Airbus selects OnTime Networks CR-6900 series switch, router, and GPS time server for TOC

Sept. 5, 2019
The Cloudberry CR-6900 19" 1U Series is a commercial-off-the-shelf, fully managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch with an embedded router and GPS time server capability, in a rugged housing.

OSLO, Norway - OnTime Networks, a producer of rugged, time-synchronized Ethernet solutions for the aerospace and defense industries, announced the selection by Airbus Defence and Space GmbH to provide its military-grade, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), CloudberryMIL CR-6900 Series Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Router and GPS Time Server solution for a mobile and all-terrain Air Defense Tactical Operation Center (TOC).

The Cloudberry CR-6900 19" 1U Series is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), fully managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch with an embedded router and GPS time server capability (IEEE 1588 PTP, NTP, IRIG, 1PPS, 10MHz), in a rugged housing. It is specifically designed to provide reliable, high-performance connectivity for extremely demanding size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints in harsh, demanding environments (e.g. high altitude, extreme shock and vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, noisy EMI, and dirty power).

With up to 48 gigabit Ethernet and four 10 gigabit Ethernet ports, the CR-6900 provides a network-routing architecture that customers expect from advanced routing technologies. Its modular design, enclosed in a rugged 19" 1U housing, requires no active cooling and will provide a number of connector options (RJ-45 and 38999). The unit features a military-grade power supply for aircraft (MIL-STD-704F) and ground (MIL-STD-1275D) vehicle use, as well as MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC filtering.

Further, the CR-6900-MIL is an accurate PTP Grand Master Clock (GMC) or Transparent Clock/Slave Clock (TC/SC) fulfilling IEEE 1588 STD 2002 (v1) and IEEE 1588 STD 2008 (v2). Both PTPv1 and PTPv2 Slave clocks can coexist in the same network by using the PTP version translator feature of the CR-6900-MIL platform. The switch can also act as a NTP Network Time Server (NTS) and provide GPS emulation output both when enabled as a GMC and when operating as a TC/SC. GPS emulation (Pulse Per Second (PPS) output signals via dedicated connectors (TTL) as well as NMEA telegrams) via the network connection or RS232. Further, the unit can distribute multiple IRIG-B (AM/DC) and 10MHz outputs via dedicated connectors on the front of the unit.

This fully managed Layer 2/3 Gigabit router/switch provides a set of networking features, including support for IPv4 multicast traffic filtering according to static filters or IGMP snooping, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), port control (speed, mode, statistics, flow control), Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Link Aggregation (802.3ad), SNMP v1/v2/v3 management, secure authentication (802.1X, ACLs, Web/CLI), redundancy (RSTP/MSTP) and port mirroring.

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