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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.




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