GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Announces Small, Light, Rugged Ethernet Switch For In-Vehicle Deployment

RES-210 ideally suited for air, sea and ground applications


              Fully managed for ease of deployment
              Rugged design for harsh environments
              Support for IPv6 provides investment longevity
              MIL-STD-704E, MIL-STD-1275B compliant power supply delivers flexibility       
Charlottesville, va, September 23, 2009    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the RES-210 Rugged Ethernet Switch. Designed for demanding applications that will be deployed in harsh environments – such as on board military platforms that are subject to high altitudes, vibration, shock, temperature extremes, humidity and salt fog – the RES-210 is one of the smallest, lightest 10-port fully managed Layer 2/3+ Gigabit Ethernet switches available, making it ideal for size/weight constrained deployments. 
A successor to the widely-installed RES-110, it includes support for IPv6 as well as for IPv4. In the near future, support for IPv6 will be a requirement for military and defense customers and the RES-210 offers a path forward to next generation Internet systems with their larger address space, and improved security, reliability and flexibility. Provision of a 28v power supply that is both MIL-STD-704E- and MIL-STD-1275B- compliant allows the RES-210 to be configured in ground vehicles and aircraft as well as other military platforms, making it especially flexible. 
“At the heart of almost every military platform today – whether air, sea or ground – is a network,” said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, “and many legacy platforms are being upgraded to take advantage of improved network technology. At the heart of each of those in-vehicle networks is a rugged Ethernet switch – and that is the environment for which the RES-210 is designed.” 
The RES-210 is based on GE Fanuc’s recently-announced CP923RC Gigabit Ethernet switch, and is enclosed in a rugged, small form factor chassis. It features GE Fanuc’s OpenWare™ switch management environment. Comprehensive and powerful, OpenWare provides integrated management services including configuration, monitoring, switching control, addressing, routing and all supported protocols. Configuration and monitoring functions are accessible from a serial console or via a network. Supported access methods include Telnet, SSH and SNMP.
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