OnTime Networks has expanded its military-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch portfolio with the addition of the Cloudberry CM-4000 MIL Series.
The new Cloudberry CM-4012F0-MM-MIL is a small form factor rugged Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) 12-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch specifically designed to reliably provide high-performance connectivity for extremely demanding size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints in the harsh climatically and noisy electrical demanding environments (e.g. high altitude, extreme shock, & vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust & water exposure, noisy EMI, dirty power) on land, in the air and on sea. These include land vehicles, aircraft, UAVs and naval vessels.
Markus Schmitz, Managing Director of OnTime Networks in the U.S., stated “Today’s modern platforms demand sophisticated communication technologies and a reduction in system Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SwaP-C) to comply with operational life and budgetary constraints. One key challenge of our customers is to integrate multiple network assets, from multiple vendors, in one system architecture. These complex onboard networks contain dozens of networking devices that must be interconnected including audio, video, recorder, data acquisition units and IP-based sensors.” Schmitz continued, “The Cloudberry CM-4012F0-MM-MIL Series is an ideal solution for mobile Ethernet-equipped platforms, such as aerial vehicles, as it can be remotely managed to optimize communications and prioritize critical information traffic. Our rugged, scalable, distributed network solutions are specifically designed for the harsh environmental requirements of the Aerospace and Defense Industry as they are able to withstand extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, humidity, dust, sand, water, and electronic interference.”