PacStar Awarded Patent for IQ-Core Crypto Manager Encryption Management and Setup Software

PacStar Awarded Patent for IQ-Core® Crypto Manager Encryption Management and Setup Software
PacStar Awarded Patent for IQ-Core® Crypto Manager Encryption Management and Setup Software
Press release
November 19, 2019

PacStar Awarded Patent for IQ-Core Crypto Manager Encryption Management and Setup Software

PacStar’s Continued Innovation in Taming Complexity in Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) and PKI Enabled Systems Recognized by US Patent Office

PORTLAND, Ore. Nov 19, 2019 –PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that it has been awarded US Patent Number 10,469,268 for its invention in management and setup of network encryption systems embodied in PacStar IQ-Core® Crypto Manager using Public Key Infrastructure – including hybrid systems with VPN gateways and mobile devices.

This technology invention resulted from PacStar’s early and continued significant investment in development of tactical systems designed to meet the security and configuration requirements of the National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, which enables DoD and Federal organizations to transmit classified information using commercial encryption components.

To meet CSfC data-in-transit encryption requirements for classified networks, defense, federal, and coalition partner communications systems a communications system must include PKI-enabled infrastructure, which is complex to set up and operate. In addition, CSfC requirements include dual layers of PKI and encryption, provided by different vendors or platforms, further adding to system complexity. IQ-Core Crypto Manager reduces complexity by managing those systems through a single user interface. Learn more about PacStar CSfC solutions.

“We’re pleased the US Patent Office recognized the novelty of our invention, reflecting the level of creativity and innovation from our technology teams,” said Charlie Kawasaki, chief technical officer, PacStar. “This recognition serves to further inspire us to advance the state of the art in software management, and in CSfC specifically, keeping us in the lead for CSfC solutions.”

US Patent Number 10,469,268 joins an extensive family of PacStar patents covering mobile deployable networking and communications, mechanical and electrical engineering, thermal management, and software management. Our broad family of patents recognizes inventions starting in 2006, and continues to grow with continual stream of multiple patents pending and in development. 

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications.  PacStar created and manufactures its COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems.  Separately, it developed integrated, network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements.

PacStar Communications Solutions

Combining tactical networking equipment and software, our PacStar tactical communications solutions enable enhanced battlefield situational awareness down to the individual warfighter.

Curtiss-Wright Expands Position in Tactical & Enterprise Network Comms Markets with Acquisition of PacStar

The addition of PacStar’s product portfolio will greatly expand the breadth of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division’s mission-critical mobile and secure COTS-based processing, data management, and communications technologies, and will enable it to better serve its customers in the U.S. and worldwide.


Secure Wireless Communication Supporting Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-EUD for Mounted and Dismounted Connectivity

Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Communications Solutions have pioneered the tactical implementation of secure wireless communication solutions on small form factor hardware – leveraging NSA approved commercial components ideally suited for meshing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-EUD (V2E) for mounted (on-platform) and dismounted (off-platform) end-user devices (EUD).

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