Sectéra BDI Terminal

Secure Voice & Data Communications via Satellite, Phone, Fax and PCs

When high assurance secure communications is required in remote areas where terrestrial communications are not available, the Sectéra® BDI (Black Digital Interface) Terminal provides end-to-end voice and data security for digital communications.

  • Analog or digital encryptor for voice, data, and fax
  • NSA certified for Top Secret codeword and below
  • Small, portable, compact and lightweight

Contact our INFOSEC Team for more details.


  • Analog or digital encryptor for voice, data, and fax
  • Secure communications for Iridium®, Inmarsat®, Globalstar and Thuraya satellite phones
  • NSA certified for Top Secret codeword and below
  • High quality voice for secure and non-secure calls
  • Small, portable, compact and lightweight
  • Non-Type 1 AES version available
  • Software upgradability allows users to incorporate latest enhancements
  • Contains security and authentication display and voice prompts to assist with security setup
  • TSG and TEMPEST approved
Sectéra is a registered trademark of General Dynamics.


Sectéra BDI Terminal Data Sheet View Document
Motorola Iridium Portable Satellite Phones Supported 9500, 9505, 9505A, 9522
Size 5" W x 1.3" H x 4.6" D
Weight: 10 oz.
Volume: 30 cu in
Black Interfaces PSTN: RJ11
RS530/RS232: 25 Pin custom
Red Interfaces Phone: RJ11
RS232: 9 Pin RS232
Modem V.32/V.34/V.90
Black Analog Data Rates Up to 56,000 BPS*
Black Digital Data Rates Up to 128 KB/s (depending on underlying network)
Secure Dial Transmit/Receive: Yes
Speech Processing Toll Quality:
6.4 KBPS — G.729D
2400 BPS — MELP
Power AC Power: 110 to 220 VAC
DC Power: 9 VDC +/- 5% (< 6 Watts) (supplied by battery pack)
Environment Tested for Thermal Shock, Vibration, Shock and Temperature
Operational: 0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)
Storage: -20° C to 70° C (-4° F to 158° F)

TSG and TEMPEST Approved

Connection (Telecom):
ANSI/TIA-968-A-2002 (US) CTR21 (EU)
IS CS-03, Issue 8 (Can)
AS/ACIF S002:2001 (AUS)
PTC200: ISS2 (NZ)


UL 60950, EN60950, IEC60950

FCC Part 15 subpart B, Class B


24/7 Customer Support

You are never alone when you partner with General Dynamics to secure your critical information. With over 100,000 deployed NSA-certified encryptors worldwide, General Dynamics is committed to support our customers worldwide with a 24/7 technical Help Desk.

Help Desk — Contact our technical Help Desk 24 hours a day/7 days a week:

Our Infosec support page is designed to make it easy for customers to access the information they need. Please visit for the following support features: 

  • Product Update Notifications — Sign up to receive technical bulletins, upgrade notices and other important product information automatically via E-mail
  • Warranty Status — Enter the serial number of your encryption device to find out the date your warranty or maintenance expires
  • Depot Status— Track your encryptor through the depot
  • Order Status— Track the status of your orders
  • Software Requests — Request Software Upgrades for your TACLANE encryptors, GEM Patches and GEM Lite Software

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