SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

November 18, 2008 10:00 ET

Parvus Previews Rugged Dual-Core Vehicle Mission Processor Platform and Gigabit Ethernet Switch Subsystem at MILCOM

New Core 2 Duo-Based Mission Computer and 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Target Manned and Unmanned Military Applications

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Parvus will be previewing the new DuraCOR® 810-Duo mission computer and DuraNET® 1268 Gigabit Ethernet switch Nov. 17-19 at MILCOM 2008 in the San Diego Convention Center Booth 1109. These new rugged subsystems target Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) military and homeland defense applications for enhancing situational awareness and onboard computing capabilities of unmanned aircraft and tactical wheeled/tracked vehicles.

Designed for high reliability applications, both the DuraCOR 810-Duo and DuraNET 1268 are designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-704E, and MIL-STD-1275D environmental conditions (extreme temperatures, shock/vibration, and ingress), EMI/EMC conducted and radiated emissions/susceptibility, as well as power supply voltage and surge/transient requirements common to ground and airborne military deployments.


The DuraCOR 810-Duo is a rugged multi-core mission processor subsystem based around a modular, open architecture design with Intel's Core2 Duo CPU, a Flash solid state disk, MIL power supply and expandable rugged chassis. The unit offers six expansion slots for PCI-104 or PC/104-Plus modules, along with an expansion connector pre-routed for optional add-on cards.

To ensure high reliability, signal integrity, and extended environment operation, this high-performance vehicle-mount tactical computer comes equipped with sealed MIL-38999 connectors, integrated EMI/EMC filtering, watertight aluminum enclosure, aluminum railed card cage, and near cable-less internal interconnect scheme. Locking circular connectors bring out Gigabit and Fast Ethernet connections, 6 USB ports, 2 RS-232 ports, Dual Video Display (LCD/VGA), Keyboard, Mouse, and Audio signals. An industrial-grade Solid State Disk (SSD) comes ready to boot with a Linux operating system.


The DuraNET 1268 is a rugged, Layer 2+ Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten (10) triple-speed 10/100/1000Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible computing devices in demanding military vehicle LAN applications. It features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Virtual Local-Area Network (VLAN) trunking, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSP) redundancy.

Small and lightweight in form factor, yet robust in mechanical design, the DuraNET 1268 switch serves an ideal COTS solution for manned and unmanned vehicle programs upgrading to Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) connections, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addressing, and Layer 2 QoS/CoS Traffic Prioritization.


The DuraCOR 810-Duo and DuraNET 1268 are slated to go to production after MIL-STD qualification testing is completed around early Q2 2009. Prospective customers should contact Parvus at or 801-483-1533 for further information.


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

DuraCOR, DuraNET, and Parvus are registered trademarks of Parvus Corporation.

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