The wait is over. Ultra-compact, fast, and affordable VSAT for your boat
Live, work, and relax onboard… just like home, while TracPhone® V30 keeps you connected when you want to be. Stream HD content, chat via WhatsApp,™ connect with the office, get weather information, browse the Internet, check emails, whether you are at the dock, along the coast, or offshore. This 37 cm digital system makes VSAT accessible and affordable, delivering the highest speeds, fast and easy installation, next-generation technology, and flexible airtime plans. VSAT is within reach with this innovative solution that delivers:
- Rugged digital satcom system with improved signal efficiency
- Data speeds as fast as 6 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)
- Global service with choice of metered plans or no-overage unlimited plans
- The smallest, lightest, lowest powered maritime VSAT system, ideal for sailboats, powerboats, and as a backup for superyacht communications
- Simple installation using a single new or existing coax cable, rotary joint for unlimited rotation, DC power (optional AC-to-DC power converter available), and compact VSAT-Hub belowdecks unit
- Global connectivity and crystal-clear voice calls via KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network
- Powerful network management tools providing valuable insight and control over data usage via KVH Manager
- Optimized system performance thanks to KVH’s integrated IoT Proactive Monitoring
Providing Broadband Connectivity Worldwide
KVH’s TracPhone HTS Network systems offer the fastest global broadband connections available via the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network. 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
The Lightest, Ultra-fast, High Efficiency Antenna
The 37 cm commercial-grade TracPhone V30 is an ultra-compact DC-powered1 digital antenna that offers easy single-cable installation and a commercial-grade rotary joint for uninterrupted rotation and tracking. It provides high-performance tracking in all sea states with 2-axis pedestal design, stabilized skew, dual digital IMUs, and advanced motor controllers. TracPhone V30’s innovative RingFire™ design and dielectric rod feed make this a high efficiency antenna that ensures excellent Ku-band reception even in bad weather.
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 6 Mpbs/2 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.
VSAT-Hub – Small, Fast, and Smart in Every
The VSAT-Hub is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that powers the TracPhone V30. This IP-enabled antenna control unit includes versatile network management software, data routing, and firewall security, plus a Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, built-in Wi-Fi, and Ethernet switch. Almost 90% smaller by volume than 2U rack-mounted belowdecks units, it’s easier to install and ideal for vessels with limited space.
Exclusive Multi-level Cybersecurity Program
The TracPhone V30 features advanced network-level firewall, automated threat management, secure boot, encrypted drives, and more to provide additional security.
Precision Management of Your Data
The KVH Manager suite of tools delivers valuable insight and control over data usage to manage operational and personal use. Built-in data shaping and user-managed application category control enable tuning of your onboard network and limit unintended data consumption. It also offers usage monitoring in virtual real time and provides usage alerts for staying aware of monthly data consumption.
Improved Performance through Proactive Monitoring
The TracPhone V30 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 4,000 ports worldwide to maximize long-term performance.
1 Optional AC-to-DC power converter available.
2 Data rates are rate plan maximums and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
Airtime Plan Options
Choose a metered global plan and enjoy the fastest network speeds available at all times, monthly airtime packages sized to meet your unique needs, affordable per MB additional data, and service throughout the global mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network.
Unlimited Use Airtime
Choose the monthly high-speed data package best for your needs. Use it all up before the end of the month? No problem! Your network automatically shifts to a reduced data rate shaped plan with NO overage charges so you can stay connected with unlimited email, texting, and more.
Extended Warranty & Preventative Maintenance Checks
KVH OneCare includes several options to ensure that your TracPhone V30 delivers the finest performance:
Extended warranty – extend the warranty to a total of 5 years from activation
Preventative maintenance checks – to help keep your system performing at its best
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.
Virtual “Local” Numbers
For an additional fee, you may assign up to 5 virtual phone numbers to the vessel’s 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.
Thales VesseLINK Systems with Iridium Certus
The Thales VesseLINK 200 and 700 systems are the perfect companions for your TracPhone mini-VSAT Broadband 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 the mini-VSAT Broadband system,1 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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