TracPhone V3-HTS

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The speed and power for every connection you need when you’re on the move

Whether you’re responding to emergencies, working in remote locations, or traveling over rough terrain, TracPhone V3-HTS, the ultra-compact 37 cm Ku-band mobile VSAT system from KVH, provides the reliable communications you need.

Until now, the speed and global connections offered by the V3-HTS were only available on much larger terrestrial systems. In fact, the TracPhone V3-HTS performs better than leading competing Ku-band VSAT antennas measuring as large as 85 cm, so you have the reliable communications you need for safety, security, and timely reporting from the field.

The TracPhone V3-HTS is a complete solution and offers:

  • A commercial-grade antenna with high-performance stabilization and tracking
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and performance
  • Uncompromised download/upload speeds as fast as 5/2 Mbps1
  • Flexible metered airtime plans that provide:
    • Unmatched network speeds available at all times
    • Flexible monthly plans
    • Ability to select different plans or temporarily suspend service
The most advanced mobile VSAT network available

KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network uses new, advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and Sky Perfect JSAT to deliver the fastest network speeds and coverage available.

1Data rates are rate plan maximums and may vary in different regions and under different conditions

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Service Provider
mini-VSAT Broadband Service with HTS
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband HTS
Antenna Type
Belowdecks Equipment
Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

Service Coverage Area1

Seamless Worldwide Regions
Maximum Download Speed1
5 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed1

2 Mbps

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: OneCare Premium Support Program
Available; see for details
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
7.7° to 75° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
-30°C to +55°C
(-22°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70ºC
(-31°F to +158°F)
Heading Input
Antenna Unit Power

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 250W max

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, 260W 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 essential requirements of Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, which includes the safety objectives set out in Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and an adequate level of electromagnetic compatibility as set out in EMC Directive 2014/30/EU.
Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3

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.

Brochures & Datasheets


TracPhone V7-HTS – New 60 cm antenna with dual channel configuration, including a 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (download/upload) high speed channel and an unlimited data use channel along with a Ku-band footprint 25 million square miles larger than available via the VIP-series antennas

TracPhone V3-HTS – At 37 cm, it’s the world’s fastest, lightest ultra-compact marine VSAT antenna, delivering speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up), faster than the leading competing 60-85 cm Ku band VSAT antennas

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 - An ultra-compact maritime VSAT offering data speeds as fast as 2 Mbps/128 Kbps (down/up).

Yes, the Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) has built in Wi-Fi and 4 available LAN ports.
Yes, KVH’s professional services team can help with network design, assembly and testing of integrated onboard terminal systems, project management, training, installation of onboard terminals, and creation of vessel monitoring and notification systems.
No, the TracPhone products include their own voice service, which is specifically designed and managed for reliable operation in a mobile satellite environment.
Via the myKVH portal, accessible via The myKVH portal provides easy access not only to your product information but also the mini-VSAT Manager suite of tools, including vessel location, online/offline status, signal strength, vessel tracking, crew data allocation, and more. myKVH access is given first at the time of activation of the terminal and then by request via KVH Airtime Services.
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  • World’s fastest, lightest ultra-compact mobile VSAT system measuring 37 cm that outperforms leading competing 60 – 85 cm Ku-band antennas
  • Rugged, ultra-compact, commercial-grade system housed in dome measuring, 39.4 cm D x 44.7 cm h (15.5" D x 17.6" h) / 11.3 kg (25 lbs)
  • Data speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)
  • Automatic fast switching among the network’s worldwide, redundant beams, ensuring seamless and reliable communications wherever you travel
  • Global connectivity and crystal-clear voice calls via advanced next-generation Ku-band satellites on the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network
  • Affordable metered airtime plans
  • Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) contains everything required in one single box including Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, versatile network management software with least-cost routing, built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet, and storage.
  • Vehicle Tracking Service – Basic version included with 1-hour selection and 5 hours visibility of vehicle position and track; Premium version also available
  • Advanced network-level firewall with automated threat management to provide additional security

Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities

TracPhone V3-HTS’s Integrated CommBox Modem is a streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit. It has a built-in CommBox Network Manager so customers can add CommBox networking functionality with a subscription to a software bundle and without needing to purchase hardware.

  • 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

Learn more about CommBox Network Services

KVH OneCare Global Support Program

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.

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 threat detection along with enhanced network security. The network also allows KVH to offer a static IP service providing a single public IP address for your TracPhone V3-HTS no matter where it is operating in the world. This service allows secure addressability of a system on board your vehicle from the Internet.

Virtual "local" Numbers

The mini-VSAT Broadband voice service offers a fantastic cost-saving option – virtual “local” phone numbers. For an additional fee, you may assign up to five virtual local phone numbers to the phone line. Each of these numbers can be set up with a different country code and area/city code, allowing people within those regions to avoid international or long-distance charges when they call you.

Premium KVH Vehicle Tracking Service

Immediate access to up to a year of vehicle and fleet track history; latest position and weekly position reports; automatic, secure generation of position reports; in-app purchase only $49 USD per month per vehicle. Available via the secure myKVH Portal's mini-VSAT Manager and offered to all KVH mini-VSAT Broadband subscribers.

Exclusive Technology

The TracPhone V3-HTS offers global connections and unmatched speed using new, advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and from SKY Perfect JSAT.

mini-VSAT Manager – creating confidence through control

The secure myKVH portal’s mini-VSAT Manager suite of tools gives you valuable insight and control over data usage to manage your operational and personal use.

  • Set up and receive usage alerts and see detailed daily and monthly usage reports to stay up to date on your monthly data consumption.
  • View your vehicle’s track with up to one year of position data updated as frequently as every 90 seconds.
The all-new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

The powerful ICM with its high-throughput modem, Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, versatile network management software with least-cost routing, and built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet is the streamlined all-in-one unit that drives the TracPhone V3-HTS.

The Most Advanced Maritime Network Available

KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network offers unmatched speed and coverage using new next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. Highlights include:

  • KVH’s new HTS network with 65 million square kilometers (25 million square miles) added to KVH’s already industry-leading Ku-band coverage
  • Greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band services, so you are connected when you need to be
  • Crystal-clear, prioritized VoIP service for exceptional call quality. In addition, system supports Wi-Fi Calling via compatible cell phones2
  • Fast, automatic switching among the network’s worldwide, redundant beams, ensuring seamless and reliable communications wherever you’re required to go
  • 2Requires Wi-Fi Calling support via your cell phone service provider

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