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Public Safety using Toughsat Flyaway
 
3-piece Flyaway Toughsat System
 
Moving the Toughsat Flyaway by one person
 
Flyaway Tougsaht in the back of an SUV
 
Quick-Connect Cables to the Flyaway
 
1.2 Meter Flyaway Satellite System
 
Roof Rack Flyaway satellite solution
 
Flyaway Toughsat Rackmount Case
 
Easy to transport Flyaway in SUV or other vehicle
 
3-Case Flyaway on ground
 
Roof Rack VSAT mobile Satellite Dish
 
Ground Mounted Mobile VSAT
 
Flyaway fits in most vehicles
 
Toughsat Flyaway Case
A Portable Satellite Internet Hotspot - Worldwide - Photo Gallery

Complete Systems that includes High-Speed Satellite Internet Service with iDirect Technology.
Demonstration Flyaways in Las Vegas, the California Central Coast, and Houston Texas.

Flyaway Toughsat XP .98 Meter Dish - $19,749 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems

Flyaway Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter Dish - $22,749 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems

Flyaway Toughsat SP .98 Meter Dish - $16,249 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems

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Flyaway Mobile Satellite Dish - Toughsat

A Case-Based Mobile Satellite Internet System

Go where cellular access is spotty, slow or unavailable

The portable Flyaway Toughsat mobile satellite system, manufactured by Ground Control, is easily transported and deployed by one person for high-speed satellite Internet service from anywhere. Our performance iDirect service delivers speeds of 5 Mbps down (Megabits per second) by 2 Mbps up. And since the system includes an integrated Wi-Fi access point, this portable mobile satellite dish becomes a multi-purpose hotspot and phone connection point in minutes. Our pricing reflects complete ready-to-go systems, so don't be fooled by less expensive solutions that fail to include routers, radios, or other necessary equipment in their pricing.

 

Flyaway Toughsat Versatility- Easily mount on ground or roof-rack
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Ground Mounting
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One Person Setup
Roof Rack
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All Rack Types
Trailer Mounting
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Any Mobile Surface
Permanent Mount
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Requires Fixed Kit
 

Use or Mount The Toughsat Flyaway Anywhere

Ground Mount - Vehicle Mount - Truck & Trailer Mount - All-In-One Mounting Solution

Our Flyaway is more than a traditional Flyaway VSAT System... it's designed to mount in every location you will find any mobile VSAT system. The multi-functional Fly-And-Drive stabilization brackets work for both ground mounting and roof rack mounts... even rental vehicles!

Since the Flyaway lid is impervious to weather, mount the lid to any mobile surface, such as a flatbed trailer. For permanent installations on top of trucks and trailers, you may purchase an inexpensive mounting kit that is permanently mounted on a truck or trailer roof. Simply remove the 6 nuts that hold the Toughsat mount on the Flyaway lid, and then fasten it to the permanent mount on the truck with the same 6 nuts. Use the same cables and rolling rackmount equipment and you've got a fully functional "permanent" roof mounted mobile VSAT.

And since it's a Toughsat, it can be stowed and redeployed like any of our mobile satellite systems.

 

One Operator Simplicity - No Certification Required

Once the system is assembled (see video above) operation is as easy as pressing the "Deploy" button. The system will deploy, lock on satellite in about 3.5 minutes and create a Wi-Fi access point for high-speed Internet automatically. It's that simple!

Scratch Resistant 3-Piece Black
Flyaway Toughsat Case Solution
All Flyaway Toughsat Cases use advanced lightweight composite paneling that is highly reinforced, impact and scratch resistant, and UV protected from fading.

 

Complete Ready-To-Go Systems Include:

  • The Toughsat XP .98 or 1.2 Meter Mobile System inside reinforced case (shippable).
  • The Toughsat TS2 ACU (1 RU) with integrated 4-port wireless router.
  • The powerful iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router (1.5 RU 12" depth).
  • Power Conditioner (1 RU) for 8 AC plugs. Flyaway may be powered by small 150 Watt Inverter.
  • 25' (7.6 m) cable run. Place electronics case at distance from dish. 50' and 100' runs available.
  • The rolling rackmount case (6 RU front 6RU back) for system electronics. (shippable).
  • There is available space in case for customer electronics such as VPN or video encoder.
  • The .98 or 1.2 Meter dish with reinforced, double stitched, heavy-duty shippable bag.
  • Fly-And-Drive & Ground Mount bracketing with dolly in a heavy-duty bag (shipping compliant).
  • Optional Honda EU1000i ultra-quiet 1000 watt or EU2000i - 2000 watt portable generator.
  • Standard Warranty - 1 year parts and on-site labor.
  • Extended 12 & 24 month warranties and Lifetime Radio Electronics warranties available. more

Operational Features

  • Heavy-duty all-weather construction, fully designed and manufactured by Ground Control.
  • Bundled with our performance iDirect service providing 5Mbps x 2Mbps Internet speeds.
  • We offer special service pricing for Public Safety Organizations. SAFECOM compliant.
  • The Flyaway Toughsat may be deployed and operated by anyone with little or no training.
  • Establishes a self-contained local area wireless "G" network (100' radius) automatically.
  • Works in extreme environments (rain, hail, hot, cold). The case lid is unaffected by weather.
  • Ideal for VoIP phone service with low latency (500-650ms) iDirect. VoIP Phone service.
  • The XP is rated to stream live video at 4000 Kbps CIR 1:1 With our streaming services.
  • SNG rated. Perfect for news stations or live event broadcasters.
  • Excellent back-up Internet for emergency organizational use... activate Internet service anytime.
  • Fly-And-Drive bracketing is universal, even for most rental vehicle roof racks.
  • Setup and operation requires little or no training.
  • Can be moved, setup and operated by one person.
  • 150 watts max draw (90w avg). Flyaway may be powered by a $50 vehicle mini-inverter.
  • Works with any country power. US, UK, EU, AU, and Brazil power plugs available.
  • .98m dish will withstand winds speeds of 20 MPH (32kph) without added weight. More Info
  • A powerful 6 Watt transmitter (BUC).
  • All system bags/cases are under UPS-FedEx-DHL shipping weight limits.

Ground Control is a Single-Source Provider

We bundle the Toughsat Flyaway system with our performance iDirect service for up to 5MB down and 2MB speeds. However, the Toughsat is capable of operating with many other Ku-band services offered by other providers. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative regarding your project requirements.

North America Service Plans Using Technology

  Service Plans North America
  On Satellite G18 & AMC9
  Internet Speeds
  Megabits per second
Monthly Fee
(USD)
    iDirect 3GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $399
    iDirect MAX 3GB   5 Mbps download / 2 Mbps upload $559
    iDirect 9GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $599
    iDirect MAX 9GB   5 Mbps download / 2 Mbps upload $839
    Phone Service Over Satellite
  1000 free minutes per month (16.6 hours).
  Optimized low-latency crystal clear calling.
$49.95
More Info
    iDirect Emergency Mobile   2Mb download / 1Mb upload
  Includes 10 calendar days unlimited use.
$279
Other Emergency Plans
    Dual-Matrix Service   Dual-Satellite service with one service plan.
  Use either satellites anytime with 1 button.
More Info
    Streaming Services
    10 x 4 Mbps Max Speed
  Video Streaming Services with 1:1 CIR
  Used by live news and video broadcasters
Starting at $300
Streaming Info
More plans for North America
Central & South America Plans Using iDirect Logo Technology
North American Mobile Satellite Footprint
VSAT Service Plans on SatMex 6 Ku-Band at 113° West (Fixed or Mobile) dishes
  iDirect Plans
Transfer Speeds
Download x Upload Internet Speeds
Overage
Costs
Monthly Price
U.S. Dollars

   20:1 Contention
   (Unlimited Use)

512 Kbps down x 128 Kbps up

512 Kbps down x 256 Kbps up

1 Mbps down x 256 Kbps up

1 Mbps down x 512 Kbps up

2 Mbps down x 512 Kbps up

2 Mbps down x 1 Mbps up

4 Mbps down x 512 Kbps up

4 Mbps down x 1 Mbps up

8 Mbps down x 1 Mbps up

12 Mbps down x 1 Mbps up

$0

$295

$304

$507

$609

$1015

$1218

$1827

$2030

$3578

$5164

   Custom Plans

Create any speed plan with any contention
(Max 12 Mbps Down, and 1 Mbps)

Please Call

  Phone Service  
  VOIP Service Plans

  1000 minutes per month (16.6 hours).

  $49.95
More Info

More Information
Central America Plans
- South America Plans


 
  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


Optional Toughsat Flyaway Add-Ons


VoIP Phones & Service
Have 1 to 10 phones that work like any phone on any desk

Antenna Booster $299
Increase wireless range up to half-a-mile from the case.

3-Piece Dish $2,299
A 1.2m dish in 3 quick attach sections in a reinforced bag

Quick-Release Dish $99
Have the dish slide instantly into place. Requires no tools.

Roof-Rack Flyaway
The Roof-Rack is standard equipment with the Flyaway
Long Range Cordless Phones
Long-Range Phones
Move up to 2 miles away from the mobile satellite system.


Extended and Lifetime Warranties

Ground Control offers extended warranties to our Flyaway mobile systems as well as a $25.95/mo lifetime warranty on radio electronics that includes the satellite router, the BUC transmitter, and the LNB. More

 
Main Flyaway Case (All Toughsat Systems)
The main case dimensions of 1.2 m Flyaway are identical to .98 m Flyaway, only the dish itself is larger.
Transmitter (BUC) Size (XP) 6 Watts
Transmitter (BUC) Size (SP 6 Watts
External Dimensions L x W x H 61.25" x 21.75" x 16" (155.6 x 55.24 x 40.64 cm) - all cases
.98 Meter Weight (loaded) 149 lbs (67.59kg) - Under UPS/FedEx/DHL shipping weight limits
1.2 Meter Weight (loaded) 160 lbs (72.57kg)
Toughsat XP Details Toughsat XP .98 & 1.2 Meter Mobile Satellite System
Toughsat SP Details Toughsat SP .98 Meter Mobile Satellite System
 Satellite Dish & Bag
.98 Meter Dimensions 39"W x 4"D (99 x 10.16 cm)
.98 Weight (with dish) 26 lbs (11.79 kg)
1.2 Meter Dimensions 48"W x 5"D (122 x 12.7 cm)
1.2 Weight (with dish) 35 lbs (15.88 kg)
Rackmount Electronics Case (6RU front, 6RU Back 19" wide x 19" deep)
External Dimensions L x W x H 21.75" x 24.75" x 14 (55.24 x 62.86 x 35.56 cm)
Weight (loaded) 33 lbs (14.97 kg)
Rackmount Components
  TS2 Dish ACU 1 RU (Wireless "G" Router AP w/ 100' radius range)
  iDirect Evolution X5 Gateway - Satellite Modem 1.5 RU
  Power Conditioner 1 RU (with 8 AC plugs)
  2.5 RU available space for customer use (6 RU for back rack mounting)
  25' (7.6 meter) cable run. 50' and 100' cable runs optional.
  Power Plug Types - US, UK, EU, AU, Brazil
Fly-And-Drive Bracketing & Dolly Bag (same for both .98 and 1.2 meter systems)
External Dimensions L x W x H 62" x 8" x 8" (158 x 20 x 20 cm)
Weight (loaded) 28 lbs (13 kg)
pdf icon Toughsat XP Brochure and Specifications
TOUGHSAT XP Satellite Dish Specifications - Link to Toughsat XP Page
NETWORK (iDirect Services)
Satellite G-18/AMC-9 Download with 6 Watt BUC 5000 Kbps
Satellite G-18/AMC-9 Upload with 6 Watt BUC 2000 Kbps
Satellite SatMex 6 Download 6 watt BUC Up to 12000 Kbps (1.2 Meter dish only)
Satellite SatMex 6 Upload 6 Watt BUC UP to 1000 Kbps (1.2 Meter dish only)
Satellite Gateway iDirect Evolution X5 Router
Public IP Address Included
  TOUGHSAT TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
Type Rackmount 1RU w/ Front Panel Control 12" depth
Integrated Router Cisco Linksys with 4-Port LAN.
Integrated Wireless Access Point 802.11 "G". 100' radius standard
DHCP Wireless and 4 port LAN
Wireless Security WPA (TKIP) WPA2 (AES) + WEP 64 and 128bit
NAT Supported by included router
Firewall Supported by included router
Port Mapping & Port Triggers Supported by included router
QoS, ToS, MAC Address Clone, RIP v1 RIP v2 Supported by included router
Networkable clients machines Unlimited
ACU Power (includes dish, router & Wi-Fi Average 15 Watts. Max 40 Watts
  SATELLITE DISH
Reflector Type 1.2 or 0.98 square meter effective area
Mount Geometry 3 Axis motor drive (elevation, azimuth & skew)
Deployment Sensors GPS & Tilt Sensor +- 0.1°
MAXIMUM MOUNT ROTATION
Azimuth 410°
Elevation 165°
Polarization +-95°
RF INFORMATION
Transmit Power 6 watts
Frequency Receive 10.96 - 12.75 GHz
Frequency Send 13.75 - 14.50 GHz
POWER REQUIREMENTS
Power 100 to 240 Volts AC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Plug Types Available US, UK, EU, AU and Brazil plug types
Dish Electronics 15 watts average draw. 40 Watts Max.
iDirect Router 75 watts average draw.
pdf icon Toughsat XP Brochure and Specifications

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

 

Toughsat Flyaway Photo Gallery

Flyaway SUV   Flyaway System
The largest case of the Flyaway system is 62" (155cm) long and can fit in most SUV storage areas. To save space inside, you can also secure the all-weather case to a vehicle roof rack.
 
The Flyaway establishes a 100 foot radius wireless "G" access point for broadband connectivity to any in-range wireless device including smartphones and wireless computers.
1.2 Meter MSS Mobile Satellite Dish   1.2 Meter Flyaway Satellite Dish
The 1.2 meter Flyaway Toughsat XP (shown above) fits in the same sized case as the .98 meter. The 1.2 meter dish is 48" inches or 1.22 meters in diameter. The .98 meter dish is 39" inches or .99 meter in diameter. Both dishes have their own bags.
 
The 1.2 meter satellite dish in the weather resistant, heavy-duty shippable bag (48" diameter) behind the flyaway case. Note the quick-release dolly wheels for easy movement of the case over even or uneven terrain.
TS2 Controller and iDirect X5 Modem   Toughsat Controller Front and Back
The Toughsat TS2 ACU has powerful tools that maintain connectivity. The iDirect Evolution X5 satellite router is also standard equipment. (Rackmount 1.5 RU bracketing for the iDirect satellite modem is not shown)
 
The Toughsat TS2 ACU has easy one-button "Deploy" and "Stow" buttons for simple operation. The web Interface also allows the system to be monitored and controlled.
  Fly-And-Drive Mobile VSAT Satellite Dish
The system is easily setup on the ground in minutes. Power may be supplied by an optional 1000 or 2000 Watt portable Honda generator. more on generators
 
The universal Fly-and-Drive bracketing mounts the flyaway to most roof racks, including rental vehicles.
 
The three piece system (4 pieces with fly-and-drive bracketing) is designed to be moved and assembled by one person (the rackmount and VSAT cases have wheels).
 
Popular with first responders and other emergency agencies, the Flyaway is a portable broadband hotspot that supports VoIP phone services for on-site personal.
 
The dish bag for the Flyaway has been designed with high strength material for rugged use. It may be easily shipped to any location.
 
An optional $99 Quick-Release dish requires no tools for complete system assembly. The Quick-Release will shave minutes off assembly over the standard 4 bolt dish (required for fly-and-drive).
 
The heaviest case for the .98 meter Flyaway is 149 lbs (67.6 kilograms) and may be shipped via standard UPS-FedEx-DHL. Quick-attach dolly wheels (not shown) are placed on the heavy end of the case for one person mobility.
 
The electronics case is 6RU front & 6RU back (19" by 19" deep). Included are the Toughsat TS2 ACU (1RU x 12" d), the iDirect Evolution X5 (1.5RU x 12" d), and an 8 AC plug power-conditioner (1RU x 15" d). The cable run length is 25' (7.6 meters). Longer 50' and 100' runs available. There is significant space available for adding additional equipment.
 
The Toughsat system is designed for extreme weather. Aluminum light weight construction and drain holes allow the case lid to be unaffected by rain. The rackmount electronics case may be sealed (with the lid) for a water resistant wireless "G" access point.
 
Mobility and flexibility. The waterproof case top and electronics are stored in a SUV's cargo space. The cable to the dish on the roof can be threaded through a slightly open window.
  Flyaway Compare
Operation of the Toughsat for deploy or stow, can either be from a connected computer, or by pressing a button on the front of the ACU. Everything is automatic and there is no configuration required. Here is a view of front and back of Toughsat TS2 ACU.
 
When compared with other Flyaway solutions, the Ground Control case size makes it a preferred solution because it is easy to move, transport, and operate by one person.
Toughsat Flyaway Power  
Both the Toughsat and the exposed bottom part of the case are designed for extreme environments and travel. Power can be supplied by a small mini-inverter.
 
The Fly-and-Drive system is perfect for streaming live video from sporting events. See more on video streaming services from Ground Control
Universal Bracketing   Quick Release Cables
The Fly-and-Drive bracketing will mount on most kinds of vehicle roof racks of most heights.
 
The connector block on the Flyaway case is easily accessed. The ACU connector is submarine rated, and all connectors have weather caps when not in use.
1.5 RU Rackmount Shelf with phones   SUV Long Range Phones
Ground Control offers Long-Range Cordless Phones that are able to keep you connected up to 2 miles from the Flyaway case. Each phone handset is issued it's own "local" phone number and can place or take calls from anyone, including other handsets.
 
This cordless phone solutions uses Ground Control optimized VoIP Phone service. Four individual phone lines can be supported with all lines being used at once. Choose between 4 and 24 phone handsets. Handsets also operate like Walkie-Talkies between other handsets independent of the base station.
Flyaway 1.2 Meter 3-Piece dish   Mobile Command Trailer - Toughsat XP
An optional 1.2 meter 3-piece satellite dish designed for the Toughsat Flyaway. Comes with reinforced 3-section zipping bag. Cost is $2,299 Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4
 
Combine a Flyaway case with a T-100 self-contained trailer. This is the ultimate in communications flexibility. The T-100 trailer is Manufactured by Ground Control. More Info

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