Amphibious Assault Vehicles upgraded with Parvus rugged IP routers, Ethernet switches

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, 5 May 2010. Parvus DuraMAR 1000 routers and DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switches are installed in Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) in support of a SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic/U.S. Navy technology refresh program to enhance onboard vehicle network-centric capabilities.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, 5 May 2010. Parvus DuraMAR 1000 routers and DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switches are installed in Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) in support of a SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic/U.S. Navy technology refresh program to enhance onboard vehicle network-centric capabilities.

The units were shipped last year as part of an order through Mercom Corp. in Pawley's Island, S.C. No financial details were disclosed.

Parvus supplies the Tactical Switch Router (TSR) along with several other Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for the EFV program through a contract with General Dynamics. Both the legacy Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle and its successor specify a version of the Parvus DuraMAR IP router subsystem, says a company representative.

Both the DuraMAR and the DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switch subsystems are ruggedized versions of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Cisco Systems 3230 and 2955 Series products. These units leverage mobile network routing and Ethernet switch technology from Cisco to deliver secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless networks and/or in-vehicle network communications. Both units sport a hardened aluminum chassis with MIL-C-38999 connectors and MIL-STD-810F environmental compliance to extreme temperature, shock, vibration, and other conditions common to military deployments.

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