PacStar Releases Major IQ-Core Software Enhancements

PacStar Releases Major IQ-Core Software Enhancements

Enabling even more time savings for communications specialists in tactical and expeditionary units.

PORTLAND, Ore., April 25, 2017 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced the availability of major enhancements to its already powerful IQ-Core Software. These enhancements integrate a wide array of additional capabilities, which extend the software platform’s benefits to new and expanded use cases. Working directly with communications experts in the DoD, PacStar’s software engineering team developed expanded capabilities to meet the unique requirements driven by challenges faced by our nation’s warfighters.

PacStar Releases Major IQ-Core Software Enhancements

IQ-Core Software is now available in two editions: IQ-Core Network Communications Manager (NCM), providing intuitive monitoring, setup and configuration management of common networking equipment used in tactical and expeditionary communications systems, and IQ-Core Crypto Manager (CM), providing all of the features of the NCM edition and adding VPN and Certificate management features, ideal for use in CSfC and PKI environments.

Significant capability additions to IQ-Core Software include:

  • A unified, user-customizable network topology dashboard offering at-a-glance status of network hardware and software systems

  • Time synchronization monitoring dashboard, alerts users to synchronization issues as they are identified

  • Interface with PM WIN-T NMS status monitoring, enabling IQ-Core Software to integrate PM WIN-T Inc. 1 nodes into the WIN-T NMS eco-system

  • MPM-1000/MPM-2000 NCW modem support enabling nodal meshing capabilities

  • VPN gateway support for Cisco ASA security appliances providing services to end-user devices such as laptops and phones

  • Certificate expiration alerting

  • Single and bulk user certificate provisioning to generate certificates on behalf of end-user devices

  • VPN and certificate dashboard

  • System status report with ability to export and print

This release builds on PacStar’s leading position in VPN and Certificate management, bringing unparalleled ease-of-use to managing CSfC and PKI environments.

“We are incredibly proud of the continued advancement of our software platform and particularly how our engineering team has translated customer use cases into time-saving and error-reducing capabilities”, said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer. “These releases build on the benefits we’ve delivered to our DoD customers, and reflect a level of engagement with the DoD unmatched by other COTS software producers.”

The new IQ-Core Software releases are available today, on a standalone basis or bundled with PacStar networking hardware solutions. Interested organizations can request a free evaluation of the software on our website.

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure command, control and communications systems – particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s unified and tactical network communications systems are ideally suited for commercial sector organizations with mission-critical, complex communications requirements. For additional information, please visit