Next-generation Global HTS System – The High-Speed Revolution in Maritime Communications
The 3-axis, gyro-stabilized, 60 cm (24 inch) diameter TracPhone® V7-HTS offers blazing fast, worldwide connectivity via next-generation satellites on the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS Network. This comprehensive SATCOM solution includes:
- Fastest data speeds: Uncompromised download/upload speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps
- Dual channels: Simultaneous high-speed and free unlimited use data channels
- Global coverage: KVH’s Ku-band HTS network with 276 million square km (106+ million square miles)
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- Rugged, powerful, compact Ku-band VSAT antenna, 60 cm (24 in) diameter, 26.1 kg (57.6 lbs)
- Flexible, affordable data plans with speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (download/upload)
- Global Ku-band broadband connectivity with fully integrated network management
- Two satellite-optimized voice lines with option expansion to up to nine concurrent voice lines
- Powerful smart data tools and integrated KVH Watch IoT capabilities
- Automatic, fast switching among high-speed network beams
Providing Broadband Connectivity Worldwide
KVH’s HTS Network systems offer the fastest broadband connections available. Explore our coverage to see where we’re delivering affordable Internet access, IoT connectivity, real-time communications via video and voice, valuable operations data, news and entertainment, and more.
Technology & Service Details
Enterprise-grade Ku-band VSAT Antenna
The commercial-grade 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. TracPhone V7-HTS also ensures you’ll enjoy exceptional call quality, plus support for Wi-Fi calling via compatible cell phones1.
Global Connections, Unmatched Speed
The mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network offers 276 million square km (106+ million square miles) of Ku-band coverage. Enjoy global connections and unmatched speed as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (down/up)2 using advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. Plus, you get greater resilience to weather and rain fade than with Ka-band services.
Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
The powerful Integrated CommBox™ Modem (ICM) with its high-throughput modem, Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, versatile network management software, and built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that drives the TracPhone V7-HTS.
The TracPhone V7-HTS is fully compatible with KVH’s patented IP-MobileCast™ multicast service, which enables KVH to deliver KVH Link entertainment and operations content securely to many ships at once without using your monthly data plan or slowing down onboard connections to the Internet.
Exclusive Multi-level Cybersecurity Program
The TracPhone V7-HTS features automated threat management to provide additional security; plus, the antenna’s ICM includes the award-winning Videotel™ “Cybersecurity at Sea” training program for crew and guests.
Precision Management of Your Data
The secure myKVH™ portal and mini-VSAT Manager™ suite of tools equips you with customizable usage alerts, detailed usage reports, data allocation for users onboard, and the ability to control data usage by application category to limit unintended data consumption. Learn more
Improved Performance through Proactive Monitoring
The TracPhone V7-HTS system’s integrated IoT functionality reports daily on 150+ performance and health parameters to help optimize your system’s performance for a premium connectivity experience.
KVH OneCare Global Support Program
KVH OneCare™ is a comprehensive array of service offerings that spans the lifecycle of your mini-VSAT Broadband solution, from design and selection of the best possible solution, to smooth installation, and post-deployment support in 3,500+ ports worldwide to maximize long-term performance. Learn more
1Requires Wi-Fi Calling support via your cell phone service provider.
2Data rates are rate plan maximums and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) is a monthly subscription with everything you need for fleet connectivity and crew welfare. Get unmatched flexibility, plus hardware, airtime, free shipping and installation, news and training content, and more.
KVH Watch IoT Connectivity
KVH maritime VSAT systems, whether deployed as part of AgilePlans or purchased, offer KVH Watch IoT connectivity to support your IoT data and remote support needs plus powerful tools deployed by KVH on your behalf to increase efficiency and improve uptime.
KVH Link: News, Entertainment, and Operations Content
With a monthly subscription to KVH Link, your crew can enjoy news, sports, movies, TV, music radio, karaoke, and more in an array of languages. Plus, vessel operations benefit from delivery of the vital content needed to increase efficiency. And all of this is delivered affordably with no impact to your onboard data rates or monthly data plan.
Extended Warranty & Preventative Maintenance Checks
KVH OneCare includes several options to ensure that your TracPhone V7-HTS delivers the finest performance:
- Extended warranty – extend the warranty to a total of 5 years from activation
- Preventative maintenance checks – to keep your system performing at its best
Premium KVH Vessel Tracking Service
Gain immediate access to up to a year of vessel and fleet track history along with your latest position and weekly position reports. Only $49 USD per month per vessel and available via the secure myKVH portal’s mini-VSAT Manager.
Global Static IP Addresses
KVH’s global private terrestrial network links all mini-VSAT Broadband teleports worldwide, allowing for more robust malware and threat detection and enhanced network security. Sign up for a single public IP address for secure addressability to your onboard system from the Internet.
CommBox Network Management Tools
Built-in CommBox™ networking functionality enables least cost routing, web caching and compression, firewalls, content filtering, file transfers, email, crew accounts, and more with a subscription and without any additional hardware.
Virtual “Local” Numbers
For an additional fee, you may assign up to 5 virtual phone numbers to each vessel phone line. 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.
Thales VesseLINK Systems with Iridium Certus
The Thales VesseLINK 200 and 700 systems are the perfect companions for your KVH system. These backup systems are available with a choice of either an ultra-compact design and KVH’s recommended solution – the VesseLINK 200, with data speeds as fast as 176/176 Kbps (up/down) – or a higher-speed option, the VesseLINK 700, with data speeds as fast as 704/176 Kbps (up/down). Both systems offer pole-to-pole Iridium Certus coverage, least-cost routing with KVH VSAT systems1, and two voice lines. Plus, you enjoy the confidence that comes with out-of-band management for remote TracPhone VSAT support anywhere on the globe.
1KVH Commbox service required; contact KVH Application Engineering for details
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