SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

May 03, 2010 09:00 ET

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

Parvus to Showcase New 18-Port VME Ethernet Switch Card at Sea-Air-Space Exposition

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 3, 2010) -  Today Parvus 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

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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