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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 [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:37:50+00:00 April 6, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|

PacStar Releases CSfC Optimized Commander Kit

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.

By | 2017-04-03T14:04:45+00:00 March 23, 2016|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 March 23, 2016|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 February 9, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:48:41+00:00 January 21, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-01-20T11:13:41+00:00 January 20, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 December 16, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:51:12+00:00 December 16, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:55:41+00:00 October 28, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 October 28, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-09-22T12:35:19+00:00 September 22, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-02-14T13:56:16+00:00 September 22, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-06-08T09:35:14+00:00 June 8, 2015|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar® Named to CRN Solution Provider 500

PacStar® 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 sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America.

By | 2017-04-03T14:27:52+00:00 June 8, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 February 18, 2015|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Promotes Peggy Miller to Chief Executive Officer

PacStar 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 chief operating officer where she served for the past six years.

By | 2017-04-03T14:27:26+00:00 February 18, 2015|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 November 18, 2014|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 August 21, 2014|Categories: Articles|

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 [...]

By | 2014-05-15T09:00:05+00:00 May 15, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 April 17, 2014|Categories: 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

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 March 24, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:34+00:00 March 10, 2014|Categories: 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

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 March 3, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 January 6, 2014|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 January 6, 2014|Categories: 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) [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 December 10, 2013|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:56:16+00:00 November 5, 2013|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 September 11, 2013|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:56:06+00:00 June 21, 2013|Categories: 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. [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:56:00+00:00 April 5, 2013|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 October 5, 2012|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 September 24, 2012|Categories: 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), [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:16:29+00:00 September 18, 2012|Categories: 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, [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 September 18, 2012|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 September 18, 2012|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:53:09+00:00 August 16, 2012|Categories: 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, [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:18:14+00:00 July 17, 2012|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:18:19+00:00 June 21, 2012|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 December 21, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:16:45+00:00 December 15, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 December 15, 2011|Categories: 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) [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:16:49+00:00 December 15, 2011|Categories: 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) [...]

By | 2011-12-15T22:46:58+00:00 December 15, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 December 13, 2011|Categories: 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. [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:16:59+00:00 November 21, 2011|Categories: 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) [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:17:03+00:00 November 21, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 November 21, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 November 15, 2011|Categories: 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, [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 November 9, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:35+00:00 August 22, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 August 17, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 August 17, 2011|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 May 11, 2011|Categories: Newsroom|

REDCOM Signs PacStar as Integrator and Reseller for Military Market

REDCOM Signs PacStar as Integrator and Reseller for Military Market REDCOM Laboratories Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with PacStar to integrate and resell REDCOM’s HDX and SLICE® switching systems to better meet the needs of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers. […]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 October 19, 2009|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:19:35+00:00 August 18, 2009|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:17:18+00:00 April 1, 2009|Categories: Articles|

Military Information Technology interview with Vice President of Cisco Global Government Solutions Group and PacStar board member, Steve Boutelle

MIT and Steve Boutelle discuss the military's move to an Everything over IP [EoIP] network infrastructure and how PacStar unified communications fulfill a current void within military communications. Steve Boutelle Vice President Global Government Solutions Group Cisco Q: Can you tell us about yourself? A: For almost four decades, I had the privilege of serving [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 October 20, 2008|Categories: Articles|

One vision of unified communications

MIKE FALKOW, acting city administrator for Inglewood, Calif., has a vision for interoperable emergency communications that could light up his region of southern California. Inglewood is about 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and sits in the middle of earthquake country. During the past three years, city officials have been focused on emergency preparedness, [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:17:27+00:00 September 21, 2008|Categories: Articles|

PacStar Named One of the Top Private Companies in Oregon by Portland Business Journal

Inclusion in Top 25 Private Companies List Demonstrates PacStar’s Commitment to Providing Superior Products and Services Portland, Ore. (July 9, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that it was included on Portland Business Journal’s Top 25 Private Companies. The award comes on the heels of being included [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:21:08+00:00 July 9, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

JCSE Sponsors PacStar’s Unified Communications Solutions for the Military Through the JITC Testing Process

Washington D.C. (March 31, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, today announced that the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) is a leading communications organization that provides CJCS-directed communications support to combatant commands, services, defense and other government agencies as directed. JCSE is currently sponsoring PacStar with a set of [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 May 31, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

General Dynamics Names PacStar Reseller of Next Generation Secure Desktop Phone for the Military and Government

Portland, Ore. (May 27, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, to resell the Sectéra® vIPerTM Universal Secure phone. The vIPer is a secure, end-to-end Voice over IP (VoIP) and [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:21:17+00:00 May 27, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Named to VARBusiness 500 List of Biggest Integrators and Solutions Providers in North America

Inclusion on the List Comes on the Heels of Being Named by Cisco as its Solution Innovation Partner of the Year in the United States and Canada Portland, Ore. (May 13, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that for the second straight year it has been included [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 May 13, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar 3500 Selected by California National Guard to Support Border Patrol Operations

Deployable Network Communications Terminal Offers Remote Military Teams Small End Office Capabilities Anytime, Anywhere Portland, Ore. (May 6, 2008) — PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that the California National Guard has selected the PacStarTM 3500 to support Joint Task Force Vista. The PacStar 3500 will provide [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:21:25+00:00 May 6, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Wins Cisco Solution Innovation Partner of the Year Award at Cisco Partner Summit

Portland, Ore. (April 24, 2008)—PacStarTM announced today that it is the recipient of a Cisco Partner Summit Theatre award for Solution Innovation Partner of the Year in the United States and Canada. Cisco unveiled the winners April 9, 2008 at its Partner Summit in Honolulu. "I had the honor and privilege of recognizing PacStar as [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:21:29+00:00 April 24, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Welcomes Former Army CIO, Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle to its Board of Directors

Portland, Ore. (April 22, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle (Ret.) has joined its Board of Directors. Boutelle retired from the US Army in 2007 as a three star General and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Army. He has been [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 April 22, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PACSTAR PARTNERS WITH INX AND WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING OVER IP COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS TO THE MILITARY

Washington D.C. (April 2, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, today announced partnerships with INX and World Wide Technology to deliver the PacStar 6000 set of solutions to the military. The PacStar 6000 series is designed to meet Congressional and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) directives that [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:21:40+00:00 April 2, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Announces New Unified Communications Solutions Based on Cisco Technology to Help Military Achieve “Everything over IP” Mission

Washington D.C. (March 31, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, today announced the availability of the PacStarTM 6000 series of Unified Communications (UC) Enterprise and Deployable solutions for the military. The new products are designed to deliver IP-based voice, video and data communications to U.S. forces around the world. [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 March 31, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar to Participate in the Department of Defense Interoperability Exercise

PacStar’s 5500 to be Included in the Joint Interoperability Test Command Exercise Portland, Ore. (March 18, 2008)—PacStarTM, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, today announced that the PacStar 5500, a JITC certified secure deployable communication system operating on IQ-Core TM software, will be used at the Department of Defense Interoperability [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:36+00:00 March 18, 2008|Categories: Newsroom|

Cisco, PacStar team up with Web 2.0

Using a series of Web 2.0 tools, Cisco Systems today made two announcements about its public sector work. Cisco announced with partner PacStar the availability of the PacStar 6000 series of unified communications enterprise and deployable solutions for the military. The PacStar units are designed to help the military achieve its goal of moving all [...]

By | 2015-10-05T15:17:31+00:00 March 3, 2008|Categories: Articles|

1st Annual Outlook: 95 Industry Leaders Throughout the Channel Offer their Predictions for 2008, Vertical Systems Reseller

1st Annual Outlook: 95 Industry Leaders Throughout the Channel Offer their Predictions for 2008, Vertical Systems ResellerPacStar CEO, Robert Frisbee, provides insight into some of the major challenges facing federal, state and local governments, and disaster responders in 2008. 1st ANNUAL Review & OUTLOOK 95 Industry Leaders Throughout the Channel Offer their Predictions for 2008

By | 2015-10-05T15:17:40+00:00 January 1, 2008|Categories: Articles|

No towers? No problem.

Two-way radios have been a staple of military communications for decades. Although the technology has evolved over the years, in some ways, it is not as advanced as the everyday cell phone. Military personnel have come to rely on mobile phones' range and ease of use for overall communications. But in disaster situations in the [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:38+00:00 December 10, 2007|Categories: Articles|

PacStar Receives Subcontract to Perform on Army’s ITES-2S Contract Vehicle

Portland, Ore. (December 7, 2007)—PacStarTM, a technology-based systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to military, government and commercial customers, announced today that it has received a subcontract from Science Applications International Corporation [NYSE: SAI] to perform on the U.S. Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 2 Services Contract (ITES-2S). The ITES-2S contract is an indefinite- [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:53:47+00:00 December 7, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

IT touted at TIDES tour

The Pentagon showcased a range of technologies today used to manage the consequences of natural disasters and other events that displace people, in an exhibition titled Transportable Infrastructures for Development and Emergency Support (TIDES). Project advocate Linton Wells, a distinguished research fellow at National Defense University, said the TIDES coalition is now using geospatial technology [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:38+00:00 November 21, 2007|Categories: Articles|

Critical Communications, Homeland Defense Journal

Critical Communications, Homeland Defense JournalDelivering advanced communications in difficult areas is vital for mission success whether it is on the battlefield or a region hit by a devastating hurricane. “This has always been our focus...” said Robert Frisbee, CEO of PacStar, a leading technology-based systems integrator providing total communications solutions. The products can be used [...]

By | 2015-10-05T12:39:28+00:00 November 19, 2007|Categories: Articles|

Afghanistan Army Moves From Messengers to Microchips

Afghanistan Army Moves From Messengers to Microchips, Signal MagazineAfghanistan Army Moves From Messengers to Microchips, Signal MagazineInternet protocol-based communications offers beleaguered country’s military efficient and secure systems... The equipment chosen for this scenario was the PacStar 5500, a U.S. military-certified highly specialized communications system.Internet protocol-based communications offers beleaguered country’s military efficient and secure systems.

By | 2015-10-05T12:39:52+00:00 November 3, 2007|Categories: Articles|

PacStar Appoints Peggy Miller to Chief Financial Officer and Bob Dunn to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

New Executives Add Proven Industry Experience to PacStar Portland, Ore. (October 23, 2007)—PacStarTM, a technology-based systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to military, government and commercial customers, today announced that Peggy Miller has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer and that Bob Dunn joins the company as Senior Vice President of Sales [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 October 23, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Wins 2007 Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine All Star VAR Award

Company Dedicated to Customer Response and Offering Superior Technology Named Winner in Public Sector Category Portland, Ore. (September 28, 2007)—PacStarTM, a technology-based systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to military, government and commercial customers, today announced that Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine has selected PacStar as the winner of the 2007 VSR All Star VAR [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 September 28, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar wins 2007 Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine All Star VAR Award

PacStar wins 2007 Vertical Systems Reseller Magazine All Star VAR AwardVSR's Annual Recognition of Top Achievers in Select Vertical Markets. Excelling as a vertical VAR means mastering multiple domains: technology as well as the issues and demands of a specific business category – not to mention the challenges of managing and growing a business. PacStar [...]

By | 2016-05-26T13:54:18+00:00 September 9, 2007|Categories: Articles|

LGS and PacStar provide tactical-base-station router to U.S. Army Reserve Command

LGS and PacStar provide tactical-base-station router to U.S. Army Reserve Command, Military & Aerospace ElectronicsEngineers at LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, and Pacific Star Communications (PacStar), have joined hands to provide a rugged, portable cellular solution to the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) at Fort McPherson, Ga.

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 August 2, 2007|Categories: Articles|

Rapid Response Reserves

Rapid Response Reserves, MIT.comThe U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) is implementing a rapid response cellular solution based on equipment provided by LGS and PacStar.

By | 2007-08-01T08:09:12+00:00 August 1, 2007|Categories: Articles|

PacStar Secures $12.3 Million in Series D Financing

Chart Venture Partners and Steelpoint Capital Partners Lead Funding Round; Representatives Join Board of Directors Portland, Ore. (July 17, 2007)—PacStar, a technology-based systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to the military, government and commercial customers, today announced that it closed $12.3 million in Series D funding. The funding will accelerate penetration of PacStar technologies [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 July 17, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Scores $12.3M, Portland Business Journal

PacStar Scores $12.3M, Portland Business JournalTwo years ago, PacStar Inc. took outside funding for the first time to shift from reselling communications equipment to manufacturing systems of its own design.

By | 2016-05-26T13:54:33+00:00 July 1, 2007|Categories: Articles|

Mobile Communications System and Satellite Network Enables First Responders

Mobile Communications System and Satellite Network Enables First Respondersto Restore Service to Devastated Areas Quickly, TalkSatellite.comIn time for the start of the 2007 hurricane season, PacStar and Spacenet Inc. are working together to create the Emergency Preparedness Integrated Communications (EPIC) system, a mobile emergency response solution.

By | 2007-06-14T08:06:43+00:00 June 14, 2007|Categories: Articles|

PacStar and Spacenet Collaborate to Provide TO PROVIDE Portable Communications Command Center

Mobile Communications System and Satellite Network Enables First Responders to Restore Service to Devastated Areas Quickly WASHINGTON, D.C. AND PORTLAND, OR, June 14, 2007 – In time for the start of the 2007 hurricane season, PacStar and Spacenet Inc. are working together to create the Emergency Preparedness Integrated Communications (EPIC) system, a mobile emergency response [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 June 14, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

LGS and PacStar Team to Provide Tactical Base Station Router for Portable Communications to U.S. Army Reserve Command

Vienna, Va. and Portland, Oregon (June 6, 2007) – LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, and PacStar, a technology- based systems integrator, announced today that they are working together to provide the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) based at Fort McPherson, Ga., with a rapid response cellular [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:39+00:00 June 6, 2007|Categories: Newsroom|

Tough Terrain Technology, Military Information Technology

Tough Terrain Technology, Military Information TechnologyAn Air Force/CENTCOM deployment is providing a comprehensive communications platform to the Afghan National Army (ANA), setting up a deployable, high bandwidth training network. The system is based on the PacStar 5500.

By | 2007-04-01T08:05:49+00:00 April 1, 2007|Categories: Articles|