Designed for the mini-VSAT Broadband service, the KVH Tracphone V3-IP provides download speeds up to 2 Mbps. KVH added its new Integrated CommBox Modem to meet users’ broadband needs and onboard networking requirements. The Tracphone V3-IP provides Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Ethernet-switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The Tracphone V3-IP antenna has a diameter of just 15.5 inches, thanks in part to ArcLight spread spectrum technology. ArcLight is a system developed for mobile use in military applications by KVH’s technology partner ViaSat to provide robust, high-quality data connections that can be received by very small antennas.
Airtime rates for the Tracphone V3-IP system are $.99 or less per megabyte of data, while phone calls are just $.49 per minute worldwide.
This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.