Parvus introduces military-grade embedded switch for net-centric operations

SALT LAKE CITY, 22 September 2006. Parvus Corp. has introduced the PRV-1059 VLAN-enabled five-Port PC/104 ethernet switch, designed and tested to MIL-STD-810F. The PRV-1059 switch is well suited to space-constrained, high-reliability aviation, industrial, military, and transportation applications where extreme temperature and high shock/vibration exists.

SALT LAKE CITY, 22 September 2006. Parvus Corp. has introduced the PRV-1059 VLAN-enabled five-Port PC/104 ethernet switch, designed and tested to MIL-STD-810F.

The rugged network switch features low power consumption (1.5 watts) and reliable extended-temperature operation up to +85 degrees C (185 degrees F). Supporting auto-MDI-MDIX network installation, the board is designed for simple plug-and-play operation, enabling up to five embedded computing devices to be networked together using 10BaseT or 100BaseTX Local Area Network (LAN) connections.

Field-programmable, port-based VLAN functionality is now supported. This feature enables any combination of ports to be connected together in subnets for use in a small secure or nonsecure network.

Fully IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u compliant, it boasts five transceiver ports; any port can serve as an uplink. The module can either be used as a standalone network switch (no processor board required) or in combination with embedded systems that support a PC/104 (ISA) bus.

The card integrates independent media access controllers (MACs), an embedded framebuffer memory, and a high-speed address look-up engine, along with support for auto-crossover, auto-polarity, auto-negotiation, and bridge loop prevention.

The PRV-1059 switch is well suited to space-constrained, high-reliability aviation, industrial, military, and transportation applications where extreme temperature and high shock/vibration exists.

The unit is 90x96mm (3.550x3.775 inches) in size. All versions include mounting holes to facilitate simple installation, as well as support for local or remote monitoring of LED activity for data RX/TX and connectivity.

The PRV-1059 switch has a list price of $199 for base models and $249 for models with VLAN support. Non-RoHS and RoHS compliant (lead-free) versions are available from stock to six weeks.

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