Meet Sonim Rapid Deployment Kit

Roll out with rugged, reliable and remote connectivity

You go places that others will not, you need a complete communication solution that does the same. With easy deployment and satellite backup, the ultra-rugged, portable Sonim Rapid Deployment Kit equips first responders and public safety agencies with tools and tech for secure, reliable connectivity in dangerous, remote and emergency situations.

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Create a 300ft “connectivity bubble” via Cellular, GPS and WiFi antenna.

Instantly connect and share private information on the nation’s only dedicated public safety network with FirstNet and B14 capabilities.

Survive hazardous environments with IP-68, IP-69, MIL 810G, Non-Incendive Class I, II & III Div 2 ratings (XP8 phones only).

Monitor battery use and charge levels with 15.6 Ah battery and Bluetooth monitoring system.

JPS FSP7-2 Dual Channel Gateway* interfaces LMR talk channels to all leading PTToC providers. Supports Backhaul for JPS RoIP, SIP, and RTP for versatile VOIP capabilities.

Intelligent failover to reliable satellite capability via Inmarsat Government-provided Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN)*, enables communication when no other coverage is available.

Get more out of your device and your workers with Android and Worker Productivity Applications and Industrial-grade Accessories connected through Sonim’s XPand Interface.

*satellite is an optional add-on to RDK, JPS Interop capability is included in RDK-3i

Interior Dimensions
20.5″ x 15.3″ x 10.1″

Exterior Dimensions
22.8″ x 18.3″ x 11.7″

Weight (without Sonim units)

Weight (with 4 Sonim XP8 units)

Colors Available
Black (standard), Yellow, Orange, Green

Case Material
Lightweight NK-7 Resin



Waterproof (IP67)

Airline Check-In

Airline Cabin Carry-On

LiFeP04 – Lithium Ferro Phosphate

13.2 VDC

15.6Ah – 205.9Wh

Battery Life
8 Years

TSA/FAA Travel Guidelines
Split Cell falls within TSA/FAA guidelines to travel

Standard Charge Voltage
13.9 – 14.6 VDC

Maximum Charge Voltage

Environmental Rating

2.4 GHz
18dBm conducted

5 GHz VHT20
17.5 dBm conducted

5 GHz VHT40
17 dBm conducted

5 GHz VHT80
16.5 dBm conducted

23 dBM +/- 1 conducted

23 dBM +/- 1 conducted

24 dBM +/- 1 conducted

-20 ºC to 60 ºC (-4 ºF to 140 ºF)

-40 ºC to 85 ºC (-40 ºF to 185 ºF)

Limited Warranty

Power On – Idle

WiFi – TX/RX


PoE Switch – Idle (no connections)

PoE Switch – Working (with connections)

Battery Monitor with Bluetooth

Sonim XP8 Chargers (charging)
3W (during charge)

Sonim XP8 Chargers (all charging)
12W (during charge)

Estimated Working Time (average)
6.8 hours est. (until recharge required)

Estimated Working Time (maximum)
8.9 hours est. (until recharge required)

TAIP; NMEA 0183 V3.0

Satellite Channels
Maximum 55 channels, simultaneous tracking

Concurrent Standalone
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo

<2m: 50% <5m: 90%




Number of Ports
RDK-3: 4 port unmanaged 10/100 switch
RDK-3i: 3 port unmanaged 10/100 switch

For speed (10BASE-T or 100BASE-T) and duplex

PoE Outputs
IEEE802.3af/IEEE802.3at compatible

Use with Cat 5, Cat 5e or Cat 6 patch or crossover cables

Handheld Devices
Nano – 4FF

Internal Modem
Standard – 2FF

Sonim XP8 Ultra-Rugged Smartphone

4900 mAh


5% to 95%

5% to 95%

12 VDC Vehicle type plug
12 VDC @ Max 3.0 Amps

AC Charging
Global (100-240V 50-60Hz)

Solar Charging
12 – 18 VDC

USB Type
2.0 Charging

Current Capacity
3.15 A

Output Voltage

Max Throughput with all security features enabled (Firewall, IPSec, CPSTM, CPSWF, App Analytics)
30 Mbps

Max Throughput (Default Configuration)
90 Mbps

Max Concurrent TCP Sessions

Max IPSec VPN Throughput
30 Mbps

Max Concurrent VPN Tunnels

Max Throughput with CPSTM (IPS)
80 Mbps

Max Throughput with CPSWF (Content Filter)
900 Mbps

Max Throughput with App Analytics
80 Mbps

Max Throughput with IPSEC + CPSWF
30 Mbps

Max Throughput with IPSEC + App Analytics
30 Mbps

Max Throughput with IPSEC + CPSTM + CPSWF
30 Mbps

Max Throughput with IPSEC + CPSTM + App Analytics
30 Mbps

Max Throughput with IPSEC +CPSTM + CPSWF + App Analytics
30 Mbps

Max Throughput with CPSTM + CPSWF
80 Mbps

Max Throughput with CPSTM + App Analytics
80 Mbps

Max Throughput with CPSTM + App Analytics + CPSWF
80 Mbps

Max Throughput with App Analytics + CPSWF
80 Mbps

2, 80 with network

Radio, PSTN, SIP, RTP, RoIP, LTE, Bluetooth

Donor Radio Ports

Technical Specifications and testing methods are for RDK-3 and RDK-3i only and do not include satellite testing or specifications.

Where to Buy

For more information on purchasing a Rapid Deployment Kit, please contact Sonim here.


No communication device works 100% of the time. Sonim does not guarantee uninterrupted performance. Always have a back-up communication plan.


Fully charge battery before use. System will not work unless charged.

Battery life information is approximate and based on tests of continuous talk time under live network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary depending on use conditions including, signal strength, network and device configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, and features used.

Water and Durability

Kit container is waterproof, certified IP67.

Sonim XP8 phones included in the kit are IP69K certified and compliant with nine different MIL-STD-810G environmental tests. As of October 2018, the Sonim XP8 is the only smartphone sold to consumers in the U.S. that has earned such ratings.

The XP8s are:

• Resistant to water submersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 2 meters of water;

• Resistant to sprays of water of up to 8 MPa of pressure for up to 30 seconds;

• Resistant to shock/vibration, humidity and temperature changes, all within the ranges set forth in the User Guide.

Only the XP8 phones in the kit are resistant to water, humidity, shock/vibration and temperature changes. The rest of the kit is not. Handle carefully and keep dry.

If an XP8 gets wet, dry it as soon as possible.

Touch screen is not designed to work underwater.


XP8s can be used with most gloves that are less than 3mm thick. However, the material of the gloves and pressure applied to the XP8’s display may impact performance. Results may vary.


Limited Warranty provided by Sonim. Not an insurance product. Warranty does not cover any failure of battery due to normal wear and tear. Other restrictions apply.

Kit contains third-party products and services including routers supplied by Cradlepoint or others. Sonim warrants only Sonim manufactured portions of the kit.

Portion of kit’s electronic memory occupied by existing content.

Service Plans

Each XP8 in the kit, the included router and optional interoperability gateway each require their own service plan.

Satellite functionality requires separate purchase of BGAN 710.

Limited 4G LTE availability. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

HD Voice is available only in select markets. May not be available in your area.

Messaging rates apply.

The RDK difference

Ultra-rugged and fully-loaded

An all-in-one portable communications solution, the Sonim Rapid Deployment Kit deploys in minutes and delivers everything your team needs to stay connected and coordinate efforts in emergency, dangerous and remote mission critical jobs.

Smartphones built tough

Kit contains four military-rated, glove-friendly Sonim XP8 smartphones, purpose-built to perform in even the most extreme environments.

Connect anywhere, anyhow

Built-in cellular, GPS and WiFi antenna and optional satellite backup, plus cradlepoint LTE router and modem for consistent, secure connectivity no matter the situation.

Power over Ethernet

Do more with Power over Ethernet: connectors may be used to provide wired internet connection and/or power to laptop, phone, camera, drone, sensors, mobile data terminal.

Command and Control in one unit providing IP-PBX telephony and IP camera connectivity through PoE interfaces.

Built for the field

The ultimate communication hub for when out-of-service is out of the question

Survive in the most hazardous conditions
Industry-leading Rugged Performance Standards, Military 810G, waterproof and Non-Incendive Class I, II, III, Div 2 ratings ensure your XP8 devices work and thrive even in the most extreme environments.

Interop and Mesh
Extend LMR interoperability by connecting two LMR donor radios to enhanced PTT services for cross-band/cross system capabilities (INTEROP). Extend coverage and range with Rajant Kinetic Mesh Network breadcrumbs.

No such thing as ‘off-the-grid’
Outfit your Rapid Deployment Kit with optional failover to reliable satellite* capability via Inmarsat Government-provided Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) to keep your team communicating when cell coverage is lost or unavailable. Plus 3-4 PoE switches for even broader connectivity.

*BGAN Equipment and Inmarsat Satellite Services sold separately.

Easy to grab, go and control
Each kit is waterproof and wheeled with a handle for easy transport. Kit and XP8 boast large, tactile buttons and controls plus XP8’s intuitive PTT, SOS and volume buttons make communication easy and error free.

What’s Inside?

Everything your team needs to stay connected

Four Sonim XP8s, the world’s most rugged smart devices

Cellular, GPS and WiFi antennas

Internal 15.6 Ah battery and bluetooth monitoring system

Cradlepoint LTE router and modem

JPS Interoperability Gateway

Sonim XP8

The smartphone that’s built to serve, built to last.

Sonim XP8 is an ultra-rugged smartphone built to provide those who server with the smart communication they need when and where they need it most.

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RDK Premier Care Support

Strong solutions made stronger with customer support

Sonim Premier Care 24×7 Customer Support
1-866-28-SONIM (1-866-287-6646)
[email protected]

When calling in please reference you have a Rapid Deployment Kit.

Sonim provides a 3-year comprehensive warranty on the XP8 devices and a limited warranty on the other Sonim manufactured portions of the kit.

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