Techlandia Issue 3 - 2019/2020 - Page 44





etting up voice, data, and video communications in a typical office usually entails IT professionals working over days or weeks, accompanied by user

training that’s equally long and involved. Now, imagine doing the same things in a combat zone in a remote, hostile environment with only minutes of prep time.

PacStar, a fast-growing Portland-based company and the leading developer and supplier of advanced, interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems, has transformed tactical communications by making the setup and operation process easier and more effective.

PacStar’s PS400, Small Form Factor Modular Hardware combined with its IQ-Core Software, essentially brings the office computing system with IP routing/switching, firewalls, network authentication, network cybersecurity, networked radios and application hosting to the world’s most remote and hostile places.

Last year it introduced its Wi-Fi solution, PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP TLS) that enables classified information to be transmitted over wireless networks in the field using commercial smartphones and tablets.

“In military field operations where lives are on the line, the ability to communicate quickly and accurately is of the utmost importance,” says Peggy Miller, PacStar CEO. “Our customers get what they’ve come to expect from us: equipment that performs in the toughest situations with exceptional reliability.” She noted the company’s key metric for product quality and customer satisfaction is a field failure rate of less than 1%.

PacStar’s enterprise class tactical communications equipment and IQ-Core management software can be configured and operated even by untrained users, anywhere at any time.

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