A Payload Encryptor/ad-hoc router combination for vehicles


Mobile IP networks provide communications to an exponentially growing market for field operatives in vehicles and on foot. Where in the past these communications were dominated by voice, nowadays position information, maps, chat, intelligence, photos and videos are standard requirements. In traditional security solutions, confidentiality and availability play a game of mutual exclusion: traditional IP network security protocols, especially in high assurance, have been designed for wired networks. Not so with SkyTale.

SkyTale is the product of a joint development project together with the Dutch Ministry of Defence. The result is a custom IP network crypto device able to combine high availability with high confidentiality. Having been optimized for use in radios, every unnecessary bit and non-essential control message has been squeezed out. Together with our ad-hoc mesh router, which can address WLAN, LTE, SatCom, as well as any other radio modem, SkyTale/DCV provides high assurance for tactical networks in vehicles.

Product features

  • Payload Encryption
  • Easy network deployment (bump-in-the-wire)
  • Low packet overhead
  • NAT traversal
  • Data diode compatibility
  • Multicast support
  • IPv6 support
  • Remote management
  • Rugged casing design
  • MIL-STD-38999 connectors
  • IP67
  • EMC AECTP-500
  • Composite wheeled vehicle vibration resistance (mil-std-810)
  • Ambient temperature STANAG 2895, regions A2, A3, B1, B2, C0 and C1
  • Input range 10-36 Volt DC (mil-std 1275)
  • The ad-hoc router connects to WLAN-AP and -AH, LTE, wired and mobile mesh networks and has provisions for sitcom modems over RJ45, serial and USB
  • The ad-hoc router can be managed from the trusted side through the crypto

Key benefits

  • System Security_DB
    Cutting Edge Tactical Crypto

    SkyTale/DCV will do anything to get your message through securely.

  • Network_DB
    Network Supporting Tactical Crypto

    SkyTale/DCV cares about your bandwidth as much as you do.

Why Fox-IT

Fox-IT combines smart ideas with advanced technology to create innovative solutions that contribute to a more secure society. Our experts develop products and custom solutions for our clients to guarantee the security of sensitive and critical government systems, protect industrial networks, defend online banking systems and secure confidential data. Fox-IT works closely with critical infrastructure industries and government and defense organizations around the world. Our products are recognized as having the highest levels of certification, such as NATO Secret and level Mission Top-Secret and Mission Confidential.