Eurotech: Parvus Announces Rugged Tactical Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Switch Subsystem

Parvus DuraNET 1268 Switch Now Available with TFOCA II Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Tactical Deployable Networks

Amaro (Italy) – May 23rd, 2012 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces tactical fiber optic media support for the DuraNET® 1268, a rugged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten (10) triple-speed 10/100/1000Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible sensors and computing devices onboard demanding tactical network-centric (un)manned vehicle and aircraft platforms. Designed for rugged extremes, this Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-optimized Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution is well suited for C4ISR technology refresh and situational awareness upgrade programs. To enhance reliability, the unit features no moving parts, a near cable-less internal design, all industrial temperature grade components, EMI filtering, and a sealed dust/ waterproof aluminum chassis with isolated MIL-STD-1275/704 power supply that protects against vehicle/aircraft voltage surges, spikes and transients.

Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are brought out over rugged MIL-DTL-38999 connectors on the front panel and now optionally Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA® II) connectors on the rear. These optical interfaces are designed to survive the harshest battlefield conditions and were selected by the U.S. ARMY WIN-T program as the standard next generation fiber optic connector for military tactical deployable networks.

Managed and unmanaged switch configurations are available for configurable or “plug and play” Gigabit Ethernet LAN applications. The base DuraNET® 1268 was previously qualification tested for extreme MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC and MIL-STD-810G thermal, shock, vibe, humidity, altitude, and ingress conditions, as well as RTCA/DO-160G airworthiness tests for low temperature and high altitude operation.

The DuraNET® 1268 features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and port monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Virtual Local-Area Network (VLAN) trunking, Telnet remote CLI management, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSP) redundancy. To enhance security and system management, the unit integrates recoverable data zeroization capabilities for declassifying switch data, along with RS-232 Command Line Interface (CLI) and Ethernet management ports. Status LEDs indicate zeroization signal, power, and port link/speed/activity.

AVAILABILITY
DuraNET 1268 subsystems with fiber optic support will begin in Q3 2012. Contact sales@eurotech.com for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit http://www.eurotech.com/en/products/DuraNET 1268.



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