Curtiss-Wright Debuts Fully Rugged Cisco IOS-XE Network Appliance/Backbone that Combines Network Router and Switch for Military and Aerospace Applications

 Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted, proven supplier of rugged network switches and routers and Cisco Solution Technology Integrator (STI), has introduced the embedded market’s most rugged secure network backbone solution for deploying advanced Cisco network routing and switching resources at the edge of the tactical network. The new Parvus DuraMAR 63-33 combines two of Cisco’s latest embedded router and switch technologies – ESR-6300 and ESS-3300 –  in a single ultra-rugged compact chassis optimized for harsh military and civil vehicle/aircraft installations. The unit features up to 32 Ethernet ports with 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data rates to support advanced network services in the battlefield, including Power over Ethernet (PoE), advanced IPv4/IPv6 routing protocols, radio aware routing (RAR), remote VoIP, and CNSA cryptography. The DuraMAR 63-33 also supports mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) for connectivity in communications on the move (COTM) applications.

The compact unit represents a compelling upgrade choice for users of Curtiss-Wright’s popular DuraMAR 5915 secure mobile network router (based on Cisco’s ESR-5915 and ESS-2020). The unit integrates proven COTS subassemblies from the standalone DuraMAR 6300 router and DuraNET 3300 switch LRU products and hosts them in a single small form factor (SFF) IP67-rated fanless enclosure. The chassis, which features MIL-performance circular connectors and a military grade power supply, shares virtually the same mechanical footprint as the DuraMAR 5915. What’s more, because the unit is based on familiar Cisco IOS-XE software, IT training requirements are minimized.

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