KVH Industries’ relatively new TracPhone V3 is not only the world’s smallest maritime VSAT system, but it has also changed the way that mariners pay for their broadband service by offering a simple metered airtime plan of $0.49 per minute for all voice calls worldwide and $0.99 per megabyte at the fastest available speeds via the mini-VSAT Broadband network. Now, KVH has announced that they will offer this new, streamlined metered pricing program to all new mini-VSAT Broadband subscribers, whether they are using a TracPhone V3 or V7, and they have created a range of packages designed to support your monthly data needs. In addition to the new metered rate plans, KVH also offers boaters a fixed-price plan and seasonal airtime options.
“KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service is creating new standards for reliability, affordability, and convenience in the maritime satellite communications market,” explains Brent C. Bruun, KVH’s senior vice president for global sales and business development. “This new metered pricing and the fastest network speeds available, along with two excellent choices for hardware, makes mini-VSAT Broadband an economical option for just about any mariner seeking outstanding satellite communications for their vessel or fleet.”
The mini-VSAT Broadband network was designed from the ground up to be the first next-generation maritime satellite communications solution. The global spread spectrum satellite network, built with ViaSat’s patented ArcLight technology, offers airtime, voice service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (ship to shore) and 2 Mbps (shore to ship). The mini-VSAT Broadband network is one of the fasting growing maritime VSAT solutions, and is being used by the U.S. Coast Guard and leading commercial shipping companies like Nordic Tankers, Mowinckel, and Vroon.
For more information, go to www.kvh.com.