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Global Dual-mode Antenna System with Seamless C/Ku-band Coverage and Easy Onboard Networking for World Voyaging Yachts

TheTracPhone® V11-IP uses one compact 1.1 meter (42.5 inch) diameter antenna to effortlessly access the C- and Ku-band satellites of the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT network – mini-VSAT Broadband.

It seamlessly switches between the services, automatically locking onto Ku-band service in most parts of the world, and immediately switching to C-band service when Ku-band service is unavailable because of geography or extreme weather.

Providing truly global coverage, the TracPhone V11-IP ensures always-on broadband connectivity so owners, guests, and crew stay connected no matter where they are cruising.


TracPhone V11-IP  
  • Installation is faster and less costly thanks to the breakthrough design – 85% smaller by volume and lighter than C-band VSATs
  • Fast data speeds – up to 4 Mbps shore-to-ship/1 Mbps ship-to-shore 
  • Choice of open, fixed, or metered plans for affordable airtime 
  • Airtime activation faster than competitors 
  • World’s first combined C- and Ku-band antenna, featuring a 1.1 meter (42.5 inch) diameter antenna, and seamless switching for always-on, broadband connectivity and global coverage
  • Designed for mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 – the complete maritime communications solution with faster data speeds at lower prices 
  • Data rates as fast as 4 Mbps shore-to-ship / 1 Mbps ship-to-shore
  • Two integrated voice lines optimized for use with satellite services with expansion capability for up to nine concurrent voice lines for crew calling, etc. 
  • Breakthrough Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) includes IP-enabled antenna control unit, built-in CommBox Network Manager, ArcLight® spread spectrum modem, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities – all in one 2U high belowdecks unit, for reliability, easy installation, and simplified onboard networking
  • Compact TracPhone V11-IP design, 85% smaller by volume and lighter than older C-band VSAT antennas, ensures faster, less expensive installation
  • Modern, user-friendly web browser-based user interface with iPhone app 
  • 3-axis gyro-stabilized antenna with 4th axis of automatic skew adjustment tracks satellites from directly above the yacht to low on the horizon 
  • Proprietary ArcLight spread spectrum satellite technology for faster data transmissions and superior reception 
  • Variety of affordable airtime packages – open, fixed, metered – for every need 
  Built-in Network Management Simplifies Onboard Life
TracPhone V11-IP’s Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) is an extremely streamlined belowdecks unit designed for reliability and ease of use. Enclosed in a single box just 2U high, the ICM includes:
  • IP-enabled antenna control unit with convenient user interface, including an iPhone® app
  • CommBox™ Network Manager for managing access to onboard Internet
    and e-mail
  • ArcLight® spread spectrum modem for fast data and low contention
  • Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet switch, and Wi-Fi capabilities
  One-stop Maritime Communications Solution – mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0
TracPhone V11-IP is a key part of the mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 solution, a maritime broadband experience designed for the way you use the Internet today. For a new era of increased broadband connectivity, KVH offers airtime plans with the highest data speeds on the network at lower prices, plus the myKVH portal for monitoring onboard bandwidth usage. To keep guests entertained, KVH offers gigabytes of entertainment content delivered via IP-MobileCast, a unique multicasting delivery service that does not impact onboard data speeds or airtime plans.

KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Airtime

Antenna Type
Dual-mode C/Ku-band

Belowdecks Equipment
Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM)

Service Coverage Area
Global except Arctic Regions

Maximum Download Speed1
4 Mbps

Maximum Upload Speed1
1 Mbps

Billing Method
Open (OP)
Metered (M)
Fixed (FX)

Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)
Starting at $0.05 USD (speed-based plans)

Antenna Dish Diameter
1.1 m (42.5")

Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
1.2 m (D) x 1.4 m (h) / 109 kg
(48.8" (D) x 57.3" (h) / 240 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
Available; contact Airtime Services for details

System Option: IP-MobileCast Services
Available; 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
Available (P/N: 72-0537-01); see “Featured Options” for details

IP-MobileCast Packages & Independent Channels Available
Core Package, NEWSlink TV Channels, SPORTSlink Channels

IP-MobileCast Operations Packages Available

Elevation/Azimuth Range
-24° to +119° / 720° rotation

Antenna Operating Temperature
-30°C to +55°C
(-22°F to +131°F)

Antenna Survival Temperature
-30°C to 70°C
(-22°F to +158°F)

Heading Input
NMEA 0183 magnetic or true heading

Antenna Unit Power
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 500 watts; provided at the dome

ICM (BDU): Dimensions
42.6 cm (l) x 41.4 cm (w) x 2U (h) (16.8" x 16.3" x 2U)
rack-mountable with optional mounting provisions2

ICM (BDU): Weight
5.1 kg (11.25 lbs)

Comprehensive 2-year parts, 2-year labor warranty supported by KVH’s worldwide Certified Support Network (CSN)3

ICM (BDU): Temperature
Operating: -15°C to 55°C (5°F to 131°F);
Survival: -15°C to 70°C (5°F to 158°F)

ICM (BDU): Input Power
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto switching, 1.6 A max

ICM (BDU): Data Interfaces
4 Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, 100 Mbps; 1 Wi-Fi 802.11; 3 USB ports

ICM (BDU): Voice Interfaces
1 RJ11 port for VoIP services

Remote Support
Integrated GPRS modem for access by KVH technical support

Complies with the specifications of EC directive 1999/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE), per compliance with EC directive 2006/95/EC, EMC directive 2004/108/EC and IEC 301-427

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 KVH V11-IP miniVSAT Brochures and Manuals
PDF Icon SPEC SHEET - TracPhone V11-IP
pdf icon USER'S GUIDE - TracPhone V11-IP
pdf icon INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracPhone V11-IP
pdf icon QUICK START GUIDE - TracPhone V11-IP


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