Abaco introduces 6U VME Ethernet switch with management software
Pin- compatible with the earlier GBX24 and RM921 Ethernet switches from Abaco, the company has introduced the GBX25 6U VME managed Ethernet switch. Manufactured in the UK, the switch operates with Abaco’s OpenWare switch management software, which was created to provide access to the development team’s expertise to transition or to develop application-specific functionality for networking.
The GBX25 enables users to free up slot space, power and cooling resources in existing chassis because it uses a single switch to replace multiple switch cards yet maintains the range of communication protocols—including 100-FX—and cable types typically installed in legacy systems.
The switch is available with up to 40 ports (combination of front and rear) that support a variety of copper and fibre cable types. The GBX25’s use of standard SMP modules for a variety of basebands including 100-FX, 1000-SX/LX/T, and 10G-SR/LR enables users to combine multiple communications capabilities on a single card to reduce slot occupancy compared with multi-card architectures.
The first GBX25 units are being manufactured on Abaco’s new line of ASM SX surface-mount placement machines in Towcester, UK.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defence and industrial applications. The company creates modular solutions based on open standards that are characterised by “outstanding” price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP.