Curtiss-Wright Introduces Highest Port Count PCI/104-Express Card

March 6, 2014

SWI-22-10 Fully Managed Switch PCI/104-Express Card Features Advanced Layer 2 Network Management

HELI-EXPO 2014, ANAHEIM, Calif. – February 24-27, 2014Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the new Parvus SWI-22-10, the industry’s first 20-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch PCI/104-Express card. With 2x the ports previously provided by earlier designs, this fully managed COTS GbE switch reduces slot-count while adding advanced Layer 2 network management features. With significantly reduced power and cost-per-port, the SWI-22-10 is ideal for use in rugged deployed manned and unmanned military and civilian sensitive mobile, tactical, airborne, and vehicle platforms for situational awareness and network-centric operations.

The SWaP-optimized card speeds and simplifies the integration of high-speed GbE Local Area Network (LAN) switching for IP-Enabled Equipment, such as onboard computers, cameras, sensors, monitoring devices, and Command-and-Control equipment. Designed to meet MIL-STD-810G environmental requirements, the SWI-22-10 delivers optimal performance in extended temperature (-40 to +85C) and high shock and vibration airborne and ground vehicle applications. The SWI-22-10 is an ideal solution for connecting a large number of IP-enabled embedded devices, including computers, cameras, sensors, and command-and-control equipment, deployed in manned and unmanned system platforms at the network edge.

“Our customers increasingly seek cost-effective, compact solutions for bringing high speed network connectivity to their fielded rugged subsystems,” said Lynn Bamford, Sr. VP/GM, Defense Solutions division. “Our new SWI-22-10, the smallest rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch card in Curtiss-Wright’s product portfolio, delivers significant SWaP-C advantages for system designers that require a module-based network building block, or a fully integrated Parvus COTS small form factor subsystem, to connect IP-enabled devices.”

Advanced Network Management Features
The SWI-22-10 is a fully managed Layer 2 switch card and supports IPv4 and IPv6 multicast traffic, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), port control (speed / mode / statistics / flow control), Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, Link Aggregation (802.3ad), SNMPv/1/v2/v3 management, secure authentication (802.1X, ACLs, Web/CLI), redundancy (RSTP/MSTP), precision timing (IEEE-1588v2), port monitoring, IGMP Snooping, and data zeroization.

Integrated Network Switch Solutions
The SWI-22-10 is available as either a standalone card or pre-integrated into an embedded subsystem solution, such as the PC/104-based Parvus DuraCOR mission computer and DuraMAR mobile router products. Curtiss-Wright also plans to introduce a new standalone switch subsystem based on the SWI-22-10 in the near future.

For more information, please download the SWI-22-10 factsheet.

Sales inquiries: Please forward all Sales and reader service inquiries to Jerri-Lynne Charbonneau, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, Tel: (613) 254-5112; Fax: (613) 599-7777; email: [email protected].

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About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide.  For more information, visit


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