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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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|

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|

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

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®… 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|Articles|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|
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