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Professional Grade Satellite Internet service from Ground Control where No-Restrictions High-Speed Low-Contention Low-Latency Net-Neutral Multi-User Application Friendly highly predictable connections are standard with all plans, including pooled multi-site satellite plans for those requiring multiple systems. Learn why professionals and organizations upgrade their satellite data & phone service with us. more

Introducing Dual-Matrix Service
Dual Matrix
Ground Control is pleased to introduce an industry first with our Dual-Matrix, dual-satellite service. One service plan connects with two completely different satellites and satellite networks for numerous benefits such as redundancy or signal obstacle avoidance. Designed for our mobile dishes, a one-button push is all it takes to select and connect with a different satellite. more


Public Safety Plans
Public Safety Satellite Plans
Public Safety organizations have access to special unlimited use satellite services at lower prices for both our fixed and mobile satellite systems. Packages include the Red Phone designed for voice communication when everything else is offline. - more

North American Service Plans
Galaxy 18 Top Left Galaxy 18 Top Right
Galaxy 18 Bottom Left Galaxy 18 Bottom Right
SES2 Satellite Footprint - KU band - North America
  Performance Satellite Internet Plans
North America Plans on Galaxy 18 or SES2
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  Service Plans - For Mobile or Fixed Dishes Service Speed
Megabits per second
Monthly Price
(USD)
 > iDirect 3 Gigabyte Service Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 3 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

3 Mbps x 1 Mbps
Usage over 3GB is
$0.19 per MB

$399/month
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or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 3 Gigabyte MAX Service Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 3 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

20 Mbps x 5 Mbps*
Usage over 3GB is
$0.19 per MB

$559/month
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or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 9 Gigabyte Service Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 9 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

3 Mbps x 1 Mbps
Usage over 9GB is
$0.14 per MB

$599/month
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or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 9 Gigabyte MAX Service Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 9 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

20 Mbps x 5 Mbps*
Usage over 9GB is
$0.14 per MB

$839/month
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or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 12 Gigabyte Service  Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 12 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

3 Mbps x 1 Mbps
Usage over 12GB is
$0.14 per MB

$849/month
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or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 12 Gigabyte MAX Service Magnifying Glass
       1 year term includes 12 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

20 Mbps x 5 Mbps*
Usage over 12GB is
$0.14 per MB

$1,299/month
Call
or email us for
questions or pricing
 > iDirect 15 GB to 50 GB per Month Magnifying Glass
       1 year term for +15 Gigabytes per month with no FAP
       24 x 7 Online Portal Access
       Dual-Matrix Ready - All plans have Dynamic Contention

20 Mbps x 5 Mbps*
Info Link
 > iDirect Dedicated Magnifying Glass
       1 year term an unshared dedicated connection to
       the Internet or your HQ for a private satellite network.

20 Mbps x 7 Mbps
Unlimited Use

Info Link
 > Remote Ethernet Ports - VSAT M2M Magnifying Glass
       Monitor and control remote equipment with an outdoor
       VSAT system designed for unmanned 24 x 7 operation.

512 x 512 Kbps
Unmanned Operation

Multiple Sites
Starting at $269 month
Info Link
 > Use Your Own iDirect Service Provider
       Ground Control manufactures a line of satellite equipment
       that will operate with any iDirect service provider worldwide.
Flexible Hardware
Call For Details
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 Additional Satellite Services - Add-Ons  
 > Add A Phone & Phone Service Magnifying Glass
       Use a phone over your iDirect satellite connection.
       Works like the phone on any desk. Great calling rates.
$49.95/month
Includes 1000 minutes
each month
Info
 > VSAT Portal - Usage Reports Magnifying Glass
       All Ground Control iDirect plans have access to usage
       reports and performance statistics of their iDirect sites.

Free With Plan Info
 > Month-To-Month iDirect Service Magnifying Glass
       Replace the 1 year term with a month-to-month plan.
       Suspend service any month, reactivate any month.

From $590 a month Info
 > Dual-Matrix Dual-Satellite Service Magnifying Glass
       For mobile dishes that require redundancy with 2 sats.
       Works with all iDirect plans in North America.

Add 20%
to Service Cost
Info
 > Red Phone - Emergency Calling Magnifying Glass
       Red Phones offer emergency voice communication with
       other Red Phones, even if the Internet is down.

Free Info
 > IP Video Streaming Over Satellite Magnifying Glass
       Video broadcasters can stream live video up to 4Mbps
       Purchase in 3 and 24 hour blocks anytime.

$1,500 for 3 Hours
at max upload speed
Info
 > Occasional Use CIR Service Magnifying Glass
       On-demand full speed channels for video conferencing.
       768 Kbps CIR speeds (in both directions)

$2,925 deposit Info
 > Backup Satellite Service Magnifying Glass
       Used as a secondary failover connection to the Internet
       when a primary data line fails.

Starting at $75 per day
Unlimited Use
Info
 > Citrix Use & Specialty Applications Magnifying Glass
       Ground Control can support a wide variety of applications
       that must work over a satellite connection.

Varies Please Call
 > Add FoIP FAX Line Magnifying Glass
       If you are faxing over satellite, you will want to use the
       FoIP (Fax Over IP) service for an optimized connection.
$189/month Info
 > Advanced Satellite Networking Magnifying Glass
       Leased Line, MPLS, SCPC, Point-To-Point, Hybrid, VPN
       Co-Location, Ground Control supports your requirement.
Varies Info

 Public Safety Plans - Special Pricing for any Public Safety Organizations
 > iDirect Mobile Emergency Service Magnifying Glass
       10 Days Unlimited Use iDirect Internet Service
       Additional unlimited days billed on a reasonable per-day use.

$279/mo for 3 x 1 Mbps
$389
/mo for 20 x 5 Mbps
Info
 > Other Emergency Plans Magnifying Glass
       Ground Control offers many other plans for organizations
       that are public safety related.

Varies Info
 > All plans listed are high-performance with dynamic contention. Reliable speed is what we are all about.
 > * For speeds of 20 Mbps x 5 Mbps, please consult with a Ground Control professional for hardware specifications.
 > 20 Mbps x 5 Mbps speeds available on Galaxy 18 only... Updated speeds on the SES2 coming soon.
 > Optional 1:1 CIR available at any speed with any service plan. Good for VoIP, or other required application.
 > All single system plans are for one year term (12 months) that converts to month-to-month billing at the end of term.
 > Multi-site plans have a 2 year term, that converts to month-to-month billing at end of term.
 > Use your existing satellite equipment with Ground Control.
 > All service goes through our teleports - 24 x 7 monitoring, power backup - multiple fiber paths.
 > 1 static IP included with all accounts. Additional static IPs are available.
 > Video streaming over satellite is allowed on all plans.
 > Coverage maps are approximate signal service areas.
 > All speeds listed in Megabits per second (Mb or Mbps) or Kilobits per second (Kb or Kbps).
 > VOIP Service, VPN Service, Private Networking and many other services are available. Please call.


  Multi-Site Plans - Multiple Satellite Systems
   Pooled Plans For both Mobile or Fixed Dishes
Service Speed
Megabits per second
Monthly Price
(USD)
 > iDirect 100 to 750 Gigabyte Shared Service Magnifying Glass
       A multi-site shared plan for any number of satellite sites.
       2 year term minimum term with no FAP
       Includes Dynamic Contention

20 Mbps x 5 Mbps

Call or email us for
questions or pricing

Afghanistan Satellite VOIP  
VOIP Phones & Phone Service
$49.95/mo - includes 1000 free minutes each month
Super low-latency (500-650 milliseconds) with a "local" number to make and receive crystal clear calls over our iDirect satellite service. more

Red Phone Satellite Phone  
Red Phone
Critical voice communications to other Red Phones
$49 Annually - Includes phone - Unlimited calling
Red Phones are able to stay connected to other Red Phones anywhere in North America during the most sever outages of any kind. more


Questions?  800-773-7168 (U.S.)  |  +1-805-783-4600 (Int) |  sales@groundcontrol.com


 
  Dual Matrix Service
A Fully Redundant Satellite Infrastructure

   
 
Ground Control's two North American teleports service two different high-performance satellites that operate independent of each other. With the Dual Matrix service, a single mobile satellite dish may connect with either of the satellites at any time, no matter the plan they subscribe to. more
Dual Satellites
Dual Teleports
Dual Hubs
Dual Networks
Dual Backbones

One Mobile Dish



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Popular Equipment Solutions

iDirect Satellite Dish Systems - Complete Kits WIth Installation
A popular fixed satellite solution uses the Evolution X1 satellite gateway connected to our 1.2 meter satellite dish with a 3 watt BUC (transmitter) on a non-penetrating mount, or ground mounted pole and includes a free Red Phone for emergency voice communications with other Red Phones. - Dish Photos
Fixed Satellite iDirect X1 Evolution Solution
This professional satellite system delivers broadband Internet speeds over our iDirect network. These systems are optimized to allow for 1 to 10 VoIP phones to connect with crystal clear communication from anywhere on the planet. Learn why thousands of organizations upgrade their satellite service with us.
Dish Photos

Online Installation Certification - $300 plus toolbag (if tools are not owned)
Avoid the cost of installation by taking our online Installation Training & Certification course. Certified installers can assemble, point, and activate a satellite communication systems with Ground Control. The advantage of being a certified installer is no installation costs, or costly repointing (such as after a storm), or moving of a system to a new location. Please note that certification is offered only to those who are purchasing Ground Control satellite service.

Online Training
Ground Control does require the enrollee to own (or have access to) certain specialized satellite pointing tools. Enrollees may also purchase our certified installer tool bag that includes the tools necessary for satellite system installations.

Apply for the Ground Control Installation Training & Certification Course

Other Popular Satellite Equipment & Services

Flyaway Case - Portable Solution
A Portable .98 or 1.2 Meter Satellite Internet Hotspot

Consider having a portable case-based mobile satellite system and store it until you require it. This solution is easily mounted on a roof of a building, or on top of a vehicle roof rack. more
T-100 Communications Trailer
A Mobile - Transportable Hotspot

Ground Control manufactures the Toughsat T-100 Multi-Purpose satellite communications trailer to create a half-mile (.82 Kilometers) wireless access point for any in-range device. An instant communications portal for any location. more

Afghanistan Satellite VOIP  
VOIP Phones & Phone Service
$49.95/mo - includes 1000 free minutes each month
Super low-latency (500-650 milliseconds) with a "local" number to make and receive crystal clear calls over our iDirect satellite service. more

VPN For Satellite Internet  
VPN Virtual Private Networking
If you require a VPN, Ground Control's network will be compatible with many existing VPN solutions. We also sell the Encore series VPN for a cost effective solution. more


BGAN Terminals  
Portable Satellite Internet & Phone - Globally
Prices starting at $1,999 usd
BGAN terminals are highly portable global broadband Internet devices that also offer standard phone service. Speed of BGAN terminals are up to 492 Kbps in both directions. Excellent for any laptop or smartphone that needs to connect to broadband Internet most anywhere on the planet.
BGAN Portable Terminals & Service


Iridium PTT Phones  
Iridium PTT Push-To-Talk - Global Radios
New technology in 2016! Iridium PTT radios communicate with other PTT phones at the touch of a button ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE. No infrastructure to build out and service is 100% global. Maintain an instant com-link to a team from anywhere. Iridium PTT phones are also satellite telephones. A great new technology that provides radio service to all dead zones.

Iridium PTT Global Radios


In-Motion Mobile Terminal  
Moving or Parked Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi
Prices starting at 5,595 usd
In-motion terminals offer broadband Internet up to 444Kbps and may connect any authorized wireless device up to 200 meters, moving or parked. An excellent Internet hotspot for pubic events, nearby convoy vehicles, campsites, or anything that is within range of the antenna.
In-Motion or Parked Satellite Terminals


BGAN Hardened Case Solution  
Carry Case - BGAN Internet & Phone
Prices starting at $2,723 usd
A BGAN Ready Case places a BGAN portable satellite terminal in a hardened all-weather case. Everything is included for creating a mobile office in any location in minutes. BGAN Ready Cases are excellent for backup communication and portability.
BGAN Hardened Ready Cases


Satellite Phones  
Satellite Phones
Iridium Extreme Price - $1,495 usd
The Iridium Extreme satellite phone works in any disaster area anywhere on the globe. Ground Control specializes in airtime support for the Extreme 24-7.
Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone


Remote Unmanned Internet  
Remote Monitoring & Control
Prices starting at $1,235 usd
Control unmanned equipment for $47 usd a month anywhere on the planet with a Hughes 9502 BGAN terminal. These fixed locations terminals operate on 4 watts of power 24 hours a day, and can relay any information from your equipment over the Inmarsat BGAN network. A remote Ethernet port for any use.
Hughes 9502 BGAN Terminal & BGAN M2M Service


Maritime Satellite Connectivity
Ground Control has a variety of maritime satellite Internet solutions for both phone and Internet connectivity. These terminals work globally, are easy to use, and can be operated by anyone.
Link to Maritime Services



The Football Global Hotspot  
MCD-4800 - An Auto-Pointing Hotspot In A Case
Simply place the closed MCD-4800 watertight case under an open sky, and turn it on. In a minute it automatically becomes a broadband satellite connection with a wireless access for any in-range device up to 5 hours on a single charge.
MCD-4800 Information


Questions?  800-773-7168 (U.S.)  |  +1-805-783-4600 (Int) |  sales@groundcontrol.com



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iDirect Service Brochure
 
Public Safety using Toughsat Flyaway
Mobile Systems
 
Fixed VSAT Satellite Solution
Fixed Systems
 
iDirect X3 Satellite Gateway Router
iDirect Gateways
 
3-piece Flyaway Toughsat System
Flyaway Satellite Systems
 
3-piece Flyaway Toughsat System
Mobile Satellite Systems
 
VoIP At Construction Site
Phone Service Over Satellite
 
Emergency VoIP Phone Solution
Multiple Phones
 
Two T-100 Trailers
Wi-Fi Hotspot Trailers
 
Military Fixed VSAT solution
Fixed Satellite Systems
 
VoIP in the TS2 Case
Long Range Phones for VSAT
 
Roof Rack Flyaway satellite solution
Fly-And-Drive Systems
 
3-Case Flyaway on ground
Case Based Flyaway Dish
 
Ground Mounted Mobile VSAT
 
Non-Pen VSAT Installation
 
Non-Pen VSAT Installation
 
Remote Phone Service
 
Open Field VSAT solution
 
Toughsat T-100 Construction
 
T-100 Emergency Use
 
Roof Rack VSAT mobile Satellite Dish
 
Flyaway fits in most vehicles
 
Flyaway fits in most vehicles
 
Flyaway fits in most vehicles
 
Flyaway Toughsat Beauty Shot



1.2 Meter Dish On Roof  
Flyaway Toughsat
 
This Ground Control 1.2 meter satellite dish uses a 6watt BUC (transmitter) for 20 MBps (Megabits per second) download speeds by 2 Megabits per second upload speeds in North America. More on Satellite Equipment
 
Our flagship Toughsat XP mobile satellite system is shown here in the Fly-And-Drive solution for portable high-speed connectivity on any roof rack. More on Flyaway Toughsat
 
Flyaway Toughsat In The Desert
Oil & Gas Satellite Dish  
The Flyaway case-based Toughsat mobile satellite system is a portable .98 meter dish with an integrated wireless "G" access point. The case can fit inside of an SUV or on top of a roof rack. Flyaway Toughsat Info
This 1.8 Meter satellite dish can be located in very remote locations where satellite signal strength may be weaker. More on Satellite Equipment
 
VSAT Portal Overview   VSAT Portal Usage Screen  
Ground Control provides to our iDirect subscribers a power VSAT portal of one or more of their satellite sites to monitor many aspects of their satellite connection. - more
The VSAT Portal provides daily usage charts for received & transmitted amounts. Modem activity, current location, communication errors, and many other performance features - more
 
1.2 Meter Satellite Dish on Roof Multiple Fiber Paths  
This 1.2 meter satellite dish uses a 6 watt BUC on a non-penetrating roof mount on a slightly slanted roof. Ground Control has many solutions for your mounting requirements. More on Satellite Equipment
 
Our North-American teleport (located in Napa Valley, CA) has redundant fiber lines to completely different backbones, protecting against terrestrial failures. More on Ground Control's teleport.
 
iDirect Satellite Router Commercial Use of Toughsat  
Ground Control's satellite network uses the performance grade Evolution satellite gateways manufactured by iDirect. More on iDirect Routers
 
Ground Control can help you create a mobile command post or mobile classroom for broadband connectivity anywhere. - More Info
 
Speed Test   Satellite VoIP Phone Service  
Check your speed and ping time at any time.  
WIth sub-600 millisecond ping times, the delay between talking parties is unnoticeable. Ground Control offers optimized VoIP Phone over Satellite Service for $49.95 a month.
 

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