6U OpenVPX Gigabit Ethernet switch for C4ISR and embedded computing introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX6-688 24-Port 6U OpenVPX Gigabit Ethernet switch module for demanding applications in command, control, communications computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ASHBURN, Va. – The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the VPX6-688 24-Port 6U OpenVPXGigabit Ethernet switch module for demanding applications in command, control, communications computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

The switch simplifies the integration of a networking solution into open-architecture VPX systems, and enables embedded systems to share data safely on intra-platform and wide-area networks.

The rugged module offers network security by disabling non-essential services, and provides secured management interfaces for administration.

To protect against emerging cyber security threats, Curtiss-Wright provides regular network software updates to ensure that the VPX6-688’s network security posture stays up to date. If the application requires secure WAN connections, Curtiss-Wright offers an optional services mezzanine module that provides a-featured Cisco IOS router.

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The VPX6-688 supports the high-precision IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) synchronization required by real-time and signal processing applications.

The rugged module provides 24 ports of IEEE 802.3 compliant 1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet to the backplane. Four optional 1000 BASE-SX Gigabit links are available to support high-speed optical interfaces. It delivers line-rate switching on all ports across all packet sizes.

The switch is suitable for a wide range of embedded computing and vehicle network applications that involve integrating robust and secure Ethernet for airborne, naval, and ground mobile networks, as well as fixed installations.

For more information contact Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions online at www.curtisswrightds.com.

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