SOURCE: Parvus Corporation

January 13, 2011 08:00 ET

Parvus Wins Initial Contract for US Navy JPALS Communications Datalink Interface

Rockwell Collins Specifies Parvus DuraCOR 810 Rugged Computer Subsystem Into Navy Shipboard Landing System

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced today a contract with Rockwell Collins to supply 53 DuraCOR 810 mission computer subsystems in support of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) Increment 1 program. All units under contract shipped as of the end of 2010. No other financial details were disclosed.

JPALS Increment 1 provides the US Navy a secure, all-weather shipboard landing system. It will use GPS technology and provide a survivable, day-night precision approach and landing capability for vessels afloat. Parvus' DuraCOR 810 subsystems will be implemented as part of Rockwell Collins' Datalink Interface Unit (DIU), which provides secure communications capability between the ship and aircraft.

Rockwell Collins selected the DuraCOR 810 subsystem as it provides a robust, PC/104-based COTS computing platform that can meet stringent military requirements, including the harsh environments encountered under the JPALS program. In addition, the modularity of the DuraCOR 810 subsystem will allow Parvus to integrate Rockwell Collins' own proprietary FPGA and interconnect boards, along with a DDC MIL-STD-1553 databus interface module to tailor mission I/O and communication capabilities specific to the JPALS system. Parvus designed the DuraCOR 810 as an expandable vehicle computing platform for similar MIL-STD vehicle and airborne environments -- with particular considerations for dust exposure, water immersion, EMI/EMC, corrosion resistance, power protection and system mobility.

"The selection of the Parvus DuraCOR 810 for the JPALS program is a testament to Parvus' proven track record of supplying highly-reliable, small form factor computing solutions for military programs," said Dusty Kramer, vice president of sales and marketing for Parvus. "We are pleased to be working with Rockwell Collins on this project to further enhance the Navy's ability to carry out their mission in all-weather conditions." 

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Its expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.

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 small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.

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