Ruggedized encryption device for voice and data communications

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Key facts

  • Voice and data encryption for all German and NATO security classifications
  • Protects HF/VHF/UHF, satellite communications and line transmissions
  • Fully rugged, tamper protected, TEMPEST-proof
  • Stationary and mobile deployment in all military branches

Brief description

Rohde & Schwarz ELCRODAT products protect voice and data communications in armed forces and government digital and analog networks in all German and NATO security classifications.

The ELCRODAT 4-2 is a fully ruggedized tactical crypto device for encrypting and decrypting voice and data communications for all German and NATO security classifications. Since it is TEMPEST-proof, it can be operated with HF/VHF/UHF radio, satellite communications and line transmission equipment. The device is ideal for deployment on stationary and mobile platforms in rugged terrain and in naval and airborne environments.

Features & benefits


Dedicated interfaces for many applications

The ELCRODAT 4-2 offers a wide range of operator interfaces for different application platforms and scenarios.

  • Remote control software systems management interface
  • MIL-bus communications systems management interface
  • Control unit user interface
  • Headset/intercom interface



Multiple traffic/operating modes and transmission versatility

The ELCRODAT 4-2 flexible analog and digital communications interface concept supports multiple traffic and operating modes and transmission methods. 

Traffic operating modes and transmission methods:

  • Voice and data transmissions 
  • Teletype for extremely reliable communications
  • Synchronous and asynchronous transmissions over red and black interfaces


Comprehensive protection with sophisticated security concept

The ELCRODAT 4-2 has a security concept covering the entire crypto lifecycle for comprehensive protection.

  • Audited production environment
  • Hardware red-black separation and tamper protection


Interoperable with national and NATO devices

  • Interoperable with national devices
  • Interoperable with numerous NATO devices


Wide range of accessories simplifies commissioning and operation

Configuration PC increases preset loading process efficiency and accuracy.

  • Crypto ignition keys (CIK) increase deployment security and flexibility
  • Mounting frame secures device in physically demanding environments
  • Seamlessly adjustable external power supply unit (110 V/240 V)

Available options


ED4-2 crypto ignition key (CIK)


ED4-2 control unit


ED4-2 MIL-bus module

External power supply

ED4-2 external power supply(115V/230V)

R&S®ED4-2 ConnKit RCU

ED4-2 connector kit for RCU

ED4-2 connector kit for remote control unit

ConnKit oAoMIL

Connector kit, w/o audio, w/o MIL-bus connector

ED4-2 connector kit, without audio and without MIL-bus connector

ConnKit wAoMIL

Connector kit, with audio, w/o MIL-bus connector

ED4-2 connector kit, with audio and without MIL-bus connector

ConnKit oAwMIL

Connector kit, w/o audio, with MIL-bus connector

ED4-2 connector kit, without audio and with MIL-Bus connector

Test adapter kit

ED4-2 test adapter kit

Mounting frame

ED4-2 mounting frame

Remote interface box

ED4-2 remote interface box

Adapter set

ED4-2 adapter set parametrization

Param. software

ED4-2 parametrization software (CD)

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