Rugged 6U OpenVPX 10-Gigabit Ethernet data plane switch module introduced by GE for military applications

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 30 Nov. 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the NETernity GBX460 rugged 6U OpenVPX 10-Gigabit Ethernet data plane switch module that supports high-throughput interprocessor communications between 10-Gigabit Ethernet processing nodes for deployed defense and aerospace applications.

Nov 30th, 2010
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Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 30 Nov. 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the NETernity GBX460 rugged 6U OpenVPX 10-Gigabit Ethernet data plane switch fabric module that supports high-throughput interprocessor communications between 10-Gigabit Ethernet processing nodes for deployed defense and aerospace applications.

With 20 (optionally 24) 10-Gigabit Ethernet data plane ports and 16 Gigabit Ethernet control plane ports, the VITA 65 OpenVPX GBX460 supports non-blocking, low latency data transfers across a multiprocessing cluster to full wire speed for demanding intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

It provides a high-speed interface for sensor I/O, interprocessor communications, and data distribution to the back end processing clusters typical in command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) infrastructures.

The GBX460 is an unmanaged Layer 2 switch that can support several OpenVPX slots/module profiles. "An unmanaged switch like the GBX460 is for customer applications requiring the switch to be functional for network-connected devices as soon as possible after power-on; this is a capability required by several military programs," says Rob McKeel, president of military & aerospace at GE Intelligent Platforms.

It is VITA 65 OpenVPX compatible, is available in conduction-cooled variants, provides 20-by-10-Gigabit Ethernet data plane fat pipes, and a 16-by-1 Gigabit Ethernet control plane. For more information contact GE Intelligence Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.

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