Rugged 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet switch for military and unmanned vehicle applications introduced by Kontron
ECHING, Germany, 15 June 2010. Kontron in Eching, Germany is introducing the VX3910 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet switch for military, medical, energy, and unmanned vehicle applications.
The VX3910 has 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports and can simplify IPv4/v6 inter-and intra-platform networking. The switch has four 1000 Base-T uplinks on the front panel -- one dedicated for out-of-band management -- and is available in an air-cooled version for ambient temperatures from 0 to 55 degrees Celsius, and in a rugged conduction-cooled version for operating temperatures from -40 to 85 C.
The Kontron VX3910 allows flexible implementation of network-centricsituational-awareness and high performance embedded computing applications such as vetronics, extremely rugged embedded multiprocessing systems, and rapidly deployable networks in VPX and mixed VPX/VME environments.
The VX3910 has an AMCC PowerPC switch controller, individually customizable software environment, and comprehensive firmware. It supports L2 and optional L3 switching, including extensive VLAN support with VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.3ac), dynamic VLAN registration with GARP/GVRP (IEEE 802.1Q) and Protocol based VLANs (IEEE 802.1v) as well as QoS (IEEE 802.1p). It also supports OSPFv2, RIPv2, VRRP, VLAN routing, and DHCP relay.
For more information contact Kontron online at www.kontron.com.