RT Family

Tactical communication products that work with any radio; providing secure digital capabilities

The RT Product Family enhances critical HF and VHF/UHF radio communications for the last mile user with cutting edge digital capabilities that include secure digital voice, situational awareness, tracking, email and chat. RT devices provide unsurpassed performance, well beyond the line of sight (BLOS), in severely degraded conditions.

The family includes Secure Digital Voice encryptors encompassing ultra-robust (300 to 2400 bps) TWELP vocoders and AES-256 encryption, suitable for HF (BLOS) and VHF/UHF radio links.

RT Devices are complimented by our CommandPoint application software (desktop, laptop and tablet) for BLOS position tracking, situational awareness and blue force tracking over HF and VHF/UHF radio links; as well as MessagePoint application software (desktop and laptop) for email and chat over HF and VHF/UHF radio links using STANAG 4538 HDL, LDL and RDL packet data modems.

Our tactical RT products provide secure and reliable communication capabilities, with units designed for handheld, manpack and base.

Products at a glance

RT7 Encrypted Voice / Data Modem
RT7

The RT7 is designed to be mounted in a 19″ rack. It provides the RT family secure services in a larger system context. The RT7 has external intercom and Ethernet interfaces to support remote operation in addition to the front panel handset.

The unit is intended for use in command centres, base stations and ships. The RT7 works well in conjunction with RapidM’s RT CommandPoint XL Situational Awareness (SA) PC software in a naval and joint deployments.

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RT5 Tactical Terminal
rt5

When we designed the RT5 at RapidM, the aim was to provide soldiers and special forces with smartphone-like capabilities in a military communications device. The RT5 terminal will extend the operational life of existing radios by providing secure voice and data capabilities. The RT5 unit achieves interoperability of secure digital services between radios from various vendors. RT5 is designed for versatile man-pack, vehicle and base deployement at the platoon level.

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RT3 Tactical Voice / Data Encryptor

The RT3 encryptor coupled with the RT CommandPoint SA PC application is designed for commanders requiring vital blue-force tracking as well as Secure Digital Voice (SDV).

As a standalone unit, the RT3’s rugged skin-mount design and external GPS antenna is ideal to provide SDV and position broadcast in vehicle installations.

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RT1 In-Line Voice / Position Encryptor
RT1 In-Line Voice / Position Encryptor

The RT1 is designed for soldiers carrying man-portable and handheld radio systems. The unit provides SDV and position broadcast capabilities. The RT1 radio-side connects directly to the handset port of an HF or V/UHF radio. Available audio configurations include the fitment of an H-250 type handset, headset or a fist speaker / microphone

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RT CommandPoint Situational Awareness Software
CommandPoint

RT CommandPoint is a Situational Awareness (SA) application that aids Commanders on all levels in operational theatre visualization, communication and intelligent unit control. The software is optimised for use on a touch screen tablet.

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RT CommandPoint-XL Situational Awareness Software
CommandPoint XL - Command And Control Software

RT CommandPoint XL is Command Centre application that aids Commanders in operational theatre overview visualization and well as providing a directed voice and chat communication terminal. CommandPoint XL has been designed to run on a dual-display computer, one for the map view and one for the communication terminal and map control. CommandPoint XL and is supported by the RapidM RT range of secure modems.

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Family Ordering Guide

This guide aims to clarify the applicability of accessories, mounts and cabling required for the RapidM RT family product range.

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Introduction

This guide is designed to assist resellers and systems integrators in making system-level choices regarding the procurement of products in the RT family. Like all other products from RapidM, these products are best identified using RapidM Stock Numbers.
Approved resellers and agents will have our latest valid pricelist and can use the Stock Numbers (for example, RAP-BU-CFTKCVE4) to assist with costing.
Please feel free to contact RapidM to obtain the latest pricelists.

Export Control

Resellers and agents should be aware that all RT devices are subject to Export Control by the South African authorities. Once a sale is in progress, an End-User Certificate (EUC) will be required as part of the export application. Approval may take several months.

Configuration and Key Management Software

The System Configuration Software (SCS) is required to configure the address parameters (Address Book) of nodes or RT devices that participate in a voice or data communication network using devices in the RT family. Furthermore, the Key Management Software (KMS) will be needed to generate secret unique cryptographic keys from time to time that are filled into RT devices to provide the encryption function.
At least one RT Configuration Bundle including the SCS, KMS and Rugged Fill Device is required to set up a network of RT devices.
The SCS and KMS – being software supplied on a USB device – must be installed onto a customer supplied PC (see illustration below). The Fill Device is used to distribute the configuration and keys to RT devices. Additional documentation and cabling required are also included.

Insofar as an End User may want to provide for routine re-keying and emergency re-keying of the RT devices, it will require that there be at least one Rugged Fill Device per platform holding the routine keys and potentially another, separately vaulted, Fill Device for the emergency keys.
At least one RT Configuration bundle is required per network. The Stock Number for this bundle is RAP-BU-CFTKCVE4 and a depiction of this bundle is provided in the diagram below.

RT7 Encrypted Voice and Data Modem installation into a 19 inch rack

Strategic and Naval installations are typically installed into 19″ racks. The RT7 Encrypted Voice and Data Modem is ideally suited for this when used with MessagePoint, GatePoint or RT CommandPoint (see illustration below).

When the RT7 is purchased (RapidM Stock Number RT7-TU-HSGPCVE4), a number of items are included as standard while optional items need to be ordered separately, as required.

The following items are included as standard:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
1 N/A RT7 Encrypted Voice and Data Modem
2 RAP-AC-0855-HND H-250 Handset P17W
3 RAP-AC-1998-RHW GPS Antenna and 5m coaxial cable with TNC connector
4 N/A RT7 DC Power Cable, 2m length, unterminated at the supply end
5 N/A RT7 AC Power Cable, 2m length, unterminated at the supply end
6 N/A RT7 User Manual Hard copy

The following optional Items can be ordered separately:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
7 RAP-AC-1402-RHW RT7’s 19″ rack tray
8 RAP-CB-1996-V01 RT7’s intercom cable, 2m length, unterminated at the intercom end
9 RAP-AC-0456-RHW Rugged Fill Device
10 RAP-PC-CTSWCVE4 RT CommandPoint PC software
11 RAP-PC-MPSW-VE4 MessagePoint PC software
12 RAP-PC-GPSW-VE4 GatePoint PC software

RT7 ordering assistance and identification diagram:

RT7’s radio interface cable with remote connector specific to the transceiver the RT7 will be connected to, see RT7 Radio Cables Table below for Options.

RT7 Radio Cables Table:

RapidM Stock Number Description
RAP-CB-1940-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 5mS Unterminated
RAP-CB-1938-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Barrett 2090
RAP-CB-1990-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Datron RT7000
RAP-CB-1931-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Grintek TR2000
RAP-CB-1943-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Grintek TR2400
RAP-CB-1957-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Grintek TR2600
RAP-CB-1953-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS HMK TRX3000
RAP-CB-1932-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Rockwell RT2200
RAP-CB-1952-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS R&S XK2000
RAP-CB-1933-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS R&S M3SR XK4100
RAP-CB-1934-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS R&S M3SR XK4400
RAP-CB-2906-V01 Cable: C14N Rx7 2mS Yaesu Vertex S600

Note that the RT7 Ethernet connector can accommodate a standard RJ45 CAT5 network cable

RT5 Tactical Terminal installation into a vehicle

The RT5 Tactical Terminal is the most versatile RT device in that it can be used in a variety of installations, ranging from manpack deployments to vehicle installations and even in fixed base installations. Because of this versatility, accessories for the RT5 Tactical Terminal need to be specified and ordered individually using individual RapidM Stock Numbers. This section deals with installation into a vehicle.

RT5 Tactical Terminal vehicular mounting is typically via a Shock Mount Plate which has two versions, either flat mounting or at a 30 degree angle. There are two types of RT5 cradles, either a standard version for regular soft skin vehicle mounting or a GPS Reradiator Cradle used in armoured vehicles or vehicle installations where a GPS signal is not available at the RT5 in the cradle. The chosen cradle can then be fitted onto the mounting plate. The GPS Reradiator requires the fitment of an external active GPS antenna via a SMA-type RF connector. These types of antennae are specific to the vehicle fitment and are not supplied by RapidM.

As a mounting alternative, all RT5 cradle options provide a RAM™ type RAM-202 mounting footprint to which a range of mounting accessories may be fitted. See http://www.rammount.com/ for more details on the RAM product range. For more details on RT5 mounting footprints and dimensions, please contact RapidM for the Rx5 Cradle Mount Installation Guide document RM-RADAC-0163UM.

When the RT5 is purchased,  (RapidM Stock Number RT5-TU-SBDVCVE4) a number of items are included as standard while optional items need to be ordered separately, as required.

The following items are included as standard:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
1 N/A RT5 Tactical Terminal
2 N/A RT5 User Manual Hard copy

The following additional items can be ordered for an RT5 Vehicle Installation:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
3 RAP-AC-1099-RHW Mount: Shock Base Assembly
4 RAP-AC-1270-RHW Mount: Shock Base Assembly 30 degree
5 RAP-AC-1220-RHW Cradle: Basic – no cable
6 RAP-AC-1167-RHW Cable & Cradle: GPS – 5m Unterm.
7 RAP-AC-0855-HND Accessory: P17W H-250/U Handset
8 RAP-AC-1240-RHW Mount: Handset plate for Cradle
9 RAP-CB-2955-V01 Cable: Intercom P17W 5mS, Unterminated

RT5 ordering assistance and identification diagram for vehicular installation:

For vehicle fitment, RT5-to-Radio cables are typically 5 meter straight lengths with various options depending on radio type. RT3 devices use these same radio cables.

RT5 and RT3 Vehicular Radio Cables Table:

RapidM Stock Number Description
RAP-CB-1219-V01 Cable: P17N Rxx 5mS Unterminated
RAP-CB-0965-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Barrett 2082, 2084
RAP-CB-0970-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Barrett 2090
RAP-CB-1903-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Codan 2110
RAP-CB-1956-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Datron PRC1099
RAP-CB-1921-V02 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Datron RT7000
RAP-CB-0972-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Grintek TR2000/6000
RAP-CB-0975-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Grintek TR2400
RAP-CB-0980-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Harris Falcon II
RAP-CB-1923-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Harris PRC-138
RAP-CB-1902-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Tadiran PRC-6020
RAP-CB-0978-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS Thales TRC3600/3700
RAP-CB-0974-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 5mS USSC 55116 U229

RT5 Tactical Terminal used in a manpack context

When used together with a manpack radio, the RT5 Tactical Terminal can be either fitted into the Navigation Pouch or Belt & Shoulder Pouch for manpack mounting. The Navigation Pouch is intended to fit  a MOLLE vest or can be tied to the shoulder straps of a radio backpack. The Belt & Shoulder Pouch can be tied onto the radio backpack or onto a waist belt.

For voice, either the standard H-250 handset or Tactical Headset can be ordered.

RT5 ordering assistance and identification diagram for manpack deployments:

The following additional items can be ordered for an RT5 manpack deployment:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
7 RAP-AC-0855-HND Accessory: P17W H-250/U Handset
10 RAP-AC-1973-RHW Accessory: P17W Tact Headset + PTT Box
11 RAP-AC-0494-RHW Accessory: Pouch Navigation Black
12 RAP-AC-0492-GHW Accessory: Pouch Belt & Shoulder Green

Manpack fitment RT5-to-Radio cables are typically 1 meter length curly-cords with various options depending on radio type.

RT5 manpack deployment Radio Cables Table:

RapidM Stock Number Description
RAP-CB-0834-V02 Cable: P17N Rxx 1mC Unterminated
RAP-CB-0837-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Barrett 2090
RAP-CB-0845-V03 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC BEL Stars-V
RAP-CB-0856-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Codan 2110
RAP-CB-0948-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Datron PRC1099
RAP-CB-0833-V02 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Datron Spectre-V
RAP-CB-0877-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Gen. Dyn. URC-200
RAP-CB-0835-V03 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Grintek TR2000/6000
RAP-CB-0452-V04 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Grintek TR2400
RAP-CB-0938-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Harris Falcon II
RAP-CB-1922-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Harris PRC-138
RAP-CB-0473-V02 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC SANDF (8-pin)
RAP-CB-0923-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Tadiran PRC-6020
RAP-CB-0878-V01 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC Thales TRC3600/3700
RAP-CB-0462-V02 Cable: P17N Rx5 1mC USSC 55116 U229

RT3 Tactical Voice and Data Encryptor for installation into a vehicle

The RT3 Tactical Voice and Data Encryptor has been designed for vehicular mounting. This is typically done via a Shock Mount Plate. For more detail on RT3 mounting footprints and dimensions, please contact RapidM for the Rx3 Mount Drawing document RM-2653.

The RT3 has a built-in GPS module that requires the fitment of an external Active GPS Antenna. The RT3 GPS antenna interface is a TNC-type RF connector.

For voice connection, either the standard H-250 handset or an Intercom interface cable can be ordered.

When the RT3 is purchased, (using RapidM Stock Number RT3-TU-0000CVE4) a number of items are included as standard while optional items need to be ordered separately, as required.

The following items are included as standard:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
1 N/A RT3 Tactical Voice and Data Encryptor
2 N/A RT3 User Manual Hard copy

The following additional items can be ordered for an RT3 Vehicle Installation:

Item # RapidM Stock Number Description
3 RAP-AC-2653-RHW Mount: Rx3 Shock Base Assembly
4 RAP-AC-0855-HND Accessory: P17W H-250/U Handset
5 RAP-CB-2955-V01 Cable: Intercom P17N 5mS, Unterminated
6 RAP-CB-1968-PWR Cable: 2m Amp 62IN4S Power, Unterminated
7 RAP-AC-1998-RHW Accessory: GPS Ant + 5m TNCm to TNCm
8 RAP-PC-CTKACVE4 PC S/W: RT CmdPoint, Cable 62IN4P  EN V4

RT3 ordering assistance and identification diagram for vehicular installation:

For vehicle fitment, RT3-to-Radio cables are typically 5 meter straight lengths with various options depending on radio type. RT3 devices use these same radio cables as  RT5 devices. For a list of radio cables, see the RT5 and RT3 Vehicular Radio Cables Table above.

RT1 In-Line Voice and Position Encryptor used in a manpack context

The RT1 In-Line Voice and Position Encryptor includes a mounting strap that can be used to attach the device to a backpack shoulder strap or to MOLLE type webbing. The RT1 also includes a RT1 User Manual (hard copy).

Various product options exist for the radio interface as well as  the audio interface. The RapidM Stock Number depends on the product option required.

The RT1 ordering stock number can be composed as follows: