TracPhone V3-IP| mini-VSAT Broadband

ltra-compact TracPhone® V3-IP Paired with Iridium Pilot® for Pole-to-pole Global Service

Choose a great solution for economical, global SATCOM with the 39 cm (15.5 inch) diameter TracPhone V3-IP plus the Iridium Pilot. TracPhone V3-IP is the world’s smallest maritime VSAT antenna, designed exclusively for the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT service – mini-VSAT Broadband. Advanced ArcLight® spread spectrum technology enables the V3-IP’s extremely compact design, while still providing outstanding performance — fast download speeds (up to 2 Mbps), reliable Internet and e-mail, and optimized voice communications. Not only does advanced connectivity improve operational efficiency, it also helps meet MLC-2006 crew welfare requirements. Now, with KVH’s new System Bundle, TracPhone V3-IP is paired with an Iridium Pilot for pole-to-pole coverage.

Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) – Key to Seamless Integration
Designed for the broadband era and its requirements for onboard networking, TracPhone V3-IP features the ICM, which includes an IP-enabled antenna control unit for easy set-up, built-in CommBox Network Manager for onboard networking, ArcLight spread spectrum modem, VoIP adapter, Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities all in one 2U-high unit.

With the TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle, the ICM is preconfigured by KVH to ensure seamless integration:

  • TracPhone V3-IP and mini-VSAT Broadband service is always chosen first
  • If the service becomes unavailable for any reason, onboard LAN and Wi-Fi networks switch to Iridium OpenPort broadband services
  • The system automatically switches back to mini-VSAT Broadband airtime service as soon as it is available
  • Both the mini-VSAT Broadband and Iridium OpenPort airtime services are billed through KVH for the customer’s convenience


The ICM also supports KVH’s upcoming IP-MobileCast service, an economical solution for crew morale and welfare, providing multicast delivery of rich content – directly to subscribing vessels.

Affordable, Global Solution for Broadband Connectivity
The TracPhone V3-IP/Iridium Pilot System Bundle includes both TracPhone V3-IP and Iridium Pilot antenna systems preconfigured with least cost routing, and offers versatile, affordable airtime options to suit your vessel’s data usage. Get all the features of KVH’s end-to-end SATCOM solution with the TracPhone V3-IP plus the pole-to-pole global coverage of Iridium Pilot. 



IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available

Bronze Only


TracPhone V3-IP: mini-VSAT Broadband
Iridium Pilot: Iridium OpenPort

Antenna Type

TracPhone V3-IP: Ku-band
Iridium Pilot: L-band

Belowdecks Equipment

TracPhone V3-IP: Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
Iridium Pilot: Iridium Router

Service Coverage Area

TracPhone V3-IP: Seamless Worldwide Regions
Iridium Pilot: Global, pole-to-pole

Maximum Download Speed1

TracPhone V3-IP: 2 Mbps
Iridium Pilot: 134 Kbps

Maximum Upload Speed1

TracPhone V3-IP: 128 Kbps
Iridium Pilot: 134 Kbps

Billing Method


Typical Cost per MB (see rate sheet)

<$1.00 USD

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

$0.49 USD

Antenna Dish Diameter

TracPhone V3-IP: 36.8 cm (14.5″)

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

TracPhone V3-IP:
39.4 cm (D) x 44.7 cm (h) / 11.3 kg
(15.5″ (D) x 17.6″ (h) / 25 lbs)

Iridium Pilot:
57 cm (D) x 23 cm (h) / 11 kg
(22.4″ (D) x 9″ (h) / 24.3 lbs)

System Option: CommBox Software Bundles Available

Standard or Enterprise Packages – see “Featured Options” on product page for details

System Option: Built-in Crew Calling Gateway

Restrictions; contact Airtime Services for details

System Option: IP-MobileCast Services

Coming soon; contact KVH for details

System Options UCH-250 Fax Server

For enterprise-grade faxing over IP (P/N 19-0520); contact KVH for details

System Option: GlobalCare Premium Support Program

Available; see for details

System Option: Iridium Pilot Secondary System