Toughsat XP

Professional Grade Mobile Internet

Toughsat XP is Ground Control's flagship professional series mobile satellite system, incorporating the best of our experience into a complete system with a powerful feature set that operates in normal or extreme environments.

With simple operation at the click of a button combined with our premium grade iDirect service the, solution provides the speeds and bandwidth needed for robust Internet and communications making it the perfect in-field communications solution.

Contact one of our solution experts to discuss how we can solve your communications needs.

iDirect Service Plans

Key Features

  • Complete, ready-to-go system including all components required for operation

  • System includes: Mobile Dish, TS2 Controller, iDirect Satellite Gateway and 6 watt BUC

  • Easy and quick to deploy and stow, including one-button operation

  • No requirement for specialist training or knowledge to operate

  • Rapid satellite lock and connectivity establishment

  • Establishes a local area wireless network (100-foot radius) automatically

  • Auto-stow feature - dish will automatically stow if rig is moved or dish goes off signal

  • Operates globally in northern or southern hemispheres

  • Uses 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

  • Service pricing available for Public Safety Organizations. SAFECOM-complaint.

  • Ideal for our VoIP phone service. Connect one or 10 phones that work like any phone

  • Optional antenna booster extends wireless connectivity up to half a mile.

  • Connect up to 256 devices with Integrated full feature 4-port router

  • SNG rated to stream live video at guaranteed 4 x 4Mbps with our streaming services

  • Powerful TS2 Antenna Controller Unit with intuitive web-based interface for system configuration, diagnostics and control

  • Black anodized billet aluminum construction, UV-resistant plastics, sealed all-weather electronics

  • Removes vehicle clearance issue with stow heights below 12 inches

  • Modular design - components easily replaced in field

  • Manufactured by Ground Control at our plant in California

  • Standard 12 month warranty - parts and on-site labor

  • Extended and lifetime radio electronics warranties available

  • 24-7 US-based technical support from Ground Control included

  • Optional UPS. A back-up battery for stowing the dish if power is shut off or disconnected

Technical Specification

  • Max Satellite Speeds (6-watt BUC) Rx/Tx: (G-18)20 / 5 Mbps, (SES2) 5 / 2Mbps

  • Satellite Gateway: iDirect Evolution X7 Router

  • Public IP Address: Included

  • Toughsat ACU 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-foot 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 and 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, and Wi-Fi: Average 15 watts, max 40 watts

  • Reflector: 1.2 or 0.98 square meter effective area

  • Mount Geometry: 3-axis motor drive (elevation, azimuth, and skew)

  • Deployment Sensors: GPS and tilt sensor +- 0.1°

  • Maximum Mount Rotation: (Azimuth) 410°, (Elevation) 165°, (Polarization) +/-95°

  • Transmit Power: 6 watts

  • Frequency Receive: 10.96 - 12.75GHz

  • Frequency Send: 13.75 - 14.50GHz

  • Stowed Dish Dimensions (1.2m): (LxWxH) 67.5" x 48.3” x 12” (172 x 123 x 30.5cm)

  • Stowed Dish Dimensions (.98m): (LxWxH) 59" x 39" x 12”(150 x 74 x 30.5cm)

  • Mounting Plate (1.2 and .98m): 22” x 57” (56 x 145cm)

  • Base Plate (attached to mounting plate): 14” x 16” (35.6 x 40.7cm)

  • Deployed Max Height (1.2m / .98m): 68” (173cm) / 52” (132cm)

  • Weight (1.2m / .98m): 133lbs (60.4kg) / 125lbs (56.7kg)

  • Boom Radius Sweep (1.2m / .98m): 61” / 53” from center with 5” min. ground clearance

  • Wind Deployed (1.2m / 0.98m): 50mph (80kph) / 75 mph (120kph)

  • Wind Stowed: 140mph (225kph)

  • Max Operational Temperature (at 100% humidity): -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 240V AC, 50 to 60Hz

  • 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 XP Photos

Toughsat XP
Fly and Drive

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.

Toughsat XP
Flyaway Case-Based

The optional Flyaway case-based Toughsat is a complete Toughsat system in three pieces that can be transported and operated by a single individual.

Toughsat XP
Rooftop VSAT

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.

Toughsat XP
Stowed Height

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.

Toughsat XP
1.2 Meter Dimensions

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).

Toughsat XP
.98 Meter Dimensions

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).

Toughsat TS2 ACU
TS2 Controller

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 TS2 ACU
Antenna Control Unit

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.

Toughsat XP
Weather-Proof Connectors

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.

T-100 Trailer
Communication Trailer

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.

Toughsat XP
Toughsat in the Media

This bus uses two Toughsat systems for redundant connectivity to two different satellites, and for added speed using a dual WAN.

Toughsat XP
Toughsat in Education

These Toughsats are mounted on 5th wheel trailers to create mobile classrooms.

Toughsat XP
Toughsat in Emergency Situations

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 XP
Toughsat and First Responders

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.

Toughsat XP

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)

T-100 Trailer
Communication Trailer

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.

Toughsat XP
Integrated WiFi

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.

T-100 Trailer
Twin T-100s

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.