These systems are based on X-ES routers that run Cisco IOS® Software with Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, providing highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links. The Cisco IOS® systems are high-performance, ruggedized, packaged routers designed for applications with the most severe Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constraints often deployed in harsh environments.
The Cisco IOS® Systems use the same Cisco IOS® that IT staffs in the military, energy, public safety, and other industries are already trained on, enabling these organizations to expand their network to personnel, equipment, facilities, and vehicles at the edge of the network without any additional training. Cisco IOS® Systems can be connected to UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and other radio platforms to create the network nodes used to form mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). Able to operate without a connection to central infrastructure, MANETs offer many advantages for military, public safety, and emergency response users. Cisco IOS® Systems extend the Cisco enterprise infrastructure beyond the reach of traditional fixed-network infrastructure for oil and gas, mining, smart grid, heavy construction, transportation, homeland security, and public safety applications.
To meet the needs of demanding SWaP-constrained mobile and embedded networking applications, Cisco IOS® Systems provide four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, hardware encryption, radio aware routing (RAR) with support for the latest Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP), support for IPv6, integrated threat control with integrated Cisco IOS® firewalls and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Quality of Service (QoS). Cisco IOS® Systems have packaging options to meet a wide range of application and industry needs. They are available in natural convection-cooled, conduction-cooled, or forced-air-cooled enclosures in either horizontal or vertical orientations with commercial RJ-45, industrial IP66/67, or military D38999 front-panel connectors. The rugged Cisco IOS® Systems have passed the appropriate environmental and EMI testing, so they can be deployed quickly. In addition to packaged Cisco IOS® systems, X-ES can integrate Cisco IOS®-based routers with customer, third-party, and X-ES modules (e.g., PMCs, XMCs, COM Express, 3U VPX) into SFF and ATR systems.