The XPand6004 is a Small Form Factor (SFF) router that runs 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. This high-performance, ruggedized, packaged router is designed for applications with the most severe Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constraints and are deployed in harsh environments.
The XPand6004 uses 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 – warfighters on the battlefield, mines and drilling platforms, natural disaster mobile command centers – without any additional training. The XPand6004 can be connected to UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and other IP-based radio platforms to create the network nodes used to form mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). With the ability to operate without a connection to central infrastructure, MANETs offer many advantages for military, public safety, and emergency response users. The XPand6004 extends 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.
The router offers high performance, four Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and a rich Cisco IOS® Software feature set for the most Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained applications. To meet the needs of demanding mobile and embedded networking applications, the XPand6004 provides 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).
The XPand6004 is packaged in a conduction-cooled, horizontally oriented enclosure with two D38999 front-panel connectors. It is also available in natural convection-cooled or forced-air-cooled enclosures in horizontal or vertical orientations. The XPand6004 is designed to meet MIL-STD-810/461 environmental and EMI requirements to enable it to be deployed quickly into demanding environments.