TracPhone FB500 | Immarsat FleetBroadband

KVH’s TracPhone FB500, together with Inmarsat’s fast, reliable FleetBroadband service, provides the combination of rugged equipment and affordable global service that best suits today’s commercial maritime operations that require fully equipped and reliable communications systems at sea worldwide. Designed to meet the specific needs of commercial fleets, this system operates at the fastest data rates possible with FleetBroadband service.

The TracPhone FB500 provides up-to-the-minute access to e-mail, Internet, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as telephone services, creating an “office at sea” that will keep your crew connected to your offices onshore no matter where their work takes them. With the TracPhone FB500, your crew will enjoy Internet and telephone connections just like the ones in the office.

By keeping your crew happy and connected to home, as well as maintaining a high level of safety and efficiency on your vessel, you are ensuring that your business at sea will be profitable for years to come.

  • KVH CommBox™
    KVH’s versatile CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager offers an array of fully integrated data and network management tools that enhance your maritime communications connections. Capabilities such as least-cost routing allows you to easily switch between communications devices, while patented data compression technology increases the speed of your Internet browsing by reducing the amount of data being sent and received.
  • Complementary Systems
    Looking for a matching satellite TV system for a stylish dual-dome installation? The TracPhone FB500 comes in two dome sizes to match the TracVision M9 and TracVision M7.



Inmarsat FleetBroadband

Service Coverage Area



Maximum Download Speed1

432 Kbps


Maximum Upload Speed1

432 Kbps

Billing Method


Typical Cost per MB (see rate sheet)

$27.99 USD

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

$.79 USD

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

26″ x 27″/40lbs
(66 cm x 69 cm/18 kg)

Alternate Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

35″ x 39″/77 lbs
(89 cm x 99 cm/35 kg)

Matching TracVision Unit

Standard – M7, HD7
Alternate – M9

Antenna Operating Temperature

-13°F to +131°F
(-25°C to +55°C)

Antenna Survival Temperature

-40°F to +185°F
(-40°C to +85°C)

Antenna Unit Power

10-32 VAC


Inmarsat approved; Compliant to RTTE, CE Marked


1 Year Parts; 1 Year Labor3