World's Smallest Maritime VSAT Provides Connectivity for Operational Efficiency
At 39 cm (15.5 inches) diameter, TracPhone V3-IP is the world’s smallest maritime VSAT, designed exclusively for the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT service – mini-VSAT Broadband. Advanced ArcLight® spread spectrum technology enables compact hardware design and outstanding performance — fast download speeds (up to 2 Mbps), reliable Internet and email, and optimized voice communications. Use TracPhone V3-IP to help meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements by affordably providing crew access to the Internet.


Integrated CommBox Modem – a Breakthrough Streamlined Belowdecks Unit
Created for the broadband era and its requirements for onboard networking, TracPhone V3-IP features KVH’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM):

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up and use
  • CommBox Network Manager, for onboard networking, least cost routing, web caching, and more
  • ArcLight spread spectrum modem
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  • All in one streamlined belowdecks unit, just 2U high


Complete Maritime Communications Solution for Vessels as Small as 30 Ft.
The TracPhone V3-IP is the key to mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0, the most complete satellite communications solution for the maritime industry. Optimize the vessel’s operations with fast Internet access, airtime rates as low as $0.49 per MB, and phone calls for only $0.49 per minute worldwide. Also, receive gigabytes of entertainment and operations content every month with IP-MobileCast, without impacting the vessel’s airtime plan.


CommBox Network Manager Capabilities 
TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) has a built-in CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager 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


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 fantastic 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 office and business contacts and they’ll avoid long-distance or international calling charges when calling you, regardless of where your vessel is operating. Contact KVH’s airtime services group for details.


IP-MobileCast Service – for Unmatched Content at Sea
KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service is an economical solution for crew morale and welfare, providing multicast delivery of rich content directly to subscribing vessels. TracPhone V3-IP’s ICM belowdecks unit is “IP-MobileCast-ready” and serves as the hub for receiving IP-MobileCast services on subscribing vessels; content can then be accessed by any onboard computer, set top box, or personal device.


TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle
For pole-to-pole global service with seamless integration, choose the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle. With this option, TracPhone V3-IP’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) is preconfigured by KVH so the vessel automatically chooses TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband service first, automatically switches to Iridium Pilot’s system and service when backup is needed, and automatically switches back to TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband as soon as service becomes available again. See details in “TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System & Airtime Service Bundle Datasheet (pdf).”


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 V3-IP for least cost routing, the vessel’s LAN and Wi-Fi networks will automatically switch from TracPhone V3-IP/mini-VSAT Broadband service to Iridium Pilot/Iridium OpenPort service when needed. See details in “Iridium Pilot Optional Backup System for TracPhone V-IP Series (pdf).”

KVH TracPhone v3-IP

  • World’s Smallest Maritime VSAT Antenna  The TracPhone V3-IP is a breakthrough maritime 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.

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

    Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) 
    TracPhone V3-IP’s breakthrough new streamlined belowdecks unit 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 all in a compact 2U unit for faster, trouble-free installations and user experience.

    IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service 
    KVH’s IP-MobileCast service is an economical solution for crew morale and welfare, providing multicast delivery of rich content directly to subscribing vessels. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

    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.

    • World’s smallest maritime VSAT system, just 39 cm (15.5 in) diameter and weighing only 11.3 kg (25 lbs)
    • Designed for mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – the complete maritime communications solution with faster data speeds at lower prices
    • Helps meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements with fast, affordable connectivity
    • Breakthrough new belowdecks unit – Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
    • Download speeds as fast as 2 Mbps with plans starting at only $0.99/MB and as low as $0.49/MB
    • Crystal-clear phone calls worldwide at only $0.49 per minute
    • Modern, user-friendly browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
    • Rugged, high-performance design with superior tracking and stabilization
    • Easy integration with Iridium Pilot for pole-to-pole, global coverage
    • Simple installation with fastest activation in the industry





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