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KVH Industries Debuts Upgraded Line of TracPhone Onboard Terminals

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June 13, 2013

KVH Industries Debuts Upgraded Line of TracPhone Onboard Terminals

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

KVH Industries (News - Alert) (KVH), a manufacturer of solutions for global high-speed Internet, TV and voice services, has launched a upgraded line of TracPhone onboard terminals for its mini-VSAT broadband service.

The new TracPhone V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP are all built with the company’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) with an IP-enabled antenna control unit, CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, Voice over IP, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities as well as other necessary network management tools and multicast reception.

KVH’s ICM also incorporates a whole rack of discrete components common with other maritime VSAT systems into one module, resulting in reduced installation times and features much more reliable support than other competitive systems.

Brent Bruun, executive vice president of KVH’s Mobile Broadband Group said in a statement, “KVH is unique in the satellite communications market in that we not only operate our own network and provide airtime services, but we also manufacture our own equipment, enabling us to bring innovative hardware solutions to market in addition to competitive new airtime services.”

The TracPhone V3-IP is the world’s smallest maritime VSAT antenna and it is designed solely for the mini-VSAT Broadband service. With very low airtime rates, the TracPhone V3IP system is ideal for users who want to enable their workforce to achieve mission objectives, whether dealing with disasters, responding to emergencies or really any other national security activities.

With a three-axis, gyro-stabilized, 60 cm diameter VSAT antenna, TracPhone V7-IP provides always-on connectivity and worldwide coverage using the mini-VSAT Broadband. Its highly tuned antenna dish uses KVH’s exclusive RingFire technology, ensuring superior Ku-band reception.

In addition, the three-axis, gyro-stabilized TracPhone V11-IP uses a compact 1.1-meter antenna to seamlessly access both the C- and Ku-band satellites of the mini-VSAT Broadband service and offers data rates as fast as four Mbps for downloads and one Mbps for uploads.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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