History Highlights

2022
Troll Systems Corporation improves QMS with AS9100D Certification
2021
Troll introduces the AX3000 ground and marine auto-tracking antenna
2020
Troll Systems wins major, multi-year contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for nationwide airborne and ground infrastructure
2020
Troll introduces MicroLink® SDR Software Defined Radio transceiver with supercomputer accelerated mission payload controller
2019
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.
2019
Troll integrates supercomputer in LinkBox II, single or dual-channel DVB-T transceiver, payload controller with HD-SDI video I/O to 4K
2013
Troll introduces SkyLink® Mini II, a lightweight, dual-polarized, high-gain tracking antenna for airborne and ground applications.
2010
MT 300 – mobile, auto-tracking antenna introduced. MT 300 sets a new standard for performance and range for manned and unmanned LOS data links
2008
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.
2007
Troll designs a long-range airborne tracking antenna for prominent UAV defense contractor for long endurance medium altitude missions to locate Osama bin Laden.
2004
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.
2003
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.
2002
Troll Systems is incorporated in the State of California.
2001
Wescam is purchased by L3 communications
1995
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.
1989
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.
1987
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.