3/17/2004 - Dy 4 Systems (Dy 4), a wholly owned subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW;CW.B), announced its leading-edge SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade multi-layer Gigabit Ethernet switch with expansion capability.
Enabling the vision of the network-centric battlefield, Dy 4's SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade is the world's first VME form-factor, conduction-cooled, non-blocking, full duplex Gigabit Ethernet switch that can scale up to 24 ports of wire-speed performance in a single VME slot. Purpose designed for rugged military/aerospace intra-platform networks (IP-based networks in air, land, and sea vehicles), Dy 4's SwitchBlade allows systems integrators to make high performance chassis-to-chassis, board-to-board or even CPU-to-CPU connections over Gigabit Ethernet.
The SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade provides up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The basecard comes in either a 12 or 20 Gigabit Ethernet port configuration. An expansion option supports the addition of another 4 ports that may be configured as 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports or 4 fiber optic (SX or LX) ports to the front panel I/O, or 4 Fast Ethernet ports to the real panel. Systems requiring larger port counts can simply cascade 2 or more SwitchBlades.
The SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade automatically adapts the speed of each port from 10Mbps to 1000Mbps so it can be used easily in an environment with mixed Ethernet speeds. For increased data rates, 2 or more ports can be aggregated to form high performance multi-gigabit links between end-points.
The SVME/DMV-680 switch can be used as an intelligent Layer 2 managed switch or an advanced Layer 3 managed switch/router. With unsurpassed line-rate switching performance at Layer 2 and Layer 3, SwitchBlade also provides support for Layer 2 to Layer 7 classification filtering on each port enabling the implementation of more advanced switching features.
The management and control software integrated in the SwitchBlade has rich functionality that systems integrators can leverage as their application's networking requirements grow. Systems may be remotely configured, monitored and upgraded through a secure set of interfaces, dramatically reducing system debug and maintenance costs.
Some key networking features that are available on the SVME/DMV-680 SwitchBlade include Virtual LANs (VLANs), Spanning Tree Algorithms (STP, RSTP, MSTP), security (Password, Authentication, Radius client), IP multicasting, intelligent routing (RIP, OSPF), Quality of Service (QoS), priority scheduling, network management, remote monitoring as well as many other switching and routing features that make it well suited for any military and aerospace intra-platform network.
The SVME/DMV-680 will be available in commercial air-cooled and rugged air-cooled and conduction-cooled configurations.
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