RC8 ARQ Server & IP Controller

RC8 ARQ Server & IP Controller – 32 kbps

The RC8 ARQ Server & IP Controller is a purpose-built platform for Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) communications functions based on STANAG 5066 and STANAG 4538.

In conjunction with the RM8 Software Defined Modem (SDM) and an external link encryptor, the RC8 provides point-to-point (ARQ) and point-to-multipoint (BROADCAST) data (chat, messaging, Email, IP) communications over long-range (BLOS) HF links. The RC8 includes a STANAG 5066 ARQ server for error-free data transfer. The STANAG 5066 HF IP and COSS Clients are embedded in the RC8. In addition, the RC8 can host a STANAG 4538 Proxy for error-free data transfer using the STANAG 4538 xDL modes provided in the RM8.

Various external RapidM or third party clients can bind with the 5066 server or the 4538 Proxy via the RAW SIS protocol TCP/IP interface thus allowing multiple applications concurrent access to the HF subnetwork – ARQ Server / Encryptor (COMSEC) / Modem / Transceiver. A synchronous balanced DCE port is built into the RC8 unit to interface with a bulk encryption unit.

The RC8 can be used in Fixed Frequency or Multi Frequency networks. For the latter ALE 2G or 3G (Fast Link Setup) channel access function is
utilized for link establishment and link maintenance.

RC8 ARQ Server
NATO Stock Number: 5895-20-012-0178
Part Number: RME-Q1-RA-C11.1

Features and Benefits

RC8 Platform

  • STANAG 5066 ARQ Server
  • IP-to-Sync Converter
  • Embedded IP Client
  • Embedded COSS Client (ACP-127)
  • Asynchronous Serial Interface
  • Synchronous DTE Interface
  • Ethernet Interface

Compatible STANAG 5066 Clients


Compatible Data Modems

  • MIL-STD-188-110C App. D
  • MIL-STD-188-110B App. F (ISB)
  • MIL-STD-188-110B App. C (SSB)
  • MIL-STD-188-110A
  • STANAG 4539

Compatible ALE Controllers

  • STANAG 4538 FLSU (3G ALE)
  • MIL-STD-188-141B (2G ALE)

Future Expansion

  • STANAG 4538 Data Proxy
  • Low-Rate Vocoder
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