TracPhone V3-IP

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Small and Powerful Ku-band VSAT is an ideal onboard Broadband Solution
Stay connected so you can spend more time onboard your boat or yacht! For high-quality, always-on broadband data connections, an integrated voice line for crystal-clear calls, and data speeds as fast as 2 Mbps, choose KVH’s ultra-compact 37 cm (14.5 inch) TracPhone® V3-IP antenna and the worldwide mini-VSAT Broadband network – the no. 1 maritime VSAT service. TracPhone V3-IP’s exclusive ArcLight® spread spectrum technology enables use of small, powerful antennas with no compromise in coverage or data speed.

Streamlined Belowdecks Unit Simplifies Life Onboard
TracPhone V3-IP features the new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) for easy installation and use. The ICM is a streamlined belowdecks unit that combines everything needed into one 2U high enclosure:
  • IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up and use
  • CommBox™ Network Manager to make is easy to set up unique Internet access for owner, crew, and guests
  • ArcLight spread spectrum modem
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
Affordable Solution for Broadband Connectivity Today and Tomorrow
Compact enough for boats as small as 30 feet, TracPhone V3-IP enables you to stay connected to family, friends, and your office. It is the ideal replacement for older satellite services that are being discontinued or provide service that is too expensive and slow to be practical. Our airtime plans offer rates as low as $0.49 per MB, with all plans offering phone calls for only $0.49 per minute worldwide. Best, with TracPhone V3-IP’s ICM, you’re ready for the next wave in onboard connectivity: KVH’s IP-MobileCast™ service – providing multicast delivery of news, movies, and entertainment directly to subscribing boats.
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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

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

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

Typical Cost per MB (see rate sheet)

<$1.00 USD

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
Coming soon; contact KVH for details
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
(-13°F to +131°F)
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
Elevation/Azimuth Range
7.5° to 75° / 720° rotation
Antenna Unit Power
DC; provided by ICM
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70ºC
(-31°F to +158°F)
Heading Input
N/A
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
Matching TracVision Unit
Standard - M3
Alternate - M5
Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
49 cm (d) x 53 cm (h) / 13.6 kg
19" (d) x 21" (h) / 30 lbs

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 - Seacat Services Sets a Higher Standard for Wind Farm Support Vessels with Affordable, Reliable SATCOM - A4 format PDF file 1.5 MB / 4 pg
FormsFile Info
Additional Authorized Representative Form PDF file 508 KB / 1 pg
Airtime Rate Plan Change & Suspension Policies/Form PDF file 180 KB / 2 pg
Iridium Service Activation Order PDF file 565 KB / 7 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime Services Activation Order PDF file 598 KB / 13 pg
Policies and AgreementsFile Info
GlobalCare Premium Support Program Agreement PDF file 1.7 MB / 4 pg
KVH Airtime Services End User Agreement PDF file 152 KB / 6 pg
KVH Industries, Inc. 2 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 42 KB / 1 pg
Professional Services Standard Terms and Conditions PDF file 93 KB / 2 pg
Price ListsFile Info
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Crew Calling Dialing Instructions, Zone Listings, and Rates PDF file 634 KB / 13 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Hardware/Software Bundle Price Sheet PDF file 99 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3-IP & V3 Airtime Rate Sheet PDF file 166 KB / 2 pg
PromotionsFile Info
TracPhone V3-IP "Get Broadband Onboard" Bundle Promotion PDF file 80 KB / 1 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:
Yes! KVH's TracPhone systems are all designed to offer Internet and e-mail access along with voice connections.
A:
To ensure crystal clear phone calls Crew Calling is not recommended. More than one outgoing call could sacrifice call quality due to a maximum V3-IP upload bandwidth of up to 128 Kbps. It is an option with the V7-IP and V11-IP where the maximum upload bandwidth is up to 1 Mbps.
A:

Are you a TracFone cell phone user who needs to activate your phone or buy more minutes/airtime?

We're sorry but you have us confused with another company. We are KVH Industries, the manufacturer of the award-winning line of TracPhone® global satellite communication systems. We have nothing to do with Tracfone cell phones, calling cards, etc. Tracfone products, including pre-paid cellular phones, calling cards, and pre-paid airtime are all offered by Tracfone National Pre-paid Wireless. Click here for Tracfone cell phone activations or to purchase additional minutes.

Do you need to activate a KVH TracPhone satellite communications system for use with mini-VSAT Broadband or Inmarsat service?

Activating your award-winning KVH TracPhone SATCOM system is an easy matter, regardless of what service you are using.

Are you a mini-VSAT Broadband subscriber? If yes, then click here for step-by-step instructions and all necessary forms to activate your mini-VSAT Broadband-compatible TracPhone system.

Are you an Inmarsat airtime subscriber? If yes, then click here for step-by-step instructions and all necessary forms to activate your Inmarsat-compatible TracPhone system.

A:

TracPhone V11-IP - Dual-mode C-/Ku-band antenna for the ultimate in global VSAT connectivity – A 1.1 meter antenna with C-/Ku-band service

TracPhone V7-IP - Fully integrated, enterprise-grade solution for broadband connectivity and onboard network management from a 60 cm antenna with Ku-band service

TracPhone V3-IP - The world’s smallest maritime VSAT, with faster data speeds and lower airtime costs than competitors from a 37 cm antenna with Ku-band service

A:
Yes, the Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) also serves as the onboard gateway to receive, cache, and distribute the exciting new applications and content from KVH’s new IP-MobileCast service delivered over the top of the vessel’s broadband plan.
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Highlights

Introducing the NEW mini-VSSAT Broadband Network VIP Get Broadband Onboard Promotion

  • World’s smallest marine VSAT system featuring 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter antenna, designed exclusively for the No. 1 maritime VSAT service, mini-VSAT Broadband
  • 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
  • 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
  • Expanded network capacity – ArcLight’s new Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM) technology has doubled the mini-VSAT Broadband network’s capacity
  • 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
  • Complete end-to-end solution with one provider for antenna system hardware, satellite network, airtime plans, 24/7/365 support

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.

GlobalCare Premium Support 
While KVH offers the best standard warranty in the industry, we know some boats have critical connectivity needs and, as a result, may want an added level of service and support. That’s why we offer the GlobalCare Premium Support Program for TracPhone V3-IP customers. Starting with 24/7/365 dedicated hotline numbers to the GlobalCare Center, and using a tiered service support system worldwide, GlobalCare guarantees a new level of support and responsiveness should you experience a technical issue.

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 boat is operating. Contact KVH’s airtime services group for details.


TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle
For pole-to-pole global service with seamless integration, choose the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle. With this option, TracPhone V3-IP’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) is preconfigured by KVH so the boat 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 product page for details

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 boat’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.”

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.

End-to-end SATCOM Solution
Choosing mini-VSAT Broadband for satellite communications service provides a unique benefit: the reliability and simplicity of a one-stop solution. KVH operates the mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network, manufactures the TracPhone V-IP series antenna hardware, manages the airtime service, provides pre-sale and after-sale support, and can offer customized solutions and services every step of the way. The benefit: greater reliability, flexibility, quality, and overall ease of use for the customer.

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.

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