TracPhone V7-HTS

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Slow Down and Enjoy Blazing Speeds with the Next-Generation HTS System

Offering the speed and reliability you want for your onboard communications, TracPhone V7-HTS delivers seamless global coverage with download/upload speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps. This advanced new solution allows you to enjoy fast data rates perfect for streaming HD content or video chatting with friends and family—allowing you to enjoy the Internet as you would at home.

The Most Advanced Maritime Network Available

TracPhone V7-HTS’s global connections and fast speeds are made possible by new, advanced Ku-band satellites. KVH’s managed HTS network offers valuable advantages for personal, operational, and crew connections, including:

  • 25 million square miles added to KVH’s already industry-leading Ku-based coverage, delivering unprecedented coverage for a service with speeds as fast as 10/3 Mbps (download/upload)
  • Greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band networks
  • A high-speed worldwide network that doesn't require antiquated L-band satellites for back up due to rain fade or network beam availability issues
  • Automatic, fast switching among high-speed network beams ensuring seamless communications
Because Connections Matter...

Communications are critical for your yacht’s operations as well as ensuring that everyone on board enjoys the benefits of broadband connections to keep connected when at sea. That’s why TracPhone V7-HTS is designed specifically with the rigors of the marine environment in mind, and includes elements like:

  • Innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as your ultra-fast channel
  • 2U high all-in-one Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and performance
  • Secure myKVH Portal with mini-VSAT Manager for unmatched control and monitoring
  • IP-MobileCast compatibility to keep everyone onboard happy with delivery of daily news and licensed entertainment, and your captain and crew up-to-date with delivery of operational information such as charts, weather, and training

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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 Area
Seamless Worldwide Regions
Maximum Download Speed1
10 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed1
3 Mbps
Billing Method

High Speed (HS),
Unlimited Use (UL)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
Starting at $0.05/min USD
Antenna Dish Diameter
60 cm (24")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
66.6 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: Built-in Crew Calling Gateway
Available; 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: OneCare Premium Support Program
Available; see for details
System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System
(P/N: 72-0537-01); see “Featured Options” for details
IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available

Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum entertainment packages include MOVIElink, TVlink & NEWSlink PRINT. 
Additional Entertainment Channels:
NEWSlink TV, SPORTSlink & EVENTlink
TRAININGlink Basic Training Package

IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available


Elevation/Azimuth Range
-24° to +119° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
-30°C to +55°C
(-22°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-30°C to 70°C
(-22°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)
Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3
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 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.
Matching TracVision Unit
HD7 (tapered base version)
Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

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


Definitely! You can have up to five virtual numbers, enabling you to provide “local” numbers for your contacts in different states or countries to call.
When you get ready to activate your TracPhone V7-HTS, you will need to choose either a High Speed (HS) Plan or an Unlimited (UL) Data Plan. Once you do, you will then choose your other data channel, which can be either the free unlimited data plan or a free 2 GB of high speed data per month.
You do have the option to upgrade your second data channel, either by choosing a faster unlimited data channel speed or a larger monthly High Speed data package, if you wish. However, that isn’t required and you can just enjoy your free additional data channel every month.
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.
Absolutely! You’ll just need to work with your local authorized TracPhone dealer to activate the additional lines and install one or two additional multimedia terminal adapters (MTAs). Additional monthly service charges will apply.
No, High Speed (HS) plans, like our OP plans for the TracPhone VIP series, do not have any restrictions on protocols or applications so you can use the data and high speed however you wish.
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  • Rugged, powerful, compact Ku-band VSAT antenna, 60 cm (24 in) diameter, 26.1 kg (57.6 lbs)
  • A wide range of flexible and affordable data plans with speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (download/upload)
  • Global broadband connectivity with fully integrated network management 
  • Exclusive dual channel configuration with innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as the ultra-fast channel
  • Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes everything required in one single box. It includes the modem, the network manager, ethernet switches, Wi-Fi, storage and even the ability to deliver onboard training
  • Modern, browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Vessel Tracking Service – Basic version included with 1-hour selection and 5 hours visibility of vessel position and track. Premium version also available
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines
  • 3-axis gyro-stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment tracks satellites from directly above the vessel on the equator to low on the horizon 

Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities

TracPhone V7-HTS’s Integrated CommBox Modem is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit. It has a built-in CommBox Ship/Shore 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

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.

IP-MobileCast Service – for Unmatched Content at Sea

Utilizing advanced multicasting technology, KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service is the most economical and reliable way to bring movies, sports updates, world news, and news from home onboard when you are out of the range of satellite TV services. It can also meet your yacht's operational needs with delivery of charts, weather information, and more. TracPhone V7-HTS’s ICM belowdecks unit serves as the hub for receiving IP-MobileCast services on subscribing yachts; content can then be accessed by any onboard computer, set top box, or personal devices. A media server is required for digital rights managed content, i.e. movies, TV, and music.

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 V7-HTS no matter where it is operating in the world. This service allows secure addressability of a system on board your yacht 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 phone numbers to each vessel phone line (a total of 2 voice lines with up to 5 virtual local numbers). Each of these numbers can be set up with a different country code and area/city code, allowing people on shore within those regions to avoid international or long-distance charges when they call the vessel.

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 TracPhone V7-HTS for least cost routing, the vessel’s LAN and Wi-Fi networks will automatically switch from TracPhone V7-HTS/mini-VSAT Broadband service to Iridium Pilot/Iridium OpenPort service when needed.

Premium KVH Vessel Tracking Service

Immediate access to up to a year of vessel 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 vessel. Available via the secure myKVH Portal's mini-VSAT Manager and offered to all KVH mini-VSAT Broadband subscribers.

Exclusive Technology

Enterprise-grade Ku-band VSAT Antenna

The TracPhone V7-HTS is a quantum leap in maritime satellite communications, offering high-throughput global connectivity via next-generation satellites as an overlay on the industry-leading mini-VSAT Broadband Network. Developed by KVH specifically for the mini-VSAT Broadband Network, TracPhone V7-HTS uses a 60 cm-diameter antenna dish, in a 66 cm-diameter radome. The 3-axis gyro-stabilized maritime VSAT antenna with a 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment boasts an extended elevation range of -24° to 119° ensuring that the antenna tracks satellites directly above the vessel to low on the horizon.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

TracPhone V7-HTS’s streamlined belowdecks unit includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, high-throughput Modem, VoIP, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities, storage and access for entertainment, operations, and Videotel training content delivered by IP-MobileCast, and support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit – all in one 2U box for faster, trouble-free installations and user experience.

IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service

KVH’s IP-MobileCast service delivers large files, including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports, TV shows and series, and premium movies. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

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