Rugged Ethernet switch for harsh-environment use in military vehicles introduced by GE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 1 April 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the GS12 rugged Ethernet switch for harsh-environment applications in military ground vehicles that need the ability to interconnect many nodes.

Posted by John Keller

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., 1 April 2010. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the GS12 rugged Ethernet switch for harsh-environment applications in military ground vehicles that need the ability to interconnect many nodes.

The GS12 improves information distribution speed, accuracy, and security, GE officials say. The stand-alone managed Layer 2/3 Gigabit unit combines 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports with support for IPv6 switching and routing in a small, lightweight enclosure.

Additional management and configuration features include quality of service (QoS) prioritization, VLANs, LAG, SNMP, RSTP, VRRP, IGMP, and traffic policing. The device measures 2.5 by 6.5 by 9.25 inches, weighs four pounds, and operates in temperatures between -40 and 75 degrees Celsius.

The GS12 Ethernet switch also is for applications in military and aerospace ground, airborne, and naval environments. Connections to the conduction-cooled GS12 are made via the rugged front panel, which meets MIL-STD-810F requirements for humidity, salt spray and dust. It complements the 24-port GS24 rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet switch.

For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com.

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