TracPhone FB500

Inmarsat FleetBroadband

KVH’s TracPhone FB500, together with Inmarsat’s fast, reliable FleetBroadband service, provides the combination of rugged equipment and affordable global service that best suits today’s mariners who require fully equipped and reliable communications systems at sea worldwide. Designed to meet the specific needs of luxury yachts, this system operates at the fastest data rates possible with FleetBroadband service.

The TracPhone FB500 provides up-to-the-minute access to e-mail, Internet, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), as well as telephone services, creating an “office at sea” that can travel with you wherever you go. With the TracPhone FB500, you will enjoy Internet and telephone connections just like the ones you have at home.

By keeping your passengers and crew happy and connected to home, you are making an investment in your boat that will be valuable for years to come.

Marine Internet and Phone

Uses powerful FleetBroadband service from Inmarsat. A choice of airtime plans to fit your needs. Internet connections with speeds as high as 432 Kbps (uncompressed). Inmarsat Airtime Services provided by KVH offer exclusive airtime benefits and a single point of contact for both hardware and airtime questions.

Free access to KVH’s Velocity™ Acceleration software to optimize and speed up data connections. Always-on connection for e-mail, Internet and Intranet (via secure VPN). Rugged, reliable design for outstanding performance, even offshore and in challenging sea conditions.

Looking for a matching satellite TV system for a stylish dual-dome installation? The TracPhone FB500 comes in two dome sizes to match the TracVision M9 and TracVision M7.

TracPhone FB500 Satellite Internet & Phone on boat Specifications

TracPhone FB500 Specifications
Service ProviderInmarsat Airtime Services
ServiceInmarsat FleetBroadband
Service Coverage AreaGlobal
Maximum Downlink Rate (Shore-to-Ship)432 Kbps
Maximum Uplink Rate (Ship-to-Shore)432 Kbps
Billing MethodMetered
Typical Cost per MB Transmitted (see rate sheet)$13.50 USD
Typical Cost per Minute for Voice (see rate sheet)$.79 USD
Antenna Dome Standard Diameter x Height/Weight26" x 27"/40 lbs
(66 cm x 69 cm/18 kg)
Antenna Dome Alternate Diameter x Height/Weight35" x 39"/77 lbs
(89 cm x 99 cm/35 kg)
Matching TracVision Antenna AvailableStandard - M7, HD7
Alternate - M9
Voice4 Kbps AMBE+2,
3.1 kHz audio
FaxGroup 3 & 4 fax

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