Rugged modular Ethernet switch subsystem for military ships, planes, and vehicles introduced by Curtiss-Wright

SAN DIEGO, 6 March 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in San Diego is introducing the SwitchBox 684 lightweight rugged modular Ethernet switch subsystem that delivers 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a choice of four ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber or two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper interfaces. The SwitchBox 684, based on Curtiss Wright's VPX6-684 FireBlade 6U OpenVPX card, is for building intra-platform networks (IPNs) for aircraft, land vehicles, ships, and submarines. It is housed in a rugged enclosure that weighs 10 pounds and measures 2 by 11 by 11.5 inches.

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SAN DIEGO, 6 March 2011. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in San Diego is introducing the SwitchBox 684 lightweight modular rugged Ethernet switch subsystem that delivers 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a choice of four ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber or two ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper interfaces.The SwitchBox 684, based on Curtiss Wright's VPX6-684 FireBlade 6U OpenVPX card, is for building intra-platform networks (IPNs) for aircraft, land vehicles, ships, and submarines. It is housed in a rugged enclosure that weighs 10 pounds and measures 2 by 11 by 11.5 inches.Curtiss Wright's SwitchBox products are autonomous field replaceable units that connect to existing subsystems. This switch operates in temperatures to 70 degrees Celsius, uses natural convection cooling, and requires no active cooling components.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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