KVH TracPhone V7-HTS - 10 Mbps Marine VSAT System

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TracPhone V7HTS includes KVH's exclusive dual channel configuration with innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as your ultra-fast channel.



Enterprise-grade Ku-band VSAT Antenna

The TracPhone V7-HTS is a quantum leap in maritime satellite communications, offering high-throughput global connectivity via next-generation satellites as an overlay on the industry-leading mini-VSAT Broadband Network. Developed by KVH specifically for the mini-VSAT Broadband Network, TracPhone V7-HTS uses a 60 cm-diameter antenna dish, in a 66 cm-diameter antenna unit. The 3-axis gyro-stabilized maritime VSAT antenna with a 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment boasts an extended elevation range of -24° to 119° ensuring that the antenna tracks satellites directly above the vessel to low on the horizon.

The Most Advanced Maritime Network Available 

TracPhone V7HTS delivers global connections and unmatched speed using new, advanced Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT Ku-band satellites that add HTS capabilities to the mini-VSAT Broadband network. KVH's high-speed worldwide HTS network offers critical advantages over other maritime networks for your personal, operational, and crew connections including: 

  • 25 million square miles added to KVH’s already industry-leading Ku-band coverage, delivering unprecedented coverage for 10/3 Mbps (download/upload)* connectivity
  • greater resilience to weather and rain fade than Ka-band networks
  • no fall back onto antiquated L-band satellites due to rain fade or network beam availability issues
  • integrated cybersecurity using advanced network-level firewall and automated threat management
  • automatic, fast switching among high-speed network beams, ensuring seamless communications wherever you cruise

Because Connections Matter... 

Communications are critical for your yacht’s operations as well as ensuring that everyone on board enjoys the benefits of broadband connections to keep connected when at sea. That’s why TracPhone V7-HTS is designed specifically with the rigors of the marine environment in mind, and includes elements like:

  • Innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as your ultra-fast channel
  • 2U high all-in-one Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure maximum uptime and performance
  • Secure myKVH Portal with mini-VSAT Manager for unmatched control and monitoring
  • IP-MobileCast compatibility to keep everyone onboard happy with delivery of daily news and licensed entertainment, and your captain and crew up-to-date with delivery of operational information such as charts, weather, and training

The All-New Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

The ICM is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that drives the TracPhone V7HTS. It features a browser-based user interface and a convenient iPhone® app for system status, updates, and support. Replacing a full rack of components required for competitors’ systems, the 2U-high ICM contains:

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit 
  • CommBox™ Network Manager 
  • High-throughput modem Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet switch 
  • Content storage and access for operations, entertainment and Videotel training content provided by IP-MobileCast™ 
  • Support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit

IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service 

KVH’s IP-MobileCast service delivers large files, including electronic charts, weather forecasts, training videos, news, sports, TV shows and series, and premium movies. IP-MobileCast uses proprietary software that provides advanced error correction, compression, and validation of data integrity throughout the transmission from shore to ship for unparalleled reliability and efficiency. Shoreside servers encode files for transmission and queue them for multicast delivery “over the top” of the mini-VSAT Broadband network. The IP-MobileCast service’s patented Forward Error Correction (FEC) technology ensures that the CommBox servers on ships receive each file in perfect condition the first time it is transmitted. The unique FEC algorithms deliver the highest level of reliability by accommodating intermittent non-continuous transmission, which might happen when large transmissions are interrupted by prioritized network traffic or in very poor weather conditions.

Creating Confidence through User-friendly Controls

Enjoy complete transparency into and control over data usage via the TracPhone V7HTS thanks to the secure myKVH™ mini-VSAT Manager,™ a comprehensive set of tools to manage your operational and individual use.

  • Easily set daily or monthly allocations for Internet use for each person onboard, not just the yacht as a whole, while also permitting or blocking selected sites and protocols 
  • Customize and set text and email alerts for usage thresholds and never be surprised again 
  • Set your data usage levels to ensure that you have complete control over your monthly data consumption 
  • Use real-time vessel tracking for current and historic visibility of your yacht with up to one year of position data updated as frequently as every 90 seconds

Affordable and Flexible Service

Thanks to KVH's exclusive hybrid airtime plans, you can enjoy the best value, faster speeds at lower cost, and no “bill shock”. KVH's High Speed (HS) rate plans allow you to select the plan that’s right for your expected data consumption. At every price point you'll get the fastest data speeds on the network with unrestricted access to all applications and protocols. At the same time, the TracPhone V7HTS offers a free, unlimited use data channel for lower priority needs with the security of never experiencing overages, and with the option to upgrade to higher speeds. 

Don’t miss our Extra Large Prepaid Data Plans for Superyachts. 

KVH VSAT Airtime Agreement

  • Minimum 12 Month airtime contract with SatPhoneStore required.  SatPhoneStore is an Authorized KVH Service Provider. 
  • Click Here to Review Agreement
More Information
Part Number 01-0408-15
  • Rugged, powerful, compact Ku-band VSAT antenna, 60 cm (24 in) diameter, 26.1 kg (57.6 lbs)
  • A wide range of flexible and affordable data plans with speeds as fast as 10 Mbps/3 Mbps (download/upload)
  • Global broadband connectivity with fully integrated network management 
  • Exclusive dual channel configuration with innovative hybrid airtime plans that deliver a free unlimited use data channel running at the same time as the ultra-fast channel
  • New Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, high-throughput Modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch and Wi-Fi capabilities, storage and access for entertainment, operations, and Videotel training content delivered by IP-MobileCast, and support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit – all in one 2U high belowdecks unit, for reliability, ease of use, and simplified onboard networking
  • Modern, browser-based user interface with iPhone® app
  • Vessel Tracking Service – Basic version included with 1-hour selection and 5 hours visibility of vessel position and track. Premium version also available
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines
  • 3-axis gyro-stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment tracks satellites from directly above the vessel on the equator to low on the horizon 


KVH mini-VSAT Broadband with new HTS overlay

Antenna Type


Service Coverage Area

Seamless Worldwide Regions

Maximum Download Speed

10 Mbps

Maximum Upload Speed

 3 Mbps

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)

Starting at $0.05 USD 

Antenna Dish Diameter

60 cm (24")

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

66.6 cm D x 79.2 cm h (26.1" D x 31.2" h)
26.1 kg (57.6 lbs)

Elevation/Azimuth Range

-24° to 119° / 720° rotation

Antenna Operating Temperature

-30°C to +55°C

(-22°F to +131°F)

Antenna Survival Temperature

-35°C to 70ºC

(-31°F to 158°F)


IEC 60945; 40°C (104°F), 95% Humidity (non-condensing)


Precipitation rate of 1.7mL/min, w/wind speeds up to 100 knots

Heading Input

NMEA 0183 magnetic or true heading

Antenna Unit Power

DC; provided by ACU

ICM to Antenna Unit Communications

14 Conductor Data Cable



42.6 cm l x 41.4 cm w x 2U h (16.8" x 16.3" x 2U)

rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions


5.1 kg (11.25 lbs)


Operating: -15°C to 55°C (5°F to 131°F);

Survival: -15°C to 70°C (5°F to 158°F)

Input Power

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 250W max

Data Interfaces

4 Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 100 Mbps; 1 Wi-Fi 802.11; 3 USB ports

Voice Interfaces

2 RJ11 port for VoIP services

Network KVH VSAT
Brand KVH
Package Includes Antenna Unit, Commbox Controller, Power Data Cable
Airtime Rates

KVH V7-HTS customers benefit from having two subscriptions with one account.  Each V7-HTS has two data channels, one is activated with a metered high throughput 10 Mbps x 3Mbps plan, and the other is activated with a standard throughput plan with unlimited availability at a fixed cost.  THe subscriber can choose to have either the HTS data or the unlimited data be the primary subscription.


* For Fixed Plans BMC (Bandwidth Management Control) goes into effect after data allotment is exceeded.
Activation Fee = $100
All rate plans based on a minimum 1 year contract
One Voice Line Included, additional lines available for $20/month
All plans require a KVH OneCare Subscription ($19/month) - Click here for details
Click here for KVH Long Distance Rates 

Other KVH Services

KVH Flex Plans
KVH Standard Plans

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Coverage Map

Coverage Area
North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia