KVH introduces ultra-compact Ku-band marine VSAT antenna

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Industries has unveiled the TracPhone V3-HTS, the world’s fastest, lightest, ultra-compact Ku-band marine VSAT antenna, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Measuring 14.5 inches in diameter and weighing 25 pounds, the TracPhone V3-HTS is smaller than any other Ku-band marine satellite communications antenna on the market and is designed to provide faster data speeds (5 Mbps download/2 Mbps upload) than larger marine satellite antennas.
The TracPhone V3-HTS’s fast data speeds, combined with its diminutive size, make Internet connectivity and HD-quality streaming available aboard smaller powerboats and sailboats along with commercial vessels, such as workboats and offshore fishing boats, that do not have room for a larger satellite communications antenna.

KVH designed and engineered the TracPhone V3-HTS specifically for KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network. This advanced maritime network offers speed and coverage using new next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat’s global network with additional satellite capacity from SKY Perfect JSAT, all of which is fully integrated under the IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime platform.

Additional features of the TracPhone V3-HTS include:

• The secure myKVH mini-VSAT Manager, a suite of tools that provide transparency into and control over data usage, including data allocation and customized text and email alerts.
• Integrated CommBox modem (ICM), a streamlined all-in-one below-decks unit featuring the antenna control unit, high-throughput modem, voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, versatile network management software, and integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet switches.
• KVH OneCare, a global support program including application engineering, solution deployment, and operating support around the clock.

For more information, visit www.kvh.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff