Integrating up to 20 ports of fully managed routing, switching, and security services in a single hardened subsystem, this robust networking solution is primed for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) sensitive situational awareness tech refreshes onboard aircraft, ground vehicles and maritime platforms. For maximum reliability and 2-level maintenance (2LM) field serviceability, the unit features a high-performance 3U VPX blade architecture, including a 3U VPX REDI secure router/switch card and MIL-STD-704/1275 compliant power supply line replaceable modules (LRM), as well as a spare 3U VPX payload slot to support customized system configurations (i.e. integrated Single Board Computer).
Designed to meet harsh MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC and MIL-STD-810G thermal (-40 to +71°C), shock, vibe, altitude, and ingress conditions, the unit features a passively cooled ½ ATR VPX chassis fitted with MIL-DTL-38999 connectors for up to 20 ports of copper Gigabit Ethernet connectivity or optional combinations of copper GigE together with optical Gigabit and/or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for uplinks/cascade ports. The unit features a high performance Broadcom StrataXGS multilayer packet processor and quad-core Freescale QorIQ management processor with built-in hardware security engine together with Freescale VortiQa enterprise-class network software to provides robust and secure network connectivity. Supported features include: L2/L3 switching and routing, stateful firewall & NAT, IPsec virtual private network (VPN), Quality-of-service (QoS) device and traffic management, and high availability, among others. This advanced networking software is fully integrated with the QorIQ processor architecture to leverage hardware acceleration functions and deliver optimum network performance under both normal and stressed network conditions.