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Router Data Controller for Networking Tactical Radios


The ViaSat Data Controller 550 (ViaSat VDC-550) enables secure data networking using any combat net radio, linking warfighters on the tactical edge to the Common Operating Picture. Run netcentric web applications, send error-free data, and employ TCP/IP services over existing radios, even over severely degraded radio channels.

Operating Modes Half-duplex
Channel Rate Up to 128 kbps
Channel Types SATCOM
Management Command line via telnet or TTY console emulator and GUI
DC Input 18 to 38 V, DB9 connector
Transient Protection MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1275B
Consumption 7.5 W operation
Data Interface Ethernet RJ-45 or DB-15 AUI; Serial DB9; USB 2.0
DCE Interface MIL-STD-188-114A or RS-232 compatible, DB-15
connector, 75 – 128,000 bps synchronous
Operational Temperature  0°C to + 50°C
Storage Temperature  – 30°C to + 50°C
Humidity < 90% non-condensing
Altitude 40,000 ft
Vibration 20 Hz – 2 kHz, 0.06 g²/Hz Aircraft, Shipboard,
Shock 40G, bench, basic, crash safety
Dimensions (WHD) 146 x 77 x 216 mm (including front panel knobs and rear connectors)
Weight 1.47 kg
Volume 1786.2 cm³
Mount Standard avionics DZUS rail