required in one single box. It includes the modem, the network manager, ethernet switches, Wi-Fi, storage and even the ability to deliver onboard training
  • Modern, browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Vessel Tracking Service – Basic version included with 1-hour selection and 5 hours visibility of vessel position and track. Premium version also available
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines
  • 3-axis gyro-stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment tracks satellites from directly above the vessel on the equator to low on the horizon

Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities
TracPhone V7-HTS’s Integrated CommBox Modem is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit. It has a built-in CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager so customers can add CommBox networking functionality with a subscription to a software bundle and without needing to purchase hardware. It features a browser-based user interface and a convenient iPhone app for system status, updates, and support.

  • 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

Learn more about CommBox Network Services

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.

IP-MobileCast Service – for Unmatched Content at Sea

Utilizing advanced multicasting technology, KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service is the most economical and reliable way to bring movies, sports updates, world news, and news from home to crew members, and also meet vessel operational needs with delivery of charts, weather information, training and more. TracPhone V7-HTS’s ICM belowdecks unit 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 devices. A media server is required for digital rights managed content, i.e. movies, TV, and music.

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 TracPhone V7-HTS for least cost routing, the vessel’s LAN and Wi-Fi networks will automatically switch from TracPhone V7-HTS/mini-VSAT Broadband service to Iridium Pilot/Iridium OpenPort service when needed.

Global Static IP Addresses

KVH has established a global private terrestrial network that links all mini-VSAT Broadband teleports worldwide. This approach enables us to provide substantially more robust malware and threat detection along with enhanced network security. The network also allows KVH to offer a static IP service providing a single public IP address for your TracPhone V7-HTS no matter where it is operating in the world. This service allows secure addressability of a system on board your vessel from the Internet.

Virtual "Local" Numbers

The mini-VSAT Broadband voice service offers a fantastic cost-saving option – virtual “local” phone numbers. For an additional fee, you may assign up to five virtual phone numbers to each vessel phone line (a total of 2 voice lines with up to 5 virtual local numbers). Each of these numbers can be set up with a different country code and area/city code, allowing people on shore within those regions to avoid international or long-distance charges when they call the vessel.

Premium KVH Vessel Tracking Service

Immediate access to up to a year of vessel and fleet track history; latest position and weekly position reports; automatic, secure generation of position reports; in-app purchase only $49 USD per month per vessel. Available via the secure myKVH Portal's mini-VSAT Manager and offered to all KVH mini-VSAT Broadband subscribers.

Exclusive Technology

Enterprise-grade Ku-band VSAT Antenna

The TracPhone V7-HTS is a quantum leap in maritime satellite communications, offering high-throughput global connectivity via next-generation satellites as an overlay on the industry-leading mini-VSAT Broadband Network. Developed by KVH specifically for the mini-VSAT Broadband Network, TracPhone V7-HTS uses a 60 cm-diameter antenna dish, in a 66 cm-diameter radome. The 3-axis gyro-stabilized maritime VSAT antenna with a 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment boasts an extended elevation range of -24° to 119° ensuring that the antenna tracks satellites directly above the vessel to low on the horizon.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

TracPhone V7-HTS’s streamlined belowdecks unit includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, high-throughput Modem, VoIP, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities, storage and access for entertainment, operations, and Videotel training content delivered by IP-MobileCast, and support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit – all in one 2U box for faster, trouble-free installations and user experience.

IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service

KVH’s IP-MobileCast service delivers large files, including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports, TV shows and series, and premium movies. 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.

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