4 WAN PORT SIPeģ
With the idea of all networks being transmitted via an Ethernet interface, itís looking like serial communication devices wonít be needed much longer. One Stop Solutions (1-SS) doesnít buy into this idea. Enormous amounts of monies have been spent to purchase these serial communication devices so interoperability can be maintained between the US armed services and other agencies. The 4 WAN Port SIPe is a viable solution that will enable the use of serial products well into the future and provide a smooth transition into future communication systems.
The 4 WAN Port SIPe provides solutions for
Converting Serial Data to Ethernet Data
Technology today is dictating how organizations are communicating. With the emergence of IP radios and IP satellites systems, interfacing serial multiplexers have been an issue for many organizations trying to maintain proper encryption, let alone connecting directly to an IP transmission system. The SIPe takes care of both these issues.
Using Serial Encryptors
The SIPe has been used and tested since the summer of 2006. It worked successfully with the KIV19A and KIV-7M in various configurations that included WIMAX and IP satellite system equipment. The SIPe was able to maintain secure wireless communications to multiple sites using serial encryptors that are in most signal units in the US military. The United States Marine Corps purchased the 4 WAN Port SIPe for their DTC program. The use of the SIPe can also be used to maintain interoperability between US armed forces. The SIPe can be used in networks up to the TS/SCI level when proper encryption is used.
Using Ethernet Encryptors
The SIPe can be used with serial and Ethernet encryptors. Products like the KG-250 and TACLANES were developed to bypass or replace serial communication devices. The Department of Defense has spent a ton of money to purchase devices like the Promina and Timeplex systems to maintain interoperability. These devices can still be used in the proper configuration. Convergence routers is another solution being considered, but this is probably not the best option due to bandwidth constraints. Here are a couple of options that would work very nicely while not hurting your pocketbook.
Serial Multiplexer to SIPe to Ethernet Encryption Device
Serial Routers to SIPe to Ethernet Encryption Device
Features of the SIPe
There are other serial to IP devices on the market, but none match the One Stop Solutions SIPe. The 4 WAN Port SIPe is capable of working in a point to multipoint secure wireless configuration using the four 10/100/1000 auto-negotiable WAN ports. When used in bridge mode, itís capable of transmitting data up to 8.192Mbps. Itís also capable of being used in a routed or IP address configuration. When used with an IP address, it can reach speeds up to 5Mbps.
If organizations have tactical IPv6 networks that need to reach back to strategic locations, the SIPe can make it happen. IPv6 networks simply traverse the IPv4 backbone network that the SIPe provides. If it sounds too simple, thatís because it is simple. IPv6 data is encapsulated into a IPv4 data packet and reassembled at the distant SIPe before being sent onto the distant IPv6 network. There is no special configuration needed to make this feature work.
With the converting of serail data to Ethernet data, there comes a cost. Using proposed configurations used by , new IP encryption devices need to be purchased along with a convergence router to connect to that IP transmission system. The SIPe allows the use of current serial encryption devices today which allow the use of the Key Management System in place that distributes COMSEC and TRANSEC keying material. This feature alone would save a signal units tens of thousands of dollars per upgrade. This does not include the cost you would save in bandwidth efficiency use.
One Stop Solutions has over 70 years experience in designing, implementing and maintaining joint services networks. If you have questions about transmission sytems, encryption devices, convergence of networks or any other network issues, contact us at (732) 483-4350. We will help provide a solution that makes your job easier. They donít call us One Stop Solutions for nothing.
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