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 Inferface) 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

The Sectéra Wireline Terminal is currently available for sale in limited quantities. Contact our INFOSEC Team for more details.

  • Features


    • 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.
  • Specifications


    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

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  • Customer Support

    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.

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    • 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