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CenturionCDS Tactical Cross Domain Solution

Bringing Safe, Secure Information Sharing to the Tactical Edge

CenturionCDS™ is the next generation, high performance, ultra small tactical cross domain solution (CDS). It enables secure data transfer to tactical warfighters without adding to the space, weight or power burden of dismounted soldiers. CenturionCDS is ideally suited for deployment with dismounted soldiers, on small UAV platforms or as an embedded subsystem within tactical communications or computer equipment.

  • Ultra Low SWaP
  • Robust Security Architecture
  • 100% Rule Set Compatible with TACDS

General Dynamics acquired Advatech Pacific’s tactical cross domain products and technology in April 2017.

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Product Details


CenturionCDS works by executing programmable rule sets that filter information (messages), allowing individual messages or data fields within them to be selectively passed, blocked, or changed. This method ensures data security on both networks and automates the need for time consuming “man in the middle” screening of message exchanges.

  • Fully capable of simultaneously operating on a variety of tactical data formats including high definition full motion video, XML and binary message formats
  • High bandwidth, low latency performance unmatched by any other small SWaP tactical CDS
  • Ruggedized for soldier worn, unmanned vehicle systems (UVS) and other embedded applications
  • Tamper resistant
  • Highly reliable, low maintenance impact
  • Custom packaging for embedded applications available with special orders
  • Utilizes the same security architecture as NSA certified TACDS
  • Fully backward compatible with TACDS firmware, software, rule sets and audit logs

Security Architecture Features

  • Hardware enforced domain separation
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 4 anti-tamper with automatic device zeroization built-in
  • Encrypted storage of rule sets & audit logs
  • Secure boot and trusted platform verification upon power up
  • Authenticated, role-based device management

Ease of Use

  • Many message formats supported through pluggable filter component interface
  • User programmable rule sets
  • Autonomous, bi-directional message filtering
  • No user interaction required for normal operation


CenturionCDS Datasheet

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Dimensions 4.1” x 3.1” x 0.8” (104mm x 79mm x 20mm)
Weight 8 oz (226 grams)
Power 5 – 16 VDC, ≤ 2W
Reliability and Maintainability Predicted MTBF ≥150,000 hours
Predicted MTTR 2 mins
Network Ports Low Side - USB 2.0 OTG
10 / 100 Ethernet
High Side - USB 2.0 Embedded Host Mode, 10 / 100 Ethernet
Management Port – Separate USB Port
Protocols Supported TCP, UDP
Unicast, Multicast, Broadcast
IPv4, IPv6
Throughput/Latency1 Up to 24 Mbps for KLV Full Motion Video
Typical latency ≤ 10 msec
1Message type, size and rule set dependant


Our CenturionCDS cross domain solution technology supports a wide variety of tactical deployments and systems. CenturionCDS can process numerous mission-enabling tactical data and message formats to provide instant, secure access to real-time information for all warfighters on the battlefield. With its broad capabilities, the CenturionCDS is well suited for the diverse applications on the modern battlefield, including:

CenturionCDS Applications

Situational Awareness and Command & Control Real-Time Condition Based Maintenance Real-Time Video & ISR Data Collection & Dissemination Unmanned Vehicle Control Coalition Interoperability
  • VMF Messages
  • SA & C2 Data
  • Position/Location Information (PLI)
  • MEDEVAC Information
  • Link-16/JREAP
  • Vehicle Health & Status Monitoring
  • Remote Maintenance & Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Fuel & Ammunition Level Monitoring
  • UAV Video
  • Unmanned Ground Sensors
  • Remoter Sensor Video
  • Every Soldier is a Sensor
  • Vehicle-mounted Cameras
  • Soldier-carried Cameras
  • STANAG 4586 - UAV Platform and Payload Control
  • Cursor on Target (COT)
  • STANAG 3277 - Air Reconnaissance
  • Text Based Sensor Cueing Messages
  • STANAG 4677
  • Realtime C2 & SA
  • ISR Video Collaboration


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General Dynamics Expands Cyber Security Offerings with Advatech Pacific Cross-Domain Products

May 3, 2017

General Dynamics Mission Systems has acquired the Electronics and Communications Division of Advatech Pacific that designs and manufactures tactical, cyber-secure and cross-domain products for the U.S. Department of Defense and international military customers. The TACDS™ and CenturionCDS™ products will join the company’s Cyber Security Product line.

Military & Aerospace: Data In Demand - Answering The Call For Communications

September 14, 2016

An article in Military & Aerospace Electronics featured an interview with William Cannon, director of the Electronics & Communications (EC) Business Unit of Advatech Pacific on the company's TACDS tactical cross domain product. "Most warfighters don't have security clearance," explains Mr. Cannon. "Taking information at the secret level down to individual combatants means you have to cross that security communications boundary."

Armor & Mobility Magazine: Secure Information To The Tactical Edge

September/October 2016 Edition - Page 15

Armor & Mobility spoke with Mr. William Cannon, a Director at Advatech Pacific. Mr. Cannon discussed the capabilities of Advatech Pacific’s Tactical Cross-Domain Solution (TACDS™) which enables the automated exchange of tactical information between security domains and is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of warfighters at the Tactical Edge.

TACDS™ Supports Full Motion Video

June 23, 2014

Full motion video can now be moved across security boundaries in tactical military systems thanks to enhancements to Advatech Pacific’s tactical cross domain solution TACDS. TACDS uses an innovative approach to verify all of the metadata (non-viewable extra information alongside the video), to make decisions about the video based on the metadata and to disrupt any covert channels within the (viewable) video data. TACDS is also capable of moving multiple standard or high definition video streams simultaneously with little added latency.

TACDS™ Added to UCDMO Baseline List

October 9, 2012

A bi-directional low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Tactical Cross Domain Solution (CDS) developed by Advatech Pacific, Inc. has been added to the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Baseline List of Validated Solutions. TACDS has undergone full National Security Agency (NSA) certification through the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM). Additionally, TACDS was evaluated in the US Army’s 12.2 Network Integration Exercise (NIE) and was in use in NIE 13.1.