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PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK supplier

SHEPHARD MEDIA February 17, 2017 PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK Supplier PacStar is pleased to announce ZeroAlpha Solutions as its new exclusive UK representative of PacStar technologies. To learn more, read this full article by Shephard Media highlighting the ZeroAlpha Solutions original press release. Read Full Article

February 20, 2017|In The News|

ZeroAlpha Solutions Awarded Exclusive UK Supplier Status by PacStar

ZeroAlpha Solutions Awarded Exclusive UK Supplier Status by PacStar 15th February 2017 – CARDIFF, UK – ZeroAlpha Solutions (ZeroAlpha) today announced that it has been awarded exclusive UK supplier status by U.S. developer and manufacturer, Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (“PacStar®), for their military grade communications hardware and management software. ZeroAlpha provides [...]

February 15, 2017|Press Releases|

Army Integrates New WIN-T Software Interface

Army Integrates New WIN-T Software Interface By Kris Osborn    |    Defense Systems    |    February 2, 2017 In 2015, PacStar added an entirely new optional IQ-Core® Software feature set that seamlessly enables “Commercial Solutions for Classified” systems. IQ-Core Software provides a comprehensive suite of setup, configuration management, monitoring and trouble [...]

February 2, 2017|In The News|

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge By Steve Bowen, Pacific Star Communications Inc., and Mark Stevens, Oceaneering International Inc. E&P Magazine    |    February 1, 2017 PacStar, and partner Oceaneering International, Inc., are helping enable remote monitoring of critical infrastructure and processes at the network’s edge. To learn more about the industries [...]

February 1, 2017|In The News|

Blog: Secure Wireless Warfighter Comms Available When Troops Need Them Most

Blog: Secure Wireless Warfighter Comms Available When Troops Need Them Most By Charlie Kawasaki, PacStar's Chief Technical Officer Signal Magazine    |    January 30, 2017 Today’s military needs lightweight, compact, mission-critical communications systems that support the transition from a platform-centric force to a network-centric force. Decision superiority is key to military [...]

January 30, 2017|In The News|

TacComms Improve with PacStar

TacComms Improve With PacStar January 27, 2017    |    Milsat Magazine by Satnews In an independent comparison of IQ-Core® Software vs. traditional network management tools, IQ-Core Software demonstrated dramatic savings in configuration time, and massive reductions in configuration errors, and reduced training requirements. Both novice and advanced users, including military communications [...]

January 27, 2017|In The News|

TacComms Configuration and Management Improves With PacStar’s IQ-Core® Software

TacComms Configuration and Management Improves With PacStar's IQ-Core® Software January 20, 2017   |    Satnews To learn more about how tactical communications configuration and management improves with PacStar's IQ-Core® Software, read this SatNews article that highlights the results of an independent research study of PacStar's IQ-Core Software usability. Published on January 20, 2017. [...]

January 20, 2017|In The News|

PacStar Partner, Galois, Awarded Air Force Grant for Advanced Cyber Deception Technology

PacStar Partner, Galois, Awarded Air Force Grant for Advanced Cyber Deception Technology PacStar's computer science research and development partner, Galois, Inc., announced that it has been awarded an Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) grant to develop an innovative network cyber deception technology called Prattle. To learn more about how core team members, PacStar [...]

January 19, 2017|In The News|

U.S. Army’s Deployed WIN-T Program Software Reduces System Management Complexity

U.S. Army's Deployed WIN-T Program Software Reduces System Management Complexity To learn more about how PacStar’s IQ-Core® Software is improving at-the-halt communications for deployed soldiers, read Signal Magazine’s full article article “U.S. Army’s Deployed WIN-T Program Software Reduces System Management Complexity” published on January 18, 2017. Read Full Story

January 18, 2017|In The News, Newsroom|

Warfighters Configure and Manage Tactical Communications Systems 10x Faster With 9x Fewer Errors Using PacStar® IQ-Core® Software

Warfighters Configure and Manage Tactical Communications Systems 10x Faster With 9x Fewer Errors Using PacStar® IQ-Core® Software Independent study results reinforce value of PacStar IQ-Core Software in helping DoD overcome system management complexity for at-the-halt soldier communications PORTLAND, OR (PRWEB) JANUARY 18, 2017 - PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications [...]

January 18, 2017|Press Releases|

Rugged Systems Keep Communications Lines Open

Rugged Systems Keep Communications Lines Open To learn more about how PacStar's rugged systems are helping keep communications lines open in remote environments, read the American Oil & Gas Reporter's article "Remote IT", written by PacStar's Senior Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen. READ FULL STORY

January 15, 2017|In The News|

NSA ‘CSfC’ – Addressing Key US Army In-Theater Comms Challenges

The following article highlights how PacStar CSfC Solutions are benefitting warfighters by enabling access to classified information using inexpensive, commercial technologies. This contributed article was written by PacStar’s Chief Technical Officer and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Charlie Kawasaki and published by MilSat Magazine. Read Full Story

November 18, 2016|In The News|

PacStar’s IQ-Core Aims to Improve Agility and Data Sharing

PacStar’s IQ-Core® Software with the NSA CSfC Plug-in is enhancing the army’s ability to securely transmit classified information (up to top secret) over wireless networks that warfighters rely on during in-theatre operations. To learn more about how PacStar’s IQ-Core Software with CSfC Plug-in is helping the US Army manage army wireless command posts, read the [...]

November 9, 2016|In The News|

PacStar Named 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year

We are very proud to announce that PacStar was named the 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year in our size category by the Portland Business Journal - the city's premier business publication providing comprehensive coverage of the local economic landscape! The criteria for this award included: - company financial performance, - overall business strategy, - innovative [...]

October 28, 2016|In The News|

Army Deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program

A Core Solution For Wireless Network Transmission Of Classified Info From PacStar After announcing the delivery of 6,000 PacStar's IQ-Core SoftwareⓇ licenses for the Army's WIN-T Increment 1 program, C4ISRNET published the article "Army deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program", which highlights how PacStar software is improving the efficiency of network management in military command posts. [...]

October 27, 2016|In The News|

Front Line Networks Realised

Front Line Networks Realised The following news article was written by Tim Fish, an editor at Shephard Media, and published on Oct. 6, 2016. "PacStar has been selected to provide ruggedised routers, switches and servers for the US Army’s forward area networking programme. With smaller-sized forces using more sophisticated technology closer to [...]

October 6, 2016|In The News|

U.S. Army Deploys PacStar IQ-Core® Software Across WIN-T Increment 1 Network

U.S. Army Deploys PacStar IQ-Core® Software Across WIN-T Increment 1 Network The extensive deployment of PacStar’s software is aimed to help US DoD overcome system management complexity for at-the-halt Soldier communications PORTLAND, Ore. Oct. 3, 2016 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), [...]

October 3, 2016|Press Releases|

A Core Solution For Wireless Network Transmission Of Classified Info From PacStar

A Core Solution For Wireless Network Transmission Of Classified Info From PacStar To learn more about how PacStar's IQ-Core® Software with CSfC Plug-in is enhancing the US Army's ability to securely transmit classified information over wireless networks that warfighters rely on for in-theater operations, read this full article by Satnews published on September 29, [...]

September 29, 2016|In The News|

U.S. Army Selects PacStar® IQ-Core® Software with CSfC to Manage Wireless Command Posts

U.S. Army Selects PacStar® IQ-Core® Software with CSfC to Manage Wireless Command Posts PacStar solution enhances ability of US Army to securely transmit classified information over in-theater wireless networks PORTLAND, Ore. Sept. 29, 2016 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced [...]

September 29, 2016|Press Releases|

PacStar® and Oceaneering Focus on Networking at the Edge at OilComm 2016

PacStar® and Oceaneering Focus on Networking at the Edge at OilComm 2016 PacStar’s Steve Bowen and Oceaneering International, Inc.’s Mark Stevens will discuss key Common Operating Picture (COP) technologies, including rugged networking solutions PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 26, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, will [...]

September 25, 2016|Press Releases|

Data in Demand: Answering the Call for Communications

Data in Demand: Answering the Call for Communications Published: Sept. 14, 2016 By: Courney Howard, Executive Editor "Modern electronics hardware and software combine in compact communications systems to meet ever-increasing demands for real-time, high-speed information sharing. Aerospace and defense missions, including day-to-day activities, increasingly rely on information. Especially important is [...]

September 14, 2016|In The News|

PacStar® and Information Security Corporation (ISC) Announce Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Collaboration at the 2016 Information Assurance Symposium

PacStar® and Information Security Corporation (ISC) Announce Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Collaboration at the 2016 Information Assurance Symposium Learn how the joint integration of our capabilities enables tactical and enterprise organizations to more effectively and easily implement PKI enabled solutions. PORTLAND, Ore., and OAK PARK, IL. Aug. 9, 2016 – PacStar, a [...]

August 9, 2016|Press Releases|

PacStar® to Display Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Technologies at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2016

PacStar® to Display Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Technologies at AFCEA TechNet Augusta 2016 See live demos of tactical, deployable hardware, management software for COTS baseband networking equipment running securely per CSfC requirements PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and [...]

August 4, 2016|Newsroom, Press Releases|

PacStar IQ-Core® Software: More Configuration Management, Power Features and Device Support

PacStar is pleased to announce the release of an exciting upgrade to our intuitive communications management software platform, IQ-Core Software. Available now and already undergoing wide-scale deployment, the new release adds extensive and powerful network device and system configuration management capabilities, reducing the time required to set up systems, streamlining and automating error-prone tasks, and [...]

July 26, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

Portland, OR. June 14, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named PacStar to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 list is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution [...]

June 14, 2016|Newsroom|

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

PacStar Named to CRN's 2016 Solution Provider 500 List Portland, OR. June 14, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named PacStar to its 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 [...]

June 14, 2016|Newsroom, Press Releases|

PacStar Expands 451 Server Options

PacStar Expands 451 Server Options PacStar 451 Server Expansion: More Power, More Networking - Same Small SWaP PacStar is excited to announce a major expansion in options available for the PacStar 451 Small Server Module. Expanding on the current line of PacStar 451 configurations, the PacStar 451 is now available with Intel 5th Generation (Broadwell) [...]

May 23, 2016|Newsletters|

PacStar Expands 451 Server Options

PacStar 451 Server Expansion: More Power, More Networking - Same Small SWaP PacStar is excited to announce a major expansion in options available for the PacStar 451 Small Server Module. Expanding on the current line of PacStar 451 configurations, the PacStar 451 is now available with Intel 5th Generation (Broadwell) processors including the Core i5, i7 and [...]

May 19, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Announces New 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module

PacStar Announces New 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module PacStar is pleased to announce the PacStar 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module. The PacStar 455 provides a high performance virtualization/compute, networking and storage platform for forward deploying applications or network services as well as network attached storage in a compact, quick setup, and rugged form factor. It’s [...]

April 27, 2016|Newsletters|

PacStar Announces New 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module

PacStar is pleased to announce the PacStar 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module. The PacStar 455 provides a high performance virtualization/compute, networking and storage platform for forward deploying applications or network services as well as network attached storage in a compact, quick setup, and rugged form factor. It’s an ideal platform for a wide variety of edge [...]

April 27, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Receives a Top Channel Partner Award from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

PacStar is recognized for its in-depth expertise in design and deployment of enterprise and tactical Wi-Fi solutions for US Federal Agencies and US Military.   Portland, OR — April 5, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, announced it has been recognized as a [...]

April 6, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Receives a Top Channel Partner Award from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

PacStar® Receives a Top Channel Partner Award from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company PacStar is recognized for its in-depth expertise in design and deployment of enterprise and tactical Wi-Fi solutions for US Federal Agencies and US Military. Portland, OR — April 5, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced [...]

April 6, 2016|Press Releases|

PacStar Releases CSfC Optimized Commander Kit

Now Available: CSfC Optimized Commander Kit - PacStar 4501 PacStar is pleased to announce the availability of the PacStar 4501 Commander Kit with CSfC. The PacStar 4501 is a lightweight, compact, and secure communications package that provides voice, data and video communications for combatant commanders, executives and other high-profile users. The highly integrated package includes everything needed [...]

March 23, 2016|Press Releases|

PacStar Releases CSfC Optimized Commander Kit

Now Available: CSfC Optimized Commander Kit - PacStar 4501 PacStar is pleased to announce the availability of the PacStar 4501 Commander Kit with CSfC. The PacStar 4501 is a lightweight, compact, and secure communications package that provides voice, data and video communications for combatant commanders, executives and other high-profile users. The highly integrated package includes everything needed [...]

March 23, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Receives Hardware and Software Patent Awards

PacStar Receives Hardware and Software Patent Awards US Patent Office recognizes PacStar’s continued innovation on its 400-Series interconnect system and IQ-Core® Software call diagnostics. Portland, OR — February 9, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, announces the award of two new patents [...]

February 9, 2016|Press Releases|

PacStar Receives Hardware and Software Patent Awards

US Patent Office recognizes PacStar’s continued innovation on its 400-Series interconnect system and IQ-Core® Software call diagnostics. Portland, OR — February 9, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, announces the award of two new patents by the U.S. Patent Office: one for innovations on [...]

February 9, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-In Now Available

Now Available:  IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-In PacStar is pleased to announce the availability of the IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-in. This new plug-in simplifies and automates key processes in the management of NSA “Commercial Solutions for Classified” compliant network equipment. Building on the success of IQ-Core Software, the CSfC Plug-in manages multiple secure communication technologies using [...]

January 21, 2016|Newsletters|

IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-In Now Available

Now Available:  IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-In PacStar is pleased to announce the availability of the IQ-Core Software CSfC Plug-in. This new plug-in simplifies and automates key processes in the management of NSA “Commercial Solutions for Classified” compliant network equipment. Building on the success of IQ-Core Software, the CSfC Plug-in manages multiple secure communication technologies using [...]

January 20, 2016|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Introduces Two New 400-Series Packaging Options

Introducing Two New PacStar 400-Series Packaging Options PacStar’s mechanical engineering department’s on a roll!  We’re pleased to announce two more additions to the already extensive array of packaging and transport options available in the PacStar 400-Series lineup. For teams with requirements for small, desktop-placed solutions in quick setup form factors – with moderate resistance to [...]

December 16, 2015|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Introduces Two New 400-Series Packaging Options

PacStar Introduces Two New 400-Series Packaging Options PacStar’s mechanical engineering department’s on a roll!  We’re pleased to announce two more additions to the already extensive array of packaging and transport options available in the PacStar 400-Series lineup. For teams with requirements for small, desktop-placed solutions in quick setup form factors – with moderate [...]

December 16, 2015|Newsletters|

PacStar Announces Availability of PacStar 451 with Hypori ACE Server

PacStar Announces Availability of PacStar 451 with Hypori ACE Server Collaboration enables ground breaking tactical, mobile device access technology for use on classified networks Portland, OR — October 28, 2015 –  PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial markets, and Hypori, the leader in Android-based Virtual [...]

October 28, 2015|Newsletters|

PacStar Announces Availability of PacStar 451 with Hypori ACE Server

Collaboration enables ground breaking tactical, mobile device access technology for use on classified networks   Portland, OR — October 28, 2015 –  PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for defense, commercial, and industrial markets, and Hypori, the leader in Android-based Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) technologies, announced today the availability of the [...]

October 28, 2015|Newsroom|

PacStar 441 and 442 Listed on JITC APL

Formal JITC listing further validates PacStar's commitment to security and interoperability within the defense networks PORTLAND, OR – September 21, 2015 – PacStar® a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that its PacStar 441 Small Router Module and PacStar 442 Small Switch Module have been approved by [...]

September 22, 2015|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar 441 and 442 Listed on JITC APL

PacStar 441 and 442 Listed on JITC APL Formal JITC listing further validates PacStar's commitment to security and interoperability within the defense networks PORTLAND, OR – September 21, 2015 – PacStar® a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that the PacStar 441 Small Router Module [...]

September 22, 2015|Newsletters|

PacStar Named to CRN Solution Provider 500

List Ranks North America’s Largest 500 Technology Integrators Portland, OR – June 8, 2015 – PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software [...]

June 8, 2015|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Named to CRN Solution Provider 500

PacStar® Named to CRN Solution Provider 500 List Ranks North America’s Largest 500 Technology Integrators Portland, OR – June 8, 2015 – PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500. The [...]

June 8, 2015|Press Releases|

PacStar Promotes Peggy Miller to Chief Executive Officer

Miller Has Many Years of Technology Industry Experience Portland, OR —February 17, 2015 – PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that its board of directors has named Peggy Miller as the company’s chief executive officer effective immediately. Miller was promoted from her position as [...]

February 18, 2015|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Promotes Peggy Miller to Chief Executive Officer

PacStar Promotes Peggy Miller to Chief Executive Officer Miller Has Many Years of Technology Industry Experience Portland, OR – February 17, 2015 – PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that its board of directors has named Peggy Miller as the company’s chief [...]

February 18, 2015|Press Releases|

PacStar Completes LAN and WLAN Installations for US Army Medical Centers

On time, on budget delivery of advanced network infrastructures for DHA USAMITC customers demonstrates PacStar’s commitment to customer satisfaction Portland, OR — November 18, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced the completion of the first phases of wired and wireless [...]

November 18, 2014|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Completes LAN and WLAN Installations for US Army Medical Centers

PacStar Completes LAN and WLAN Installations for US Army Medical Centers On time, on budget delivery of advanced network infrastructures for DHA USAMITC customers demonstrates PacStar’s commitment to customer satisfaction Portland, OR — November 18, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense [...]

November 17, 2014|Press Releases|

Announcing Our July Status Quo Breaker Winners: Advanced Onion, Digital Technologies Corporation and PacStar!

"Congratulations to the three Brocade channel partners winning our Partner Status Quo Breaker contest for July. Each of these three partners has demonstrated impressive vision, cutting-edge technology expertise, and intense customer commitment. They have each rejected conventional selling and legacy solutions to deliver transformational value and benefits to their customers."Announcing Our July Status Quo Breaker [...]

August 21, 2014|Articles|

Announcing Our July Status Quo Breaker Winners: Advanced Onion, Digital Technologies Corporation and PacStar!

Announcing Our July Status Quo Breaker Winners: Advanced Onion, Digital Technologies Corporation and PacStar! "Congratulations to the three Brocade channel partners winning our Partner Status Quo Breaker contest for July. Each of these three partners has demonstrated impressive vision, cutting-edge technology expertise, and intense customer commitment. They have each rejected conventional selling and [...]

August 21, 2014|Press Releases|

PacStar Announces Promotion of Rodney Snell to Vice President of Software Development

PacStar Announces Promotion of Rodney Snell to Vice President of Software Development Snell led development of the company’s IQ-Core® Software, which was recently selected by US Army WIN-T to be its tactical nodal manager. Portland, OR — May 15, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the [...]

May 15, 2014|Press Releases|

PacStar Announces Promotion of Rodney Snell to Vice President of Software Development

Snell led development of the company’s IQ-Core® Software, which was recently selected by US Army WIN-T to be its tactical nodal manager. Portland, OR — May 15, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that it has promoted Rodney Snell to [...]

May 15, 2014|Articles, Newsroom|

Command Center: Bob Dunn

Bob Dunn, chief executive officer, PacStar. "Using PacStar products, organizations can rapidly deploy the latest communications technologies into the field, be it unified communications, streaming video, or access to enterprise information services—while ensuring security—in temporary command posts or in mobile command vehicles—and they can do it with lightly trained operators." Command Center: Bob Dunn April [...]

April 17, 2014|Articles|

How You Can Leverage the Army NIE Program

Peggy Miller, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, PacStar. "Through PacStar’s experience with NIE, we believe the program can and should continue to play a vital role in enhancing Army procurement and creating opportunities for small contractors to support the warfighter mission." How You Can Leverage the Army NIE Program March 2014

March 24, 2014|Articles|

PacStar Completes U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) Program

IQ-Core® Software among handful of technologies successfully tested and acquired through NIE Portland, OR — March 10, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that its IQ-Core® Software has become one of the first technologies successfully tested and acquired through the [...]

March 10, 2014|Articles, Newsroom|

NIE Successes for Small Businesses

Bob Dunn, chief executive officer, PacStar. "If you believe you have a technology that truly makes a difference, go through the evaluation process. You have a shot—no guarantee—a shot at being part of the baseline architecture. In our case, it worked." NIE Successes for Small Businesses February 2014

March 3, 2014|Articles|

At PacStar, Tactical Thinking Calibrates Growth Trajectory

Bob Dunn, chief executive officer, PacStar. "Without getting too technical, we shifted from a tactical and enterprise company to primarily a tactical company. The enterprise piece of the company – reselling big systems and switches – was shelved indefinitely. PacStar would focus on creating advanced communications equipment for the Defense Department and developing software to [...]

January 6, 2014|Articles|

How to Make the Most of COTS Technologies

Charlie Kawasaki, chief technology officer, PacStar. "Relative to custom-built hardware and software, COTS technology offers military organizations the potential to reduce costs and shrink the acquisition timeline. However, the integration and deployment of COTS technologies introduces several technical complexities. This article examines these complexities, and puts forth a set of recommendations for consideration by defense [...]

January 6, 2014|Articles|

PacStar® Awarded Three-Year $6.2 Million WIN-T Contract For Tactical Communications Management Software

Military’s largest mobile network communications program expands use of PacStar IQ-Core® Software with procurement of more than 6,000 licenses Portland, OR — December 10, 2013 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded a three-year, $6.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) [...]

December 10, 2013|Articles, Newsroom|

NATO Special Operations Headquarters Selects PacStar as its NATO Mission Support System (NMSS)

PacStar 2000 and 4000 series are deployed in support of NATO special operation missions. Portland, OR – October 30, 2013 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and NATO, today announced it has been awarded multiple contracts from NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) to [...]

November 5, 2013|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Awarded $8.4 Million Contract by US Marine Corps for Deployable Communications Kits

PacStar’s multi-network PacStar 4100 Kits enhance MARCORSYSCOM initial entry capabilities Portland, OR — September 10, 2013 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded the Expeditionary Command and Control Suite (ECCS) Program of Record to supply the PS4100 Rapid [...]

September 11, 2013|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Awarded $4.6 Million Contract to Supply US Army Reserve Centers with Aruba Networks Wireless LAN Solution

PacStar’s experience and expertise resulted in its selection for this 900-site training center project Portland, OR —June 25, 2013 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded a $4.6 million contract to supply Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) wireless LAN [...]

June 21, 2013|Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Receives Federal Partner of the Year Award from Aruba Networks

Recognized For Its Achievements in the Federal Space at Aruba’s 2013 Americas Partner Summit Portland, OR — April 5, 2013 – PacStar®, a leading developer and reseller of advanced communications solutions, announced that it has been named Federal Partner of the Year by Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions. [...]

April 5, 2013|Articles, Newsroom|

Plethora of communications options compound challenges at the tactical edge

Article posted on the Defense Systems website by John Edwards on October 1, 2012 The quest for comprehensive situational awareness leads to a burgeoning array of communications technologies With comprehensive situational awareness the goal, the Defense Department is constantly seeking and evaluating new combat radios and other wireless communications systems, looking for technologies that offer [...]

October 5, 2012|Articles|

6 Great Causes

U6 Great Causes by Tech Bisnow, September 24, 2012 We thank tech companies for lots of amazing innovation. But charities are also thanking them for everything from checks and food to volunteer hours and advice. We're taking a break from the tension of sequestration and the struggle of bootstrapping to share some of tech’s good [...]

September 24, 2012|Articles, Newsroom|

A Tactical Commitment

SatMagazine, September 2012 PacStar® has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by the 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida, for immediate delivery to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command’s (JECC) Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). The JCSE TacSat Nano is a lightweight, compact, and flexible package that provides multiband, voice (high performance waveform, SINCGARS, VHF/UHF, etc), [...]

September 18, 2012|Articles|

Panther PacStar makes debut at CE12

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – “Let’s say that you are deployed to an area with no communications set up and the commander(s) need to have communications up as soon as possible and as quick as possible to continue your mission. It needs to be light enough to be mobile to allow for connectivity anywhere in the world, [...]

September 18, 2012|Archives|

Panther PacStar makes debut at CE12

United States European Command by Senior Airman Rachel Waller, September 18, 2012 GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – “Let’s say that you are deployed to an area with no communications set up and the commander(s) need to have communications up as soon as possible and as quick as possible to continue your mission. It needs to be light [...]

September 18, 2012|Articles|

PacStar® Awarded $1.3 Million Contract for the JCSE TacSat Nano (PacStar 3700)

Joint Communications Support Element leads the DoD with quick-deployment tactical multiband, satellite radio, and Radio-over-IP capabilities PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL for immediate delivery to the Joint Enabling [...]

August 16, 2012|Newsroom|

PacStar® Launches PacStar 1414 Tactical Session Controller with Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6

PacStar ultra-small tactical appliance reduces size, weight and power solution for IP-based voice/video & communications control PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),today announced the availability of the PacStar 1414 Tactical Session Controller with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) 8.6. The PacStar 1414 is an ultra-lightweight, compact, [...]

July 17, 2012|Newsroom|

PacStar® Launches PacStar 3700 TacSat Nano – Next Generation Satellite Radio Delivers Tactical Multiband Voice, Radio over IP

PacStar integrated system provides warfighters with lightweight, flexible, interoperable multi-radio RoIP and SATCOM solution for in-theater tactical communications. PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced the availability of the PacStar 3700 TacSat Nano, a lightweight, compact, and flexible package that provides multiband voice (high performance [...]

June 21, 2012|Newsroom|

PacStar®… Fielding Hundreds (Comms)

Satnews Daily, December 19, 2011 PacStar®... Fielding Hundreds (Comms) [SatNews] PacStar has been awarded a contract totaling $12.2 million.... ....for the delivery of several hundred of the firm's mobile tactical communications units to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A). PacStar will deliver 225 units of its 2010 SIPR / NIPR Baseband Node (SNBN), which provides secure, converged, unified [...]

December 21, 2011|Articles|

Growth Kits

FED TECH BIZNOW, December 15,2011 PacStar was hired by DOD on a $12.2M contract to put together and deliver over 600 units of its communications tech for US forces in Afghanistan. PacStar CEO Bob Dunn says the mobile tactical communications kits provide secure convergence of voice, video over the military's network. Bob says PacStar's IQ [...]

December 15, 2011|Articles|

PacStar lands $12.2M defense contract

Portland Business Journal by Erik Siemers , Business Journal staff writer Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 12:59pm PST Pacific Star Communications, Inc. Thursday announced a $12.2 million deal with the U.S. Department of Defense marking the largest contract in the company’s history. Portland-based PacStar makes tactical communications systems, taking critical communications equipment from manufacturers such [...]

December 15, 2011|Articles|

US Forces-Afghanistan buys tactical comms units

By Defense Systems Staff, Dec 15, 2011 PacStar will deliver 675 of its mobile tactical communications units to Afghanistan for use by U.S. military forces under a $12.2 million contract with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, company officials said Dec. 15. The communications services provider will furnish the military forces with 225 of its 2010 SIPR/NIPR Baseband Node (SNBN) [...]

December 15, 2011|Archives|

US Forces-Afghanistan buys tactical comms units

By Defense Systems Staff, Dec 15, 2011 PacStar will deliver 675 of its mobile tactical communications units to Afghanistan for use by U.S. military forces under a $12.2 million contract with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, company officials said Dec. 15. The communications services provider will furnish the military forces with 225 of its 2010 SIPR/NIPR Baseband Node (SNBN) [...]

December 15, 2011|Articles|

PacStar® Awarded $12.2 Million Contract By U.S. Dept. of Defense To Deliver Tactical Communications Solution To US Forces-Afghanistan

PacStar ruggedized mobile units provide warfighters with secure, converged unified communications capabilities in battlefield environments. PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded a contract totaling $12.2 million for the delivery of several hundred of the firm’s mobile tactical communications units to [...]

December 13, 2011|Newsroom|

Security Industry: PacStar Modifies Communications Software

UPI Online reports; PacStar Communications Inc. of Oregon has reconfigured its IQ-Core software for use with a General Dynamic's C4 system. The reconfiguration, the company said, allows system operators to train and operate General Dynamic's Dismounted Company Command Post communications system faster and more efficiently.  DCCP is an expeditionary Communications system intended for the U.S. [...]

November 21, 2011|Articles|

General Dynamics C4 Chooses Operations and Training Software from PacStar for Command Post Communications

Military & Aerospace Electronics online reports, Military communications systems integrators at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., needed software for their company's Dismounted Company Command Post (DCCP) communications system to enable users to train and operate the DCCP quickly and efficiently. They found their solution from the IQ-Core software from Pacific Star Communications Inc. (PacStar) [...]

November 21, 2011|Articles|

State CIO: The Fan, PacStar & GD

Fed Tech Bisnow - Yesterday, General Dynamics announced a partnership with Oregon’s PacStar that matches PacStar’s IQ-Core software with GD's hardware. The result: warfighters can establish advanced communications (voice, video, data) in rugged battlefield environments more quickly and easily. We were able to meet with PacStar CEO Bob Dunn, who is based locally, a few [...]

November 21, 2011|Articles|

Command Center by MilsatMagazine

Command Center interview with Bob Dunn and MilsatMagazine, November 2011 Bob Dunn, CEO, PacStar Bob Dunn was appointed PacStar’s Chief Executive Officer inJune 2010 after rejoining the company in early 2010 with the main goal being to expand and develop the company’s technology penetration in Department of Defense programs and with large system integrators. In [...]

November 15, 2011|Articles|

PacStar Announces Availability of IQ-Core® Software Version 3.4 for Tactical Kits

New network management, diagnostic capabilities aid military engaged in rapid deployment communications operations   PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the US Department of Defense, today announced that it has released IQ-Core® Software version 3.4 for its tactical communications solutions.  This new software release, initially available on the PacStar 4100 IEP/RRK platform, [...]

November 9, 2011|Newsroom|

Satnews Daily: PacStar + Riverbed Optimal Optimization

PacStar®, a developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has announced an integrated solution that delivers Riverbed® Virtual Steelhead® on the PacStar 1210 Tactical Accelerator Appliance (TAA). As a result, PacStar offers DoD customers the Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solution in the smallest form factor possible. This effectively [...]

August 22, 2011|Newsroom|

PacStar Delivers Riverbed Virtual Steelhead Technology on the Smallest Deployable Appliance

PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced an integrated solution that delivers Riverbed® Virtual Steelhead® on the PacStar 1210 Tactical Accelerator Appliance (TAA).  As a result, PacStar offers DoD customers the Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solution in the smallest form factor possible. This [...]

August 17, 2011|Archives|

PacStar Delivers Riverbed Virtual Steelhead Technology on the Smallest Deployable Appliance

PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced an integrated solution that delivers Riverbed® Virtual Steelhead® on the PacStar 1210 Tactical Accelerator Appliance (TAA).  As a result, PacStar offers DoD customers the Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solution in the smallest form factor possible. This [...]

August 17, 2011|Newsroom|

PacStar 4100 Receives US Navy Authority to Operate (ATO) for ONE-NET

PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the US Department of Defense, today announced that it has successfully obtained a Type Accreditation and the Authority to Operate (ATO) for the PacStar 4100 on the classified and unclassified Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-NET).  This approval enables any authorized Navy customer [...]

May 11, 2011|Newsroom|

PacStar Unified Communications Solutions Based on Cisco Technology Receive JITC Certification

PacStar 6800 and PacStar 6300 Receive JITC Certification and APL Listing The PacStar 6800 Small End Office (SMEO) and the PacStar 6300 Deployable Voice Exchange (DVX) received IA (Information Assurance) accreditation by the Defense IA/Security Accreditation Working Group (DSAWG). The two PacStar solutions also received certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). Both products [...]

August 18, 2009|Newsroom|

MIT Interview with Jeff Sinclair discussing re-engineering of the IEP

Military Information Technology interview with Jeff Sinclair, PacStar Vice President of Sales MIT and Jeff Sinclair discuss the Joint Communications Support Element's (JCSE) collaboration with PacStar on the re-engineering of the IEP (Initial Entry Package), and how PacStar worked within a highly compressed development cycle to turn out a much lighter and more compact version [...]

April 1, 2009|Articles|
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