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Toughsat mobile systems are manufactured in the U.S.A.

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Complete systems include mobile dish, TS2 controller, iDirect satellite gateway and 6 watt BUC

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The Toughsat XPs are our flagship professional series mobile satellite systems that have incorporated the best of our earlier models and expand with new powerful design features that work in normal or extreme environments. Operation is as easy as pressing the "Deploy" button on the Toughsat controller. In a few minutes, it will automatically create a wired or wireless high-speed network for any in-range device. Our premium grade iDirect 20Mbps x 5Mbps Service provides the speeds needed for Internet, and for our optimized VoIP phone and phone service. Speak with us to learn why the Toughsat XP mobile satellite system a perfect in-field communications tool.

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Toughsat XP .98 and 1.2 Meter Mobile Dish - General Features

  • Manufactured by Ground Control at our plant in California. 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.
  • Bundled with our high-performance iDirect service providing 20Mbps x 5Mbps Internet speeds.
  • Special service pricing for public safety organizations. Complies with all 2013 SAFECOM requirements.
  • One-button operation. The 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.
  • Complete system pricing includes Toughsat TS2 controller & iDirect Evolution X7 router.
  • Black anodized billet aluminum construction, UV resistant plastics, sealed all-weather electronics.
  • 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 and establish broadband connectivity in minutes.
  • Computer control is not required. There is no software to install on any computer.
  • Both .98 & 1.2 systems have low stow heights below 12 inches. Excellent for vehicle clearance issues.
  • No external equipment (including iDirect router) is required to find and peak on any Ku-band satellite.
  • No certification or licensing required for use. System may be operated by anyone.
  • Dish peaking accuracy is within 0.1° with near zero play using dish braking technology.
  • Impervious to magnetic interference. Search routines do not use a compass to acquire satellite.
  • The XP is SNG rated to stream live video at guaranteed 4 x 4 Mbps with our streaming services.
  • Autostow feature - Dish will automatically stow if rig is moved or dish goes off signal. more info
  • Optional UPS. A backup battery for stowing the dish if power is shut off or disconnected. ($299)
  • 6 watt transmitter is standard... required for 20Mb x 2Mb plans or video streaming (8 watt available).
  • The Toughsat is capable of locking on any liner polarized Ku-band satellite in orbit.
  • Modular design - components easily replaced in field, normally within one hour.
  • Onboard sensors allow quick-search for up to 10° of vehicle/rig tilt (longer times for tilting of > 10°)
  • No-backlash locking mechanisms for azimuth and elevation to stabilize signal in high-wind operation.
  • Dish arm stabilizing pneumatics maintain radio position in high-wind operation.
  • The .98m XP is operational in Cat 1 hurricane force winds of up to 75 mph (the 1.2m XP is operational 50 mph).
  • The XP is operational in temperatures of -20° to 140°F (-29° to 60° C) at 100% humidity.
  • The XP operates in extreme weather with an IP-66 ingress rated with IP-67 components.
  • The .98m XP weighs less than 125 lbs (56.7 kg). The 1.2m XP is 133 lbs.
  • Powered by 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz with US, UK, EU, AU and Brazil plug types available.
  • Optional antenna booster extends wireless connectivity up to half a mile. ($299)
  • One button stowing in less than one minute from fully deployed.
  • Operates globally in northern or southern hemispheres.
  • Standard warranty - 1 year 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 for on-site installations.
  • 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) - More Info

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 routers from Ground Control or other iDirect providers.
  • 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.
  • Multiple auto-stow routines, loss of signal, vehicle movement, power loss, collisions.
  • Custom TS2 panel and web interface branding available for qualified resellers.
  • The TS2 is compatible with all Toughsat mobile satellite systems.

Web Accessible Interface Screen

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
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Dual Teleports
Dual Hubs
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  North America iDirect Plans on G18 or SES2 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 3GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $399/month
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  iDirect MAX 3GB   20 Mbps download / 5 Mbps upload $559/month
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  iDirect 9GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $599/month
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  iDirect MAX 9GB   20 Mbps download / 5 Mbps upload $839/month
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 - $279
  or 20 Mbps download / 5 Mbps upload - $389
  Includes 10 calendar days unlimited use.
$279 - $389
Other Emergency Plans
  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
Starting at $300
Streaming Info
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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Unlimited Use Internet
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128 x 128 Kbps Min Speed
5,000 x 1000 Kbps Max Speed

Create any upload and download speed and email us for a quote
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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
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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 Optional Accessories
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Flyaway Case - Portable Toughsat
A Portable .98 or 1.2 Meter Satellite Internet Hotspot
Consider having a portable case-based mobile satellite system and store it until you require it. This solution is easily assembled on the ground, a roof of a building, or on top of a vehicle roof rack. more
Toughsat UPS Option
Auto-Stow UPS - $299
Backup power to stow dish
If power is lost or inadvertently shut off, this UPS can provide power to the Toughsat to allow it to stow automatically.
VoIP over Satellite Service
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
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 Phones
Long Range Phone in Flyaway Case
Long Range Cordless Phones In Case - Up to 90 phone supported
$4,595 includes 4 handset phones in 1RU shelf and base station
This rackmount solution places 4 long-range 2-mile cordless phones inside of the Flyaway Case. 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

Toughsat Warranty
Toughsat Extended and Lifetime Warranties
Ground Control offers 12 and 24 month extended warranties to our XP mobile systems, AND lifetime warranties for $25.95/mo on electronics that include the satellite router, the BUC transmitter, and the LNB. more

TOUGHSAT XP Specifications (1.2 meter and .98 meter systems)
Satellite G-18 max speeds with 6 watt BUC 20 Mbps Download x 5 Mbps Upload
Satellite SES2 max speeds with 6 watt BUC 5 Mbps Download x 2 Mpbs Upload
Satellite Gateway iDirect Evolution X7 Router
Public IP Address Included
  TOUGHSAT TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
Type Rackmount 1RU with front panel control. 12" depth
Integrated Router Cisco Linksys with 4-port LAN.
Integrated Wireless Access Point 802.11 "G". 100' radius standard
DHCP Wireless and 4 port LAN
Wireless Security WPA (TKIP) WPA2 (AES) + WEP 64 and 128bit
NAT Supported by included router
Firewall Supported by included router
Port Mapping & Port Triggers Supported by included router
QoS, ToS, MAC Address Clone, RIP v1 RIP v2 Supported by included router
Networkable clients machines Unlimited
ACU Power (includes dish, router & Wi-Fi Average 15 watts. Max 40 watts
Reflector Type 1.2 or 0.98 square meter effective area
Mount Geometry 3 Axis motor drive (elevation, azimuth & skew)
Deployment Sensors GPS & Tilt Sensor +- 0.1°
Azimuth 410°
Elevation 165°
Polarization +-95°
Transmit Power 6 watts
Frequency Receive 10.96 - 12.75 GHz
Frequency Send 13.75 - 14.50 GHz
Stowed Dish Dimensions 1.2 meter 67.5" L x 48.3” W x 12” H (172 x 123 x 30.5 cm)
Stowed Dish Dimensions .98 meter 59" L x 39” W x 12” H (150 x 74 x 30.5 cm)
Mounting Plate...(Both 1.2 and .98 meter) 22” x 57” ( 56 x 145 cm)
Base Plate (attached to mounting plate) 14” x 16” (35.6 x 40.7 cm)
Deployed Max Height 1.2m - 68” height / .98m- 52” height (132 cm)
Weight 1.2m - 133 lbs (60.4 kg) / .98m - 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Boom Radius Sweep. 1.2 meter / .98 meter 61” / 53” from center with 5” min. ground clearance
Wind Deployed 1.2m - 50mph (80 kph) / .98m - 75 mph (120 kph)
Wind Stowed 140 mph (225 kph)
Max Operational Temperature (at 100% humidity) Operational -20° F to 140° F (-28° C to 60° C)
Max Survival Temperature (at 100% humidity) -60° F to 160° F (-51° C to 71° C)
Environmental IP Rating (Antenna) IP-66
Power 100 to 240 volts AC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Plug Types Available US, UK, EU, AU and Brazil plug types
Dish Electronics 15 watts average draw. 40 Watts Max.
iDirect Router 75 watts average draw.
Toughsat User Manual  
Toughsat XP Brochure Toughsat User Manual TS2 ACU Specifications  

  Questions? 800-773-7168 (U.S.) | +1-805-783-4600 (int) |  

Toughsat XP Photos
  Toughsat 1.2 and .98 Meter Mobile Satelite Systems   Toughsat on top of RV  
Side-by-side are the 1.2 meter Toughsat XP and the .98 meter Toughsat XP on our T-100 communications trailers. The XP systems are designed to be mounted on a vehicle or truck or trailer roof.
The Toughsat has an integrated Wi-Fi access point for any in-range wireless enabled devices. Shown above is a Toughsat XP 1.2 meter dish. Credit to Montana Satellite Services - Toughsat dealer - installer.
  Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter   Toughsat Mobile VSAT in the snow  
The Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter dish is mounted on one of our T-100 Communication trailers that enable the wireless signal to reach out half a mile in any direction.
The TOUGHSAT XP's operate in extreme environments from most any parked location on the planet. The .98 meter system shown above can stay operational in wind speeds up to 75 mph (120 kph)
  Mobile Command Post   Hazmat Mobile Command Truck  
The Toughsat series is popular with many emergency responders in North America. High-speed Internet and multiple VoIP phones create a fully functional remote command station in minutes.
More Emergency Vehicle Photos
Ground Control has special 10 unlimited use days per month plans for emergency personnel. We understand that the dish is not used every day, and we price it as such.
  Toughsat on Multiple Training Trailers   Bus with Satellite Internet Dishes  
These Toughsats are mounted on 5th wheel trailers to create mobile classrooms. GG
This bus uses two Toughsat systems for redundant connectivity to two different satellites, and for added speed using a dual WAN.
  The T-100 Mobile Satelite Trailer   Easy Connect Cables to the Toughsat Base Plate  
Both the 1.2 and .98 meter Toughsats stows to a height below 12" (30.5cm). The T-100 communication trailer is totally self contained with an onboard 1000 or 2000 watt generator.
Weather proof, easy twist submarine rated connectors, internal weather proof electronics housing, stainless steel & aluminum construction, are just a few of the environmental upgrades for Toughsat to travel and operate anywhere.
  Web Interfact of the Toughsat   The Radio on the Toughsat Mobile Dish  
The Toughsat ACU screens are accessible with any browser. In addition to detailed system information are system parameters, manual controls, override screens, software updating, history screens, and of course Find, Stow and Stop buttons.
The powerful 6 watt radio (BUC) works in the most extreme weather for our performance 20Mb x 2Mb or high-speed satellite services. The skew motors are able to precisely calibrate polarization (horizontal or vertical) with any line-of-site satellite.
  Toughsat Controller Front and Back   Toughsat TS2 Controller and iDirect X5 Satellite Router  
The Toughsat TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit) 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 ACU.
The Toughsat TS2 ACU operates silent with no fan. The iDirect Evolution X7 satellite router is also silent, and is standard equipment. (Rackmount 1 RU for X7 iDirect satellite modem is not shown).
  Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter Dimentions   Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter Mounting Template  
The Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter system uses 67.5 inches of space on top of a vehicle roof. Stow heights are less than the XP .98 meter at below 12" (30.5cm).
Click here for detailed dimensions of the 1.2 Meter permanent placement on any truck, trailer or RV roof. The rotational sweep of the dish is high enough to clear air conditioners and other items.
  Toughsat .98 Meter Dish Dimensions   Roof Template  
The Toughsat .98 meter (both the XP and SP) has a very small footprint on top of any rig or vehicle roof. Stow heights are below 12" (30.5cm).
Click here for detailed dimensions of the .98 meter permanent placement on any truck, trailer or RV roof. The rotational sweep of the dish is high enough to clear air conditioners and other items.
  Toughsat XP stowed   Toughsat XP Deployed  
The Toughsat XP .98 and 1.2 meter dishes both stow below a height of 12". Good for rig clearance issues. Flimsy roofs are easily reinforced with 2 lengths of aluminum quarter angle.
The Toughsat does not require a lot of space on top of a roof. Deployed, the boom can clear air conditioners, or other installed equipment. more info
  1.5 RU Rackmount Shelf with phones   Remote Construction Phone Communication  
Ground Control offers Long-range cordless phones that have a range of up to 2 miles from the base station. Use like any cordless phone to make or receive calls from anyone in the world. These phones use our VoIP phone service optimized for satellite.
Long-range phones will free personnel to work at distance from the mobile satellite system. Each phone may be issued its own local phone number (up to four phone lines), or share a single line.
  Flyaway Mobile Satellite Internet    
The optional Flyaway case-based Toughsat is a complete Toughsat system in three pieces that can be transported and operated by a single individual.
The Toughsat fly-and-drive system allows the Flyaway case to be easily mounted on any roof rack. The Toughsat is video streaming capable for live events with a streaming services.
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