Rugged communications router for embedded computing networking in aerospace and defense introduced by X-ES

June 29, 2023
Cisco networking combines with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and radios to create mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) without a connection to central infrastructure.

VERONA, Wis. – Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) in Verona, Wis., is introducing the XChange6300 embedded communications router for Cisco IOS-XE networking and communications in military and aerospace, homeland security, public safety,oil and gas, mining, smart grid, heavy construction, and transportation applications.

The XChange6300 embedded computing router is a conduction-cooled XMC and PMC router card that can plug into existing sockets or operate in stand-alone applications. It uses the Cisco Mobile Ready Net technology, which provides secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

Cisco networking capabilities can combine with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and other radios to create mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) without a connection to central infrastructure for military and emergency response.

The router offers two combo ports that can support either 10/100/1000BASE-T or 1000BASE-X Ethernet ports independently, as well as one fixed 1000BASE-X or 2500BASE-X Ethernet port directly from the CPU. The XChange6300 also offers Cisco IOS-XE software for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained applications.

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To meet the needs of demanding mobile and embedded networking applications, the XChange6300 ESR provides onboard hardware encryption to offload encryption processing, radio-aware routing (RAR) with support for Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP), support for IPv6, integrated threat control with Cisco IOS-XE firewalls and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Quality of Service (QoS).

The XChange6300 ESR uses the same Cisco IOS-XE that IT staffs in the military, energy, public safety, and other industries are already trained on, enabling these organizations to expand their network to warfighters on the battlefield, mines and drilling platforms, and natural disaster mobile command centers without any additional training.

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