Nexus GB
Military standards

Many of our products meet MIL-STD-810F specifications, including:

  • shock & vibration
  • immersion (IP65/67)
  • salt and fog
  • blowing dust/sand
  • freezing rain
  • and more...Soldier
Crypto Igniton Keys
  • Datakey Electronics is the recognised leader in Crypto Ignition Keys (CIKs).
  • Throughout the years, Datakey Electronics has continuously demonstrated the ability to successfully design and manufacture portable memory systems for CIK applications that work reliably under harsh environmental conditions in tactical settings.

Crypto Ignition Keys

Longevity
  • Every product can be re-ordered during the lifespan of the product the OEM builds it into.
  • Some products are still in use after 20 years.

Brent secure phone

Uses

Our products are used in

  • secure voice communications
  • secure data communications
  • data transfer
  • calibration & parameter uploads
  • feature enable/ disable
  • and more...Access control
Bar series

The Bar series is ideal for use in the defence/ military sector:

  • It features an on surface mounting system, avoiding the need to give up large amounts of panel space or interior volume
  • Rated to MIL-STD-810F for immersion, salt fog, freezing rain and solar radiation

Bar on surface mounting

Defence/ Military

Datakey Electronics products are recognised as the leaders in Crypto Ignition Keys. CIKs are essential in many security applications and serve as a primary way to restrict access and de-classify equipment. Datakey Electronics has continuously demonstrated the ability to successfully design and manufacture portable memory systems for CIK applications that work reliably under harsh environmental conditions in tactical settings.

One of the main reasons our products are used in many goverment / military programmes is due to their longevity. We are committted to ensuring all our products can be supplied for the life span of your project.

Due to the confidential nature of these applications we are not able to share many details on how our products are used in this area, limited examples are below.

 

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High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE)

Nexus products are a key component in modern military innovations such as the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE), a new generation of network encryptors designed to provide user data confidentiality, traffic protection and integrity at the IP layer.

Our products have been an integral component in military secure communications for many years now, perhaps more famously for the Brent secure phone, a secure ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) telephone, which protects voice and data up to and including top secret and all UK caveats.

The Brent phone encrypts a voice digitally, ensuring that the two people on either end of the phone are actually who they claim to be. Our memory tokens are used as part of the CIK that is inserted into the phone.



Secure applications for military and Government

Our memory tokens are also used in security applications by both the military and the Government.  Some of these are two key systems, in which one key is assigned seniority as a ‘supervisor’ key. Both keys are required if a certain action, ranging from opening a door to gaining access to armaments, is to be performed in the system. This kind of operation often features a record keeping function on the key, which can be as complex as the software that runs it. Normally though, the minimum data it would record would be the location of the key and the activities it has been used to perform.

 

 

 

 

 

Datakey Electronics and the US Department of Defense worked together to create STU-III: a secure telephone unit that would encrypt or ‘scramble’ voice calls. Users simply insert a pre-programmed KSD64A Crypto Ignition Key into each phone. STU-III keys are used on phones made by AT&T, Martin Marietta, Motorola and RCA.

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Every day, the US Armed Forces needs to transfer cryptographic code to communications equipment on vehicles, ships and planes. Datakey Electronics created the KSD-1 memory plug, which meets military specifications by being water resistant, heat resistant and cold resistant – yet is small enough to fit in portable communication devices. 

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