Expeditionary Communications

Expeditionary Communications (XC) devices enable remote workers to securely connect to unclassified and classified networks from almost anywhere.  ​Designed to meet MIL STD 810 and 461 for shock, vibration, temperature, environmental exposure, and EMI levels, XC products withstand the rigors of the harshest conditions.



Expeditionary Communications Software Definable Network-Appliance

The SDNA-XC is a highly portable, rugged software programmable communications solution that combines the functionality of an IP router and a Virtual Machine (VM) server. The SDNA-XC offers enterprise-class Virtualized Networking Function (VNF) performance in a small size, weight, and low power (SWaP) device that is durable enough to withstand the rigors of mobile and portable use in the most austere locations. The SDNA-XC is part of a family of small, low-profile appliances that can be used individually or paired with other XC appliances as part of assembling a truly scalable executive communications capability. Other XC devices include the SDNA-HK and the SDNA-XC-BANKS.

SDN-A Technology

The SDNA-XC is based on our Software Definable Network-Appliance (SDN-A) technology, which allows users to create an individualized IP networking appliance based on the use of Virtualized Networking Functions (VNFs). SDN-A’s support several different virtual machine hypervisors, along with virtual networking functions from companies such as Cisco, Aruba, Juniper, Palo Alto, Haivision. When used with Linux based hypervisor, users benefit from the SDNA-XC’s cellular and Wi-Fi transport technologies.

Scalability with other XC Devices

The XC products are modular, interoperable, and scalable with other Expeditionary Communications devices to meet IP networking requirements of any complexity. XC devices enable you to create flexible, scalable, secure, software defined small and light sophisticated comprised solutions to meet nearly any mission requirements.

IAS Router Operating System (IAs ROS)

The IAS Router Operating System is a secure, high performance, enterprise-class IP router/ VPN gateway/ Virtual Machine Hypervisor that was custom developed from the ground up to support military and government deployable communications use cases. The IAS ROS uses patented WAN technology management capability providing Communicators:

  • Offers multiple WAN technologies, including Ethernet, 4G/5G Cellular, Wi-Fi WAN and SATCOM
  • 802.11ac and 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 radios as either a traditional Wi-Fi access point and/or Wi-Fi client/WAN
  • 5 Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet, all routable with individual MAC addresses using Intel Ethernet controllers
  • User accessible SIM slot, that requires no tools to change
  • Optional 2.5” SSD drive “bump” for applications that require up to 15TB of SSD storage
  • USB 3.0, Mini Display Port, and USB console port to support field configurability and various use cases

Other Expeditionary Communications Products:


Supports a broad range of enterprise class routing capabilities and many tactical, military or edge of network capabilities, (RAR, EIGRP, etc.) with Cisco’s IOS XE and class leading SD-WAN technology.

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An extremely small, lightweight tactical/deployable enterprise-class Ethernet switch that runs Cisco’s IOS XE operating system with two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and eight ports of Gigabit Ethernet.

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The XC PSU/UPS appliance is designed for use with the Expeditionary Communications (XC) product family or as a stand-alone product. It consumes either 85 ~ 265VAC or 9-32VDC and provides filtered and isolated 24VDC across four outputs.

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Expeditionary Communications Power Supply Unit/Uninterruptible Power Supply

The XC Power Supply Unit/Uninterruptible Power Supply (PSU/UPS) is part of the Expeditionary Communications product family, providing regulated, filtered, and isolated 24 volts DC to up to 4 devices. The XC PSU/UPS contains an integral lithium ion battery (eight user servable 16340 lithium-ion batteries) as its primary back up battery power source in the event AC or DC main power is lost.