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PacStar® Announces Availability of IQ-Core® Software with Remote Operations and Management (ROAM)

PacStar® announces a new major edition of its widely deployed IQ-Core Software, now with remote operations and management (ROAM). The new edition called IQ-Core ROAM enables network administrators to view entire tactical networks through a single pane of glass, while sharing views and access to deployed operators at any level or echelon of the network, creating a collaborative, hierarchical, network operations and management structure.

By |2019-08-19T10:27:53-08:00August 19, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Curtiss-Wright and PacStar Collaborate to Demonstrate “Single Pane of Glass” Dashboard Solution for Management of Ground Vehicle VICTORY Networks

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged deployed vetronics systems, in collaboration with Pacific Star Communications (PacStar), will provide the first live demonstration of a COTS-based management solution for open standard vehicle electronic components through the VICTORY framework. The demo will be hosted in Curtiss-Wright’s booth (Booth 214) at the 2019 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, August 13-15, 2019.  

By |2019-08-13T09:18:23-08:00August 13, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar® Announces Upgraded Tactical Hyper-Convergence Solution

PacStar announces a new generation of PacStar 455 server modules with dramatically enhanced compute and networking capabilities. The new module enables tactical networking and command post programs to significantly reduce the size, weight and power of servers required to host datacenter and cloud applications – improving warfighter mobility, situational awareness, and information dominance.

By |2019-07-29T13:36:49-08:00July 29, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar CTO Charlie Kawasaki Named Outstanding Industry Collaborator by Oregon State University

PacStar today announced that Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recently awarded Charlie Kawasaki with its Outstanding Industry Collaborator Award. Kawasaki, the CTO of PacStar, serves on the EECS executive advisory board and has worked to promote EECS’s academic and research missions.

By |2019-06-27T10:06:15-08:00June 27, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Army Selects PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post

The Army’s Project Manager Tactical Network Program is fielding the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post solution that provides secure classified and unclassified Wi-Fi through a commercial solutions for classified (CSfC) component,, reports AFCEA Signal magazine.

By |2019-06-06T09:42:40-08:00June 6, 2019|Categories: In The News|

U.S. Army Fields PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post Improving Mobility and Command Post Setup Time

PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that U.S. Army Project Manager Tactical Network program is fielding PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) (Wi-Fi) -- reducing Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), speeding setup time of Command Posts, and increasing Warfighter mobility. The program uses a Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solution to provide secure classified and unclassified Wi-Fi to the Command Post. Initial fielding efforts to Expeditionary Signal Brigades, corps and division headquarters and Army brigade combat teams have been ongoing since the summer of 2018.

By |2019-06-06T09:34:16-08:00June 5, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

USMC selects PacStar SWCP for MCH programme

The US Marine Corps Systems Command has selected components from PacStar's Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) for network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) programme. Read the latest news coverage from Shephard Media.

By |2019-05-28T11:23:23-08:00May 23, 2019|Categories: In The News|

Marines want their phones and tablets to handle classified data

The Marine Corps has selected several companies - including, PacStar - to bid on task orders that will allow warfighters to transmit secure on-the-move command-and-control and situational awareness data, including sending classified information through commercial smartphones and tablets. Read more via Marine Corps Times.

By |2019-05-28T11:26:00-08:00May 23, 2019|Categories: In The News|

U.S. Marine Corps selects PacStar® Secure Wireless Command Post to provide access for Classified Mobile Devices at the Network Edge

PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that U.S Marines Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has selected components from PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) for network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) program.

By |2019-07-01T15:43:05-08:00May 20, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Bivio Networks and PacStar Introduce Integrated Portable Cyber Security Operations System for Tactical Deployments

Bivio Networks, Inc. (Bivio), a developer of innovative, high-performance network security platform solutions for federal and commercial network operators and large enterprise customers, today expanded its line of Cyber Mission Tactical Rack systems with the introduction of the Bivio TacRak-LITE™ Cyber Security Operations System for Tactical Deployments.

By |2019-05-15T11:42:03-08:00May 4, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Wi-Fi Under Fire

PacStar confirms to MONch that its new Secure Wireless Command Post for Controlled Unclassified Information (SWCP CUI) package is now in service with the US military.

By |2019-05-02T08:41:49-08:00April 5, 2019|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces SWCP CUI Tactical

PacStar has introduced a Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) package that will allow soldiers to securely transmit sensitive data, the company announced on 19 March.

By |2019-05-02T08:54:57-08:00March 25, 2019|Categories: In The News|

PacStar® Tactical Comms Solution Enables Warfighters To Securely Transmit Sensitive Data Using Wi-Fi and LTE-Enabled Devices

To meet growing DoD demand for secure warfighter mobility, PacStar today announced Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) - a small modular tactical communications package that allows warfighters to securely transmit sensitive data in battlefield and tactical environments using their smartphones, tablets, laptops or other commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile devices.

By |2019-04-04T09:38:46-08:00March 18, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

PacStar® Announces Completion of Common Criteria Evaluation for PacStar 451 with Cisco ASAv

PacStar today announced the completion of common criteria testing for its PacStar 451 rugged, small form factor server with Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv). The combined technologies power PacStar’s family of commercial classified networking solutions, including PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post – a fully integrated, expeditionary communications solution providing two layers of encryption, using commercial technologies, eligible for use in transmitting classified information over wireless networks.

By |2019-02-14T14:29:40-08:00February 12, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

4 Future Trends in Tactical Network Modernization

PacStar's chief technical officer, Charlie Kawasaki, predicts four future trends in tactical network modernization including command post mobility, secure wireless, cybersecurity, and edge computing.

By |2019-01-03T16:34:25-08:00January 3, 2019|Categories: In The News|

PacStar solutions for US Army SFAB comms

Shephard Media, the aerospace, defense and security industry's first choice for business information, anlaysis and news, reports on the US Army's selection of PacStar to provide its tactical network baseband solution for six US Army Security Forces Assistance Brigades (SFAB) under a $20 million contract.

By |2018-10-19T10:47:20-08:00October 15, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

PacStar® Awarded Contract to Provide Tactical Network Baseband Equipment for U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB)

PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial, defense and intelligence markets, today announced its selection to provide the tactical network baseband solution for the initial six U.S. Army Security Forces Assistance Brigades (SFAB). The cumulative estimated value of the contract to PacStar will total in excess of $20 million.

By |2019-05-14T08:50:09-08:00October 9, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

PacStar® Announces Launch of PacStar 451 Server with Intel® Xeon® D Processors for High Performance Edge Computing

PacStar today launched a new generation of PacStar 451 small form factor servers – providing a major leap forward in computing capability while retaining industry leading size, weight and power and ruggedness. The new server provides up to three times more CPU cores, up to twice the RAM, and up to ten times the networking throughput compared to the prior generation PacStar 451, enabling a wide array of advanced edge computing.

By |2018-12-18T14:11:37-08:00October 8, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

PacStar® Announces Collaboration with Perspecta Labs to Power Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE

PacStar today announced a collaboration and reseller agreement with Perspecta Labs, the innovative research arm of Perspecta Inc., for SecureIO client and SecureIO Gateway. The collaboration combines technologies powering the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP TLS) – a fully integrated, expeditionary communications solution with two layers of encryption, using commercial technologies, eligible for use in transmitting classified information over wireless networks. PacStar will leverage the Perspecta Labs SecureIO technology to provide a layer of TLS encryption for classified communications.

By |2018-09-24T14:34:22-08:00September 24, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

PacStar® Announces Collaboration with Bivio Networks to Power Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE

PacStar today announced a collaboration and reseller agreement with Bivio Networks that will help power the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) – a fully integrated, expeditionary communications solution providing two layers of encryption, using commercial technologies, eligible for use in transmitting classified information over wireless networks. PacStar will leverage the Bivio Networks TLS Protected Server to provide a layer of TLS encryption for classified communications.

By |2018-09-24T14:34:14-08:00September 24, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

PacStar® Announces Collaboration with Oceus Networks to Demonstrate End-to-End Secure Wireless Solutions for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE

PacStar today announced a collaboration with Oceus Networks to deliver an end-to-end secure wireless solution for classified networks. The collaboration combines a customized PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) with Oceus Xiphos Family of Products and Services including LTE, wireless management and services technologies.

By |2018-09-24T14:33:35-08:00September 24, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

PacStar® Announces Collaboration with Engage Black to Power Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE

PacStar today announced a collaboration and reseller agreement with Engage Black, for the Black Vault Hardware Security Module (HSM), a FIPS 140-2 Level 3+ certified device providing generation, storage and management of secure cryptographic keys. The collaboration combines technologies powering the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) – a fully integrated, expeditionary communications solution with two layers of encryption, using commercial technologies, eligible for use in transmitting classified information over wireless networks.

By |2018-09-24T14:33:14-08:00September 24, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

PacStar® Announces Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE

PacStar today launched the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP TLS) – a fully integrated, expeditionary solution that provides warfighters with the groundbreaking ability to transmit classified information over wireless networks in the field using LTE-enabled commercial smartphones and tablets.

By |2018-09-24T14:32:51-08:00September 24, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List

PacStar® Named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 List Portland, OR – June 19, 2018 - PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named PacStar to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. [...]

By |2018-10-19T08:37:51-08:00June 11, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

PacStar Reaches Major Milestone with 75,000 Wireless Access Points Delivered

PacStar® today announced the delivery of its 75,000th wireless access point to programs including the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Defense Health Agency (DHA) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC). PacStar’s delivery is based on the highly regarded Wi-Fi mobility infrastructure from Aruba Networks (A Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company).

By |2018-05-10T09:04:54-08:00March 28, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Overcoming Rail Networking Environmental Challenges

As rail systems seek to improve service and efficient, a reliable communication network infrastructure opens the door to new applications. These new applications are explored by PacStar Senior Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By |2018-04-04T12:14:48-08:00February 16, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

A PacStar/PKI Perspective — Best Public Key Infrastructure Practices for Tactical Networks

To meet the security needs of tactical networks and to enable the proliferation of new devices and capabilities using secure tactical networking, the DoD is increasingly looking to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a primary means to manage identity/authentication and encryption. Experts from PacStar and PKI Solutions outline the best public key infrastructure practices for tactical networks.

By |2018-04-04T12:10:39-08:00February 15, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

March of Military Network Technology Continues

"As the military, including the U.S. Army, works to update network command systems, size, weight, power and capability improvements are central, especially when paired with cybersecurity protections. The network improvements provide key flexibility and operations for tactical missions and command posts..." Source: https://www.afcea.org/content/march-military-network-technology-continues

By |2018-02-05T15:46:09-08:00February 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Fidelis, PacStar Unveil Cyber Platform for Tactical Network Deployments

"Fidelis Cybersecurity and Pacific Star Communications have introduced a rugged cybersecurity platform designed to help mobile troops protect in-theater and executive communications and forward operating bases from cyber threats. The PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System is a compact platform that works to automate threat detection and incident response and is built to meet tactical cyber personnel’s weight, power, size [...]

By |2018-02-02T09:26:52-08:00February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect the U.S. Power Grid

“The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) standard on physical security—known as Critical Infrastructure Protection-014 (CIP-014)—includes six basic requirements, but perhaps the most challenging for power companies is to develop and implement a documented physical security plan. Tower-mounted robotics powered by artificial intelligence could make that easier.” Steve Bowen is senior commercial business development manager [...]

By |2018-02-01T16:02:38-08:00February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Fidelis Cybersecurity And PacStar Launch Joint Tactical Cybersecurity Solution For Military Operations

Fidelis Cybersecurity and PacStar announce the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System – a fully integrated tactical cybersecurity solution with automated detection and response capabilities for protecting in-theater communications, executive communications, vehicle mount, or forward operating base deployments.

By |2018-03-23T12:28:42-08:00January 25, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

The Army makes it easier for first responders to connect to tactical networks

The U.S. Army will move forward with full-rate production on communication modules from PacStar for its $700 million Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program. The new equipment, coupled with T2C2 satellite terminals, helps troops on the battlefield to access the Army’s tactical communications network.

By |2018-01-19T08:47:15-08:00January 18, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

PacStar Notified that U.S. Army’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) Program has Authorized Full Rate Production

PacStar today announced its 400-Series small form factor (SFF) tactical and deployable communications modules will move to full rate production for the U.S. Army Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program, providing the baseband solution for both the lite and heavy systems.

By |2018-01-19T08:49:37-08:00January 17, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

As power plants and substations become more connected, the need for rugged networking equipment built to withstand tough conditions is amplified. Learn more in this contributed article by PacStar Sr. Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By |2018-01-05T09:57:38-08:00January 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Better Wireless Connectivity May Be Coming to a Base Near You

The Navy wants to make the wireless internet on its employees phones work faster. Military bases are treated differently when it comes to providing LTE broadband internet to those working in the area and right now the access to providers is less than ideal.

By |2017-12-07T16:03:35-08:00November 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Secure Wi-Fi Enters the Battlefield

Signal magazine, a reporter of trends in the defense, intelligence, and global security communities, details the use of secure Wi-Fi by the U.S. military and how PacStar solutions aid the modernization of the military's network and command post capabilities.

By |2017-11-17T10:33:10-08:00October 20, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Oregon Defense Contractors Win Big

Award-winning magazine, Oregon Business, details notable military contracts awarded to Oregon companies, such as PacStar, over the last several years.

By |2017-10-24T13:41:57-08:00October 11, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Wins Marine Corps Networking Contract

C4ISRNET, the premier content destination for defense and government communities to stay connected to technology and network innovations to ensure information dominance, announces PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

By |2017-09-21T13:53:57-08:00September 17, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Awarded $10 Million US Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) Contract

PacStar Awarded $10 Million US Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) Contract Rugged, Small Form Factor Modules Enable Command and Control Communications for Tactical Vehicles PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been [...]

By |2017-10-16T15:08:43-08:00September 12, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Electronic Warfare Evolves to Meet New Threats

When we think of technology advancing, we've tended to think military applications is, by itself, insufficient in today's evolving EW environment. More layers are required that neither interfere with nor slow communications, across the wireless networks now linking all services and allied forces in the battlespace. An example of this is PacStar's small form factor Secure Wireless Command post.

By |2017-09-11T14:04:14-08:00August 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Army Eyes Industry for Wi-Fi Solutions

"The Army wants better, more robust solutions for delivering wireless networks in the command post. Recent actions by the vendor community suggest the private sector is looking to play a part in that evolution. PacStar, for instance, recently unveiled its Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi) product, which the company said is tailor-made to suit [...]

By |2017-09-22T13:48:41-08:00August 15, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules Bring New Levels of Toughness to the Networks’ Edge

PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules Bring New Levels of Toughness to the Networks’ Edge Featuring rugged, waterproof construction and corrosion-proof M12 Ethernet connectors, the new PacStar 500-Series is designed to deliver high-performance through rain or shine PORTLAND, Ore., August 15, 2017 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications [...]

By |2017-10-16T15:12:20-08:00August 15, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

New Tech Improves, Hardens WIN-T Network

The Army is integrating an emerging software product for its Warfighter Information Network – Tactical Satcom communications system that increases protections and adds a key interface between otherwise less-connected nodes on the network: PacStar IQ-Core Software.

By |2017-09-11T14:50:31-08:00July 18, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Develops Secure Deployed WiFi System

PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions.

By |2017-09-22T13:52:34-08:00June 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

By |2018-03-23T12:28:44-08:00June 22, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

By |2017-10-16T15:13:38-08:00June 21, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

DoD Makes It Easier to Access Classified Info Remotely

The DoD is making it easier for warfighters to access classified information remotely by using quick setup wireless command posts to access classified information over Wi-Fi and LTE connections. Read more about this rollout and how PacStar products are at the forefront of these communication management changes.

By |2017-08-17T09:10:45-08:00June 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Announces Availability of Small Form Factor, Secure Wireless Command Post

Announcing the availability of PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi), a deployable small form factor wireless access system designed to meet NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program requirements. The modular system brings the benefits of classified wireless access to our warfighters in the field, for use with smart phones, tablets and laptop computers, while saving on size, weight and power, and reducing setup and teardown down of traditional command post networks.

By |2017-10-16T15:15:26-08:00June 15, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

NSA CSfC Program Certifies PacStar’s Small Tactical Server with Aruba’s VPN/Firewall Security Software

NSA CSfC Program Certifies PacStar’s Small Tactical Server with Aruba’s VPN/Firewall Security Software Collaboration between Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and PacStar enables ground- breaking tactical IPsec VPN and Firewall capabilities for specialized cyber-security solutions Portland, OR — June 8, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications [...]

By |2018-03-23T12:28:51-08:00June 8, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017 World-class Experts in Wireless Technologies for Defense Expeditionary Communications to Share Challenges and Lessons Learned PORTLAND, Ore., May 31, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced [...]

By |2017-10-16T15:18:13-08:00May 31, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

PacStar Expands From Military Into New Fronts

After nearly 20 years of providing a telecommunications lifeline to the U.S. military, PacStar is taking its technology to new fronts. “We have reached a level of credibility and repurchase in various smaller military programs that the move to commercial (customers) is part of expanding the total market,” said CEO Peggy Miller.

By |2017-06-13T12:32:35-08:00May 23, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar: 300-Series Communication Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By |2017-04-27T13:06:29-08:00April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By |2017-04-27T11:23:48-08:00April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|