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 to quickly establish classified communications, including networking, encryption, wireless transport, and even an IP voice handset – all pre-wired and available at the push of a button.

The system includes two independent, NSA-certified Cisco-based IPSec VPN gateways (Cisco 5915 ESR and Cisco ASA 5506), providing two layers of commercial encryption. The system comprises built-in Cradlepoint Wi-Fi/Cellular router, Cobham Thrane IP Handset, and integrated battery/UPS and charger, providing an all-in-one, convenient solution.

The package is optimized for use with NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) networks, or may also be used with HAIPE devices providing access to classified and unclassified DoD networks. The PacStar 4501 is optionally managed by PacStar IQ-Core® Software, which simplifies system setup, network management and protects the system from mis-configuration by operators in the field.