VICTORY-compliant network switches and routers for vetronics applications offered by X-ES

MIDDLETON, Wis., 7 Nov. 2013. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing a lineup of VICTORY-compliant network switching and routing solutions for vetronics applications in military combat vehicles.

VICTORY-compliant network switches and routers for vetronics applications offered by X-ES
VICTORY-compliant network switches and routers for vetronics applications offered by X-ES
MIDDLETON, Wis., 7 Nov. 2013. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing a lineup of VICTORY-compliant network switching and routing solutions for vetronics applications in military combat vehicles.

Included are the XPand6206, XPand6207, and XPand6208 small-form-factor (SFF) networking solutions that function as secure, standalone, and managed switches and routers. They include 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, and a removable solid-state drive (SSD).

VICTORY is short for Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare (C4ISR/EW) Interoperability.

These packaged solutions integrate the VICTORY-compliant XChange3013 and XChange3018 3U VPX switches and routers. The three systems deliver wire speed across networking ports and support jumbo packets to 13 kilobits. They also support IPv6, Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE), and a set of IETF RFCs and IEEE protocols.

The XPand6206 supports 20 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports. The XPand6207 emphasizes network performance with 10 Gigabit Ethernet support, providing six 10 GBASE-T 10 10 Gigabit ports and 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The XPand6208 is a managed 10 Gigabit and Gigabit Ethernet switch and router that also integrates the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor-based XPedite7570 3U VPX module and XPort6193 removable SSD.

When these systems are configured as managed Layer 2 switches they support fast boot, flow control, MAC bridging (IEEE 802.1D), port mirroring, port authentication (IEEE 802.1x), VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q), quality of service (QoS), GVRP, MVRP, port and protocol classification (IEEE 802.1v), GARP, MRP, GMRP, MMRP, LACP, RMON, STP, RSTP, MSTP, RPVST+, AgentX, and IGMP.

When configured as a Layer 3 router, support for Multicast and Unicast Routing has such as DVMRP, IGMP, PIM-DM, PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, MLD, RIP, BGP, OSPFv2/OSPFv3, and VRRP are added.

When paired with the XPedite5205 XMC router module, they include Cisco IOS IP routing and Cisco mobile ready net capabilities. With this technology, the router provides secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

With the XPedite5205, Cisco IOS security also are supported, including hardware encryption, firewalls with integrated threat control, zone-based firewalls, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), content filtering, identity management using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

The XPand6206, XPand6207, and XPand6208 are pre-configured, verified, and tested. They share the same rugged and SWaP-optimized SFF packaging, backplane, and power supply, but are configured with different 3U VPX and XMC modules.

The XPand6200 series capitalize ons the plethora of COTS 3U VPX, PMC, and XMC modules from X-ES and third parties, providing rapid access to a integrated and deployable system that is for programs with tight schedules, minimal NRE budgets, and stringent SWaP requirements.

The XPand6200 series has a small, rugged, deployable enclosure that can support two COTS 3U VPX modules and removable storage. All user I/O from the VPX connectors is brought to the system's external circular connectors, enabling the XPand6200 series to eliminate the need to respin a backplane to support different 3U VPX modules in most cases.

For more information contact X-ES online at www.xes-inc.com.

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