Ethernet switch with fast power-on for networked embedded computing introduced by Abaco

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 19 May 2016. Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing a managed Ethernet switch for networked embedded computing applications with a 'power on to fully functional' elapsed time comparable to that of an unmanaged switch.

May 19th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 19 May 2016. Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing a managed Ethernet switch for networked embedded computing applications with a 'power on to fully functional' elapsed time comparable to that of an unmanaged switch.

The new Ethernet switch is based on the Abaco GBX411 3U OpenVPX Layer 2/3 rugged Ethernet switch, ans is for mission-critical environments that demand superior quality of service, high reliability, and improved uptime through the ability to recover from partial network failure via redundancy and fail-over.

Military and aerospace applications with the need to conserve power and minimize heat dissipation in delivering sensor-derived data, such as from IP cameras, cannot tolerate a delay of even a few seconds, Abaco officials say.

Abaco engineers adapted the company's GBX411 3U OpenVPX Layer 2/3 rugged Ethernet switch to reduce the device's 'power on to fully functional' time from about 30 seconds to 15 seconds, company officials say.

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Abaco's rugged GBX411 supports 24 Gigabit Ethernet and four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with several configuration options that enable it to adapt to demanding connectivity requirements for network switching.

The switch is qualified to several MIL standards and supports Abaco's OpenWare switch management software to provide integrated managed services including configuration, monitoring, switching control, addressing, routing, and a wide range of networking protocols.

For more information contact Abaco Systems online at www.abaco.com.

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