The CR-6228 28-Port GbE/10GbE Switch and Router is specifically designed to provide core capabilities for the secure and highly interoperable digital network systems in the aerospace and defense industries. The modular, rugged design supports high-performance connectivity in harsh environments with size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints, such as high altitude, extreme shock and vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust and water exposure, noisy EMI, and dirty power, enabling secure managed network routing and GbE switching capabilities for onboard communications and computing subsystems.

After extensive testing, our ultra-rugged airborne switch and router was selectedrugged router and ethernet switch by Airbus for their A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) mission network system. Achieving high-speed 10GbE copper connectivity onboard mission aircraft can dramatically enhance vehicle communication, networking, and sensor integration for mission capability and critical decision-making. The CR-6228 helps the MRTT platform improve situational awareness and network-centric operations for demanding applications in Command, Control, Communications Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.

The high-performance CR-6228 Series is designed to provide an intelligent switch and software router system for airborne tactical networks in a fully rugged, conduction-cooled, IP68 sealed system, operating from -40°C to +71°C. The integrated GbE/10GbE switch provides a total of 28 Ethernet ports, of which 24 ports are 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports and 4 ports are 10/100/1000 BASE-T or SR. The router and gateway support copper and optical interfaces. With its modular and highly configurable architecture, the unit can be tailored to specific client needs, to provide highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across wired and wireless links.

Its modular, rugged design, enclosed in a completely sealed housing against dust and water ingress (IP68), requires no active cooling and provides MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. The unit features a military-grade power supply for aircraft (MIL-STD-704F) use, as well as MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC filtering.

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2C8RR9R T-055, an Airbus A330MRTT operated by the Netherlands Air Force on behalf of NATO’s Multinational Multi-role Tanker Transport Fleet, at Prestwick.