TracPhone V3-HTS

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Robust, Ultra-compact VSAT System for Critical SATCOM On-the-Move

The rugged KVH TracPhone V3-HTS satellite antenna system with mini-VSAT Broadband HTS service is the world’s smallest and lightest compact VSAT system, designed to equip your vehicles and forces with dependable SATCOM On-the-Move, including reliable Internet, email, and voice services in demanding, fast-paced situations. When cell towers are down, land-lines are out, or your forces are beyond the range of terrestrial infrastructure, this end-to-end 37 cm gyro-stabilized in-motion communications system locks onto the satellite, keeps tracking, and ensures you stay connected.

Connectivity to Support On-the-Move Missions

Without having to park and deploy a satellite dish, the TracPhone V3-HTS system delivers high-performance stabilization and satellite tracking so your teams can share information in real-time – enhancing situational awareness. The TracPhone V3-HTS delivers data speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)1, sufficient to support downloads and uploads of biometric data, video conferencing, and streaming video, as well as provide reliable, crystal-clear Internet and voice connections. This ultra-compact communications system is designed to meet the needs of special operations teams, reconnaissance and surveillance, and border security operations.

Expanded Global Network Coverage

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.

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

1Published data speeds are maximum speeds and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
2Optional Belowdecks Mounting Case (KVH Part No. 72-0368) available for vessels without a rack.
3Unless subject to in-country regulations. Restrictions apply. Visit for details.



Only FX plans are subject to BMC.  There are no protocol, application restrictions or speed controls for OP and Metered plans, unless you choose to activate the background data management option, which directs "bulk transfer" (e.g., software updates) and "network storage" (e.g., syncing with Apple iCloud, Google Drive, or Dropbox) applications into a 16 Kbps "trickle" channel to help minimize unintended data use.


Yes. The myKVH Portal and mini-VSAT Manager suite of tools includes a customizable alert tool. It allows you to set particular data use triggers that, when reached, will result in an email alert, an SMS text alert, or both being sent to you or anyone else you designate. For example, you can set triggers to notify you when 50%, 80%, and 100% of the monthly data has been consumed.


You bet! The enhanced Voice over IP (VoIP) is separate from the data stream so that no matter how busy the data connection gets, your voice calls are always crystal clear.


Yes. Please contact KVH Sales for details.

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.
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  • Rugged, compact Ku-band VSAT 37 cm diameter antenna system that outperforms the leading competing 60-85 cm Ku-band systems
  • Speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)
  • Global connectivity with integrated network management and crystal-clear voice calls via advanced Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT satellites on the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network
  • Streamlined SATCOM On-the-Move solution with maximum speeds more than double the download speed and more than 15x the download speed of KVH’s TracPhone V3-IP system
  • Advanced Ku-band network provides greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band networks
  • Integrated CommBox modem (ICM) includes everything required in one single box: the modem, the network manager, ethernet switches, Wi-Fi, and storage
  • 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 Vessel 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 vessel'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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