History Highlights

Troll Systems Corporation improves QMS with AS9100D Certification
Troll introduces the AX3000 ground and marine auto-tracking antenna
Troll Systems wins major, multi-year contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for nationwide airborne and ground infrastructure
Troll introduces MicroLink® SDR Software Defined Radio transceiver with supercomputer accelerated mission payload controller
MTX auto-tracking antenna models introduced in five parabolic reflector sizes. Quick-connect transceiver and diplexer modules for CDL, DVB-T – COFDM / OFDM and MIMO. Customized RFE’s optimized for unique tactical and operational environments.
Troll integrates supercomputer in LinkBox II, single or dual-channel DVB-T transceiver, payload controller with HD-SDI video I/O to 4K
Troll introduces SkyLink® Mini II, a lightweight, dual-polarized, high-gain tracking antenna for airborne and ground applications.
MT 300 – mobile, auto-tracking antenna introduced. MT 300 sets a new standard for performance and range for manned and unmanned LOS data links
Troll Systems files for patents on Directional Diversity ground receive stations and begins to introduce state-of-the-art tactical microwave systems to manned and unmanned military programs. Broadcasters and law enforcement agencies worldwide also begin adopting these more robust diversity antenna solutions. By the end of 2008 Troll Systems had manufactured, installed and upgraded over 2,500 ground control systems and equipped over 90% of the news helicopters in the US broadcast marketplace.
Troll designs a long-range airborne tracking antenna for prominent UAV defense contractor for long endurance medium altitude missions to locate Osama bin Laden.
Cellular telephone giant, Sprint, purchases Nextel Communications. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) modifies rules for commercial broadcasters forcing them to transmit in digital formats to limit bandwidth consumption. This creates a nationwide demand for Troll Systems’ airborne and ground microwave equipment and expertise.
A group of Troll employees, who were instrumental in developing and supporting Troll based equipment, purchased the Troll brand from L3 / Wescam and established Troll Systems Corporation.
Troll Systems is incorporated in the State of California.
Wescam is purchased by L3 communications
Troll Technology is sold to Wescam, Inc. Troll / Wescam continued to manufacture SkyPod and TouchStar for the commercial broadcast ENG and Airborne Law Enforcement markets. Some of these digital microwave systems still operate today and help build Troll’s formidable reputation for exceptional product performance 24/7/365.
Troll launched the TouchStar™ line of ground-based control systems. The introduction of ground-based microwave receive sites revolutionized the ENG market and made the delivery of live broadcast news easier to put on the air.
Troll Technology Introduces SkyPod directional airborne antennas. Used primarily by commercial broadcasters and law enforcement, these systems made the air-to-ground transmission of video commercially viable.