Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years’ experience developing highly capable, lightweight communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power (SWaP) and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland.
Klas Telecom works to solve the unique challenges of communicating securely in challenging environments. The company’s expert engineers incorporate emerging technology with industry standards to create solutions that meet specific market requirements.
Klas Telecom had its start developing serial, ISDN and IP connectivity devices for use with Inmarsat B, Inmarsat GAN M4 and Inmarsat BGAN systems. These devices were also used with KIV-7 encryptors and STE secure phones to connect PCs to classified networks. In 2006, the company leveraged this knowledge and experience of satellite and encryption technologies to develop the Pioneer range of baseband fly-away kits for executive communications and intelligence users, and shipped over two thousand systems from 2006 to 2010. Since then, over 10,000 government satellite-based communication deployments have relied on Klas Telecom technology.
In March of 2012, Klas Telecom became a Cisco Solution Technology Integrator (STI) and launched the Voyager product line. Unlike Pioneer, the company designed Voyager to be a modular and scalable solution based on Cisco technology. Voyager marked a new approach for Klas Telecom, one that gave customers both the industry-standard Cisco technology they required and the extensive interface support and networking capabilities native to Klas Telecom products.
Klas Telecom has strong relationships with many network service providers.
What We Do
Klas Telecom specializes in developing feature rich communications equipment and solutions for environments where low SWaP and ruggedization are crucial. Klas Telecom’s engineering capability can provide equipment that leverages existing technology while incorporating the latest innovations and feature sets otherwise not available in the market. The company’s agile product development process allows tailored solutions to be developed based on customer requirements. Klas Telecom boasts a full services division that provides product lifecycle support, integration services and network management to help guarantee our equipment’s operational success and to provide our customers with peace of mind.
How We Do It
Klas Telecom possesses in house the full spectrum of product design, implementation and support.
The company maintains a robust software and hardware engineering capability that allows high control over product form-factor and feature set in a way unique to the marketplace. Klas Telecom engineers custom product components, which enables inclusion of additional features in a more compact package than our competitors who rely on using third party off-the-shelf components. Our engineering team performs rapid prototyping, rigorous testing and other procedures that enable our quality design and quick-to-market capability.
Requirements development, product design, full life cycle production support, new equipment training and fielded systems sustainment and support are all capabilities that allow Klas Telecom to meet customers’ needs from start to finish.
Klas Telecom is an international corporation that serves multiple verticals and markets worldwide. Through its U.S. subsidiary, Klas Telecom Government, the company maintains the ability to operate within the U.S. Department of Defense and hold contracts of all classification levels. For more information about Klas Telecom and the various markets in which we operate, see our markets webpage.