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Toughsat XP .98m – Professional Grade Mobile Internet


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Toughsat XP .98 Meter Dish – $16,999 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems 
Toughsat XP 1.2 Meter Dish – $19,999 Complete Ready-To-Go Systems
Complete Systems Include Mobile Dish, Controller, iDirect Satellite Gateway and 6 watt BUC.

The Toughsat XPs are our flagship professional series mobile satellite systems that have incorporated the best of the earlier models and expand with new powerful design features that work in normal or extreme environments. Operation is as easy as pressing the “Deploy” button on the Toughsat controller. In 3.5 minutes, it will automatically create a wired or wireless high-speed network for any in-range device. Our premium grade iDirect 5Mbps x 2Mbps Service provides the speeds needed for Internet. Speak with us to learn why the Toughsat XP mobile satellite system a perfect in-field communications tool.

Toughsat XP .98 and 1.2 Meter Mobile Dish – General Features

  • Complete Ready-To-Go System pricing. No other equipment needed to purchase for operation.
  • Bundled with High-Performance iDirect Service providing 5Mbps x 2Mbps Internet speeds.
  • One-Button operation. The Toughsat may be deployed and operated by anyone with little or no training. 
  • Establishes a self-contained local area wireless “G” network (100′ radius) automatically.
  • Complete system pricing includes Toughsat TS1 ACU (Antenna Control Unit) & iDirect Evolution X5 Router.
  • Black anodized billet aluminum construction, UV resistant plastics, sealed all-weather electronics.
  • Typical seek time to find and lock on satellite and establish broadband connectivity is 3.5 minutes.
  • Computer control is not required. There is no software to install on any computer.
  • Both .98 & 1.2 systems have low stow heights below 12 inches. Excellent for vehicle clearance issues.
  • No external equipment (including iDirect router) is required to find and peak on any Ku-Band satellite.
  • No certification or licensing required for use. System may be operated by anyone.
  • Dish peaking accuracy is within 0.1° with near zero play using dish braking technology.
  • Impervious to magnetic interference. Search routines do not use a compass to acquire satellite.
  • Autostow Feature – Dish will automatically stow if rig is moved or dish goes off signal.
  • Optional UPS. A backup battery for stowing the dish if power is shut off or disconnected.
  • 6 watt transmitter is standard… required for 5Mb x 2Mb plans or video streaming. (8 watt available).
  • The Toughsat is capable of locking on any liner polarized Ku-band satellite in orbit.
  • Modular design – components easily replaced in field, normally within one hour. Onboard sensors allow quick-search for up to 10° of vehicle/rig tilt (longer times for tilting of > 10°)
  • No-backlash locking mechanisms for Azimuth and Elevation to stabilize signal in high-wind operation.
  • Dish arm stabilizing pneumatics maintain radio position in high-wind operation.
  • The .98m XP is operational in Cat 1 hurricane force winds of up to 75 mph (the 1.2m XP is operational 50 mph).
  • The XP is operational in temperatures of -20° to 140°F (-29° to 60° C) at 100% humidity.
  • The XP operates in extreme weather with an IP-66 ingress rated with IP-67 components.
  • The .98m XP weighs less than 125 lbs (56.7 kg). The 1.2m XP is 133 lbs.
  • Powered by 100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz with US, UK, EU, AU and Brazil plug types available.
  • Optional antenna booster extends wireless connectivity up to half a mile. 
  • One button stowing in less than one minute from fully deployed.
  • Operates globally in northern or southern hemispheres.
  • Standard Warranty – 1 year parts and on-site labor.
  • Extended 12 and 24 month warranties and Lifetime Radio Electronics warranties available. 
  • Hundreds of Ground Control certified field technicians in the U.S. and Canada for on-site installations.
  • Free 24-7 U.S. based technical support from Ground Control.


Service Plans


iDirect Plans
  North America 
On G18 & AMC9
  Internet Speeds
Megabits per second
Monthly Fee
    iDirect 3GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $399
    iDirect MAX 3GB   5 Mbps download / 2 Mbps upload $559
    iDirect 9GB   3 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload $599
    iDirect MAX 9GB   5 Mbps download / 2 Mbps upload $839
    Phone Service Over Satellite
  1000 free minutes per month (16.6 hours).
Optimized low-latency crystal clear calling.
    iDirect Emergency Mobile   2Mb download / 1Mb upload
Includes 10 calendar days unlimited use.
    Dual-Matrix Service   Dual-Satellite service with one service plan.   Use either satellites anytime with 1 button.
    Streaming Services
    10 x 4 Mbps Max Speed
  Video Streaming Services with 1:1 CIR
Used by live news and video broadcasters
Starting at $300



TOUGHSAT XP Specifications (1.2 meter and .98 meter systems)
  NETWORK (iDirect Services)
Satellite G-18/AMC-9 Download with 6 Watt BUC 5000 Kbps
Satellite G-18/AMC-9 Upload with 6 Watt BUC 2000 Kbps
Satellite SatMex 6 Download 6 watt BUC Up to 12000 Kbps (1.2 Meter dish only)
Satellite SatMex 6 Upload 6 Watt BUC UP to 1000 Kbps (1.2 Meter dish only)
Satellite Gateway iDirect Evolution X5 Router
Public IP Address Included
  TOUGHSAT TS2 ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
Type Rackmount 1RU w/ Front Panel Control 12″ depth
Integrated Router Cisco Linksys with 4-Port LAN.
Integrated Wireless Access Point 802.11 “G”. 100′ 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 & 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 & Wi-Fi Average 15 Watts. Max 40 Watts
Reflector Type 1.2 or 0.98 square meter effective area
Mount Geometry 3 Axis motor drive (elevation, azimuth & skew)
Deployment Sensors GPS & Tilt Sensor +- 0.1°
Azimuth 410°
Elevation 165°
Polarization +-95°
Transmit Power 6 watts
Frequency Receive 10.96 – 12.75 GHz
Frequency Send 13.75 – 14.50 GHz
Stowed Dish Dimensions 1.2 meter 67.5″ L x 48.3” W x 12” H (172 x 123 x 30.5 cm)
Stowed Dish Dimensions .98 meter 59″ L x 39” W x 12” H (150 x 74 x 30.5 cm)
Mounting Plate…(Both 1.2 and .98 meter) 22” x 57” ( 56 x 145 cm)
Base Plate (attached to mounting plate) 14” x 16” (35.6 x 40.7 cm)
Deployed Max Height 1.2m – 68” height / .98m- 52” height (132 cm)
Weight 1.2m – 133 lbs (60.4 kg) / .98m – 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Boom Radius Sweep. 1.2 meter / .98 meter 61” / 53” from center with 5” min. ground clearance
Wind Deployed 1.2m – 50mph (80 kph) / .98m – 75 mph (120 kph)
Wind Stowed 140 mph (225 kph)
Max Operational Temperature (at 100% humidity) Operational -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 240 Volts AC, 50 to 60 Hz
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.


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