Recognizing that communications equipment was not getting easier to integrate and operate, in early 2006, PacStar introduced the PacStar 5500 tactical network communications systems, managed by by IQ-Core Software. The PacStar 5500 was JITC-certified in 2006.
In 2007, we extended our product family with the PacStar 3000 mobile communications series of tactical, field-ruggedized communications nodes, beginning with the PacStar 3500, which top FEMA decision makers called the “lightest, fastest mobile communications unit we have ever seen.” Both of these product lines were forerunners of the light weight portable communications products offered by PacStar today.
In 2008, PacStar and Cisco announced a joint development project to create Cisco-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions to meet DoD IP-based voice requirements. This
collaboration resulted in the creation of the PacStar 6800 SMEO and PacStar 6300 DVX(which were DoD-certified in 2009), to deliver voice/data/video over the Defense Switched Network (DSN). These products were included on the Cisco price list and were sold through Cisco channel partners.
PacStar subsequently adapted these technology advances to create the PacStar 4000-Series of products for initial entry teams serving the DoD, special operations, and emergency response missions.
PacStar products have been widely deployed in major theaters of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and can be found across the globe wherever U.S. troops are deployed.