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
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
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.
Standard Warranty - 1 year parts and on-site labor.
Extended 12 & 24 month warranties and Lifetime Radio Electronics warranties available. more
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
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 Backbones One Mobile Dish
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)
Transmitter (BUC) Size (SP
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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