The new system enables vessels to receive global satellite phone service at sea, plus basic satellite Internet access
MIDDLETOWN, RI – September 15, 2015 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has introduced the TracPhone® Fleet One marine satellite communications antenna system, a 28 cm (11 in) diameter unit designed for vessels needing global satellite phone service and basic satellite Internet access. The TracPhone Fleet One complements KVH’s other Inmarsat-based offerings in the FleetBroadband family and its own extensive TracPhone product line for mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service.
Utilizing Inmarsat’s airtime service, the TracPhone Fleet One offers satellite phone service everywhere at sea except the polar regions, and provides data speeds up to 100 Kbps, typically sufficient for email and limited Internet access along the coast worldwide. The antenna system has an MSRP of $4,995, and the basic airtime plan provides 50 minutes of voice and 5 MB of data for just $49.99 per month – an affordable option for even the casual sailor or small fleet.
In addition, the TracPhone Fleet One system supports the free ‘505’ safety service, directing any emergency calls to a rescue center.
“The demand for satellite phone service and broadband connectivity at sea continues to grow, and KVH offers the most complete line of solutions,” says Brent Bruun, KVH executive vice president for mobile broadband. “From the weekend sailor or small fleet owner using Fleet One to the most sophisticated global commercial maritime operators taking advantage of our global mini-VSAT Broadband service, we offer a capability set and price point matched to customers’ needs.”
Note to Editors: For more information about the TracPhone Fleet One, please visit the KVH website, www.kvh.com/fleetone. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library, www.kvh.com/press-room/image-library.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 175,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. VideotelTM, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.