TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle

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World’s Smallest Ku-band Maritime VSAT Plus Iridium Pilot® for Pole-to-pole Global Coverage
For mission-critical SATCOM everywhere your vessels travel, the 39 cm (15.5 inch) diameter TracPhone® V3-IP provides the economical, global solution. TracPhone V3-IP is the world’s smallest maritime VSAT antenna, designed exclusively for the mini-VSAT Broadband service – the world’s leading maritime VSAT network and the choice of patrol vessels and navies worldwide. With advanced ArcLight® spread spectrum technology, the V3-IP provides fast download speeds (up to 2 Mbps), reliable Internet and e-mail, and optimized voice communications. The TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle ensures pole-to-pole coverage.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) for Belowdecks Reliability and Ease of Use
TracPhone V3-IP features the ICM, which includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up, built-in CommBox Network Manager for onboard networking, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, VoIP adapter, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities all in one 2U-high unit.

With the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle, the ICM is preconfigured by KVH to ensure seamless integration:

  • TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband service is always chosen first
  • If the service becomes unavailable for any reason, onboard LAN and Wi-Fi networks automatically switch to Iridium OpenPort broadband service
  • The system automatically switches back to mini-VSAT Broadband airtime service as soon as it is available
  • Both the mini-VSAT Broadband and Iridium OpenPort airtime services are billed through KVH for the customer’s convenience

Complete Solution for Global Broadband Connectivity & More
With the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle, your vessels receive global connectivity and the most complete maritime communications solution – KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0. The features of mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 include fast Internet access, a variety of airtime plans, and global support.

The TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot Bundle System is controlled by the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, USC App 2401 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 730 et seq. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.


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Options & Accessories

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


Accessories

72-0666 : IP-MobileCast Set-top Box: Supports HDMI; includes remote control and HDMI cable; required for accessing content on Television sets

Specifications

Service Provider
TracPhone V3-IP:


Iridium Pilot:
Service
TracPhone V3-IP: mini-VSAT Broadband
Iridium Pilot: Iridium OpenPort
Antenna Type
TracPhone V3-IP: Ku-band
Iridium Pilot: L-band
Belowdecks Equipment
TracPhone V3-IP: Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
Iridium Pilot: Iridium Router
Service Coverage Area
TracPhone V3-IP: Seamless Worldwide Regions
Iridium Pilot: Global, pole-to-pole
Maximum Download Speed1
TracPhone V3-IP: 2 Mbps
Iridium Pilot: 134 Kbps
Maximum Upload Speed1
TracPhone V3-IP: 128 Kbps
Iridium Pilot: 134 Kbps
Billing Method

Metered (M)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
$0.49 USD
Antenna Dish Diameter
TracPhone V3-IP: 36.8 cm (14.5")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
TracPhone V3-IP:
39.4 cm (D) x 44.7 cm (h) / 11.3 kg
(15.5" (D) x 17.6" (h) / 25 lbs)

Iridium Pilot:
57 cm (D) x 23 cm (h) / 11 kg
(22.4" (D) x 9" (h) / 24.3 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: 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 kvh.com/globalcare for details
System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System
N/A
Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
49 cm (d) x 53 cm (h) / 13.6 kg
19" (d) x 21" (h) / 30 lbs
Elevation/Azimuth Range
TracPhone V3-IP: 7.5° to 75° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
TracPhone V3-IP: -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
TracPhone V3-IP: -35°C to +70ºC (-31°F to +158°F)
Heading Input
N/A
Antenna Unit Power
TracPhone V3-IP: 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)
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
TracPhone V3-IP: 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
Warranty
TracPhone V3-IP: Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3

Iridium Pilot: 5-year on equipment
Matching TracVision Unit

Standard - TV3

Alternate - TV5


* 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 www.kvh.com/warranty for details.

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

FAQ

A:

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

A:

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).

A:

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.

A:
  • 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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Highlights

Introducing the NEW mini-VSAT Broadband Network. Learn More!

  • Reliable, pole-to-pole coverage: TracPhone V3-IP paired with Iridium Pilot
  • Designed for mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – the complete maritime communications solution with faster data speeds at lower prices
  • TracPhone V3-IP – world’s smallest maritime VSAT system, designed exclusively for the No. 1 maritime VSAT service, mini-VSAT Broadband
  • Breakthrough new belowdecks unit – Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, and ArcLight spread spectrum modem with VoIP adapter, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • TracPhone V3-IP data speeds – up to 2 Mbps down, 128 Kbps up using mini-VSAT Broadband service
  • Iridium Pilot – compact, fully global system with pole-to-pole coverage
  • Iridium Pilot data speeds – up to 134 Kbps down and up using Iridium OpenPort broadband service
  • Rugged, high-performance TracPhone V3-IP design with superior tracking and stabilization
  • Preconfigured ICM ensures seamless integration between mini-VSAT Broadband service and Iridium OpenPort service
  • Both services billed through KVH for customer’s convenience


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 a CommBox software bundle.
  • 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
To find out more about the features of CommBox, click here

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 vessel is operating. Contact KVH’s airtime services group for details. Please note that this feature is not available with Iridium OpenPort Service.

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 streamlined belowdecks unit includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, and ArcLight spread spectrum modem with VoIP adapter, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities 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.



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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