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  Toughsat TS2 - Simplified Satellite Connectivity
Upgrade Price $999 USD - The TS2 is included with any new Toughsat Mobile Satellite System.
Toughsat Mobile VSAT Dish
The Toughsat TS2 from Ground Control is our next generation of mobile satellite controller with a host of new features including Dual Matrix, a dual-satellite infrastructure with one-button switching between satellites. The Toughsat TS2 removes the complexity of satellite connectivity so any operator can establish broadband Internet and phone from any location with a touch of a button. Features include as a backlit display for real-time status, and a highly intuitive web interface that may be accessed by any connected browser. Here, detailed status reports and preferences can be easily configured, including locating any Ku-Band satellite with one-button connectivity, regardless of the satellite router used.
Toughsat Controller

Onboard Router - Wi-Fi Hotspot
All TS2 Controllers have integrated wireless routers to created a wired or wireless LAN. Smartphone and tables can make and receive texts, and with a 100' connectivity radius, wiring to equipment is optional. High security includes SPI Firewall, MAC address filtering, WPA and WPA2 security with 128bit encryption. Operation is transparent. Once the "Deploy" button on the TS2 is pressed, the Wi-Fi hotspot will self-enable. No other operation is needed, except pressing the "Stow" button when you are ready to move.

Dual-Satellite Dual-Matrix is the answer to "what if something goes wrong with the satellite connection?", be it a line-of-sight obstacles from a building or tree, or congestion, or network error, or even the satellite going offline. Ground Control's Dual Matrix service offers connectivity with a second orbiting satellite at the touch of a button. This fully redundant dual infrastructure solution is ideal for all industries that must maintain the highest of communications standards.

Dual Matrix Toughsat Controller

Use of Dual Matrix requires the TS2 Controller with any Toughsat mobile satellite system. Simply press Sat 1 or the Sat 2 button to switch between satellites. The Toughsat dish will automatically search and connect in about one minute with the 2nd satellite without any other user interaction. Existing Toughsat customers may easily upgrade to the TS2 Dual Matrix controller. Please call for special upgrade pricing.

Dual Matrix Benefits
bullet Line-of-Sight Obstacles? A 2nd satellite is a 2nd opportunity of connecting without moving vehicle.
bullet Moving East or West? Choose the satellite with a higher look-angle for easier connecting.
bullet Network Congestion? The 2nd satellite may be wide open.
bullet Internet Backbone Outage? The 2nd satellite bypasses troubles instantly.
bullet Satellite Outage? A disabled satellite for any reason can be bypassed.
bullet Teleport Outage? A teleport disabled by earthquake or flood can be bypassed.

bullet No change to service plans. Dual Matrix works with all iDirect Plans Ground Control offers.
More information on Dual Matrix Satellite Service

Toughsat TS2 Controller in the field

Toughsat TS2 Features (For all Toughsat Mobile VSAT 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. (12" depth includes wires)
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 all iDirect iNFINITI, 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 (with UPS option)... more
Custom TS2 panel and web interface branding available for qualified resellers.
Compatible with all Toughsat mobile systems.

TS2 Web Accessible Interface Screens
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.

Main Interface ScreenToughsat Contoller Main Page

Reference and Dual Matrix Screen
Dual Matrix Web Interface

Manual Control Screen

Manual Controls

Custom Satellite Configuration Screens
Toughsat Webinterface
Please contact a Ground Control sales representative for questions regarding functionality with your requirements.

TS2 Diagnostic & 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.

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TS2 ACU Specifications

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