Aitech augments GbE rugged switch product roster
Aitech Defense Systems has added new versions to its line of rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches. In addition to the original 6U CompactPCI (C660) version, the line now includes switches in 6U VPX (C670), 3U VPX (C680), and XMC (M620) formats. The company says the new rugged switches allow operation in harsh environments across military, rugged, and industrial settings.
Each managed switch product supports the same protocols and network services, in addition to a simplified HTML browser-based interface, enabling the user to easily manage the switch's comprehensive feature set for a better optimised network. Using the Marvell Prestera 98DX4122 multi-layer switch packet controller, the switches perform layer 2 and layer 3 routing and switching.
The switches feature a host of board management devices such as power controller, elapsed time recorder, and temperature sensors, as well as several monitoring devices including CPU, port, and TCAM utilisation.
Designed for high performance in rugged environments, these switches incorporate an integrated low power ARM-compatible Sheeva CPU core. Operating at 800MHz, the CPU core functions as a service processor and interfaces to a high speed DDRII-320MHz memory controller.
Features of each port include auto-negotiation and auto MDI/MDIX support, as well as head of line (HOL) blocking prevention. VLAN and port mirroring are also included.
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