Portable Communications Kit


ASPEN™ is a portable communications kit that enables mobile, secure satellite communications in remote or disadvantaged locations, and is designed for rapid deployment and setup.

The standard ASPEN™ incorporates either a Thuraya Voyager or Inmarsat BGAN modem, and a removable, self-seeking satellite antenna. A hardened CISCO Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is also fitted, providing firewall, anti-virus, intrusion protection, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities. All components are configured for ‘one-switch’ operation, and are packaged in a rugged equipment case.

Power can be drawn from three sources – rechargeable 12V NiMH batteries (2ea provided), 90-265VAC line input, or external 12V DC (vehicle, vehicle battery, etc.) The NiMH batteries are housed in the case, are charged with a dedicated Bren-Tronics Soldier Portable Charger (SPC). Depending on the Satellite service plan utilized, the system operates at IP broadband speeds of up to 444kbps and is capable of data streaming IP speeds of up to 384kbps.


The ASPEN™’s modular design can be customized to meet for a wide range of user needs. If ultimate network security is unnecessary, the ASA can be deleted, significantly decreasing system size, weight and power demands. Alternate battery options are also available, including Lithium chemistries that further reduce weight, and allow ‘on-board’ battery charging.

Specs & Features

  • Case Dimensions: 22.1” x 17.9” x 10.4”
  • Weight – under 50 lbs with two batteries
  • Internal battery supply provides ~6-hour transmit/operate capability
  • Temperature operating range: -15o to +140oF (-26o to 60oC)
  • Access to system SIM card
  • Self-contained system operable with the case closed,or with antenna located remotely
  • Internal and external system connection panels
  • Internal storage for power, RF, and data cables
  • Charger Dimensions (SPC Lite): 13.7” x 10.5” x 7.7”
  • Charger Weight: 14.66 lbs
  • Charger operating range: -4 to 122F (-20 to 50C)

ASPEN™ is a Proprietary manufactured and supported solution.

Licensed & Certified
VA DCJS 11-9363
MD Security System Agency License #107-2122
UL Certification – CRZH BP20915-1​