Course 285: GEM One


This hands-on course familiarizes learners with GEM One, a remote management software used to centrally manage networked End Cryptographic Units (ECU), such as KG-175 TACLANEs and vIPers. The combination of guided exercises and performance-oriented labs gives learners practical experience that can be used on the job. In addition, this course provides guidance on how to transition from the recently discontinued GEM X to GEM One.

Course outline and module objectives

The objectives of this course are to ensure that upon successful completion, the participant will be able to effectively use the GEM One management software to centrally manage networked End Cryptographic Units (ECU) E.g., KG-175 TACLANEs and vIPers.

Module 1 - Introduction to GEM One

  • describe GEM One functionality
  • identify supported devices
  • identify GEM-X and GEM One differences
  • recognize GEM One Basic and Standard differences

Module 2 – GEM One Setup

  • identify peripherals and environment requirements
  • identify workstation/server system and software requirements
  • perform GEM One software installation
  • create admin and user accounts
  • modifying the GEM One consent banner
  • enable audit log retrieval
  • configure the network manager settings
  • navigate the platform

Module 3 - GEM One Remote Management

  • manage static routes
  • perform audit log management
  • perform local key management
  • manage tasks
  • install firmware upgrades
  • perform a GEM-X migration

Target audience

Network administrators, technical authorities, Communications Security (COMSEC) custodians, local element managers, designated COMSEC authorities and contractors who maintain, handle, distribute or use TACLANE products.


It is recommended that you complete the online course 780 – Basic TACLANE and course 281 – TACLANE Network Encryptor prior to attending this course.

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