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Enjoy the freedom of adventure and get more out of life on the water with TracPhone V3-HTS, the 37 cm marine VSAT system that saves you from being tethered to shore. The TracPhone V3hts delivers unmatched speed and the power to go farther and faster than ever before with global connections via the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm HTS network.

Work. Play. The speed and power to do it all

The TracPhone V3-HTS outperforms leading competing 60-85 cm Ku-band antennas and sets a new standard in marine satellite communications. Ultra-compact at only 37 cm, lightweight, and packed with power, the TracPhone V3-HTS makes it easy for you and your guests to stream HD content, chat via WhatsAppTM, connect with the office, get weather information, browse the Internet, check emails, and more.

This end-to-end SATCOM solution provides:

  • A rugged antenna with high-performance stabilization and tracking
  • An ideal solution for smaller boats or as a streaming fast VSAT backup for superyachts
  • Data speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)
    • Maximum speeds are more than double the download speed and more than 15 times the upload speed of KVH’s TracPhone V3ip
  • Affordable metered airtime plans that provide:
    • The fastest available network speeds at all times
    • Monthly data packages designed to fit your needs
    • Flexible options to switch plans or temporarily suspend service

Contact OCENS for equipment pricing.

Exclusive Technology

The TracPhone V3-HTS offers global connections and unmatched speed using new, advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and from SKY Perfect JSAT.

  • KVH’s new HTS network with 65 million square kilometers (25 million square miles) added to KVH’s already industry-leading Ku-band coverage
  • A high-speed global network that delivers speeds as fast as 5/2 Mbps (down/up) to the TracPhone V3-HTS coverage area
  • Crystal-clear, prioritized VoIP service for exceptional call quality; system also supports Wi-Fi Calling via compatible cell phones2
  • Greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band services, so you are connected when you need it most
  • Advanced network-level firewall with automated threat management to provide additional security; plus, the antenna’s ICM includes the award-winning KVH Videotel™ “Cybersecurity at Sea” training program
  • Automatic, fast switching among the network’s worldwide redundant beams ensuring seamless and reliable communications wherever you travel

mini-VSAT Manager – creating confidence through control

The secure myKVH portal’s mini-VSAT Manager suite of tools gives you valuable insight and control over data usage to manage your operational and personal use.
  • Set up and receive usage alerts and see detailed daily and monthly usage reports to stay up to date on your monthly data consumption.
  • View your yacht’s track with up to one year of position data updated as frequently as every 90 seconds.

The all-new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

The powerful ICM with its high-throughput modem, Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter, versatile network management software, and built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that drives the TracPhone V3-HTS.

The Most Advanced Maritime Network Available

Using the No. 1 global marine VSAT service,3 the TracPhone V3-HTS delivers the same global connections enjoyed by superyachts. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network offers unmatched speed and coverage using new next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT.
2Requires Wi-Fi Calling support via your cell phone service provider
3source: Euroconsult, March 2018, market share VSAT units


    KVH mini-VSAT Broadband HTS

Antenna Type


Belowdecks Equipment

    Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

Service Coverage Area1

    Seamless Worldwide Regions

Maximum Download Speed1

    5 Mbps

Maximum Upload Speed1

    2 Mbps

Billing Method

    Metered (M)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

    $0.49 USD

Antenna Dish Diameter

    36.8 cm (14.5")

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

    39.4 cm (D) x 44.7 cm (h) / 11.3 kg
    (15.5" (D) x 17.6" (h) / 25 lbs)

System Option: CommBox Software Bundles Available

    Standard or Enterprise Packages

System Option: Built-in Crew Calling Gateway

    Available; contact Airtime Services for details

System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System

    Available as standalone system (P/N: 72-0537-01) or V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle w/least cost routing (P/N: 01-0357-01); see “Featured Options” for details.

System Option:

    IP-MobileCast Services Available; contact KVH for details

Antenna Operating Temperature

    -25°C to +55°C
    (-13°F to +131°F)

System Option: OneCare Premium Support Program

    Available; see kvh.com/onecare for details IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available N/A

IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available

    TRAININGlink, FORECASTlink Elevation/Azimuth Range 7.5° to 75° / 720° rotation

Antenna Unit Power

    100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 250W max

Antenna Survival Temperature

    -35°C to +70ºC
    (-31°F to +158°F)

Heading Input


ICM (BDU): Dimensions

    42.6 cm (l) x 41.4 cm (w) x 2U (h) (16.8" x 16.3" x 2U)
    rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions2

ICM (BDU): Weight

    5.1 kg (11.25 lbs)

ICM (BDU): Temperature

    Operating: -15°C to 55°C (5°F to 131°F);
    Survival: -15°C to 70°C (5°F to 158°F)

ICM (BDU): Input Power

    100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 260W max

ICM (BDU): Data Interfaces

    4 Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 100 Mbps; 1 Wi-Fi 802.11; 3 USB ports

ICM (BDU): Voice Interfaces

    1 RJ11 port for VoIP services

Remote Support



    Complies with the essential requirements of Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU, which includes the safety objectives set out in Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU and an adequate level of electromagnetic compatibility as set out in EMC Directive 2014/30/EU.


    Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3

Matching TracVision Unit

    Standard - TV3
    Alternate - TV5

Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

    49 cm (d) x 53 cm (h) / 13.6 kg
    19" (d) x 21" (h) / 30 lbs

1 Published data speeds are maximum speeds and may vary in different regions and under different conditions.
2 Optional Belowdecks Mounting Case (KVH Part No. 72-0368) available for vessels without a rack.
3 Unless subject to in-country regulations. Restrictions apply. Visit www.kvh.com/warranty for details.

Mini-VSAT Coverage

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