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TracPhone® FB500

The Premier High-Powered, Ultra-Efficient FleetBroadband System

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 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 crew happy and connected to home, as well as maintaining a high level of safety and efficiency on your vessel, you are ensuring that your business at sea will be profitable for years to come.

Founded in 1979 and supporting more than 225,000 users worldwide, Inmarsat is the world leader in global mobile satellite communications.

Please note: Coverage for the Pacific Ocean region will be available in late 2008. See the FleetBroadband coverage map for more details.

If you need to switch easily between multiple TracPhone satellite communications systems, KVH also offers an optional Service Selector. This simple solution allows you enjoy the benefits of both the mini-VSAT Broadband and Inmarsat services when you need them.

Check out KVH’s complementary TracVision M9 and TracVision M7 Satellite Television Systems, with the same size and styling, for the perfect match on your boat.


  • Uses powerful FleetBroadband service from Inmarsat – the undisputed leader in mobile satellite communications
  • Pay-as-you-go plans so you pay only for what you use1
  • Internet connections with speeds as high as 432 Kbps (uncompressed)2
  • # Available in two sizes that match KVH’s satellite TV systems: 27.1" (68 cm) high to match the TracVision M7, or 39" (99 cm) high to match the TracVision M9
  • Always-on connection for e-mail, Internet and Intranet (via secure VPN)

1 $19.95 monthly access fee will apply.
2 KVH’s Velocity™ Acceleration software boosts uncompressed FleetBroadband data rates by as much as 200%. Velocity Acceleration is available with Inmarsat Airtime by KVH. Rates using Velocity Acceleration may vary based on content being transferred.

KVH products are sold and installed by an authorized network of qualified installers around the world. In order to receive a system and installation quotation, go to "Where to Buy" and find the KVH dealer/distributor nearest to you.



Honor Marine Electronics
1804B Cleveland Ave - National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 233-7666 Fax: (619) 231-0397

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