Cerberis XG QKD Device. Credit: ID Quantique

The new device from ID Quantique (IDQ) is called Cerberis XG and includes improvements in size, value, and ease of use. It leverages IDQ’s fourteen years of QKD development. The device includes IDQ’s quantum random number generation chip (QRNG) and includes additional security features including tamper detection and a secure memory module. The device can fit into a 19 inch rack panel with a 1U (1.75 inches) height. The device can generate secret keys at a 2kb/second rate over distances of up to 50-80 km. It can work with various network topologies including ring, hub & spoke, and meshed with optical channels that are compatible with the ITU recommendation for Dense-Wavelength-Division-Multiplexing (DWDM). For additional information on the Cerberis XG, you can view IDQ’s press release announcing the product here and visit the product page for the device here.

May 18, 2021