PC104 Small Form Factors Editor's Choice

Eurotech COM-1268 Receives Editor’s Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine

Rugged Gigabit Ethernet Switch Card Selected for Robust Networking Performance that “Aids Soldiers and their Networks”

Amaro (Italy), May 27, 2010 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation today announced that Military Embedded Systems magazine, the most complete resource for developers and integrators of embedded military systems, has selected the COM-1268 for its coveted Editor’s Choice Award. The COM-1268 is a rugged 10-port PC104+ Gigabit Ethernet switch card designed for robust networking performance under extreme shock/vibe and thermal conditions common to aerospace and defense applications.

Chris Ciufo, Open Systems Publishing Group Editorial Director and Editor of Military Embedded Systems Magazine, selected the COM-1268 as it represents technology that “aids solders and their networks.”

“Out in the harsh environmental terrain of Afghanistan, situational awareness is paramount to mission success and survival,” said Ciufo. “One key enabler is network-centricity, allowing soldiers to receive strategic or protective orders from commanders and other personnel in the timeliest and most straightforward way. We’re going to guess that developers at Parvus had just such a scenario on their minds when they developed the new COM-1268 rugged PC/104-Plus GbE switch card. Designed to heighten IP network-centricity and situational awareness, the 10-port board provides robust network performance even under the most demanding thermal and shock/vibe conditions.”

“Supporting both IPv4 and the later-and-greater IPv6 Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, the Layer 2 GbE switch survives – and thrives – in a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C,” Ciufo continued. “And it is vended as a stand-alone board … or not: It can also be integrated into a mission computer platform, mobile router system, or ruggedized COTS switch subsystem, for example. And there’s even more good news: The COM-1268 does not need an additional processor for board operation and can also be used in non-PC/104 systems.”

A follow-on to Parvus’ highly successful 5-Port PRV-1059 10/100 switch board, COM-1268 delivers twice the port density, ten times the bandwidth, and the addition of management capabilities for local/remote control and monitoring, while retaining the small form factor of PC/104-Plus (3.550” x 3.775”).

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About Parvus
Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus’ tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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