Advancing Quality, Speed & Affordability at Sea
Good news for vessel IT managers
KVH Industries, Inc., has rolled out an onboard terminal for its mini-VSAT Broadband service, the TracPhone V7-IP. It features a 3-axis, gyro-stabilized antenna and a completely integrated belowdecks unit that includes an ArcLight spread spectrum modem and KVH’s IP- enabled antenna control unit with a built-in CommBox Ship/Shore Network Manager, Voice over IP adapter, Ethernet switch and WiFi adapter. The CommBoxACU provides a full suite of onboard services for satellite communications, including crystal clear VoIP calling, internet café, crew calling, managed e-mail, secure file delivery and remote network access. For the vessel owner’s IT manager, the TracPhone V7- IP provides extensive functionality to help manage onboard networks remotely. The system itself is very easy for the crew to operate thanks to a web browser based user interface that includes an iPhone app. For the mariner, it is cost effective and easy to install.