TracPhone FB150

TracPhone FB150
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Bring true broadband Internet connections along for your next trip to sun-drenched harbors and distant locales with KVH’s ultra-compact satellite communications system – the TracPhone FB150 with Inmarsat FleetBroadband service.

The TracPhone FB150 antenna is the smallest in KVH’s family of Inmarsat FleetBroadband-compatible TracPhone systems, perfect for leisure boats. The fully stabilized TracPhone FB150 offers IP data connections up to 150 Kbps and simultaneous voice and SMS service, all via Inmarsat’s trusted FleetBroadband network with its new I-4 satellite constellation ensuring service for the next 20 years and beyond!

Rely on broadband data to help save time and fuel while spending less time in the harbor and more time out on the water. Enjoy access to weather data, sea conditions, chart updates, friends, family, and the office. For the first time, broadband at sea is small enough and affordable enough for you to rely on wherever you cruise. And it’s all brought to you by KVH and Inmarsat, the leaders in maritime broadband.

By keeping your passengers and crew happy and connected to home, you are making an investment in your boat that will be valuable for years to come. 


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Options & Accessories

Systems

01-0319 : TracPhone FB150; Compact Dome; with 10m (32 ft.) antenna cable

01-0320 : TracPhone FB150; with 10m (32 ft.) antenna cable7


Accessories

01-0321 : TracPhone FB 150; Empty Dome/Baseplate; complete assembly


34-S67127570 :
Grounding Kit; for TracPhone FB150, FB250, FB500

34-S683742A-920 : Mast Mounting Kit; for TracPhone FB150/250


72-0421-SL :
Matching Dome Kit to place a TracPhone FB150 into a dome to match a TracVision M5 with Silver Baseplate; complete assembly

Specifications

Service Provider

Inmarsat
Airtime Services
KVH offers great
rates with special
benefits & services!
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Service

Inmarsat FleetBroadband

Service Coverage Area

Global

 

Maximum Download Speed1

150 Kbps

 

Maximum Upload Speed1

150 Kbps

Billing Method

Metered

Typical Cost per MB (see rate sheet)

$27.99 USD

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

$.79 USD

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
13" x 14"/11 lbs
(33 cm x 34 cm/5 kg)
Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
11” x 12”/9 lbs
(27 cm x 29 cm/4 kg)
Antenna Operating Temperature
-13°F to +131°F
(-25°C to +55°C)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-40°F to +185°F
(-40°C to +85°C)
Antenna Unit Power

10-32 VAC

Certification

Inmarsat approved; Compliant to RTTE, CE Marked

Warranty
1 Year Parts; 1 Year Labor2
Matching TracVision Unit
Standard - M1 
Alternate - not available

1 Published data speeds are maximum speeds and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
2 Unless subject to in-country regulations. Restrictions apply. Visit www.kvh.com/warranty for details.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - TracPhone FleetBroadBand - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 2.4 MB / 4 pg
BROCHURE - TracPhone FleetBroadBand - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 2.4 MB / 4 pg
DATASHEET - TracPhone FB150 - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
DATASHEET - TracPhone FB150 - A4 format European English Translation PDF file 1.1 MB / 2 pg

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

FAQ

A:
KVH supports our Inmarsat airtime customers with a world-class customer service department staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you ever have a problem or question about your Inmarsat service, help is always available to solve your problem fast.

KVH is also the first company to offer on-line viewing of detailed account and usage information for your satellite service. Never deal with paper statements again! With KVH Inmarsat airtime service, you will have the convenience of viewing your detailed billing information on-line, wherever you travel. To access your on-line account information, visit the Inmarsat Airtime from KVH page.
A:

FleetBroadband is the newest maritime satellite communications and Internet service from Inmarsat. It operates using Inmarsat's new I-4 satellites and offers faster data rates (up to 432 Kbps) and lower costs in more compact antennas with global coverage.

Inmarsat Fleet, which has been available since 2002, offers global voice, fax, and Internet, with data rates as fast as 128 Kbps via KVH's TracPhone F77 system.

A:

While the domes protecting these antennas may look the same, the TracPhone V7 and KVH's Inmarsat FleetBroadband-compatible TracPhone systems offer a range of differences as well as complementary benefits.

The TracPhone FB500, FB250, and FB150 systems work with Inmarsat FleetBroadband service. It offers:

• Global voice, Internet and fax service
• Data rates ranging by plan from 128 to 432 Kbps
• Unsurpassed reliability in all weather and sea conditions

The TracPhone V7 uses the breakthrough mini-VSAT Broadband service, a new technology that offers:


• Global high-speed marine broadband Internet
• Data rates as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 MB (download)
• Voice service that can support multiple lines simultaneously
• Choice of fixed-fee, data rate-based and open-rate, pay-by-the-megabyte subscription plans
• Fully integrated design developed by KVH Industries and ViaSat

A:
Absolutely! KVH provides outstanding rates on a variety of Inmarsat services, including Inmarsat FleetBroadband, Fleet, mini-M, Inmarsat-C, and mini-C. If you currently use a non-KVH product that is compatible with these services, we encourage you to compare our prices and sign up for Inmarsat airtime from KVH. We offer 24/7 customer support, on-line account management, and flexible service packages.

For complete information regarding available services and KVHís outstanding rates, visit the Inmarsat Airtime from KVH page.
A:
Yes! KVH's TracPhone systems are all designed to offer Internet and e-mail access along with voice connections.
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Highlights

An Introduction to Inmarsat FleetBroadband
  • Uses powerful FleetBroadband service from Inmarsat
  • A choice of airtime plans to fit your needs1
  • Broadband data rates as fast as 150 Kbps
  • Inmarsat Airtime Services provided by KVH offer exclusive airtime benefits and a single point of contact for both hardware and airtime questions
  • Always-on connection for e-mail, Internet and Intranet (via secure VPN)
  • Compact design for easy installation and simple below-decks connections to your computer and phones
  • Inmarsat FleetBroadband Activation Process Checklist - Use this handy activation process checklist to ensure you submit all necessary forms for activating your system
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

1 See Inmarsat Airtime Services rate plans for details.

Featured Options

  • Complementary System
    Looking for a matching satellite TV system for a stylish dual-dome installation? The TracPhone FB150 is a perfect match for the TracVision M1.

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.

 Inmarsat FleetBroadband Satellite Coverage Map

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