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KVH Releases TracPhone Fleet One for Maritime Customers

By | September 22, 2015
      KVH TracPhone Fleet One

      KVH’s TracPhone Fleet One. Photo: KVH

      [Via Satellite 09-22-2015] KVH Industries has introduced the TracPhoneFleet One marine satellite communications antenna system, a 28 cm (11 in) diameter unit designed for vessels needing global satellite phone service and basic satellite Internet access.

      The TracPhone Fleet One, using Inmarsat’s airtime service, offers satellite telephony everywhere at sea except the polar regions, and provides data speeds up to 100 Kbps, typically sufficient for email and limited Internet access along the coast worldwide. The antenna system has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $4,995, and the basic airtime plan provides 50 minutes of voice and 5 MB of data for $49.99 per month. The TracPhone Fleet One system includes KVH’s free “505” safety service, directing any emergency calls to a rescue center.