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PacStar Reaches Major Milestone with 75,000 Wireless Access Points Delivered

PacStar® today announced the delivery of its 75,000th wireless access point to programs including the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Defense Health Agency (DHA) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC). PacStar’s delivery is based on the highly regarded Wi-Fi mobility infrastructure from Aruba Networks (A Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company).

By | 2018-04-04T12:15:46+00:00 March 28, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

Overcoming Rail Networking Environmental Challenges

As rail systems seek to improve service and efficient, a reliable communication network infrastructure opens the door to new applications. These new applications are explored by PacStar Senior Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By | 2018-04-04T12:14:48+00:00 February 16, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

A PacStar/PKI Perspective — Best Public Key Infrastructure Practices for Tactical Networks

To meet the security needs of tactical networks and to enable the proliferation of new devices and capabilities using secure tactical networking, the DoD is increasingly looking to Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a primary means to manage identity/authentication and encryption. Experts from PacStar and PKI Solutions outline the best public key infrastructure practices for tactical networks.

By | 2018-04-04T12:10:39+00:00 February 15, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

March of Military Network Technology Continues

"As the military, including the U.S. Army, works to update network command systems, size, weight, power and capability improvements are central, especially when paired with cybersecurity protections. The network improvements provide key flexibility and operations for tactical missions and command posts..." Source: https://www.afcea.org/content/march-military-network-technology-continues

By | 2018-02-05T15:46:09+00:00 February 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Fidelis, PacStar Unveil Cyber Platform for Tactical Network Deployments

"Fidelis Cybersecurity and Pacific Star Communications have introduced a rugged cybersecurity platform designed to help mobile troops protect in-theater and executive communications and forward operating bases from cyber threats. The PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System is a compact platform that works to automate threat detection and incident response and is built to meet tactical cyber personnel’s weight, power, size [...]

By | 2018-02-02T09:26:52+00:00 February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Using Artificial Intelligence to Protect the U.S. Power Grid

“The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) standard on physical security—known as Critical Infrastructure Protection-014 (CIP-014)—includes six basic requirements, but perhaps the most challenging for power companies is to develop and implement a documented physical security plan. Tower-mounted robotics powered by artificial intelligence could make that easier.” Steve Bowen is senior commercial business development manager [...]

By | 2018-02-01T16:02:38+00:00 February 1, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: |

Fidelis Cybersecurity And PacStar Launch Joint Tactical Cybersecurity Solution For Military Operations

Fidelis Cybersecurity and PacStar announce the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System – a fully integrated tactical cybersecurity solution with automated detection and response capabilities for protecting in-theater communications, executive communications, vehicle mount, or forward operating base deployments.

By | 2018-03-23T12:28:42+00:00 January 25, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

The Army makes it easier for first responders to connect to tactical networks

The U.S. Army will move forward with full-rate production on communication modules from PacStar for its $700 million Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program. The new equipment, coupled with T2C2 satellite terminals, helps troops on the battlefield to access the Army’s tactical communications network.

By | 2018-01-19T08:47:15+00:00 January 18, 2018|Categories: In The News|Tags: , |

PacStar Notified that U.S. Army’s Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) Program has Authorized Full Rate Production

PacStar today announced its 400-Series small form factor (SFF) tactical and deployable communications modules will move to full rate production for the U.S. Army Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program, providing the baseband solution for both the lite and heavy systems.

By | 2018-01-19T08:49:37+00:00 January 17, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , |

Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

As power plants and substations become more connected, the need for rugged networking equipment built to withstand tough conditions is amplified. Learn more in this contributed article by PacStar Sr. Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

By | 2018-01-05T09:57:38+00:00 January 5, 2018|Categories: In The News|

Better Wireless Connectivity May Be Coming to a Base Near You

The Navy wants to make the wireless internet on its employees phones work faster. Military bases are treated differently when it comes to providing LTE broadband internet to those working in the area and right now the access to providers is less than ideal.

By | 2017-12-07T16:03:35+00:00 November 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Secure Wi-Fi Enters the Battlefield

Signal magazine, a reporter of trends in the defense, intelligence, and global security communities, details the use of secure Wi-Fi by the U.S. military and how PacStar solutions aid the modernization of the military's network and command post capabilities.

By | 2017-11-17T10:33:10+00:00 October 20, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Oregon Defense Contractors Win Big

Award-winning magazine, Oregon Business, details notable military contracts awarded to Oregon companies, such as PacStar, over the last several years.

By | 2017-10-24T13:41:57+00:00 October 11, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Wins Marine Corps Networking Contract

C4ISRNET, the premier content destination for defense and government communities to stay connected to technology and network innovations to ensure information dominance, announces PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

By | 2017-09-21T13:53:57+00:00 September 17, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Awarded $10 Million US Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) Contract

PacStar Awarded $10 Million US Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) Contract Rugged, Small Form Factor Modules Enable Command and Control Communications for Tactical Vehicles PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been [...]

By | 2017-10-16T15:08:43+00:00 September 12, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Electronic Warfare Evolves to Meet New Threats

When we think of technology advancing, we've tended to think military applications is, by itself, insufficient in today's evolving EW environment. More layers are required that neither interfere with nor slow communications, across the wireless networks now linking all services and allied forces in the battlespace. An example of this is PacStar's small form factor Secure Wireless Command post.

By | 2017-09-11T14:04:14+00:00 August 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Army Eyes Industry for Wi-Fi Solutions

"The Army wants better, more robust solutions for delivering wireless networks in the command post. Recent actions by the vendor community suggest the private sector is looking to play a part in that evolution. PacStar, for instance, recently unveiled its Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi) product, which the company said is tailor-made to suit [...]

By | 2017-09-22T13:48:41+00:00 August 15, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules Bring New Levels of Toughness to the Networks’ Edge

PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules Bring New Levels of Toughness to the Networks’ Edge Featuring rugged, waterproof construction and corrosion-proof M12 Ethernet connectors, the new PacStar 500-Series is designed to deliver high-performance through rain or shine PORTLAND, Ore., August 15, 2017 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications [...]

By | 2017-10-16T15:12:20+00:00 August 15, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

New Tech Improves, Hardens WIN-T Network

The Army is integrating an emerging software product for its Warfighter Information Network – Tactical Satcom communications system that increases protections and adds a key interface between otherwise less-connected nodes on the network: PacStar IQ-Core Software.

By | 2017-09-11T14:50:31+00:00 July 18, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Develops Secure Deployed WiFi System

PacStar has developed a Secure Wireless Command Post that enables military personnel to use smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers to conduct activities that had previously required wired solutions.

By | 2017-09-22T13:52:34+00:00 June 29, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

By | 2018-03-23T12:28:44+00:00 June 22, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with.

By | 2017-10-16T15:13:38+00:00 June 21, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

DoD Makes It Easier to Access Classified Info Remotely

The DoD is making it easier for warfighters to access classified information remotely by using quick setup wireless command posts to access classified information over Wi-Fi and LTE connections. Read more about this rollout and how PacStar products are at the forefront of these communication management changes.

By | 2017-08-17T09:10:45+00:00 June 16, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Announces Availability of Small Form Factor, Secure Wireless Command Post

Announcing the availability of PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi), a deployable small form factor wireless access system designed to meet NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program requirements. The modular system brings the benefits of classified wireless access to our warfighters in the field, for use with smart phones, tablets and laptop computers, while saving on size, weight and power, and reducing setup and teardown down of traditional command post networks.

By | 2017-10-16T15:15:26+00:00 June 15, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

NSA CSfC Program Certifies PacStar’s Small Tactical Server with Aruba’s VPN/Firewall Security Software

NSA CSfC Program Certifies PacStar’s Small Tactical Server with Aruba’s VPN/Firewall Security Software Collaboration between Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and PacStar enables ground- breaking tactical IPsec VPN and Firewall capabilities for specialized cyber-security solutions Portland, OR — June 8, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications [...]

By | 2018-03-23T12:28:51+00:00 June 8, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: |

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017

PacStar Forms Expert Panel on Classified Wireless for Information Assurance Symposium 2017 World-class Experts in Wireless Technologies for Defense Expeditionary Communications to Share Challenges and Lessons Learned PORTLAND, Ore., May 31, 2017 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced [...]

By | 2017-10-16T15:18:13+00:00 May 31, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

PacStar Expands From Military Into New Fronts

After nearly 20 years of providing a telecommunications lifeline to the U.S. military, PacStar is taking its technology to new fronts. “We have reached a level of credibility and repurchase in various smaller military programs that the move to commercial (customers) is part of expanding the total market,” said CEO Peggy Miller.

By | 2017-06-13T12:32:35+00:00 May 23, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar: 300-Series Communication Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By | 2017-04-27T13:06:29+00:00 April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules

Building on the successful PacStar 400-series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military, PacStar 300-Series has been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in sheltered environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more. The modules incorporate industry leading commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) networking and server technologies, including Cisco routers.

By | 2017-04-27T11:23:48+00:00 April 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Our new PacStar 300-Series modules for commercial and industrial applications provide enterprise-class networking functionality and security in a compact, rugged form factor, making them ideal for deployment to the edge of networks where they often will face temperature extremes, excessive vibration and poor power quality.

By | 2017-06-09T13:41:09+00:00 April 25, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

PacStar Releases Major IQ-Core Software Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the availability of major enhancements to our already powerful PacStar IQ-Core® Software. These enhancements extend the software platform's benefits to new and expanded use cases and meet the unique requirements driven by communication challenges facing our nation's warfighters.

By | 2017-06-09T13:41:24+00:00 April 25, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

Proud sponsor of PDX Cyber Camp 2017

PDX Cyber Camp 2017 is a week-long summer camp designed to give students hands-on, introductory experience to cybersecurity principles and policies. The camp, organized and managed by a team of high school students, educators and industry professionals, will be held in three locations during the week of Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21.

By | 2017-04-04T12:06:56+00:00 March 13, 2017|Categories: In The News|

PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK supplier

ZeroAlpha Solutions has been appointed as exclusive supplier for Pacific Star Communications' military grade communications equipment for the UK market, the company announced on 15 February.

By | 2017-04-04T12:08:40+00:00 February 20, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Army Integrates New WIN-T Software Interface

To learn more about how PacStar’s IQ-Core Software is enhancing interoperability between various elements of the US Army’s WIN-T network, read this full article from Defense Systems.

By | 2017-04-04T12:08:58+00:00 February 2, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge

PacStar, and partner Oceaneering International, Inc., are helping enable remote monitoring of critical infrastructure and processes at the network’s edge. To learn more about the industries benefiting from these rugged technologies, read this full article by PacStar’s, Steve Bowen, and Oceaneering’s, Mark Stevens.

By | 2017-04-04T12:10:56+00:00 February 1, 2017|Categories: In The News|

TacComms Improve with PacStar

To learn more about the results of the PacStar IQ-Core Software usability study, check out this feature on MilSat Magazine.

By | 2017-04-04T12:11:23+00:00 January 27, 2017|Categories: In The News|

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

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

By | 2017-04-04T12:14:45+00:00 November 18, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

PacStar Named 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year

We are very proud to announce that PacStar was named the 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year in our size category by the Portland Business Journal – the city’s premier business publication providing comprehensive coverage of the local economic landscape!

By | 2017-12-20T12:28:13+00:00 October 28, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Army Deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program

After announcing the delivery of 6,000 PacStar’s IQ-Core SoftwareⓇ licenses for the Army’s WIN-T Increment 1 program, C4ISRNET published the article “Army deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program“, which highlights how PacStar software is improving the efficiency of network management in military command posts.

By | 2017-12-20T12:20:27+00:00 October 27, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

IQ Core® Software: A Core Solution For Wireless Network Transmission Of Classified Info

Unifying and securing the management of wireless command posts for the US Army has led to the selection of PacStar® to integrate their IQ-Core® Software with CSfC Plug-in into the systems. As a result, the US Army enhances their ability to securely transmit classified information over wireless networks.

By | 2017-12-20T11:38:07+00:00 September 29, 2016|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:33+00:00 July 26, 2016|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

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

By | 2017-01-20T11:10:22+00:00 June 14, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|

PacStar Expands 451 Server Options

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

By | 2017-02-14T13:45:38+00:00 May 23, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|

PacStar Expands 451 Server Options

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

By | 2016-05-19T11:26:19+00:00 May 19, 2016|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|

PacStar Announces New 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module

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

By | 2017-02-14T13:47:54+00:00 April 27, 2016|Categories: Newsletters|

PacStar Announces New 455 Tactical Hyper-Convergence Module

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

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:33+00:00 April 27, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:07:33+00:00 April 6, 2016|Categories: Articles, Newsroom|