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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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), [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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) [...]
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. [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Military Information Technology interview with PacStar CEO Robert FrisbeeMIT and Robert Frisbee discuss PacStar, what key benefits it provides and what the company has planned for the future.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
SphereCSE IP PBX Development Platform Announced at VoIP Developer Conference, TMCnet.comAt TMC’s VoIP Developer Conference 2006 today, Sphere Communications announced availability of the SphereCSE Communications Service Engine. The new solution is an IP PBX software development platform that targets OEMs and ISVs.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]