KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1

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KVH Industries announced the launch of the TracPhone LTE-1 global communications system, which is designed to provide Internet access up to 20 miles offshore in more than 150 countries.

With a 13.5-inch dome, the TracPhone LTE-1 Global is designed for those who use cellphones for Internet access close to shore. The system allows such applications as streaming HD video and music, voice, messaging and Internet browsing.

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The system utilizes LTE Advanced (LTE-A) technology, which KVH said is faster than 4G LTE and builds on the TracPhone LTE-1 it introduced in 2018.

“With our LTE-1 Global, vessels in more than 150 countries — from a center console in Fort Lauderdale to a fishing fleet in southeast Asia — can experience Internet access farther offshore than would be possible with their cellphones alone,” COO Brent Bruun said in a statement. “The affordable, easy-to-install system means boaters can enjoy their connected lives while on the water, and marine operators can optimize their businesses.”

The TracPhone LTE-1 Global supports wireless and wired connectivity with integrated Wi-Fi so multiple users can connect personal devices.

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