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Product Description

The revolutionary TracPhone V3 changes the game when it comes to SATCOM for your boat. With a 36.8 centimeter (14.5″) diameter dish, it’s the world’s smallest maritime VSAT antenna. With airtime rates 1/10th the cost of Inmarsat FleetBroadband, TracPhone V3 is the perfect solution for staying in touch with friends and family on shore. Enjoy surfing the web, communicating via e-mail, and calling home with a system designed for boats as small as 30 feet!

Best of all, it’s an end-to-end solution exclusively from KVH, the leader in mobile broadband solutions. TracPhone V3 equips your vessel with a fully stabilized antenna, a powerful ArcLight® spread spectrum modem, and a sleek belowdecks antenna control unit. And for outstanding connections, you can rely on KVH’s proven, global mini-VSAT Broadband service, the fastest growing maritime VSAT network and the choice of the U.S. Coast Guard. KVH is the only company that manufactures the hardware, provides the service, and assures your satisfaction with the entire solution with our industry-leading after-sale support.

A Truly Affordable, Ultra-compact SATCOM Solution

Boaters who wanted to stay in touch at sea now have a fantastic option – the remarkable TracPhone V3. This ultra-compact SATCOM system offers the blazing speeds of VSAT (downloads up to 2 Mbps!) with an antenna less than half the size of the nearest competing product. And all with airtime costs of only $0.99 per MB, voice calls worldwide at only $0.49 per minute, and global coverage via the mini-VSAT Broadband network! Designed using KVH’s RingFire antenna design and dielectric feed technology, the TracPhone V3 offers robust two-way Internet connections, a crystal-clear voice line, and a rugged, high-performance design perfect for any type of yacht and even for use on tuna towers.

Additional Information

Weight 75 lbs
Dimensions 39 x 24 x 21 in
Key Features World’s smallest maritime VSAT system, made possible by spread spectrum satellite technology previously only available to the military and business jets Download speeds as fast as 2 Mbps at only $0.99 per MB Crystal-clear voice phone calls worldwide at only $0.49 per minute Ultra-high efficiency antenna using RingFire™ design and groundbreaking dielectric feed rod for excellent reception even in bad weather Rugged, high-performance design with superior tracking and stabilization perfect for tuna towers

TracPhone V3 Antenna Unit

RX/TX Frequency Band 11.70 to 12.75 GHz/14.00 to 14.50 GHz
Antenna Element Gain (RX-band, min): 31.0 dBi
BUC Output Power 3 Watt
Outside Dimensions 39.4 cm D x 44.5 cm H (15.5" D x 17.5" H)
Elevation Range 7.5° to 75°
Azimuth Range 720° rotation
Weight 11.3 kg (25 lbs)
Temperature Operational: -25°C to 55°C (-13°F to 130°F); Survival: -35°C to 70°C (-30°F to 160°F)
Humidity IEC 60945; 40°C (104°F), 95% Humidity (non-condensing)
Rain Precipitation rate of 100L/Min, w/wind speeds up to 100 knots
CE Certification Complies with the specifications of EC directive 1999/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE), per compliance with EC directive 2006/95/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC and IEC 301-427

TracPhone V3 Control Unit (CU) & Modem

Dimensions (CU & Modem) 3U, 48 cm (18.9") rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions
Weight (CU & Modem) 8.2 kg (18 lbs)
Temperature Operational: 0°C to 55°C (32°F to 130°F); Survival: -35°C to 70°C (-30°F to 160°F)
Humidity IEC 60945; 40°C (104°F), 95% Humidity (non-condensing)
Certification Complies with the specifications of EC directive 1999/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE), per compliance with EC directive 2006/95/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC and IEC 301-427
Input Power Modem: 90-240 VAC, single phase power only, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 3 A maxControl Unit/Antenna: 90-240 VAC, single phase power only, 50-60 Hz, 2 A max
Data Outputs Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 100 Mbps
IP Routing TCP/IP Routing and Network Address Translation for the Maritime LAN segment; DHCP support

TracPhone V3 Ethernet Switch

Dimensions 17 cm W x 10 cm D x 2.8 cm H (6.7" W x 3.9" D x 1.1" H)
Weight 0.64 kg (1.4 lbs)
Standards IEEE: 802.3 Ethernet, 802.3u, 802.3x Flow Control, 802.3af (Power over Data Pairs)
Ports 8-port desktop switch with 4 PoE ports, up to 15.4 watts max per port, for ports 1-4 only