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 communications, over wired 3G/4G, WiMax and satellite networks. The firm will also deliver 450 units of its PacStar 2011 SIPR / NIPR / Coalition Enclaves (SNCE), which, when combined with the PacStar 2010, provides USFOR-A with simultaneous, expanded access to three major command and control communications networks (NIPR / SIPR / CENTRIXS) that will connect to established Harris RF-7800W Broadband Ethernet Radio antennas.

Both the PacStar 2010 and PacStar 2011 are managed by PacStar IQ-Core® software, a comprehensive software management platform that simplifies system setup, unifies network management, protects against mis-configuration and makes the systems easier to use for lightly-trained or busy communication operators in the field. As a result, warfighters will benefit from mobile tactical communications units that are quick and easy to set up, while providing maximum flexibility in network access and command and control.