As a member of our “X” series, the SDX offers extreme performance and futureproof design at a practical price point. With 12 Gbps of throughput, the SDX can handle the bandwidth requirements of any enterprise branch network. The SDX also supports a FlexModule*, enabling you to customize the router with your choice of ports, as well as instantly apply new technology as we release new modules.
* FirstNet Ready FlexModule is available now.
Investment Protection – Futureproof Design
The SDX has a slot for a FlexModule, which is available in three versions:
⚈ 3x cellular WAN: Combine cellular links for wireless SD-WAN backup to the primary connection. 5G FlexModule coming soon! ⚈ 8x copper WAN/LAN: Connect PoE-enabled modems on the WAN, or connect PoE devices such as cameras, IP phones, and Wi-Fi APs on the LAN. ⚈ 4x fiber WAN/LAN: Build an all-Fiber network by connecting Fiber WANs and LAN Switches.
We will build additional FlexModules as new technologies such as 5G emerge. Simply insert the new FlexModule and the SDX will become 5G ready; no need to purchase a new router.
Even without a FlexModule, the SDX is already prepared for any enterprise branch deployment. It comes equipped with 2x Ethernet WAN, 2x Gigabit Fiber WAN, and 2x USB WAN, enabling connectivity from multiple sources. The 8x integrated LAN ports can also power devices via PoE+. These integrated ports provide a baseline level of connectivity on which users can add FlexModules to increase the capabilities of the SDX. This is also useful for scaling deployments where growth is anticipated.
Unbreakable Cloud Connectivity
Whether via datacenter or Azure/AWS cloud, businesses now access their vital ERP, CRM, and POS applications online. To ensure absolute business continuity, the Balance SDX combines Ethernet and SFP+ WAN into an unbreakable Speed-Fusion VPN. If any individual line loses connectivity, others will take its place without skipping a beat.
The Balance SDX supports one Flex-Module. By inserting a cellular FlexModule,
you can add up to 3x cellular connections to your SpeedFusion VPN. Cellular connectivity creates additional redundancy for your business applications.
With the SDX FlexModule slot, you can rest assured that your investment will remain up-to-date as new technologies emerge: we are currently developing 5G FlexModules, which will instantly add 5G capability to your SDX.
End-to-End Fiber Network for Branch Offices
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Likewise, the speed of a local network is determined by its slowest connection. Insert a fiber FlexModule onto your SDX to create an all-fiber local network. Use the SDX’s built-in WAN ports to combine SFP+ and Ethernet links into a super-fast SpeedFusion VPN connection. Then use the fiber FlexModule to connect 4x 48-port fiber switches to the SDX. This creates a full fiber local network with optimimal connectivity between each client.
The FlexModule is interchangeable between the SDX, EPX, and some of our upcoming modular platforms. This enables enterprises to use different modules to customize the devices to fit their unique network requirements.
Specifications – Balance SDX
2x 10G SFP+ Ports
2x GE Ports
2x USB 3.0 Ports
1x Expansion Module (Option)
8x GE Ports
PepVPN / SpeedFusion
No Encryption: 1 Gbps
256-bit AES: 600 Mbps
AC Input 100V - 240V
8x 802.3at PoE+ Output
330W PoE+ Power Budget
17.2 x 13.3 x 1.7 inches
438 x 340 x 44 mm
Weight (No Modules)
32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)
5% – 90% (non-condensing)
FCC, IC, CE
1-Year Limited Warranty
* 80W consumption for the main chassis, 20W consumption for the optional module. # by using 10G WAN fiber.
Expansion Modules –
3x LTE-A Module (EXM-3LTEA)
3x Embedded LTE-A Cellular Modems
with Redundant SIM Slots
6x SMA Cellular Antenna Connectors
1x SMA GPS Antenna Connector
300Mbps/50Mbps (LTE-A Modem)
600Mbps/150Mbps (LTE-A Pro Modem)
8x GE PoE+ Module (EXM-8C)
8x 10/100/1000M Ethernet Ports +
Capable of PoE+
15W (105W max. with PoE+ Output)
4x SFP+ Module (EXM-4F)
4x SFP+ Ports+
+ Module can be configured with LAN or WAN ports as needed.
Expansion Modules – CAT-18
2x LTE-A Module (EXM-2GLTE-G)
2x Embedded LTE-A Cellular Modems
with Redundant SIM Slots
8x SMA Cellular Antenna Connectors
1x SMA GPS Antenna Connector
1.2 Gbps/150 Mbps
Ordering Information – Balance SDX
SDX Base Model, No Expansion module, 2x GE WAN Ports, 2x 10GbE SFP+ WAN ports, 8x GE LAN ports, 2x USB WAN
SDX, 3x LTEA (Worldwide) Modems via Exp. Module, 2x GE WAN Ports, 2x 10GbE SFP+ WAN ports, 8x GE LAN ports, 2x USB WAN
SDX, 3x LTEA (APAC) Modems via Exp. Module, 2x GE WAN Ports, 2x 10GbE SFP+ WAN ports, 8x GE LAN ports, 2x USB WAN
SDX, 4x 10G SFP+ WAN Ports via Exp. Module, 2x GE WAN Ports, 2x 10GE SFP+ WAN ports, 8x GE LAN ports, 2x USB WAN
SDX, 8x GE WAN Ports via Exp. Module, 2x GE WAN Ports, 2x 10GE SFP+ WAN ports, 8x GE LAN ports, 2x USB WAN
Ordering Information – Expansion Modules
Expansion Module with 3x LTEA (Americas/EMEA) (CAT-6) modems, compatible with EPX, SDX
1 AP Controller Basic comes standard with all Balance models. AP Controller Full comes standard with the Balance 305 and above. 2 Only valid for customers who have purchased Peplink Balance devices directly from Peplink.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.