KVH Introduces New VSAT Antenna
KVH Industries introduced the TracPhone V11-HTS, a 1 meter Ku-/C-band maritime Very Small Aperature Terminal (VSAT) antenna, designed to deliver data speeds as fast as 20 Mbps down/3 Mbps up to commercial maritime vessels and superyachts around the world. The fast data speeds aim to support the critical needs of commercial ships today for operations, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and crew connectivity.
The TracPhone V11-HTS features a dual Ku-/C-band design with automatic switching to deliver expanded global coverage, including Northern and Southern latitudes, and more reliable connectivity, even in extreme weather. In addition, the antenna system features the Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM), a streamlined belowdecks unit including high-throughput modem, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) adapter, CommBox network management software, and built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet. The ICM also receives onboard news, entertainment, and operations content sent via KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service.
“With the TracPhone V11-HTS, we continue to bring innovative solutions to the maritime market, enabling commercial vessel operators to take advantage of the many benefits of VSAT, such as IoT applications and business efficiency, while yacht captains can offer guests onboard KVH’s fastest connectivity at sea,” says KVH Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Martin Kits van Heyningen. “From our advanced mini-VSAT Broadbandsm High Throuhgput Satellite (HTS) network to our 24/7 tech support, our superior connectivity solution makes broadband at sea seamless.”