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Compact VSAT System with Built-in Network Manager is a Hard-working Satellite Communications Solution for Challenging Field Locations

Whether you have a field crew in a remote exploration area or an emergency response team in challenging conditions, you need reliable satellite communications for safety, security, and timely reporting from the field. The fully enclosed, rugged, 60 cm diameter TracPhone V7-IP® provides always-on broadband connectivity, crystal clear voice, and simplified network management, all via the extensive Ku-band
mini-VSAT Broadband network. With TracPhone V7-IP, you can count on:

  • Easy installations with fast activation so you can quickly deploy a M.A.N. (Mobile Area Network) at every field site, perfect for saving time and money in “rig up/rig down” situations
  • Compact, rugged hardware design – 85% smaller in volume than standard VSAT systems, and fully enclosed so antenna is protected from dust, dirt, and weather
  • Affordable airtime rates and flexible plans

For greater reliability and unparalleled ease of use, TracPhone V7-IP features the new streamlined, 2U-high Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), which includes:

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up 
  • ArcLight spread spectrum modem
  • Built-in CommBox Network Manager offers ease in creating secure networks for filing company confidential data and morning reports from the field, and efficiently running software applications
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • iPhone app for easy software updates and system monitoring

Turnkey System Provides Reliability and Single Vendor Solution

KVH delivers fully integrated hardware and service: KVH designs and manufactures the hardware, operates the satellite network, provides high-speed connectivity, manages the airtime, and offers 24/7/365 after-sale support. TracPhone V7-IP and the mini-VSAT Broadband service work seamlessly – in the field, on the road, and in the most challenging conditions.

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Options & Accessories

01-0283-15 : TracPhone V7-IP; HTS-READY 3-axis Ku-band Antenna; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

01-0361 : TracPhone V7-IP; HTS-READY 3-axis Ku-band Antenna in TracVision TV8 dome; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

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

19-0520 :
On-Go Universal Communication Hub (note: Service Requires $45/month service fee)

72-0501-01 :
Matching Dome Kit to place TracVision TV6/HD7 system into a TracPhone

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


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


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

Service Coverage Area1

Seamless Worldwide Regions
Maximum Download Speed1

3 Mbps

Maximum Upload Speed1
512 Kbps
Billing Method

Open (OP),
Metered (M),
Fixed (FX)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
Starting at $0.05 USD (speed-based plans)
$0.49 USD (metered plans)
Antenna Dish Diameter
60 cm (24")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
66.3 cm (D) x 79.2 cm (h) / 26.1 kg
(26.1" (D) x 31.2" (h) / 57.6 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
Elevation/Azimuth Range
-24° to 119° / 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
NMEA 0183 magnetic or true heading
Antenna Unit Power

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
Integrated GPRS modem for access by KVH technical 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

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.



No, Operating Support - Technical Assistance is an extension to a customer’s airtime service subscription and is mandatory. This means that a subscriber must select one option from three Technical Assistance Package’s that are designed to deliver the comprehensive support the customer requires.

Contact your local authorized KVH dealer. They can determine if your antenna is able to be upgraded and, if the answer is yes, exactly which upgrade kit will be needed. In many cases, it will be as simple as replacing the below-decks unit. On others, there might be a few antenna components that will need to be swapped out.

First let’s do the data usage calculation to understand the requirement based on this example.  With an average download speed of 64 Kbps for one hour you would consume 28.8MB (64 Kbps x 60 sec/min x 60 min/hour)/(8 bits/byte) = 28.8MB.  With a two hour 15MB trigger BMC for the FX 1 plan a customer would trigger BMC in the first ½ hour of the download.  For the remainder of time, once BMC triggered you would be reduced to a speed of 32 Kbps (see chart above) for that two hour window.  Therefore if this is a typical scenario for this vessel then a different plan or a monthly BMC option should be considered.

Let’s try an FX 2 plan and see if that is the right plan using the same scenario.  The FX 2 plan has a two hour BMC trigger of 30MB.  In the example above the download consumed 28.8MB in an hour at an average speed of 64 Kbps, which would not have triggered BMC.


The customer would give KVH a purchase order and KVH will work with the customer to schedule the work.


No. Professional Services is now named Application Engineering and Field Services is now named Solution Deployment.  There are no changes to the Professional Services or Field Services organizations just a name change.  What they have been delivering and providing remains the same.

  • OneCare – Application Engineering:
    • KVH works to leverage its catalog of proven solutions to minimize the amount of application engineering; however any custom work will be priced out based on the defined scope of work
    • Application Engineering still provides:
    • Pre-sales solution consulting
    • Pre-deployment activities
    • Post-deployment support
    • OneCare – Solution Deployment Options:
      • Local standard installation as quoted by Certified Support Network partner
      • Complex solution deployment quoted by KVH at customer request
      • Global fleet fit up coordination, leveraging onboard partner capabilities, quoted by KVH at customer request
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  • Always-on broadband connectivity and rugged, fully enclosed Ku-band VSAT antenna system
  • New 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 – all in one 2U high unit, for reliability, ease of use, and simplified network management
  • High-performance antenna solution in an affordable hardware package with the speeds of VSATs more than six times its size
  • Modern, user-friendly web browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Data rates as fast as 1 Mbps uploads, and 2 Mbps downloads
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines for crew calling, etc.
  • 3-axis gyro stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment for superior satellite tracking

Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities
TracPhone V7-IP’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) 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

    To find out more about the features of CommBox, click here.
GlobalCare Premium Support
While KVH offers the best standard warranty in the industry, we know some vessels and businesses 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 V7-IP customers. Starting with 24/7/365 dedicated hotline numbers to the GlobalCare Center, and using a tiered service support system worldwide, GlobalCare guarantees your business a new level of support and responsiveness should you experience a technical issue.

Exclusive Technology

Enterprise-grade Ku-band VSAT Antenna
The TracPhone V7-IP is an advanced VSAT satellite communications product developed by KVH specifically for the mini-VSAT Broadband network. TracPhone V7-IP uses a 60-cm diameter antenna dish, in a 66-cm diameter antenna unit. The 3-axis gyro-stabilized VSAT antenna with a 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment boasts an extended elevation range of -24° to 119° ensuring that the antenna has superior satellite tracking when the unit is in motion.

ArcLight® Technology
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network takes an advanced technology approach to 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 V7-IP features the streamlined ICM, which includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, VoIP, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities all in one 2U box 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.

 mini-VSAT Broadband Satellite Coverage Map

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