Satellite Communications TrailerPhotos - Documents Page updated August 3, 2020
The Toughsat T-100 Mobile Satellite Internet Trailer Need a powerful WiFi Hotspot anywhere? The T-100 is a complete ready-to-go mobile satellite trailer with one-button broadband-speed satellite Internet connectivity using our performance iDirect service... or any iDirect provider worldwide. This is the easiest to use multi-functional trailer for any organizational use.
The T-100 trailer has global service. Ground Control ships worldwide. *Final price depends on options and configuration.
A Half-Mile Radius Broadband Hotspot At Any Location The T-100 self-contained multi-purpose communications trailer is manufactured by Ground Control and is quickly deployed at any location to create a high-speed (20 Mbps x 5 Mbps download/upload) satellite Internet connection that automatically establishes a half-mile (0.82 Kilometer) wireless access point for any in-range wireless devices. This powerful communications tool can provide essential Internet and VoIP phone service five minutes after parking and free up the towing vehicle to perform other tasks. T-100 Photos
Engineered For Actual Use Constructed of aluminum and stainless-steel, the T-100 trailer was designed from the ground up to accommodate our Toughsat mobile satellite equipment and to be road-durable to operate in any extreme 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.
Helicopter Sling-Load of the Ground Control T-100 Trailer
Video courtesy of Revolutionz of New Zealand, an Authorized Ground Control Distributor
Simple Operation Operation is as easy as starting the generator, switching on the power, and pressing the "Deploy" button on the Toughsat TS2 Controller. The mobile satellite dish will deploy, lock on satellite, and automatically create a half-mile Wi-Fi access point for high-speed Internet in just a few 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.
May use Ground Control as the service provider or any iDirect service provider worldwide.
Bundled with our High-Performance Satellite Service providing 20Mbps x 5Mbps 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 minutes.
Stabilization jacks are not required for normal use (Jacks are used for high winds, or security belt).
The optional 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 at Posted Retail Pricing The Toughsat XP Mobile Satellite System (May also use any dish we offer).
The Toughsat TS2 Controller (1RU) with integrated 4-port wireless router.
The powerful iDirect X7 Satellite Router.
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 - $3,999 - more
Optional 30' telescoping tower. Stows to 8.5' (from the ground) - $6,999 - more
Optional trailer dolly with 2" ball for moving trailer by hand. $99 - more
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. Link to other accessories
Ground Control is a Single-Source Provider
We bundle the Toughsat Flyaway system with our performance iDirect service for up to 20MB down and 5MB up speeds. However, the Toughsat T-100 satellite system 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
North America iDirect Plans on G18 and SES2 Ku-Band service for Fixed or Mobile - Satellite Systems
Public Safety Satellite Plans - North America
Public Safety organizations may use special unlimited Internet services at lower prices for both our fixed and mobile satellite systems. Packages include the Red Phone designed for point-to-point voice communication when everything else is offline. - more
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
VoIP Phone & Phone Service $49 a month for 1000 free minutes each month
Have 1 to 10 phones that work like any phone on any desk. These phones are optimized and Preconfigured to plug-and-play with our iDirect service. We offer several phone hardware solutions and service that is just $49 per month per phone line.
More information on VoIP Phone Service from Ground Control.
Red Phone - Critical Voice Communications (North America) $49 Annually - Includes Phone - Unlimited Voice Minutes
Red Phones are able to stay connected to other Red Phones anywhere in North America during the most sever outage of any kind using the Ground Control Satellite Network. Unlimited talk time and annual $49 fee includes the cost of the phone - more on Red Phone
Long Range Cordless Phones - $1,299 includes base station
Move up to 2 miles away from the flyway case with these ruggedized handheld phones that can also communicate Walkie-Talkie to other handsets without the base station. Up to 9 phones can be supported with up to 4 individual phone lines. Long Range Cordless Phone Information
Long Range Cordless Phones In Case - Up to 5 Mile Range $4,595 includes 4 handset phones in 1RU shelf and base station
This rackmount solution places 4 long-range (5-miles) cordless phones inside of the Flyaway Case and includes a high-gain antenna to extend range up to 5 miles! This system includes the Durafon Pro base station and 4 handset phones and charge cradles - All pre-configured and ready to use with our Flyaway system. May support up to 4 individual phone lines. Long Range Phone Information
Environmental Control HVAC - Maintain Temperature - $3,999
This 450 watt Air-Conditioner and Heater (HVAC) keeps onboard electronics at optimal operational temperatures no matter the temperature outside. The system is fully automated and requires little interaction. Picture
30' Foot Tower - $6,999
This optional tower is manually cranked from 8.5' feet to 30' feet high. Designed to mount your required equipment such as a video camera, lights, or other device. Max weight of added equipment on tower is 200 lbs. More Pictures
T-100 Dolly - $99
Move the T-100 by hand with this dolly that includes a 2" ball to connect to the hitch of the T-100 trailer.
Select the portable ultra-quite generator that is housed inside of the generator cabinet on the T-100 trailer. More Information
Toughsat Extended & Lifetime Warranties
Ground Control offers extended warranties to our Toughsat 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.
T-100 Long-Range Phones Move up to 5 Miles from The T-100, and stay connected to the public telephone network. These handsets also operate as radios with up to 24 handsets being supported. Ruggedized and build for extreme conditions, these long range phones are ideal for off-site remote communication for 1 or a team of individuals. Long-Range Cordless Phones Information
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
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 by accidental pushing or wind.
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.
Ground Control offers Long-Range Cordless Phones that will operate up to 5 miles from the trailer. This solution above uses 4 phones that each have their own phone number. Up to 24 phones can be supported. more
The Long-Range cordless phone antenna (center antenna) gives these cordless phones up to 5 mile range, or through 9 floors of a building.
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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