KVH has added the TracPhone Fleet One marine satellite communications antenna system to its other Inmarsat-based products. The new model is designed for yachts wanting global satellite phone service plus basic satellite Internet access.
The TracPhone Fleet One is designed to work everywhere at sea except the polar regions, giving yachts satellite phone service plus data speeds up to 100 Kbps, which usually is enough for email and limited Internet access, according to KVH.
TracPhone Fleet One also supports free “505” safety service, which can direct emergency calls to a rescue center.
“From the weekend sailor or small-fleet owner using Fleet One to the most sophisticated global commercial maritime operators taking advantage of our global mini-VSAT Broadband service, we offer a capability set and price point matched to customers’ needs,” Brent Bruun, KVH executive vice president for mobile broadband, stated in a press release.
Price for the KVH TracPhone Fleet One antenna system: $4,995
Price for the basic airtime plan: $49 per month
Where to learn more: head over to www.kvh.com