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Complete Ready-To-Go systems in stock that may include high-speed iDirect Internet service
from Ground Control or any iDirect service provider of your choice worldwide.
Toughsat Mobile Systems are manufactured in the U.S.A.

Toughsat SP .98 Meter Dish - $13,999 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems
Complete Systems Include Mobile Dish, Controller, iDirect Satellite Gateway and 6 watt BUC
Shipping and service are available worldwide with Ground Control or your selected iDirect service provider
  Toughsat SP Mobile Satellite Dish
The Toughsat SP is our consumer class of the popular Toughsat line.

The Toughsat SP, manufactured & supported by us 24 x 7, includes a 6 watt transmitter for download speeds of up to 5Mb download x 2Mb upload speeds on our fastest iDirect services in North America. The .98 meter reflector makes it compact enough to fit on virtually any vehicle and can also be used with a Flyaway Case system, or mounted on our T-100 Communications Trailer.

Toughsat Flyaway Mobile VSAT Case Toughsat T-100 Mobile Communications Trailer

Toughsat SP
Manufactured by Ground Control in the U.S. Supported by us 24x7.
Complete Ready-To-Go System Pricing. No other equipment needed to purchase for operation.
May use Ground Control as the service provider or any iDirect service provider worldwide.
Includes Toughsat TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit) & iDirect Evolution X5 Router.
One-button operation. Requires little or no training to operate.
Bundled with our High-Performance iDirect Service providing 5Mbps x 2Mbps Internet speeds.
Special service pricing for Public Safety Organizations. Complies with all 2013 SAFECOM requirements.
System is ideal for our VoIP phone service. Connect 1 or 10 phones that work like any phone.
Typical seek time to find and lock on satellite is 3.5 minutes.
Establishes a self-contained local area network at the touch of a button.
Requires no external equipment to find and peak on any satellite.
Establishes a wireless access point and wiring to computers is optional.
No certification or licensing required for use. System may be operated by anyone.
Operates globally in northern or southern hemispheres.
6 watt radio transmitter (BUC) standard.
Can find any Ku Band satellite in orbit, such as iDirect service.
Operates independent of the satellite modem. Locates and locks on any satellite independently.
The SP is rated to stream live video at guaranteed 2000 Kbps CIR 1:1
System is not affected by magnetic interference.
Modular design - components easily replaced in field within one hour.
Onboard sensors allow for up to 10 degrees of rig tilt for accurate pointing.
Designed for wind speeds up to 30mph (48km/h).
Operational in temperatures of -20° to 140°F( -29° to 60°C) at 100% humidity.
Weighs less than 125 lbs (56.7kg).
Operates in all counties. Powered by 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz with US, UK, EU, AU, Brazil plug types available.
Computer control is not required. No software needed to install on computers.
One button stowing in less than one minute from fully deployed.
Autostow safety features if rig is moved or goes off signal. more
System Dimensions L x W x H - 57" x 39" x 12" (144.8 x 99 x 30.5 cm).
Standard Warranty - 6 months parts and on-site labor.
Extended 12 and 24 month warranties and Lifetime Radio Electronics warranties available. more
Hundreds of Ground Control certified field technicians in the U.S. and Canada.
On site installation, service on-site support during warranty period.
Free 24-7 U.S. Based Technical Support from Ground Control.

Toughsat TS2 Controller Dual Matrix Link
Toughsat TS2 ACU Controller

Toughsat TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
The TS2 is Included with new systems. Upgrade cost is $999 for existing systems.
One-Button "Deploy" and One-Button "Stow" commands. Requires little or no training to operate.
Dual-Matrix Sat 1 & Sat 2 buttons enable powerful redundant technologies for maintaining 100% uptime.
Backlit display on 1RU ACU panel for real time system status.
A 1RU ACU 19"w x 12"d x 1.75"h x with integrated full feature Wi-Fi router and 4 port LAN.
Integrated full feature 4 port router to network up to 256 connected devices.
Wireless 802.11 "G" access point rated at 54Mbps, with 4 port full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet Switch.
Automatically establishes a 100' wireless access point and wiring to computers is optional.
Integrated router is easily bypassed for supporting alternative router.
Integrated high capacity MicroSD card for user manuals and other documents.
Integrated DVB-S2 tuner reduces acquisition time and provides for satellite modem independence.
Designed for communication with iDirect Evolution, and Tachyon routers.
Wireless Security TKIP (WPA) and AES (WPA2) security with 128-bit encryption.
SPI Firewall, VPN passthrough, MAC address filtering, NAT, DMZ, Port Forwarding, Port Triggers.
DHCP Server, DHCP Client, QOS, Tos/DiffSerf, UPnP, MAC Address clone, RIP v1, RIP v2.
No internal fan - ACU operates silent. (The iDirect Evolution X5 router operates silent as well).
Multiple Auto-Stow routines, loss of signal, vehicle movement, power loss. to prevent accidental collisions.
Custom TS2 panel and web interface branding available for qualified resellers.
Compatible with all Toughsat mobile systems.

Web Accessible Interface Screen - Click for larger view
Toughsat Web Interface Screen
ACU may be accessed by any connected computer/smartphone with browser. No software to install.
Detailed intuitive screens allow for preference settings and powerful overrides of many system parameters.
Controls to locate any visible satellite using satellite longitude only.
Override GPS with any Lat/Long.
One-button upgrading, with optional auto-update.
System Status - dish location, GPS coordinates, signal strength and connectivity state.
Full control over integrated router via interface screens.

Powerful Diagnostics & Auto Firmware Updating
FREE Lifetime firmware upgrades with one-button simplicity.
ACU automatically checks for firmware updates when connected to the Internet.
System provides accurate technical diagnostics without dispatching a technician to remote site.
Generates detailed running history log files that are kept on SD card and used for diagnostics.

More information on the Toughsat TS2 ACU or the Dual Matrix Service

  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

iDirect Evolution X5 Satellite Router Gateway (Included in Complete System Pricing)
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Evolution X5 Router

iDirect Evolution X5 Gateway Features

The Evolution X5 Gateway supports all of Ground Control's VSAT Global Service Plans.
Supports Star and SCPC topologies for up to 20 Mbps Down and 7 Mbps up.
MF-TDMA Outbound traffic with QoS prioritization
Supports DVB-S1 and DVB-S2
The X5 is ideal for our VoIP phone service. Connect 1 or 10 phones that work like any phone.
The Evolution X5 router operates silent with no fans.
1.5 RU Rackmount shelf is available for the X5 router.
iDirect Evolution X5 Brochure and Specifications

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.

   Ground Control Global iDirect Service Plans - Click On Any Region
   You may also use your own iDirect provider with our mobile systems

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Dual Matrix Satellite Footprint - North America
  North America iDirect Plans on G18 or AMC9 or both with Dual Matrix
Ku-Band service for Fixed or Mobile satellite systems
   iDirect North America
  Internet Speeds - Megabits per second Monthly Fee
  iDirect Internet Service   Up to 20 Mbps download / 5 Mbps upload More Info
  VSAT Portal - 24 x 7   Track usage, location, and many other aspects
  of a satellite connection.
Free - more Info
  Phone Service Over Satellite
  1000 free minutes per month (16.6 hours).
  Optimized low-latency crystal clear calling.
$49.95 - more Info
  iDirect Public Safety
   Unlimited Use for Public Safety
  3Mbps download / 1Mbps upload
  Includes 10 calendar days unlimited use.
more info
  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
Streaming Info
   Use Your Own iDirect Provider   Our mobile systems operate worldwide with any
  iDirect service provider.
Call for details
More iDirect Plan Details for North America or Global Map

Public Safety Plans
Public Safety Satellite Plans - North America
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

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Transfer Speeds
Down x Up Speeds
Service Monthly Price
U.S. Dollars
Satellite Internet Plans
Dynamic Contention
Unlimited Use Internet
Custom Plans
128 x 128 Kbps Min Speed
4,000 x 1000 Kbps Max Speed

Create any upload and download speed and email us for a quote
Please call or email us for a quote
Standard Phone Service
VoIP Over Satellite
Standard phone service (PSTN / Public Telephone Network) over your satellite connection. Uses any standard corded or cordless phone. Service includes 1000 minutes free each month (16.6 hours).
1000 Free Minutes
More Info
Information on iDirect satellite equipment. And Why Choose Ground Control.
► 1 Static IP included with all accounts. Additional Static IPs are available.
► All plans are for one year term that reverts to month-to-month at the end of the term.
► A typical system in will require 1.2 Meter dish with 6 Watt BUC radio.
Mobile dishes on the east side of Africa point very low on the horizon and may have more visual obstacles.
Use your existing iDirec satellite equipment with Ground Control.
► Call for installation availability or become a certified installer online with purchase of system & service.
► Satellite service is ideal when paired with VOIP Phone service - crystal clear calling.
► All speeds are listed in Kilobits per second (Kbps).

Toughsat SP Optional Add-Ons
Toughsat Flyaway Case Icon
Flyaway Case
Make the XP portable in this
hardened case solution.
Antenna Booster for Rackmount Case
Antenna Booster $299
Increase wireless range up to
half-a-mile from the case.
VoIP Over Satellite Phone
VoIP Phones & Service
Have 1 to 10 phones that work like
any phone on any desk.
Toughsat UPS Option
AutoStow UPS $299
Provides backup power to the
mobile dish if power is lost.
ToughsSat Fly-And-Drive
Roof-Rack Flyaway
Brackets mount the Toughsat
onto any vehicle roof rack.
Long Range VoIP Phones
Long-Range Phones
Move up to 2 miles away from
the mobile satellite system.

Toughsat Warranty
Toughsat Extended and Lifetime Warranties
Ground Control offers extended warranties to our SP 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


Toughsat SP Photos

  Toughsat on an RV Roof   Toughsat SP Flyaway Configuration
  The Toughsat SP is installed on top of a RV roof.  
Here a Toughsat SP is integrated with a Flyaway Case configuration. Flyaway cases require no certified installation since the system is not being mounted on a vehicle or trailer roof.
  Toughsat Controller Front and Back   Toughsat Controller and iDirect Router
The Toughsat TS2 Controller has easy one-button "Deploy" and "Stow" buttons for simple operation. Also, the full function integrated wireless G router with a 4 port Ethernet hub on the back of the controller.
The Toughsat TS2 Controller operates silent with no fan. The iDirect Evolution X5 satellite router is also silent, and is standard equipment. (Rackmount 1.5 RU bracketing for the iDirect satellite modem is not shown)
  Toughsat Views   Roof Template
The Toughsat SP shares the same dimensions of the XP (shown above). Stow heights of the SP are below 12" (30.5cm).
Here are detailed dimensions for permanent placement of a Toughsat for any truck, trailer or RV roof. The rotational sweep of the dish is high enough to clear Air Conditioners and other items.
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