TracPhone V3-IP

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Compact and Powerful Solution for SATCOM on the Move
The rugged TracPhone V3-IP equips your vehicles and forces with reliable Internet, e-mail, and voice services for critical high-stress and fast-paced situations when cell towers are down or unavailable, and landlines are out. With the fully stabilized 39 cm (15.5 inches) diameter TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband network, you no longer have to park and deploy a satellite dish; the in-motion system locks onto the satellite and keeps tracking. TracPhone V3-IP provides fast data speeds, worldwide coverage, and airtime rates 1/10th the cost of Inmarsat, making it the ultra-compact, ultra-affordable SATCOM-on-the-Move solution for high-quality broadband data connections and crystal-clear voice service.

Breakthrough Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) for Faster Deployment of SATCOM-on-the-Move
TracPhone V3-IP’s new ICM puts everything in one streamlined 2U box for reliability, simple installation, and ease of use. The ICM includes:

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit for all antenna functions
  • Built-in CommBox Network Manager for creating unique networks and controlling access
  • ArcLight® spread spectrum modem
  • Voice Over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities 

With TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband as your SATCOM on the Move solution, you stay in constant communications, saving valuable minutes when time and information are crucial. Your command vehicles can stay mobile while protecting the borders, assessing a disaster site, or engaging in a combat situation.

Leading Maritime Communications Solution from a Single Provider
With the TracPhone V3-IP onboard, your vessels can also take advantage of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0. A complete maritime satellite communications solution, mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 provides fast Internet data speeds, lower airtime costs, and 24/7/365 support.

The TracPhone V3-IP is controlled by the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, USC App 2401 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 730 et seq. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

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Options & Accessories

01-0335-11 : TracPhone V3-IP; 2-axis Ku-band Antenna; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

01-0335-13 : TracPhone V3-IP; 2-axis Ku-band Antenna; Rack-mountable Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM); White Baseplate

01-0357-01 : TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot SATCOM System Bundle

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

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
2 Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed1
128 Kbps
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
7.5° to 75° / 720° rotation
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
(-13°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70ºC
(-31°F to +158°F)
Heading Input
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
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

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.



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.


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
Yes! KVH's TracPhone systems are all designed to offer Internet and e-mail access along with voice connections.
To ensure crystal clear phone calls Crew Calling is not recommended. More than one outgoing call could sacrifice call quality due to a maximum V3-IP upload bandwidth of up to 128 Kbps. It is an option with the V7-IP and V11-IP where the maximum upload bandwidth is up to 1 Mbps.
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  • Ultra-compact 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter TracPhone V3-IP antenna and mini-VSAT Broadband service for a complete SATCOM-on-the-Move solution 
  • Designed for mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – the complete maritime communications solution with faster data speeds at lower prices
  • Streamlined Integrated CommBox Modem includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ViaSat ArcLight® spread spectrum modem, Voice Over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Download speeds as fast as 2 Mbps for only $0.99 per MB or less
  • Integrated enhanced voice service tailored to the specific needs of first responders and other government vehicles, optimized for use with satellite services, and delivering crystal-clear calls at only $0.49 per minute
  • Ultra-high efficiency antenna using KVH’s RingFire™ design and groundbreaking dielectric feed rod technology for excellent reception even in bad weather
  • Rugged, commercial-grade design tested under vibration and high/low temperature extremes even more demanding than commercial industry standards 
  • World-class warranty and support with easy, 1-call activation

Featured Options

CommBox Network Manager Capabilities
TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) has a CommBox Network Manager built in so customers can add CommBox networking functionality by simply activating the CommBox software bundle of their choice. 
  • 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.

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.

Virtual "Local" Numbers
The mini-VSAT Broadband voice service offers a cost-saving option – virtual “local” phone numbers. With this featured option, you may assign up to 5 virtual numbers to your TracPhone V3-IP phone line with calling codes specific to the states or countries of your choice. Share these numbers with your contacts and they’ll avoid long-distance or international calling charges when calling you, regardless of where your vehicles are operating. Contact KVH’s airtime services group for details.

Exclusive Technology

Ultra-compact VSAT Antenna
The TracPhone V3-IP is a breakthrough satellite communications product designed for the broadband era and its requirements for onboard networking. Developed by KVH specifically for the industry-leading mini-VSAT Broadband network, TracPhone V3-IP uses a 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter antenna dish, in a 39 cm (15.5 inch) diameter antenna unit.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough streamlined ICM includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, Voice Over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities for faster, trouble-free installations and better user experience.

ArcLight® Technology
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network takes a revolutionary 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.

mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – Complete Maritime Communications Solution
KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 encompasses advanced technology and digital onboard tools for helping maritime operators increase operational efficiency, improve crew welfare, recruit and retain skilled seafarers, and enhance their security. The solution includes the advanced antenna technology of the TracPhone V-IP series systems; the MPLS security and global coverage of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network; the myKVH web portal for managing onboard data usage; and the unique multicasting content delivery of IP-MobileCast.

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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