SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

April 19, 2010 10:00 ET

Parvus Releases New White Paper Describing Trends in Rugged Switching & Routing Subsystems

White Paper Details Developments in Rugged Networking Technology to Meet Military's Needs

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Parvus announced the availability of a new white paper titled "Rugged COTS Switching & Routing Subsystems Primed for Netcentric Technology Refresh Upgrades." The white paper outlines key functional requirements and network management feature sets expected today for Internet Protocol (IP) router and Ethernet switch subsystem products deployed by the US Department of Defense in tactical manned and unmanned operations. The white paper also includes a case study on the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)'s Tactical Switch Router (TSR), which illustrates how ruggedized Cisco Systems technology was leveraged to support the situational awareness (SA) requirements of the next-generation amphibious assault vehicle of the US Marine Corps.

Key concepts covered in the white paper include the following: network bandwidth, managed versus unmanaged switches, spanning tree redundancy, virtual local area networks (VLANs), zeroization / security, Quality of Service (Qos), OSI Layer 2 versus Layer 3 functionality, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and MIL-STD environmental requirements.

This free white paper can be downloaded from the Parvus Literature page:

"Parvus is recognized as the supplier of choice by a large, diverse group of military and commercial contractors for developing intelligent, ruggedized computing and communications solutions for harsh field environments," said Dusty Kramer, vice president of sales and marketing for Parvus Corporation. "By providing this white paper, Parvus demonstrates its commitment to delivering military and commercial contractors with up-to-date information about the latest rugged COTS solutions."

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 (MILAN: ETH), 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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