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    Default GE - Ericsson - M/A-Com keyloaders

    Greetings,

    I have an old boxy GE branded keyloader for DES VoiceGuard. Does anyone know of a list of compatible radios by keyloader firmware version? I seem to recall it might support ProVoice possibly, but I wasn't sure what firmware was required for that.

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    I think 3.0 or later is required for Provoice, but I think the black box keyloader only works up to the MRK/Orion Series. I use one to load my Orions but i know it doesn't work with my P/M7100's which require the Harris Keyloader software.

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    IDA Manufactured DES Keyloader Boxes:

    (56 Bit DES + 8 Bits of Parity)

    Revision 1 did only VoiceGuard radios (MPS, M-PD, M-PA, VG9600 boxes, etc)

    Revision 2 did Voiceguard and AEGIS radios (all of Rev-1 supported models, plus adding the MDX, Orion M-RK & original AEGIS model LPE-200 radios.)

    Revision 3 did introduced support for ProVoice IMBE format radios (2nd generation ProVoice LPE-200's, ProVoice Orion's, etc.)

    Revision 4 cleaned-up some ongoing issues, and was the final revision of the DES box produced by IDA for GE/Ericsson, etc.


    While we are on the topic of IDA boxes....



    IDA Manufactured VGE Keyloader Boxes:
    (64 Bit and 128 Bit versions)

    Revision 1 did only VoiceGuard radios (MPS, M-PD, M-PA, VG9600 boxes, etc)

    Revision 2 did Voiceguard and AEGIS radios (all of Rev-1 supported models, plus adding the MDX, TNP MDX, TNP M-PA, Orion M-RK & original AEGIS model LPE-200 radios.)

    Revision 3 did introduced support for ProVoice IMBE format radios (2nd generation ProVoice LPE-200's, ProVoice Orion's, etc.). Also supported under Rev-3 boxes, but never marketed or publicly announced, was the support for AEGIS VGE and ProVoice VGE support in the J700p, J725m, M7100 and P7100 radios. Revision 3 was the final revision for the VGE keyloader box.

    [How 128 Bit VGE encryption was supported, the keyloader box supplied one-half of the keycode, and the second half of the keycode was the CUE data on the Digital Voice Options screen. The CUE data could be programmed to a radio, but never read-out of a radio.]


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    Quote Originally Posted by NSPD View Post
    ... P/M7100's which require the Harris Keyloader software.
    Yes, DES in the Jaguar 700p and Jaguar 725m radios, and later all required the KEY ADMINISTRATOR and KEY LOADER software applications for DES, then later AES encryption.
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    Post Final Revisions of DES Keyloader Manuals

    Final Revisions of DES Keyloader Manuals:


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    31541E.PDF

    31544D.PDF
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    Post Final Revisions of VGE Keyloader Manuals

    Final Revisions of VGE Keyloader Manuals:


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    31685E.PDF


    31684B.PDF
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