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Parvus Previews Rugged Dual-Core Vehicle Mission Processor Platform and Gigabit Ethernet Switch Subsystem at MILCOM

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by Parvus Corp

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Parvus will be previewing the new DuraCOR® 810-Duo mission computer and DuraNET® 1268GB ethernet switch in booth 1109 at MILCOM 2008, which takes place on 17-19 November at the San Diego Convention Center. These new rugged subsystems target commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) military and homeland defense applications for enhancing situational awareness and onboard computing capabilities of unmanned aircraft and tactical wheeled / tracked vehicles.

Designed for high reliability applications, both the DuraCOR 810-Duo and DuraNET 1268 are designed to meet MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-704E, and MIL-STD-1275D environmental conditions (extreme temperatures, shock/vibration and ingress), EMI / EMC conducted and radiated emissions / susceptibility, as well as power supply voltage and surge / transient requirements, which are common in ground and airborne military deployments.

DuraCOR 810-Duo

The DuraCOR 810-Duo is a rugged multi-core mission processor subsystem, based around a modular, open architecture design with Intel's Core2 Duo CPU, a flash solid state disk, MIL power supply and expandable rugged chassis. The unit offers six expansion slots for PCI-104 or PC/104-Plus modules, along with an expansion connector pre-routed for optional add-on cards.

To ensure high reliability, signal integrity and extended environment operation, this high-performance vehicle-mount tactical computer comes equipped with sealed MIL-38999 connectors, integrated EMI/EMC filtering, watertight aluminum enclosure, aluminum railed card cage and near cable-less internal interconnect scheme. Locking circular connectors bring out gigabit and fast Ethernet connections, six USB ports, two RS-232 ports, dual video display (LCD/VGA), keyboard, mouse, and audio signals. An industrial-grade solid state disk (SSD) comes ready-to-boot with a Linux operating system.

DuraNET 1268

The DuraNET 1268 is a rugged, layer two+ gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem, equipped with ten triple-speed 10Mb / 100Mb / 1000Mb ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible computing devices in demanding military vehicle LAN applications. It features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, virtual local-area network (VLAN) trunking, and rapid spanning tree (RSP) redundancy.

Small and lightweight in form factor, yet robust in mechanical design, the DuraNET 1268 switch serves an ideal COTS solution for manned and unmanned vehicle programs upgrading to gigabit Ethernet local area network (LAN) connections, internet protocol version six (IPv6) addressing, and layer two QoS/CoS traffic prioritization.


The DuraCOR 810-Duo and DuraNET 1268 are slated to go to production after MIL-STD qualification testing is completed around early Q2 2009. Prospective customers should contact Parvus using the enquiry form at the bottom of the profile page.