MilSource to Supply Techaya’s Ultra-Compact Ethernet Switch for UAV Communications

By Caroline Rees / 07 May 2014

MILTECH919 Gigabit Ethernet Managed ESoBMilSource, a newly formed U.S.-based distributor of military-grade Ethernet connectivity solutions, has announced the availability of Techaya’s MILTECH 919 ultra-compact, fully managed, board-level Ethernet switch. At 10.7 cm x 4.8 cm x .05 cm, and weighing .052 kg, it weighs 25% of existing board-level Ethernet switches used in military and avionic applications.

The MILTECH 919 features 8 triple-speed (10/100/1000Mbps) ports plus an additional 100/1000 fiber optic port. With a built-in board-to-board connector, it is an ideal solution for adding advanced switching capabilities to any OEM embedded platform with space and weight limitations. Advanced network features include virtual LANS (VLANS), traffic prioritization (QoS), bandwidth aggregation and L3 static routing. The MILTECH 919 can be remotely managed to optimize communications and prioritize critical information traffic.

“When Techaya solutions were introduced to the U.S. last year, they already had a reputation for delivering innovative Ethernet switching solutions in ultra-compact MIL-STD housing,” said Ronen Isaac, General Manager, MilSource. “Techaya listened to our avionic customers and now delivers new board-level versions that radically lighten payload of weight-sensitive platforms such as UAVs, small UGVs and other aircraft.”

With passive cooling eliminating the need for additional heat-syncing devices, a conformal coating, and ruggedized design, the MILTECH 919 meets MILSTD-461E, MILSTD-810F/G/GM and IP68 compliance when installed in an appropriate enclosure.

Techaya will be exhibiting at AUVSI in Orlando, booth #2454.

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