SOURCE: Parvus Corp.

November 20, 2008 10:00 ET

Kawasaki Specifies Parvus DuraMAR® Mobile Router Into Rail Car Internet Protocol (IP) Computer Architecture

Eurotech North American Unit Receives Order for 150 DuraMAR Network Routers From Kawasaki Rail Car for New York MTA's Metro-North Railroad

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Parvus Corporation, a US subsidiary of the Eurotech Group, today announced that Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. has ordered 150 DuraMAR® 1000 routers for installation on new M-8 passenger rail cars for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad (MNR). These ruggedized Cisco 3200-based mobile routers are specified into the rail cars' next-generation Internet Protocol (IP)-based computer network infrastructure. The order is valued at approximately $1.6 Million. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2009. MNR is the second busiest commuter railroad in the United States, providing approximately 275,000 customer trips each weekday and some 80 million trips per year.

Kawasaki will fit the new M-8 rail cars with a version of the Parvus DuraMAR 1000 IP router especially configured for rolling stock installations, enabling advanced on-board routing functionality, including Quality of Service (QoS), VLAN, remote diagnostics (SNMP), and mobile IP for remote access management. MNR currently utilizes a legacy version of the DuraMAR router onboard its Budd M3A rail car fleet, in conjunction with the train's Event Recorder and Diagnostics Systems (ERDS) to monitor vehicle health data and maintain the fleet.

The DuraMAR is a hardened network router leveraging Cisco's industry standard IOS® software and Cisco 3200 series hardware to deliver secure data, voice and video communications to mobile network nodes across wired and wireless networks. Underscoring its rugged design and robust capabilities, the DuraMAR is also in use today onboard naval ships, armored vehicles, military helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for military and aerospace applications. Parvus' tactical mission processors, network routers and LAN switch products provide enhanced command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground mobile, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group, a world leader in miniaturized and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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