June 25, 2013 09:00 ET

PacStar® Awarded $4.6 Million Contract to Supply US Army Reserve Centers With Aruba Networks Wireless LAN Solution

PacStar's Experience and Expertise Resulted in Its Selection for This 900-Site Training Center Project

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded a $4.6 million contract to supply Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) wireless LAN equipment to US Army Reserve Centers (USARC). Based on PacStar's extensive experience working with DoD customers to ensure prompt and well supported deployments, PacStar, along with an alliance of partners, was selected to implement a standardized, CONUS-wide WLAN rollout for up to 900 training rooms and training centers.

Using an enterprise-class architecture based on FIPS-certified Aruba Networks access points and mobility controllers, the resulting solution will enable secure wireless distribution and access to training materials and videos, including access at remote locations. USARC considered the extensive installed base of Aruba Networks wireless solutions already deployed throughout the DoD as a key decision factor, as well as the extensive security/IA capabilities in the Aruba architecture.

PacStar's recent "Federal Partner of the Year" recognition from Aruba also provided assurance to USARC that they selected the right team for the project. "PacStar is a leading Federal partner for Aruba, and we are proud to work with them," said Jay Hatch, VP Federal Sales of Aruba Networks. "PacStar's extensive technology expertise and world-class customer service complement Aruba's high performing, secure wireless LAN solutions."

USARC awarded the contract to PacStar through its ITES contract partner. "Together, this team is best suited to deliver to USARC's needs," said Bob Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of PacStar. "We are proud to collaborate with Aruba to meet USARC's needs and look forward to additional projects in the future."

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

About Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.

Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Peggy J. Miller
    Chief Operating Officer
    Pacific Star Communications, Inc.
    Phone: 503-403-3000x251
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