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Small and Powerful Ku-band VSAT – 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 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
mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – Complete Solution for Small Boats
The TracPhone V3-IP is the key to mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0, the most complete satellite communications solution for the maritime industry. Enjoy the ease of a single provider for all the boat’s broadband needs – 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 boat’s airtime plan.
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Options & Accessories


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


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


Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime
Antenna Type
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

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 for details
IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available


IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available


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
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
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
Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3
Matching TracVision Unit

Standard - TV3

Alternate - TV5

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 for details.

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

FormsFile Info
Additional Authorized Representative Form PDF file 123 KB / 1 pg
Airtime Rate Plan Change & Suspension Policies/Form - Standard Plans PDF file 188 KB / 2 pg
Flex Airtime Rate Plan Change & Suspension Policies/Form - for Superyachts & Leisure PDF file 262 KB / 2 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
KVH Airtime and OneCare Technical Assistance End User Agreement PDF file 149 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 223 KB / 1 pg
mini-VSAT Broadband Hardware/Software Bundle Price Sheet PDF file 99 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3-IP/V3 Airtime Rate Sheet PDF file 223 KB / 2 pg
TracPhone V-IP series - Additional Mega & Flex Airtime Rate Plans for Superyachts & Leisure Customers PDF file 278 KB / 2 pg
PromotionsFile Info
International Customers: Exclusive Offer for FleetBroadband Customers - $2500 Cash Back 356 KB / 2 pages
International Customers: Upgrade Your TracPhone V3 or V7 to Take Full Advantage of mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 PDF file 325 KB / 2 pg
TracPhone V11 IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 159 KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V3IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 149KB / 1 pg
TracPhone V7IP Experience the Power - Bundle Offer PDF file 166 KB / 1 pg
U.S. Customers: Exclusive Offer for FleetBroadband Customers - $2500 Cash Back 366 KB / 2 pages
U.S. Customers: Upgrade Your TracPhone V3 or V7 to Take Full Advantage of mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 PDF file 325 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



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


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).


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.

  • 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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Introducing the NEW mini-VSSAT Broadband Network   airtime plans

  • World’s smallest marine VSAT system featuring 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter antenna, 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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.”

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 virus protection along with enhanced network security. Further enhance your network security by adding a new Global Static IP address, which is valid worldwide and designed to help protect your vessel from unwanted network traffic, scans, digital threats, and attacks. This new option also eliminates the need for multiple IP addresses to support different regions of the globe, reducing your monthly costs if your vessel currently uses a static IP with multiple public IPs.

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.

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.

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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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