A Half-Mile Radius Broadband Hotspot At Any Location The T-100 self-contained multi-purpose communications trailer, manufactured by Ground Control, can be quickly deployed at any location to create a high-speed satellite Internet connection and then automatically establish a half-mile (0.82 Kilometer) wireless access point for any in-range device. This powerful communications tool can provide essential Internet and phone five minutes after parking, and free up the towing vehicle to perform other tasks.
Engineered For Actual Use The aluminum and stainless steel construction of the T-100 trailer was designed from the ground up to accommodate our satellite equipment, as well as be durable in any environment. The lightweight suspension is perfect for long travels or bumpy roads in any kind of weather. The reinforced generator cabinet houses an optional 1000 or 2000 watt ultra-quiet and Honda EU1000/2000i, and the electronics cabinet is shock resistant with high-grade locking doors. The large rear storage bay is perfect for adding additional electronics or for transporting any customer required equipment. Owners of the T-100 rave of its performance and ease of use. The T-100 is built to be used, and used often.
Demonstration Video Watch a typical setup of the
Simple Operation Operation is as easy as starting the generator, switching on the power, and pressing the "Deploy" button on the Toughsat TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit). The mobile satellite dish will deploy, lock on satellite, and automatically create a half-mile Wi-Fi access point for high-speed Internet in about 3.5 minutes. No other interaction is needed for full operation, and there is no special licensing or certification required to operate. Stowing the dish is just as easy... Just press the "Stow" button.
T-100 Communications Trailer Features
Heavy-duty all-weather construction, fully designed and manufactured by Ground Control.
Bundled with our High-Performance Satellite Service providing 5Mbps x 2Mbps Internet speeds.
We offer special service pricing for Public Safety Organizations. SAFECOM complaint.
The trailer may be deployed and operated by anyone with little or no training.
It establishes a half-mile Wi-Fi access point automatically to any in-range device in 3.5 minutes.
Stabilization jacks are not required for normal use (Jacks are used for high winds, or security belt).
The 1000 watt ultra-quiet generator offers 850 watts available for customer added equipment.
The 6RU rackmount electronics case may be moved 50' from trailer (such as a tent or structure).
The 6RU rackmount case has 2.5 RU space for customer added equipment. 8RU cases available.
There is a large enclosed weather sealed rear storage bay for customer storage.
The trailer body is rust protected - All aluminum & stainless steel construction.
The trailer suspension rated for light load mobility, can be towed by any vehicle without issue.
The trailer is designed to fully operate in extreme weather, including very high-winds.
All cabinet doors are lockable with heavy duty latch assemblies.
Cabinet lighting is operated off internal battery (no generator). Helpful for dark nights.
DOT ready (Department of Transportation).
4 Helicopter D-Rings for aerial transportation. (Small Bell Jet 206 Ranger sling load cap is 1500 lbs)
Trailer certified weight under 1400 lbs fully loaded including generator.
If you need to stream live video, Ground Control offers unshared satellite channels - more
If phone service is needed, our VoIP phone service is exceptional for $49.95/mo per phone - more
Toughsat T-100 Included Equipment
The Toughsat XP or SP Mobile Satellite System (May also use any dish we offer).
The Toughsat TS1 ACU (1RU) with integrated 4-port wireless router.
The powerful iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router including the 1.5RU rackmount shelf.
AC Power Conditioner (1RU) for 8 - 120 VAC outlets - Good for keeping power clean.
Rackmount case (6RU) for electronics that is easily moved (larger case sizes available).
50' (14 meters) ACU cable (electronics case may be located in a structure or tent).
There are quick-release straps for securing equipment inside of large storage area.
Four easy-crank stabilization jacks - Good for high winds and uneven terrain.
Self retracting security belt for crowd-security control.
Spare tire (located inside storage bay).
Removable and lockable trailer tongue. The ball is a standard 2".
Optional T-100 Add-On Items
Honda 1000 EU1000i watt portable generator ($999) or Honda 2000 EU200i ($1,200) more
Optional Air Conditioning & Heater Unit - All weather environmental conditioning - $2,999 - photo
Optional 30' telescoping tower. Stows to 8.5' (from the ground) - $6,999. photo
Optional trailer dolly with 2" ball for moving trailer by hand. $99. photo
Optional Flyaway Configuration - Easily mount a Flyaway Case Toughsat to the trailer.
Optional Event Billing Software - Create a Wi-Fi Internet Cafe anywhere. $250. more
Optional - Add your organizational logos (w/ minimum order) - or we can leave off all GC logos.
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
VoIP Phones For Satellite
Wi-Fi Capable for T-100
Ground Control's VoIP phones are all plug-and-play and perform like the phone on any desk. Crystal clear satellite communication for $49.95 per month for 1000 minutes. These phones are optimized for communicating over our VSAT iDirect network. Include one or more standard or long range cordless phones on the trailer (using the Cisco ATA), or use a Wi-Fi Ethernet adapter to place a desk phone in neighboring trucks, trailers or offices. More or VoIP Phone Service
Toughsat Extended and Lifetime Warranties Ground Control offers extended warranties to the T-100 trailer as well as a $25.95/mo lifetime warranty on radio electronics that includes the satellite router, the BUC transmitter, and the LNB. More
Helicopter Sling-Load of the Ground Control T-100 Trailer
Video courtesy of Revolutionz of New Zealand, an Authorized Ground Control Distributor News Link - Case Study
Create A Billable Wireless Hotspot At Any Event - $250 No added hardware to add. Our integrated Toughsat router can be upgraded to support a full array of billing options, including pre-paid, credit card and PayPal options. More Information
The lightweight T-100 Communications Trailer is totally self-contained with onboard 1000 watt generator. Here the 1.2 meter XP dish is stowed for transportation.
The Toughsat T-100 trailer uses four stabilizing legs for uneven terrain or to secure the system from being accidentally jarred off signal.
The T-100 wireless (802.11 "G") access point has been confirmed to connect with a standard laptop at a half-mile distance from the trailer (over 2700 feet or .8 Kilometer).
A lightweight 6RU (or 8RU) rackmount case is strapped inside a shock absorbing weather-proofed cabinet with a stainless steel locking reinforced door. The rackmount case can itself be moved up to 50 feet from the trailer and located inside of a structure or tent if desired.
The generator cabinet may hold the optional 1000 watt ($999) or 2000 watt ($1,200) Honda ultra-quiet generator, or a generator of your choosing. The satellite systems pulls 90 watts leaving a lot of power for other electronics. Runtime on 1 gallon of gas is just over 8 hours. more
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 Toughsat mobile system can deploy and lock on satellite in about 3.5 minutes from a stowed position. Little or no training is needed to use this system courtesy of Ground Control's one-button connectivity.
There are two high gain, range extending antennas that are both removable for added security when stored. The exposed connectors are protected by a metal twist cap.
An onboard battery powers all cabinet lights and the trailer's emergency flashers when the generator is not running. Helpful for dark nights.
In the rear bay, the lights and light switch are located on the top support rail. Full clearance for loading any equipment.
Environmentally Controlled - The optional 450 watt AC/Heater keeps electronics at optimal temperatures no matter the temperature outside. The picture on the top right are the venting ports inside of the electronics cabinet.
Ground Control is able to transport one or more T-100 trailers from our plant in California to any location... worldwide.
The weather resistant enclosed rear lockable storage bay includes a spare tire. Internal dimensions are 62"L x 46"W x 24"H.
Rails on the sides of the walls include with quick release strap/rings to make any load secure.
Two retractable belts mounted on two jacks are useful for day or night security when in operation.
The optional trailer dolly maneuvers the trailer with a single person. It may fit inside of the storage bay, but normally is used only at the trailer storage location.
The T-100 can be fully operational about 5 minutes from parking. This includes starting the generator, powering up the electronics, and pressing the "Deploy" button.
The T-100 trailer's weight is under 1400 lbs, making it an easy tow behind any vehicle with a tow package. The ball size is 2" and can be easily changed to a different size.
Four helicopter D-Rings on the T-100 allow helicopters to aerial lift it anywhere. The weight of the trailer fully loaded with all equipment is under 1400 lbs which is under most sling load capacities. Watch the sling load video
The T-100 has a shore power plug (110 VAC) to run all equipment and bypass the generator. Next to it is a pass-through port for customer cables into the electronics cabinet.
The T-100 trailer lights plug is a 7-pole, RV-style trailer connector. (male)
The locking trailer tongue may be removed and stored for added security.
The heavy-duty twist lock cabinet latches on the trailer's three cabinets have both a key lock and padlock rings.
The Toughsat T-100 has an optional 30' tower ($6,999) to mount lights, or antennas, or a video camera for creating a custom solution.
Raising and lowering the tower takes minutes using an electric drill (not included). The tower stows to a height of 8.5' feet from the ground.
If you have your own tower Ground Control provides an optional flat base plate for easy installation.
The trailer can also be configured so the Toughsat dish can be boxed into our Flyaway Case. This case solution can be stored in the T-100 bay, or in an SUV.
The Flyaway Case consists of a rolling 6RU rackmount case, the .98 meter dish, and the Toughsat in the case. Note the quick-release dolly for easy moving.
The Flyaway Case may also include Fly-And-Drive universal mounting brackets that mount the Toughsat to any roof rack (or prepared truck roof).
The T-100 Trailer using a Flyaway/Fly-And-Drive Case is the ultimate in communication flexibility.
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