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Full Onboard IT & Communications Solution
Commercial fleets require secure, integrated tools to support business efficiency, crew morale, regulatory compliance, and safety needs even if there are limited IT skills on the vessel. KVH’s CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager is the most complete network management tool available for mariners, offering superior flexibility and reliability to competing hardware- and software-only solutions. That’s why more than 1,000 vessels worldwide rely on the KVH CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager to get more out of their onboard communications. CommBox offers:

  • Web caching and web image compression to reduce bandwidth requirements
  • Enterprise extension: remote PC management for customer IT departments
  • Integrated e-mail server, firewalls, and security
  • Least cost routing and bandwidth management for multiple communications carriers
  • Unique networks for operations, charters and/or crew
  • Complete Internet cafe and VoIP solution
  • Content filtering

Flexible Network Management Solutions for Every Vessel's Needs
At the core of the CommBox solution is its outstanding level of flexibility. You choose the equipment and features that best suit each vessel. The fully-configurable CommBox is compatible with any maritime communications service (including Inmarsat, mini-VSAT Broadband, VSAT, GSM, Wi-Fi, etc.) – and comes as built-in hardware with KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP, V7-IP, V11 and V11-IP. CommBox offers unmatched optimization and cost savings whether you operate one vessel or a fleet of 500.


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Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - KVH CommBox PDF file 818 KB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - O Melhor Gerenciador da Rede de Continente/Embarcação - (Portuguese) PDF file 721 KB / 2 pg
BROCHURE - 究極の船陸間ネットワーク マネージャ - (Japanese) PDF file 750 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickCrew PDF file 709 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickCrew クルーのインターネット & E メール管理用のパワフルなモジュール - (Japanese) PDF file 777 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickCrew 提供船员互联网和电子邮件的强大软件模块 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 736 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickCrew 提供船員互聯網和電子郵件的強大軟體模塊 - (Traditional Chinese) PDF file 742 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickCrew 선원 인터넷 및 이메일을 위한 강력한 모듈 - (Korean) PDF file 742 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickFile PDF file 219 KB / 1 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickFile 手頃な価格で確実な転送を実現する多機能モジュール - (Japanese) PDF file 453 KB / 1 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickFile 灵活多样的软件模块,实现安全廉价的文件传送 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 527 KB / 1 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickFile 靈活多樣的軟體模塊,實現安全廉價的文檔傳送 - (Traditional Chinese) PDF file 514 KB / 1 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickFile 저렴한 비용으로 안전하게 전송할 수 있는 다기능 모듈 - (Korean) PDF file 514 KB / 1 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickMail PDF file 778 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickMail データ使用量を削減する柔軟性に優れた E メールモジュール - (Japanese) 832 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickMail 灵活的电子邮箱软件, 减少数据用量 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 598 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickMail 靈活的電子郵箱軟體,減少數據用量 - (Traditional Chinese) PDF file 742 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickMail 데이터 사용량을 줄이기 위한 다기능 이메일 모듈 - (Korean) PDF file 742 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickWeb PDF file 964 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickWeb ウェブ閲覧コストを削減するパワフルなモジュール - (Japanese) 948 KB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickWeb 减少网页浏览成本的强大软件模块 - (Simplified Chinese) PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickWeb 減少網頁瀏覽成本的強大軟體模塊 - (Traditional Chinese) PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - KVH CommBox QuickWeb 웹 브라우징 비용을 절감하기 위한 강력한 모듈 - (Korean) PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

FormsFile Info
KVH OneCare Extended Warranty Period Option Order PDF file 121 KB / 2 pg
TracPhone V11IP/V11, V7-IP & V3-IP CommBox Commissioning Form PDF file PDF: 74 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V7 and V3 CommBox Commissioning Form PDF file PDF: 75 KB / 1 pg
Policies and AgreementsFile Info
CommBox Software Maintenance and Support - Subscription Conditions - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 184 KB / 1 pg
CommBox Software Maintenance and Support - Subscription Conditions - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 176 KB / 1 pg
KVH Airtime and OneCare Technical Assistance End User Agreement PDF file 223 KB / 7 pg
KVH Industries, Inc. 2 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 31 KB / 1 pg
KVH Industries, Inc. OneCare 2 Year/2 Year Limited Warranty Statement With Extended Warranty Option PDF file 38 KB / 2 pg
Price ListsFile Info
KVH CommBox Commercial Price List - A4 format; Japanese Japanese PDF file 168 KB / 1 pg
KVH CommBox Commercial Price List PDF file 101 KB / 1 pg
KVH CommBox Folheto de Preços Comerciais - A4 format; Portuguese Portuguese PDF file 188 KB / 1 pg
KVH CommBox Lista de Precios Comerciales - A4 format; Spanish Spanish PDF file 99 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
Technical DocumentsFile Info
TECH DOCUMENT – New Features in CommBox 2012 (v1.5.1) PDF file 141 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – New Features in CommBox 2012 (v1.5.2) PDF file 155 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2013 (v1.6) PDF file 143 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2013 (v1.6.1) PDF file 138 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2013 (v1.6.5) PDF file 147 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2014 (v1.7) PDF file 138 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2014 (v1.8) PDF file 138 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2014 (v1.9) PDF file 135 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2015 (v1.10.1) PDF file 185 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2015 (v1.11) PDF file 138 KB / 1 pg
TECH DOCUMENT – Release Notes for CommBox 2016 (v1.12) PDF file 143 KB / 1 pg

FAQ

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Yes.  The TracPhone Fleet One uses GPS positioning system by default, but you can select between GPS, Beidou (Chinese satellite navigation system), GPS and Beidou and GPS and GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System).


Highlights

  • Least cost routing between multiple communications services, with easy-to-configure rules and filters for efficient business at sea and to maximize savings
  • Roaming crew accounts that allow crew members to prepay and access their Internet and e-mail accounts from any vessel in the fleet with a single login
  • Data compression, web caching, and web acceleration to reduce costs and optimize the performance of every communications system on every vessel
  • Easy file transfers from ship to shore and shore to ship, including file compression and synchronization among files and folders
  • Real-time reporting on communications usage and status for each vessel and the fleet as a whole
  • IP routing for remote operations and diagnostics of the vessel network right from fleet headquarters
  • Configurable firewalls and encryption for data and network security


Featured Options

  • Fully Integrated Onboard Networking with CommBox & mini-VSAT Broadband
    Combining your CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager with a KVH TracPhone V-series antenna system delivers the most complete IT&C solution for your commercial fleet, ensuring optimal performance and efficient operations. CommBox is built into the new TracPhone V3-IPTracPhone V7-IP and V11-IP systems.
  • 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.


Built-in Hardware Options

TracPhone V11-IP, V7-IP and V3-IP with ICM The TracPhone V-IP series features KVH’s new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) with a built-in CommBox Network Manager, giving your vessel dedicated onboard networking hardware within the system's streamlined belowdecks unit – the ICM – by activating the appropriate optional software bundle as a service with a monthly charge. Learn more about TracPhone V-IP series.

Software Options for TracPhone V-IP Series

The CommBox Network Manager offers an array of value-added capabilities available through a series of “Quick” software modules. The Standard and Enterprise bundles are designed to create the perfect solution for all onboard networking needs.


Standard Bundle

Enterprise Bundle

KVH CommBox QuickBasic provides management of off-vessel communications paths, with configurable firewall rules per connection.

  • Least Cost Routing
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Onboard Firewall

KVH CommBox QuickWeb dramatically reduces the bandwidth requirements needed for web surfing as well as the cost for pay-per-byte transmissions. Web traffic is compressed in real time, advertisements are removed, and content is cached locally on the vessel CommBox.

  • Web Caching
  • Web Image Compression and Ad Removal
  • URL and Content Filtering

KVH CommBox QuickFile seamlessly and cost effectively transfers files to and from your vessels as if they were a part of your office network. Set up directories or specific files to be synchronized from ship to shore and from shore to ship.

  • Automated File Transfers
  • Differential Synchronization

KVH CommBox QuickMail provides commercial fleets with a dedicated e-mail capability that either works as a stand-alone e-mail application or can easily interface with a vessel’s existing network and IT infrastructure.

  • Mail Server
  • Web Mail Client
  • Anti-spam and Anti-virus Filters

KVH CommBox QuickCrew makes it easy to give crew members Internet and e-mail access wherever they go. Roaming e-mail ensures that crew e-mails are never “lost”, by providing each crew member with one personal e-mail account for use on any vessel in the fleet, as well as on shore.

  • Roaming Crew Accounts
  • Prepaid Internet and E-mail Services
Activate the bundle that fits your needs!
Contact KVH Network Services for a consultation to assess your needs and determine the right package for your application at satelliteservices@kvh.com


Software Options for Other SATCOM Systems

The CommBox Network Manager offers an array of value-added capabilities available through a series of "Quick" software modules, creating module-by-module flexibility to meet all onboard networking needs.

QuickBasic™
Available out of the box with both the CommBox R8 and C2:

  • Least cost routing
  • Bandwidth management
  • Onboard firewall

QuickWeb™

  • Web caching
  • Web image compression and ad removal
  • URL and content filtering

QuickFile™

  • Automated file transfer
  • Differential synchronization

QuickMail™

  • Mail server
  • Web mail client
  • Anti-spam and anti-virus filters

QuickCrew™

  • Roaming crew accounts
  • Prepaid Internet and e-mail services


Testimonials

"We chose the CommBox because we feel it is the most flexible and multifunctional ship/shore data communication solution on today's market. CommBox provides a comprehensive solution for security, emails, automatic file transfers, compression, full IP routing, web acceleration and more, with highly reduced airtime costs."
- Frank Eggert; Electrical Superintendent; Chemikalien Seetransport GmbH

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