KVH TracPhone V3HTS

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The rugged 37 cm TracPhone V3HTS offers global connectivity and crystal-clear voice calls via advanced next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS). The result is an ultra-compact SATCOM solution that outperforms the leading competing 60-85 cm Ku-band antennas.



KVH TracPhone V3-HTS

Enjoy the freedom of adventure and get more out of life on the water with TracPhone V3hts, 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. Now you can live life on your boat just like you do at home, from KVH, the number 1 marine VSAT communications provider.

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 V3hts makes it easy for you and your guests to stream HD content, chat via WhatsApp™, 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

The Most Advanced Maritime Network Available

The TracPhone V3hts delivers the same global connections enjoyed by superyachts. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network offers unmatched speed and coverage using advanced, new next-generation high-throughput satellites (HTS) from Intelsat and 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 V3hts coverage area 
  • Crystal-clear, prioritized VoIP service for exceptional call quality; system also supports Wi-Fi Calling via compatible cell phones
  • 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 awardwinning 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

The All-New Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

The ICM is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that drives the TracPhone V3-HTS. It features a browser-based user interface and a convenient iPhone® app for system status, updates, and support. Replacing a full rack of components required for competitors’ systems, the 2U-high ICM contains:

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit 
  • CommBox™ Network Manager 
  • High-throughput modem Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet switch 
  • Content storage and access for operations, entertainment and Videotel training content provided by IP-MobileCast™ 
  • Support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit

IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service 

KVH’s IP-MobileCast service delivers large files, including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports, TV shows and series, and premium movies. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

Creating Confidence through User-friendly Controls

Enjoy complete transparency into and control over data usage via the TracPhone V7HTS thanks to the secure myKVH™ mini-VSAT Manager,™ a comprehensive set of tools to manage your operational and individual use.

  • Easily set daily or monthly allocations for Internet use for each person onboard, not just the yacht as a whole, while also permitting or blocking selected sites and protocols 
  • Customize and set text and email alerts for usage thresholds and never be surprised again 
  • Set your data usage levels to ensure that you have complete control over your monthly data consumption 
  • Use real-time vessel tracking for current and historic visibility of your yacht with up to one year of position data updated as frequently as every 90 seconds

Affordable and Flexible Service

Thanks to KVH's exclusive hybrid airtime plans, you can enjoy the best value, faster speeds at lower cost, and no “bill shock”. KVH's High Speed (HS) rate plans allow you to select the plan that’s right for your expected data consumption. At every price point you'll get the fastest data speeds on the network with unrestricted access to all applications and protocols. At the same time, the TracPhone V7HTS offers a free, unlimited use data channel for lower priority needs with the security of never experiencing overages, and with the option to upgrade to higher speeds. 

Don’t miss our Extra Large Prepaid Data Plans for Superyachts. 

KVH VSAT Airtime Agreement

  • Minimum 12 Month airtime contract with SatPhoneStore required.  SatPhoneStore is an Authorized KVH Service Provider. 
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More Information
Part Number 01-0418-11
  • Ultra-high efficiency antenna using KVH’s RingFire™ design and groundbreaking dielectric rod feed ensures excellent Ku-band reception even in bad weather
  • Advanced antenna controller for high-speed tracking
  • Dynamic, gyro-stabilized system seeks the optimum satellite within the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network and tracks it through the full dynamic motion experienced at sea
  • Rugged, powerful, compact Ku-band VSAT antenna, 37 cm (14.5 inch) diameter antenna, weighing only 11.3 kg (25 lbs)
  • A wide range of flexible and affordable data plans with speeds as fast as 5 Mbps/2 Mbps (download/upload)
  • Global broadband connectivity with fully integrated network management 
  • Exclusive dual channel configuration with innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as the ultra-fast channel
  • New Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, high-throughput Modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch and Wi-Fi capabilities, storage and access for entertainment, operations, and Videotel training content delivered by IP-MobileCast, and support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit – all in one 2U high belowdecks unit, for reliability, ease of use, and simplified onboard networking
  • Modern, browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Vessel Tracking Service – Basic version included with 1-hour selection and 5 hours visibility of vessel position and track. Premium version also available
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines
  • 3-axis gyro-stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment tracks satellites from directly above the vessel on the equator to low on the horizon 


KVH mini-VSAT Broadband with new HTS overlay

Antenna Type


Service Coverage Area

Seamless Worldwide Regions

Maximum Download Speed

5 Mbps

Maximum Upload Speed

 2 Mbps

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

Elevation/Azimuth Range

7.7° to 75° / 720° rotation

Antenna Operating Temperature

-30°C to +55°C

(-22°F to +131°F)

Antenna Survival Temperature

-35°C to 70ºC

(-31°F to 158°F)


IEC 60945; 40°C (104°F), 95% Humidity (non-condensing)


Precipitation rate of 1.7mL/min, w/wind speeds up to 100 knots

Heading Input

NMEA 0183 magnetic or true heading

Antenna Unit Power

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

ICM to Antenna Unit Communications

14 Conductor Data Cable



42.6 cm l x 41.4 cm w x 2U h (16.8" x 16.3" x 2U)

rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions


5.1 kg (11.25 lbs)


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

Survival: -15°C to 70°C (5°F to 158°F)

Input Power

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

Data Interfaces

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

Voice Interfaces

1 RJ11 port for VoIP services

Network KVH VSAT
Brand KVH
Package Includes Antenna Unit, Commbox Controller, Power Data Cable
Airtime Rates

-  Activation Fee = $100

-  All rate plans based on a minimum 1 year contract

-  One Voice Line Included, additional lines available for $20/month

-  All plans require a KVH OneCare Subscription ($19/month) - Click here for details.

Coverage Map

Coverage Area
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia