sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : KVH introduces Dual-band Maritime VSAT solution with global broadband

KVH introduces Dual-band Maritime VSAT solution with global broadband

'KVH TracPhone V11 Satellite Antenna and global C-band overlay coverage'    KVH Product KVH supplied    Click Here to view large photo

Maritime VSAT market leader KVH Industries, Inc., have announced a major upgrade to its mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network with the addition of global C-band satellite coverage overlaying its industry-leading Ku-band footprint.

This first-of-a-kind, unified dual-band maritime satellite communications network will provide multi-megabit service covering 95% of the Earth’s surface, including all of the world’s major shipping routes, offshore oil fields, and commercial fishing grounds. It will be the first next-generation global VSAT network using a single, relatively small antenna to provide offshore connectivity to vessels almost anywhere they travel.

Along with the enhanced satellite coverage, KVH also introduced the TracPhone® V11 satellite communications system, a revolutionary new onboard terminal that uses a single, stabilized antenna with a unique dual-band transmit and receive capability to seamlessly switch between the mini-VSAT Broadband network’s global C- and Ku-band satellite coverage. The TracPhone V11 system provides the same high-quality connectivity, including both voice and broadband data, regardless of the type of satellite connection.

'Our mini-VSAT Broadband network’s new, global C-band overlay coverage offers our maritime customers the type of next-generation service they’ve needed to replace expensive legacy services and still provide the global coverage that they have not been able to get from stand-alone Ku-band maritime VSAT services,' said KVH’s CEO, Martin Kits van Heyningen.

'The 1-meter TracPhone V11 antenna is smaller and lighter than most stand-alone Ku-band antennas, and more than 85% smaller and lighter than the gigantic 1,500 pound, 3.3 meter C-band domes used with older VSAT technology. The best part is that it’s one system, not two different antennas like competing products.

Further, the same below-decks modem is used for both the C- and Ku-band for a truly seamless and unified solution for the customer. Unlike hybrid systems that use different technologies, this is a pure VSAT solution delivering unified service and hardware that translates to higher quality data connections. IT managers don’t have to contend with trying to use different networks with different latencies, IP settings, or protocols to run their onboard applications,' he added.

KVH TracPhone V11 Satellite Antenna -  KVH Product KVH supplied   Click Here to view large photo
With approximately 2,000 systems sold, the mini-VSAT Broadband network is already the largest maritime VSAT service and it features the broadest Ku-band coverage area. Both the C- and Ku-band services are delivered using ArcLight® proprietary spread spectrum technology, which is provided by KVH’s technology partner, ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT).

Just as spread spectrum 3G technology replaced older TDMA 2G technology to revolutionize the mobile phone industry, the spread spectrum technology used in the mini-VSAT Broadband network provides faster, higher-quality service to smaller, more powerful onboard terminals than older VSAT technology.

The TracPhone V11 and the enhanced mini-VSAT Broadband service provide vessels travelling between 75°N and 70°S latitude with broadband data connections for accessing the Internet or shore-side business networks or for making low-cost, high-quality voice calls. In most areas, the mini-VSAT Broadband service will use powerful Ku-band transponders to provide the TracPhone V11 with high-speed downloads at rates up to 4Mbps.

KVH’s Ku-band mini-VSAT Broadband service not only provides the widest coverage of any maritime VSAT service, it also has wide regulatory approval for coastal and in-port use. In areas outside of its Ku-band coverage and for redundant backup service, the TracPhone V11 automatically switches over to powerful C-band global beams. The C-band service has a much longer wavelength than Ka-band services, providing improved resilience to rain and other adverse weather conditions.

KVH already has customers lined up for the new global C/Ku-band offering, and expects to ship sample TracPhone V11 units during Q2. Full service is expected to be available for commercial use at the end of June, 2012.

For further information and a complete overview of the new mini-VSAT Broadband global C/Ku-band service and the TracPhone V11, please click here.

For more information on the complete range of KVH marine systems from KVH Industries, Inc., available in Australia please contact authorised Australian distributor Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd on +61 2 9417 7097 or by email sales@coursemaster.com or visit the Coursemaster website.

Coursemaster Autopilots Pty Ltd, Australian Distributor of KVH marine systems since 1995 offers a depth of technical sales and service expertise and a 38-year specialization in marine electronics.




by Jane Arakawa

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=93495

10:08 PM Wed 1 Feb 2012 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Coursemaster news and information

Related News Stories:

14 Dec 2012  Seaview’s watertight electronics display ‘pods’ available in Australia
17 Nov 2011  Koden's CVS-FX1: First simultaneous quad frequency broadband sounder
10 Jun 2011  Tacktick in the lead at the J109 Nationals
07 Jun 2011  J80 UK National Championship 2011 - Tacktick new title sponsor
03 Jun 2011  Tacktick J/109 National Championships 2011 concluded
01 Jun 2011  Tacktick launches new and improved site
20 May 2011  Tacktick to sponsor J/80 UK National Championship 2011
19 Apr 2011  Tacktick launch Coach Boat Pack
26 Mar 2011  SAP 505 World Championship day one preview
22 Mar 2011  SAP 505 Pre-Worlds 2011 day 1 mixed results
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight






































Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island






2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 3
U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup on the horizon
America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature   
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup   
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT