Ground Control Systems, Inc. is a single-source satellite communications service provider and satellite device manufacturer offering a wide line of high-speed fixed, mobile, portable, maritime, and M2M/SCADA solutions for thousands of professionals & organizations throughout the world.

They specialize in satellite Internet communication for the lone professional, to global institutions that requires 100’s of access sites throughout the world.

“As a single-source provider, we uncomplicated the process of procuring equipment and service, and we are the ones who provide support year to year. We are Ground Control and satellite communication is what we specialize in.” 

Ground Control was founded in 2002 on the central coast of California as a reseller of mobile satellite Internet systems and services for the “then” new mobile Internet market. Our clients ranged from professionals to RVers to hundreds of government agencies, public safety organizations, oil & gas firms, and thousands of corporate & private businesses. Our goal then, as it is now, is to insure highly reliable mobile satellite communication.

Ground Control’s VSAT satellite services have optimized throughout the years with a focus on terrestrial-like performance that enabled our clients to run sophisticated applications including VPNs, VoIP, Citrix & streaming video that are unreliable with many commercial satellite Internet providers.


Ground Control’s portfolio of satellite Internet services Include:

  • iDirect VSAT satellite broadband Internet & VoIP phone
  • BGAN land-based portable and in-motion Internet & phone
  • SCADA-M2M remote device and control – Globally
  • FleetBroadband for maritime broadband Internet & phone
  • Satellite phones and service from Inmarsat and Iridium
  • Galileo VSAT broadband satellite Internet & phone
  • Private networking for iDirect and Galileo, & BGAN platforms Manufacturer

Ground Control is one of the first to manufacturer the .74 meter MSS mobile satellite system for use with consumer VSAT service, the .95 meter MSS mobile satellite system for use with iDirect and Galileo service, and our .98 meter and 1.2 meter Toughsat mobile satellite system for use with iDirect and Galileo, and other Ku-band satellite services. Our most recent product, the MCD-4800 (aka The Football), is an auto-pointing carry-portable BGAN case that creates a global wireless hotspot by simply turning it on.


Visit our website to see the current offering of products by Ground Control.

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