Elma installs router on conduction-cooled 3U VPX board 

A 3U conduction-cooled (VITA 48.2) VPX router from Elma Electronic is an aggregation point for on-demand network connectivity in mobile or fixed deployments. The NetKit-3110 is based on the Cisco ESR6300 Ethernet router, and has been designed for harsh, deployed industrial and military environments. 

It has six Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (two routed, four switched), to enable enterprise-grade routing and switching security, said the company.

According to Elma Electronic’s director of system products, Mark Littlefield, there has been a notable increase in data mobility demands across deployed military and industrial applications and the rugged NetKit-3110 has been introduced to bring Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities to mobile and fixed IP based network routing, based on 3U VPX.

Suitable for a variety of uses, from mobile ground operations, shipboard and air defence equipment, homeland security and emergency services to harsh industrial environments such as drilling and mining operations, the 3U VPX-based NetKit-3110 enables enterprise-grade routing and switching security using the Cisco IOS XE software, for secure voice, video and data communication. 

The NetKit-3110 efficiently manages network resources while its SD-WAN features enable unified distributed network management at the edge. An onboard hardware encryption module offloads packet encryption and decryption from the routing engine. 

To ensure that the code running on the ESR6300 hardware platform is authentic, unmodified, and operating as intended, the NetKit-3110 includes an onboard trust anchor module, image signing, secure boot and runtime defences. 

The NetKit-3110 offers three throughput license tiers: 50Mbits per second encrypted (default); 250Mbits per second encrypted (performance) and 350Mbits per second encrypted (boost). The router weighs 1.0lb and meets MIL-STD-810H and RTCA DO-160G environmental specifications.


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