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Get ready to ditch miles of cables ― this will give Marines a secure LTE network in the field

September 26, 2018|0 Comments

Watch reporter Todd Smith demonstrate PacStar's groundbreaking Secure Wireless Command Post for classified communications over Wi-Fi and LTE at Modern Day Marines 2018.

This platform wants to address cyber threats at the edge

July 27, 2018|0 Comments

C4ISRNet reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the battlefield.

The New Warfighting Domain — A solution to tackle cybersecurity in tactical communications

May 18, 2018|0 Comments

Cyber has emerged as a new warfighting domain. From fears of Russian hackers disrupting tactical networks to ISIS threatening a global cyberattack, the risk continues to grow as adversaries are now equipped with cyber and electronic warfare (EW) capabilities.

4 Ways to Deliver Tactical Cyber to the Battlefield

April 3, 2018|0 Comments

As cyber emerges as a war-fighting domain across the DoD, PacStar CTO Charlie Kawasaki highlights 4 ways to deliver tactical cyber to the battlefield.

Overcoming Rail Networking Environmental Challenges

February 16, 2018|0 Comments

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.

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

February 15, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Fidelis Cybersecurity and PacStar Launch Joint Tactical Cybersecurity Solution for Military Operations

February 9, 2018|0 Comments

The Daily Telescope reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the front lines.

PacStar, Fidelis offer tactical security solution at AFCEA West 2018

February 7, 2018|0 Comments

Military Embedded Systems reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the front lines.

Secure communications on the front lines

February 7, 2018|0 Comments

GCN reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the front lines.

This platform wants to address cyber threats at the edge

February 7, 2018|0 Comments

C4ISRNet reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the battlefield.

PacStar system brings secure communications to the front

February 7, 2018|0 Comments

Defense Systems reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the front lines.

March of Military Network Technology Continues

February 5, 2018|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Fidelis, PacStar Unveil Cyber Platform for Tactical Network Deployments

February 1, 2018|0 Comments

"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 [...]

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

February 1, 2018|0 Comments

“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 [...]

Tactical Cybersecurity Solution for Military Operations

January 30, 2018|0 Comments

The Daily Telescope reports on the launch of the PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System and the benefits it provides to the front lines.

PacStar to Begin Full-Rate Communications Module Production for Army

January 19, 2018|0 Comments

ExecutiveBiz offers additional coverage on PacStar's authorization from the U.S. Army to begin full-rate production of deployable and tactical communications modules in support of the service's Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program.

Full Rate Production by PacStar of the 400-Series for U.S. Army’s T2C2 Program

January 19, 2018|0 Comments

Satnews offers additional coverage of PacStar's announcement that the U.S. Army Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2) program has moved to full-rate production of PacStar 400-Series small form factor tactical and deployable communications modules.

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

January 18, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Overcoming IIoT, Edge Networking Challenges

January 5, 2018|0 Comments

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.

Better Wireless Connectivity May Be Coming to a Base Near You

November 29, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Rugged Networking On-The-Move: Best Practices for Design and Test for Constrained-Space Applications

November 29, 2017|0 Comments

In the unpredictable environment of the battlefield, the fight does not stop just because you are moving. Learn more about the best design and test practices for rugged networking on the move applications defined by PacStar CTO, Charlie Kawasaki.

PacStar Expands Support For US Marine Corps With $10.7 Million Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) Contract

November 29, 2017|0 Comments

MilTech PR Distribution details PacStar's expanded support of the U.S. Marine Corps Networking on-the-Move (NOTM) program.

USMC Extends Networking On-The-Move Contract with PacStar

November 29, 2017|0 Comments

Military Embedded Systems details PacStar's expanded support of the U.S. Marine Corps Networking on-the-Move (NOTM) program.

PacStar Readies Compact Networking Systems for USMC NOTM Effort

October 24, 2017|0 Comments

IHS Jane's International Defense Review reports on PacStar's small, modular, networking on-the-move capabilities selected by the US Marine Corps.

Secure Wi-Fi Enters the Battlefield

October 20, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Oregon Defense Contractors Win Big

October 11, 2017|0 Comments

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

Here’s what the Army’s Tactical Network for the Future Will Look Like

October 5, 2017|0 Comments

C4ISRNET, the premier content destination for defense and government communities, discusses the future of the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

PacStar Building Rugged Components for Marine Network-on-the-Move Program

September 25, 2017|0 Comments

SEAPOWER magazine, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States, details Pacstar's U.S. Marine Corps' Networking on-the-Move (NOTM) program win.

KOIN 6 News: PacStar Lands $10 Million Contract with the U.S. Marine Corps

September 22, 2017|0 Comments

KOIN, local source for breaking news in Oregon and the Portland metro area, reports on PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps' Networking On-The-Move program win.

PacStar Wins Marine Corps Networking Contract

September 17, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar to Supply Networking Communications Products to Marine Corps

September 14, 2017|0 Comments

ExecutiveBiz, which covers the people and companies making business news in and around Washington, DC, reports on PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

Hiring Continues At Tigard Telecommunications Company As Military Money Rolls In

September 12, 2017|0 Comments

The Portland Business Journal, Portland, Oregon's premier business publication providing comprehensive coverage of the local economic landscape, reports on PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

Tigard-Based PacStar Wins $10 Million Contract With Marines

September 12, 2017|0 Comments

The Oregonian, the oldest continuously published magazine on the U.S. west coast, reports on PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps' Networking On-The-Move program win.

USMC Selects PacStar For Its Networking On-The-Move Program

September 12, 2017|0 Comments

Military Embedded Systems, a magazine that focuses on "Whole Life COTS" and the total military program life cycle, reports of PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

Marine Corps Acquires New Ruggedized Communications Tech

September 7, 2017|0 Comments

Connected Warrior, the top technical resource for military and civilian defense leaders and operators, details PacStar's U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move program win.

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

August 17, 2017|0 Comments

The new ultra rugged modules build on the successful PacStar 400-Series that has been widely deployed throughout the US military and have been extensively environmentally tested for reliable use in environments subject to extreme temperatures, vibration, and more...

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

August 17, 2017|0 Comments

PacStar has introduced its toughest family of high-performance communication servers and routers yet, PacStar 500-Series Ultra Rugged Communications Modules. The new modules provide...

Electronic Warfare Evolves to Meet New Threats

August 16, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Army Eyes Industry for Wi-Fi Solutions

August 15, 2017|0 Comments

"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. [...]

New Tech Improves, Hardens WIN-T Network

July 18, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Develops Secure Deployed WiFi System

June 29, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar & Aruba Receive NSA-Certification for its Tactical Server with Security Software

June 16, 2017|0 Comments

National Security Agency (NSA) officials approved PacStar’s 451 with Aruba VMC-TACT as a certified component for use in the NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program.

DoD Makes It Easier to Access Classified Info Remotely

June 16, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Expands From Military Into New Fronts

May 23, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar: 300-Series Communication Modules

April 27, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Introduces 300-Series Small Communications Modules

April 27, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Secure Rail 2017 Highlights Strategies to Defend Against Cyber, Physical Threats

April 18, 2017|0 Comments

Sessions featured Jim Lubcke, manager of systems solutions integration at CSX, and Steve Bowen, senior commercial business development manager at PacStar, who discussed the case study of a new, small form factor deployable network monitoring and analysis solution used to analyze CSX's wayside PTC network.

Testing of comms management tool (PacStar IQ-Core Software) shows positive results

April 5, 2017|0 Comments

In a study of signal brigade soldiers, operators were able to configure and manage tactical communications systems 10 times faster and with nine times fewer errors using PacStar IQ-Core Software, as compared to comparable manual methods.

PDX Cyber Camp is back this year to jumpstart student interest in security jobs

March 29, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Miller, CEO of PacStar, shares why her advanced communications company is getting behind this summer camp.

Proud sponsor of PDX Cyber Camp 2017

March 13, 2017|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Perspective: Creating a Stable Infrastructure for IP-Based Train-Control Technology

March 2, 2017|0 Comments

Advanced IP-based networks are moving railroads into the future. With greater control and faster communication, these technologies have the potential to improve system reliability and allow problems to be detected and resolved sooner.

PacStar appoints ZeroAlpha as UK supplier

February 20, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Army Integrates New WIN-T Software Interface

February 2, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Improving Reliability At The Network’s Edge

February 1, 2017|0 Comments

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.

Blog: Secure Wireless Warfighter Comms Available When Troops Need Them Most

January 30, 2017|0 Comments

To learn more about the secure wireless warfighter communications currently available to US troops, read Signal Magazine’s featured blog post written by PacStar’s Chief Technical Officer, Charlie Kawasaki.

TacComms Improve with PacStar

January 27, 2017|0 Comments

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

TacComms Configuration and Management Improves With PacStar’s IQ-Core® Software

January 20, 2017|0 Comments

To learn more about how tactical communications configuration and management improves with PacStar’s IQ-Core® Software, read this SatNews article that highlights the results of an independent research study of PacStar’s IQ-Core Software usability.

PacStar Partner, Galois, Awarded Air Force Grant for Advanced Cyber Deception Technology

January 19, 2017|0 Comments

PacStar’s computer science research and development partner, Galois, Inc., announced that it has been awarded an Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) grant to develop an innovative network cyber deception technology called Prattle.

U.S. Army’s Deployed WIN-T Program Software Reduces System Management Complexity

January 18, 2017|0 Comments

PacStar's solution improves at-the-halt communications for deployed soldiers, study shows.

Rugged Systems Keep Communications Lines Open

January 15, 2017|0 Comments

To learn more about how PacStar’s rugged systems are helping keep communications lines open in remote environments, read this contributed article, authored by PacStar’s Senior Commercial Business Development Manager, Steve Bowen.

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

November 18, 2016|0 Comments

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.

PacStar Named 2016 Manufacturing Company of the Year

October 28, 2016|0 Comments

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!

Army Deploys PacStar Software Across WIN-T Program

October 27, 2016|0 Comments

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.

Front Line Networks Realised

October 6, 2016|0 Comments

PacStar has been selected to provide ruggedised routers, switches and servers for the US Army’s forward area networking programme.

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

September 29, 2016|0 Comments

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.

Data in Demand: Answering the Call for Communications

September 14, 2016|0 Comments

Modern electronics hardware and software combine in compact communications systems to meet ever-increasing demands for real-time, high-speed information sharing.