Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army's WIN-T Increment 1 Network deploys with PacStar's IQ-Core software


October 06, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

U.S. Army's WIN-T Increment 1 Network deploys with PacStar's IQ-Core software
Photo by PacStar

PORTLAND, Ore. At this year?s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) meeting, PacStar officials announced that U.S. Army?s Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) has deployed with the company?s IQ-Core software, an intuitive communications management software platform. Officials explain, this will unify the management of the Army deployed nodes, speeding up setup, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

PacStar software aims to take the burden off the soldier and enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to overcome system management complexity for at-the-halt soldier communications. Officials also announced the WIN-T Increment 1 program will integrate the IQ-Core software with National Security Agency's (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) plug-in to unify and secure the management of their wireless command posts. With this capability, the U.S. Army enhances its ability to securely transmit classified information, up to top secret, over wireless networks.

The WIN-T deployment of the IQ-Core software includes more than 6,000 license purchases of the software platform for WIN-T Increment 1 systems, managing both classified and unclassified networks. PacStar is also providing program support services in conjunction with the software.

“Rapidly assembling and implementing secure networks at command posts and similar in-theater environments is normally a complex, manual operation typically performed by highly trained specialists,” states Peggy Miller, Chief Executive Officer, PacStar. The inclusion of IQ-Core software in the program is part of an ongoing Army WIN-T technical refresh, and the software provides new capabilities in the program. The IQ-Core software includes wizards and alerts with common user-interfaces across all hardware and software components automating both complex and routine tasks.

CSfC is a NSA program that enables DoD organizations to leverage commercial products in layered solutions protecting National Security Systems data. Program representatives recently developed security standards for classified network access over Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite communication networks.

PacStar developed the new edition of IQ-Core software after receiveing feedback from the WIN-T program and Army CERDEC representatives. The new capabilities include the addition of VoIP, SIP/TDM controller/PBX management, network device management, network diagnostics and troubleshooting, and event management/alerting and reporting.

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