KVH TracPhone V3-HTS mini-VSAT
KVH TracPhone V3-HTS mini-VSAT

KVH TracPhone V3-HTS mini-VSAT

Work. Play. The Speed and Power to Do It All.

Get more out of life on your boat with TracPhone® V3-HTS, the marine VSAT system that saves you from being tethered to shore. Ultra-compact at only 37 cm (14 inches), lightweight, and packed with power, the TracPhone V3-HTS makes it easy to stream HD content and stay connected. Offering the most advanced maritime network available and perfect for smaller boats or a streaming fast VSAT backup for larger yachts, this end-to-end SATCOM solution provides:

  • Rugged antenna with high-performance stabilization and tracking
  • Data speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)
  • Choice of metered global and unlimited use regional airtime plans with no overages


  • World’s fastest, lightest ultra-compact marine VSAT system outperforms leading competition
  • Automatic fast switching ensures seamless and reliable communications wherever you travel
  • Global connectivity and crystal-clear voice calls via advanced next-generation Ku-band satellites
  • Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes everything you need in one single box
  • Includes basic Vessel Tracking Service; Premium version also available
  • Advanced network-level firewall with automated threat management provides additional security
  • Ultra-compact Commercial-grade Antenna
    The 37 cm commercial-grade TracPhone V3-HTS offers outstanding 2-axis, in-motion tracking in all sea states. TracPhone V3-HTS also ensures you’ll enjoy exceptional call quality, plus support for Wi-Fi Calling via compatible cell phones.
  • Global Connections, Unmatched Speed
    The mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network offers 272 million square km (105 million square miles) of Ku-band coverage. Enjoy global connections and unmatched speed as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (down/up)2 using advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. Plus, you get greater resilience to weather and rain fade than with Ka-band services.
  • The All-new Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
    The powerful Integrated CommBox Modem (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.
  • Exclusive 6-Level Cybersecurity Program
    The TracPhone V3-HTS features automated threat management to provide additional security; plus, the antenna’s ICM includes the award-winning Videotel™ “Cybersecurity at Sea” training program for crew and guests.
  • Precision Management of Your Data
    The secure myKVH™ portal and mini-VSAT Manager™ suite of tools equips you with customizable usage alerts, detailed usage reports, data allocation for users onboard, and built-in data shaping and pinpoint application category control to limit unintended data consumption.
  • Improved Performance through Proactive Monitoring
    The TracPhone V3-HTS system’s integrated IoT functionality reports daily on 150+ performance and health parameters to help optimize your system’s performance for a premium connectivity experience.
  • KVH OneCare Global Support Program
    KVH OneCare™ is a comprehensive array of service offerings that spans the lifecycle of your mini-VSAT Broadband solution, from design and selection of the best possible solution, to smooth installation, and post-deployment support in 3,500+ ports worldwide to maximize long-term performance.

Technical Specifications


  • KVH mini-VSAT Broadband HTS

Antenna Type

  • Ku-band

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

  • N/A

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

  • N/A


  • 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

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

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What Our Customers Are Saying

“One of the most responsive companies I have worked with. Highly appreciate the efforts of making your customers happy."

Dennis Kelley

"When we were in a bad low-pressure system three days ago and trying to make decisions based upon weather, the ability to get information via OCENS programs was greatly reassuring."

Bill Huddleston

Aboard Shearwater III

"We have finally arrived in Australia and the time has come to thank you for your most wonderful service these last ten years. We will reconnect in 2020 when we plan out next cruise."

Rob Dehaan

"Thanks for the excellent post support on my satphone(s) especially when I had a hardware issue and you swapped out my phone on the spot after a month of use- you guys really provide "service" in both on site support and timely replies to E-mail."

Steve and Monika

"...we traveled with 5 other boats this summer, and one other vessel uses OCENS (boat name of Akeeva). We raved about the OCENS service to our other travelers and I expect they will be calling you for help next season."

Phil Chernin

"I really have to admit, after screening all the sources, OCENS has established itself in a unique market position. Very pleased with software and service."

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