PacStar 3500 Selected by California National Guard to Support Border Patrol Operations

May 6, 2008

Deployable Network Communications Terminal Offers Remote Military Teams Small End Office Capabilities Anytime, Anywhere

PORTLAND, Ore. , May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PacStar(TM), a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, announced today that the California National Guard has selected the PacStar 3500 to support Joint Task Force Vista. The PacStar 3500 will provide a secure, easy to use satellite communications link to California National Guard Headquarters in Sacramento .

The California National Guard organized Task Force Vista in response to the Governor's support to the President's request for assistance to the US Customs and Border Patrol agency. There are over 1,300 Army and Air National Guard volunteers currently supporting this mission in eight general mission areas, to include operations, air support, ground transportation, command and control, base operations, maintenance, civil engineering, and ports of entry augmentation.

The California National Guard will gain a rugged mobile communications terminal that can be used in remote locations enabling emergency communications when it is needed the most. "The PacStar 3500 is ideal for emergency response and border security operations. It is lightweight, comes in a rugged case and is simple to operate," said Laura Kubisiak , VP of Marketing, PacStar. "With the PacStar 3500, mobile satellite office capabilities are rapidly delivered to the California National Guard in the field."

PacStar 3500

The PacStar(TM) 3500 is a deployable system that creates the communications capabilities of a small office, anywhere in the world. It is based on a hardened laptop, satellite modem and military approved firewall, all integrated into an easy-to-use package. With components designed and built to U.S. military specifications, the 3500 meets the needs of an individual or small team for voice and data connectivity. Through its satellite mini-dish (included), the unit sends and receives both voice and data.

As simple to transport as a piece of luggage, the 3500 is a compact, integrated communications solution that is easy to stow and easy to deploy. When the team is at a remote site without phone infrastructure, the 3500 enables them to communicate both locally and globally. For situations where mobility is critical, the 3500 delivers an advanced capability in an easy-to-use form factor. No need to connect or configure in the field. Just open, power up, and go.

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications (PacStar(TM)) is a leading technology-based systems integrator providing total communications solutions that empower military, federal, state and local governments, and emergency responders with reliable, interoperable communications capabilities. Our patent-pending IQ-Core(TM) software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command control and communications systems for any environment. In addition, PacStar provides a full range of communications solutions to commercial businesses, as well as telecommunications service providers.

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