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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 [...]

October 20, 2008|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, [...]

September 21, 2008|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 [...]

July 9, 2008|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 [...]

May 31, 2008|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 [...]

May 27, 2008|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 [...]

May 13, 2008|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 [...]

May 6, 2008|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 [...]

April 22, 2008|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 [...]

April 2, 2008|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. [...]

March 31, 2008|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 [...]

March 18, 2008|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 [...]

March 3, 2008|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

January 1, 2008|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 [...]

December 10, 2007|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- [...]

December 7, 2007|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 [...]

November 21, 2007|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 [...]

November 19, 2007|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.

November 3, 2007|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 [...]

October 23, 2007|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 [...]

September 28, 2007|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 [...]

September 9, 2007|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.

August 1, 2007|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 [...]

July 17, 2007|Newsroom|

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.

June 14, 2007|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 [...]

June 14, 2007|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 [...]

June 6, 2007|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.

April 1, 2007|Articles|

Technology Companies Meet in D.C. to Discuss Disaster Response

Technology Companies Meet in D.C. to Discuss Disaster Response, The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey)Dealing with disasters, it seems, is a growth industry. As the world's top technology companies converged on Washington last week for the annual tech-for-government trade show, major players were focusing on providing a host of systems to be deployed in the wake [...]

March 26, 2007|Articles|

Sphere’s Sphericall IP-PBX Earns U.S. Department of Defense Certification

Sphere's Sphericall IP-PBX Earns U.S. Department of Defense Certification, TMCnet.comCompanies today setting out to choose an IP-PBX have many choices, as well as many critical considerations such as security, performance, and ROI. How to know which product best meets those and other requirements? One way to shorten the list is to look at vendors whose [...]

March 20, 2007|Articles|

PacStar 5500 Receives JITC Certification

System Approved for Use by Department of Defense Organizations; Ensures Reliable and Secure Communications Washington D.C., and Portland, Ore. (March 20, 2007)–PacStarTM is pleased to announce that the PacStarTM 5500, an interoperable, deployable network communications system, has received the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Interoperability/ Supportability Certification. The PacStar 5500 [...]

March 20, 2007|Newsroom|

PacStar Unveils Easy-to-Deploy Mobile Communications Solution

PacStar 3500 Engineered to Meet the Needs of the Military, Border Patrol and Emergency Responders Washington D.C., and Portland, Ore. (March 20, 2007)—PacStar, a technology- based systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to the military, government and commercial customers, today announced the availability of the PacStar 3500, a deployable network communications terminal that produces [...]

March 20, 2007|Newsroom|

Military integrator offers nodes for remote systems

Military integrator offers nodes for remote systems, Network WorldNeed to get high-bandwidth, reliable network nodes up quickly in far-flung locations? Take a look at PacStar, a network integrator that specializes in delivering leading-edge network systems to difficult places.

March 7, 2007|Articles|

PacStar 3500, RuggedPCReview

PacStar 3500, RuggedPCReviewPacStar is a technology systems integrator that provides total communications solutions to the military as well as governmental and commercial customers. The PacStar 3500 is not so much a separate computer as a deployable network communications terminal in an airline carry-on-sized box that provides the full communications capabilities of a small office anywhere [...]

March 1, 2007|Articles|

From reseller to maker, Portland Business Journal

From reseller to maker, Portland Business JournalWhen PacStar raised outside funding for the first time last year, it was to help the company make a challenging shift from telecom equipment supplier to telecom equipment manufacturer. That strategic shift recently gained some momentum.

September 22, 2006|Articles|

Headquarters in a Box, Military Information Technology

Headquarters in a Box, Military Information TechnologyIn the age of network-centric operations, there are few imperatives on the battlefield greater for commanders than mobility and the ability to quickly achieve information dominance. Mobile military command posts are playing a greater role in Army and Marine Corps efforts to better achieve those results.

July 13, 2006|Articles|

Afghan Infrastructure, Military Information Technology

Afghan Infrastructure, Military Information TechnologyCENTCOM has selected portable, secure communications systems provided by PacStar for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The ANA will use seven PacStar 5500 units, which deliver wired/wireless voice, data and video to any location from anywhere in the world.

July 13, 2006|Articles|

PacStar to deploy 5500 System for Afghan National Army

PacStar to deploy 5500 system for Afghan National Army, DMAsiaThe US Central Command (CENTCOM) has selected PacStar to deploy seven of its mobile communications systems for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The ANA will use PacStar's 5500 to create a secure ommunications infrastructure to support counter-terrorism and border control activities, along with other key anti-insurgency [...]

July 7, 2006|Articles|

PacStar Facilitates CENTCOM Transfer of Communications Infrastructure Responsibility to Afghan National Army with Deployable, Secure Communications Units

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) accelerated the transfer of Afghan security communications responsibilities to the Afghan National Army (ANA) by selecting Portland, Oregon-based PacStar™ to deploy seven of its highly portable, quickly deployable, secure communications systems to the ANA. […]

July 6, 2006|Newsroom|

Satellites keep rescuers in touch, Washington Times

Satellites keep rescuers in touch, Washington TimesWhen the going gets tough on Earth, it's time to switch up to the satellite. Hurricane season starts Thursday, and satellite companies are vying for billions of dollars in government contracts, saying they can provide reliable communications for police, fire, ambulance and rescue crews during emergencies.

May 30, 2006|Articles|

Satellites keep rescuers in touch, Signal Magazine

Satellites keep rescuers in touch, Signal MagazineConnectivity is a key requirement for today’s highly mobile war fighters and first responders. The PacStar 5500 is a rapidly deployable communications system designed to provide high-bandwidth voice, data, video and Internet protocol networking.

March 15, 2006|Articles|

Ready for disaster, Washington Technology

Ready for disaster, Washington Technology As the storm surge began to spill over and lay waste to New Orleans’ levees, the flood waters wiped out much of the city’s communications systems that the wind and rain hadn’t destroyed. Mississippi’s Gulf Coast didn’t fair any better. But despite the devastation, a little more than a week [...]

March 13, 2006|Articles|

PacStar(TM) Announces First Self-Managed and Rapidly-Deployable Communications Systems for Secure Command, Control and Communications; PacStar 5500 Engineered for Forward Operating Bases, Disaster Zones and Remote, Rugged or Temporary Locations

The PacStar 5500 is engineered for forward operating bases, disaster zones, and remote, rugged or temporary locations. WASHINGTON & PORTLAND, Ore. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Feb. 22, 2006 – PacStar(TM) today announced the availability of the PacStar 5500, a self-managed, feature-rich and highly secure deployable communications system contained within a lightweight and rugged case, and [...]

February 22, 2006|Newsroom|

Pacific Star Communications Builds Momentum With Close of Series B Financing $4.5 Million Investment Led by Fluke Venture Partners; Invest America and Benaroya Ventures Also Participate

Portland, Oregon, October 21, 2005 – Pacific Star Communications (www.test.pacstar.com) announced today that it has secured a $4.5 million round of financing, led by Fluke Ventures of Seattle, with participation from Invest America and Benaroya Ventures. This close is the first close of an anticipated $6 million total round of financing. Among the nation’s fastest [...]

October 21, 2005|Newsroom|

Pacific Star Communications Teams with Vendors to Deliver High School Graduation Ceremonies to Parents in Iraq Who Can’t “Be There”

Portland, Oregon, June 9, 2005 – For US soldiers in Iraq who are also parents, Army duty can mean sacrificing family events. For soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division ("1st ID"), high school graduation looked like such a sacrifice. But PacStar and industry partners delivered graduation ceremonies via live video to scores of US soldiers [...]

June 9, 2005|Newsroom|

Pacific Star Communications Delivers New WaveRider Wireless Broadband Products to Regional Customers

WaveRider's non-line-of-sight products enable telecommunications service providers to expand their networks and increase broadband revenues and services Portland, Oregon, May 11, 2005 – Pacific Star Communications (PacStar), a Portland-based telecommunications company, and WaveRider Communications Inc. (OTC BB: WAVC), the leader in non-line-of-sight wireless broadband technology, today announced the first regional implementation of new radio technologies [...]

May 11, 2005|Newsroom|
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