SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

Parvus Corporation

May 23, 2012 10:00 ET

Parvus Announces Rugged Tactical Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet Switch Subsystem

Parvus DuraNET 1268 Switch Now Available With TFOCA II Fiber Optic Connectors for Military Tactical Deployable Networks

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces tactical fiber optic media support for the DuraNET® 1268, a rugged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten (10) triple-speed 10/100/1000Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible sensors and computing devices onboard demanding tactical network-centric (un)manned vehicle and aircraft platforms. Designed for rugged extremes, this Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-optimized Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution is well suited for C4ISR technology refresh and situational awareness upgrade programs. To enhance reliability, the unit features no moving parts, a near cable-less internal design, all industrial temperature grade components, EMI filtering, and a sealed dust/waterproof aluminum chassis with isolated MIL-STD-1275/704 power supply that protects against vehicle/aircraft voltage surges, spikes and transients.

Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are brought out over rugged MIL-DTL-38999 connectors on the front panel and now optionally Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA® II) connectors on the rear. These optical interfaces are designed to survive the harshest battlefield conditions and were selected by the U.S. ARMY WIN-T program as the standard next generation fiber optic connector for military tactical deployable networks.

Managed and unmanaged switch configurations are available for configurable or "plug and play" Gigabit Ethernet LAN applications. The base DuraNET 1268 was previously qualification tested for extreme MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC and MIL-STD-810G thermal, shock, vibe, humidity, altitude, and ingress conditions, as well as RTCA/DO-160G airworthiness tests for low temperature and high altitude operation.

The DuraNET 1268 features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and port monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Virtual Local-Area Network (VLAN) trunking, Telnet remote CLI management, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSP) redundancy. To enhance security and system management, the unit integrates recoverable data zeroization capabilities for declassifying switch data, along with RS-232 Command Line Interface (CLI) and Ethernet management ports. Status LEDs indicate zeroization signal, power, and port link/speed/activity.

AVAILABILITY
DuraNET 1268 subsystems with fiber optic support will begin sampling within 60 days. Contact sales@parvus.comfor pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit http://www.parvus.com/product/overview.aspx?prod=DuraNET1268.

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 pervasive computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.

Note: TFOCA is a registered trademark of Amphenol Fiber Systems International. DuraNET is a registered trademark of Parvus Corporation.

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