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Combat USB Connected Data Controller


The ViaSat VDC-850 delivers the Common Operating Picture over your existing combat net radio in a compact, lightweight package with plug-and-play USB connectivity.

The ViaSat Data Controller 850 (VDC-850) enables secure data networking using any combat net radio and handheld computer. Combat users can quickly connect this ViaSat data controller via USB to send notes and files, and run IP applications over tactical radios.

Operating Modes Half-duplex
Channel Rate Up to 128 kbps
Channel Types SATCOM
Protocol MIL-STD-188-184
Compatible Devices AN-CSZ-1A, KY-57/58, ANDVT Tacterm,
KY-99/99A/100, KG-84 A/C, KIV-7, STU-III
and STE
Data Interface USB 2.0
COMSEC Interface MIL-STD-188-114A, RS-232 (single-ended);
MIL-STD-188-114A, RS-422 (balanced data & clock only)
COMSEC Data Rates Up to 128 kbps (synchronous);
Up to 1152000 kbps (asynchronous)
Dimensions (WHD) 150 x 30 x 50 mm
Weight 340 g
Power Options USB Bus Power or External Supply
USB Bus Power 5V, 500 mA (supplied by USB host)
External Supply 8 – 30 V DC
Power Consumption 950 mW operation
475 mW auto power down
Operational Temperature – 35°C to + 60°C
Storage Temperature – 35°C to + 71°C
Immersion IP-X5 water resistant
Vibration 20 Hz – 2 KHz, 0.06 g²/Hz; MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Category 24
Shock 40G; MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure I