MilSource Announces Ruggedized Ethernet Switch/Routers for Embedded Network Applications

By Mike Ball / 12 Nov 2015

MILTECH 9124 and 9128 Ethernet SwitchesMilSource, a distributor of military-grade Ethernet connectivity solutions, has announced the availability of the Techaya MILTECH 9124 and MILTECH 9128 board-level, ultra-compact, conformally coated, Layer 2/Layer 3 Ethernet switch/routers for use in military, avionic and commercial applications. Each with a built-in board-to-board connector, the MILTECH 9124 and MILTECH 9128 deliver advanced switching and routing capabilities on a high-density miniaturized plug-in module for embedded communications platforms.

The MILTECH 9128 features 24 triple-speed (10/100/1000Mbps) ports plus four 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) fiber optic ports on a form factor of 3.55 x 3.55 inches. The MILTECH 9124 features 24 triple-speed (10/100/1000Mbps) ports with dimensions of 2.55 x 3.55 inches. Both devices are conformally coated and ready to plug in to any rugged or military-grade communications platform housing.

Today’s military and UAV platforms are increasingly adding bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video and radar, generating large amounts of network traffic that need to be delivered to data collectors, onboard recording servers and then off vehicle over IP-based radios. Advanced networking features, such as support for virtual LANS (VLANS), traffic prioritization (QoS), bandwidth aggregation, dynamic routing (RIPV1,V2,OSPF V2/V3, Multicast Routing, VRRP, ECMP Routing) and full IPv6 support, are offered in a compact, standalone board level solution.

“Ethernet switches need to support these higher data rates and the growing number of devices on a platform, yet they also have to shrink in size and weight, so mobile platforms can accommodate all of these devices,” said Ronen Isaac, general manager of MilSource. “The Techaya MILTECH 9124 and 9128 board-level switch/routers deliver advanced switching and routing capabilities with large port counts and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in a foot print that is 96% smaller than packaged solutions previously available to the market.”

The MILTECH 9124 and MILTECH 9128 are new additions to Techaya’s line of board-level managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches. All are designed to withstand working temperatures of -40°C to +85°C and will comply with MIL-STD-810 & MIL-STD-461 when incorporated in a suitable enclosure.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact