TracPhone V7-HTS

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Broaden Your Mission Package with the TracPhone V7-HTS

Using high-throughput global connectivity via next-generation satellites on the mini-VSAT Broadband Network, TracPhone V7-HTS provides reliable, secure coverage for mission-critical work. TracPhone V7-HTS offers download/upload speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps and affordable service and airtime plans. In addition, TracPhone V7-HTS provides:

  • Advanced Ku-band network, with 65 million square kilometers (25 million square miles) of added coverage. Ku-band provides 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 that ensure seamless communications—while providing low latency required for encrypted network messaging applications such as CENTRIXS.
Streamlined for Mission-Critical Work

TracPhone V7-HTS provides essential streaming and video conference capabilities needed for missions. The 3 Mbps upload speeds means missions requiring high-throughput such as surveillance and reconnaissance, linking day/night operational video via small water craft or vehicle installation are covered. The TracPhone V7-HTS also has the capability to move ISR data securely and affordably with the ability to include unmanned autonomous surveillance data coming from water craft or ground robots.

Delivering Fast, Secure, and Reliable Communications

TracPhone V7-HTS is designed specifically for mission-critical connectivity and with the rigors of the maritime environment in mind. It includes elements to help improve operations:

  • 2U high all-in-one Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
  • Secure myKVH Portal with mini-VSAT Manager for unmatched control and monitoring
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and performance

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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
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; Operations Data Services Only; FORECASTlink, CHARTlink, TRAININGlink; see or contact KVH for details
System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System
(P/N: 72-0537-01);
see “Featured Options” for details
System Option: OneCare Premium Support Program
Available; see for details
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)
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

* KVH is the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT supplier as measured by vessels equipped with mini‑VSAT Broadband service, according to NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, 4th Edition, June 2016, and the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th Edition, March 2015.
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.

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.

Yes, the high-speed channel for the TracPhone V7-HTS and V3-HTS delivers data rates as fast as 10 Mbps and 5 Mbps respectively, more than sufficient to stream HD content.

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KVH TracPhone V7HTS  
  • 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
  • Hardware and network security via KVH's 6-Level Cybersecurity Program

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.

    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.

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 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.

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