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RTD's Cisco ESR6300 Router

RTD has brought Cisco’s next-generation ESR6300 Embedded Services Router to its proven HiDAN rugged enclosure platform. This Gigabit Ethernet Routing solution is well-suited for extreme, harsh environments. With Cisco IOS XE, this COTS router provides highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes.

From defense and aerospace, to oil and gas, to transportation, the HiDAN HDC6300 has wide application possibilities. With the HiDAN HDC6300, build advanced, highly secure, reliable networks to drive efficiency, increase safety, and assure quality connectivity.

RTD Model Numbers HDC6300-6E
Hardware Cisco ESR6300 Embedded Services Router
Software Cisco IOS XE
Performance Gigabit Throughput
Operating Temperature -40 to +85°C
I/O Connectors
  • 6 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Console (Programming)
  • Power
Other Features
  • Optional LED Indicators
    • Power/Status
    • Ethernet Link/Activity
    • Over Temperature
  • Watertight Aluminum Enclosure
  • Grounding Lug

RTD's proven enclosure technology paired with the legendary
performance of Cisco's embedded networking products.

Technical Details
  • Integrated Cisco ESR6300 Embedded Services Router
    • Onboard hardware acceleration encryption module
    • Cisco IOS XE Software: Universal Cisco IOS Software image
    • Cisco IOS XE Software Release 17.1.1 or later
    • Software Licensing Network Essentials or optional Network Advantage
    • Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities
    • Cisco trustworthy technologies with onboard Trust Anchor module TAm
    • 4GB DDR4 memory capacity DRAM
    • 4GB usable (pSLC mode) eMMC Flash Memory
  • 2 combo Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, with a PoE and PoE+ ready architecture
External I/O Ports
  • 6x Gigabit Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000)
    • 2x Routed Ports for remote connections (Layer 3)
    • 4x Switched Ports for local connections (Layer 2)
    • Supports auto-negotiation of speed and duplex
  • 1x Serial Console Port
    • Management and configuration interface
    • RS-232 signaling
    • Modem Flow Control
  • Console port for programmability
  • Power port
Enclosure Features
  • Optional LED indicators
    • Power/Status
    • Ethernet Link/Activity
    • Over Temperature
  • MIL-C-38999 series III connectors
  • Ruggedized standard RJ-45 style insert connections
  • Standard MIL-C-38999 connectors available upon request
  • Waterproof enclosure
  • Tongue and groove O-ring for environmental sealing and EMI suppression
  • Aluminum Alloy - 6061, Temper-T6 MIL-Spec paint options
  • Threaded grounding lug
Cisco Software Features
  • Cisco IOS XE Software: Universal Cisco IOS Software image (factory pre-installed)
  • IPv4 and IPv6 services features
    • Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1 and v2
    • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Multipoint GRE (MGRE)
    • Standard 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, relay, and client
    • Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
    • DNS proxy
    • DNS spoofing
    • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • IPv4 and IPv6 multicast
    • IP Service-Level Agreement (IP SLA)
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and v3
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
    • Virtual Route Forwarding (VRF) Lite
    • Next-Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)
    • Serial data encapsulation and relay
    • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) v3 over sub-interfaces and VLAN
  • Secure Connectivity
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN for secure remote access
    • Hardware-accelerated encryption with minimal impact to system performance
    • Next-Generation Encryption (NGE) and Quantum Computing Resistant (QCR) algorithms such as AES-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512
    • Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) support
    • 20 IPsec tunnels
    • Cisco Easy VPN Solution client and server
    • NAT transparency
    • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
    • Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport VPN
    • FlexVPN
    • IPsec stateful failover
    • VRF-aware IPsec
    • IPsec over IPv6
  • Cisco IOS Firewall
    • Zone-based policy firewall
    • VRF-aware stateful inspection routing firewall
    • Stateful inspection transparent firewall
    • Advanced application inspection and control
    • Secure HTTP (HTTPS), FTP, and Telnet Authentication Proxy
    • Dynamic and static port security
    • Firewall stateful failover
    • VRF-aware firewall
  • Integrated Threat Control
    • Control-Plane Policing (CoPP)
    • Flexible packet matching
    • Network foundation protection
  • QoS (Quality of Service) Features
    • Provides traffic precedence to delay-sensitive and mission-critical services
    • Facilitates low-latency routing of delay-sensitive industrial applications
    • Supported on all LAN and WAN interfaces
    • Low Latency Queuing (LLQ)
    • Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
    • Class-Based WFQ (CBWFQ)
    • Class-Based Traffic Shaping (CBTS)
    • Class-Based Traffic Policing (CBTP)
    • Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
    • Class-Based QoS MIB
    • Class of Service (CoS) to Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) mapping
    • Class-Based Weighted Random Early Detection (CBWRED)
    • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
    • Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) header compression (cRTP)
    • Differentiated Services (DiffServ)
    • QoS pre-classify and pre-fragmentation
    • Hierarchical QoS (HQoS)
  • IPv6 features
    • IPv6 addressing architecture
    • IPv6 unicast and multicast forwarding
    • IPv6 ACLs
    • IPv6 routing
    • IPv6 domain name resolution
Software Licensing

The Cisco ESR6300 offers two technology packages – Network Essentials and Network Advantage. The Network Essentials license offers the essential elements of routing and security necessary for typical IoT deployments. The Network Advantage license enables advanced features, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) for a highly scalable and cost-effective solution, mobile IP for seamless migration between networks, and application-aware QoS policies for built-in intelligence.

IDAN Configuration

The Cisco ESR6300 will be available in RTD's popular IDAN packaging system. This modular format allows the ESR6300 to be stacked with a power supply, as well as other RTD embedded modules for processing, data collection, and connectivity. The IDAN configuration offers users standard RJ-45 Ethernet ports.

Recommended Accessories
  • HDC6300-IFK-11: Power Cable J1
  • HDC6300-IFK-12: Ethernet Cable J2
  • HDC6300-IFK-13: Console Cable J3
Physical Attributes
  • Enclosure dimensions
  • Length
    • 6.30 in. (160.02 mm) standard
    • 7.80 in. (198.12 mm) with end mount flange option
  • Width
    • 5.12 in. (130.05 mm) to sides of enclosure
    • 6.62 in. (168.15 mm) with side-mount flange option
  • Depth
    • 3.00 in. (76.20 mm) from base to top of enclosure
    • 3.90 in. (99.06 mm) from base to top of connectors
  • Weight: 4.90 lbs (6.76 kg) Input Voltage Range
    • 8-32 Vdc input (36 V max)
    • Reverse polarity and transient protection
  • Operating Temperature: -40° to +85°C: 90% humidity non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -51° to +85°C
  • Power Consumption: 0.5A at 12.0V (6.0W)
Documentation and Software Downloads


Part Number Description Value

6-port Standalone Router System

  • Cisco Network Essentials License
  • 1-year RTD standard warranty
  • 1-year Cisco tech support and IOS updates
  • Quantity discounts available
Call RTD for pricing

6-port Standalone Router System

  • Cisco Network Advantage License
  • 1-year RTD standard warranty
  • 1-year Cisco tech support and IOS updates
  • Quantity discounts available
Call RTD for pricing



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