You can rely on broadband at sea the way it was meant to be thanks to KVH’s rugged 24" (60 cm) TracPhone V7 antenna and the worldwide mini-VSAT Broadband network. The new standard for maritime satellite communications, it’s the ideal way to stay connected with family and friends via Internet, e-mail, phone and more while at sea.
Enjoy high-quality, consistent, always-on broadband data connections, multiple voice telephone lines, and dramatically reduced service costs thanks to mini-VSAT Broadband’s modern spread spectrum satellite technology. This service is available via the TracPhone V7 and its fully integrated below-decks modem and control unit. A fraction of the size of standard 1-meter VSAT systems, this solution offers easy connections to shipboard networks, fully stabilized tracking, a remarkable reduction in the cost of hardware and installation, and all with no compromise in performance!
In fact, mini-VSAT Broadband creates a “cable modem” experience at sea while offering great coverage, outstanding network traffic management, and consistent performance. You get exactly what you expect with regard to service speeds, reliability, and unlimited access, all for much less than what you’re used to paying for satellite communications. Plus, a variety of powerful options help you make the most of your TracPhone V7 system!
Why wait? mini-VSAT Broadband offers the "next generation" of satellite communications, today!
GlobalCare Premium Support
While KVH offers the best standard warranty in the industry, we know some vessels and businesses have critical connectivity needs and, as a result, may want an added level of service and support. That’s why we offer the GlobalCare Premium Support Program for TracPhone V7 customers. Starting with 24/7/365 dedicated hotline numbers to the GlobalCare Center, and using a tiered service support system worldwide, GlobalCare guarantees your business a new level of support and responsiveness should you experience a technical issue.
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 per phone line to your TracPhone V3 or V7 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.
Crew Calling Gateway
KVH’s Crew Calling Gateway will help your crew stay in touch with their loved ones by adding a dedicated voice line with flexible management options to fit your needs.
Optional picocell solution from KVH and On-Waves brings maritime GSM cell phone service to TracPhone V7 users -- with this solution, any crew member, passenger, or contractor can purchase a dedicated SIM card, pop it into their cell phone, and use that phone on a moving ship anywhere within the mini-VSAT Broadband coverage area. In addition to offering convenient, easy to use service, the On-Waves equipment is unobtrusive and easy to install. It includes a picocell and compact belowdecks hardware used to transmit calls over the mini-VSAT Broadband network.
UCH-250 Fax Server1
The UCH-250 Fax Server works with your TracPhone V7 system to deliver extremely reliable faxing over the mini-VSAT Broadband service. Once connected to any G3-compatible fax machine and the TracPhone V7, the UCH-250 helps to transmit each fax in a digital (rather than analog) format, avoiding the industry-wide problem of dropped or incomplete faxes commonly associated with faxing over Voice over IP (VoIP) connections.
Access Controller FB-10
Add the Access Controller FB-10 and easily switch between Inmarsat and other onboard communications services, so you can enjoy the benefits of both communications solutions! The supplied user application, which can be installed on any networked computer(s), also displays connection status and usage data.
Matching TracVision Products
Looking for a matching satellite TV system for a stylish dual-dome installation? The TracPhone V7 comes in two dome sizes to match the TracVision M9 and TracVision M7.
KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime
Service Coverage Area
Maximum Downlink Rate (Shore-to-Ship)
Maximum Uplink Rate (Ship-to-Shore)
Speed-based or Metered
Typical Cost per MB transmitted (see rate sheet)
Typical Cost per minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
$0.05 USD (speed-based plans)
Antenna Dome Standard Diameter x Height/Weight
26" x 27"/60 lbs
(66 cm x 69 cm/27 kg)
Antenna Dome Alternate Diameter x Height/Weight
35" x 39"/97 lbs
(89 cm x 99 cm/44 kg)
Matching TracVision Antenna Available
Standard - M7, HD7
Alternate - M9
KVH “Enhanced Voice” Service or Maritime GSM Service1
Group 3 fax
Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)2
Antenna Operating Temperature
-13°F to +131°F
(-25°C to +55°C)
Antenna Storage Temperature
-30°F to +160°F
(-34°F to +71ºC)
Complies with EC directive 1999/5/EC RTTE, per compliance with EC directive 2006/95/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC and IEC 301-427; Compliant to FCC requirements
2 Year Parts; 1 Year Labor3