Eurotech Previews COM-8000, Ultra-Rugged Conduction-Cooled 6U Single-Slot VME Ethernet Switch Card

Today Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation, will begin previewing the COM-8000, an ultra-rugged conduction-cooled 6U single-slot VME Ethernet Switch card, at booth #211 of the Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition is the largest maritime exposition in the world, which is being held at the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland, from May 3-5.

The COM-8000 is developed for command & control / situational awareness subsystems based on VMEbus architecture and is compliant with IPv6 traffic. Following Parvus’ tradition of robust networking architecture, the COM-8000 is designed for continuous extended temperature operation over the range of -40 to +85C and MIL-STD-810G shock and vibration profiles per jet-helo aircraft conditions. Additionally, the COM-8000 incorporates a reliable mechanical design with an integrated heatsink/board stiffener, wedgelocks, and injector/ejector handles.

To simplify systems integration, the COM-8000 features non-blocking Ethernet switch architecture to support simple plug-and-play operation with auto-MDI-MDIX network installation for up to 18 computing devices. The product also comes standard in an unmanaged configuration with 16 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports brought out through P2 VME user connector, or through two 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports on the front panel available through either locking Molex headers or RJ-45 connectors.

This Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) card can also be custom ordered in configurations that support VITA 31.1 (switched fabric GigE over VMEbus) as well as onboard management over RS-232 Serial or out-of-band 10/100 Ethernet with various firmware options for VLAN (port-based / 802.1Q tagged), Port Mirroring, Class of Service/ 802.1p Quality of Service, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, and/or SNMPv1.

The COM-8000 is currently in pre-production with limited quantities already delivered to initial customers. Contact for updated availability and pricing information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit

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