WLANmall Introduces Four Port Ruggedized Military Ethernet Switches

By Caroline Rees / 10 Oct 2013
MILTECH 304 Four Port Military Fast Ethernet Switch

MILTECH 304 Four Port Military Fast Ethernet Switch

WLANmall, a leading supplier of IP video, wired and wireless connectivity solutions has announced the availability of the two lower-port versions of the industry’s smallest military Ethernet switches.

Techaya MILTECH 304 and MILTECH 904 ultra-compact military-grade Ethernet switches soldier-carry and UAV applications. The MILTECH 304 is an unmanaged 4-port Fast Ethernet switch operating at 10 and 100 Mbps and at wire-speed across all ports. The MILTECH 904 is a 4-port ultra-compact 10/100/1000 managed gigabit Ethernet switch. The lower port density versions of Techaya solutions were developed for environments where there are less devices that need to communicate and every millimeter of space is crucial.

MILTECH 904 Managed Gigabit Military Ethernet Switch

MILTECH 904 Managed Gigabit Military Ethernet Switch

Both products lead the industry in size, weight and power (SWaP) with the MILTECH 304 having dimensions of 3.2” x 2.1” x 1.0” and weighing only 0.29 lbs, while the MILTECH 904 measures 3.94” x 2.9” x 1.4” and weighs only 0.82 lbs. The MILTECH 304 consumes only 2W of power and uses 5V power that can be supplied through a USB connection. The 904 uses less than 5W of power at 24VDC.

Ethernet and IP technologies are becoming ubiquitous throughout military and other mission-critical applications. Small, modular, components have become interoperable through Ethernet and have become critical components of new applications, including the future digital soldier, unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), and robots. Compact systems, such as UAVs and future soldier applications that require video, advanced weaponry, radar and communications can all be connected with an Ethernet switch that’s the size of a credit card due to these novel solutions delivered by Techaya.

“Earlier this year we introduced the MILTECH 308 and MILTECH 918 which were ‘big brothers’ to these new 4 port versions of our solutions,” said Ronen Isaac, WLANmall vice president. “Initial industry response was extremely positive, but some UAV manufacturers required an even smaller switch with a lower port count. We listened and, because of Techaya’s ability to quickly respond to market requirements, we’ve delivered the new products within a matter of months.”

Both products features mechanical packaging enhancements designed to meet MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-810F GM, MILSTD-704, IP68 standards. The units have been especially hardened to improve ingress, impact, and shock/vibration protection. All moving parts have been eliminated and the unit uses passive cooling and sealed MIL-SCE circular connector interfaces.

WLANMall will be featuring the complete line of MILTECH switches and communications hubs at AUSA in Washington DC, Oct 21-23 in booth 2357.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact