Parvus DuraNET 1268 Rugged 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Lightly Managed

This product is not recommended for new design projects. Please consider the Parvus DuraNET 20-10 or DuraNET 20-11 switches as a migration path.

The Parvus DuraNET 1268 is a rugged Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switch subsystem equipped with ten (10) triple-speed 10/100/1000 Mbps ports for connecting IPv4 and IPv6 compatible sensors and computing devices onboard demanding tactical network-centric (un)manned vehicle and aircraft platforms. The unit has been qualification tested for extreme MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC and MIL-STD-810G thermal, shock, vibe, humidity, altitude, and ingress conditions, as well as RTCA/DO-160G airworthiness tests for low temperature and high altitude operation. Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are brought out over rugged MIL-DTL-38999 connectors on the front panel and optionally Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA II) connectors on the rear. Managed and unmanaged switch configuration are available for configurable or "plug and play" Gigabit Ethernet LAN applications.

Designed for rugged extremes, this SWaP-optimized Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solution is well suited for C4ISR technology refresh and situational awareness upgrade programs. To enhance reliability, the unit features no moving parts, a near cable-less internal design, all industrial temperature grade components, EMI filtering, and a sealed dust/ waterproof aluminum chassis with isolated MIL-STD-1275/704 power supply that protects against vehicle/aircraft voltage surges, spikes and transients.

The DuraNET 1268 features an onboard microprocessor for local/remote control and port monitoring, as well as support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization, virtual local area network (VLAN) trunking, Telnet remote CLI management, and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) redundancy. To enhance security and system management, the unit integrates recoverable data zeroization capabilities for declassifying switch data, along with RS-232 Command Line Interface (CLI) and Ethernet management ports. Status LEDs indicate zeroization signal, power, and port link/speed/activity.

For fully managed GbE switching capabilities with higher port count, see the DuraNET 20-10 subsystem, which offers 20-ports of Layer 2/3 fully managed Ethernet switching in a chassis only 112 cubic inches in size.

  • Downloads
  • Ports
    • Ethernet - 10 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet switch ports
    • Management - 1 x RS-232 and 10/100 Ethernet management/console ports for configuration management
    • Interfaces: MIL-DTL-38999 Copper Ethernet on front panel and optional Tactical Fiber Optic Media Assembly (TFOCA II) on rear
  • Rugged Small Form Factor
    • Only ~5 lbs Weight, < 4" Height; -40 to +71°C fanless extended temp
    • Passively cooled aluminum chassis with no moving parts
    • Ingress protection from sand, dust, water (IP67-like)
    • Conformal coated boards for humidity and tin-whisker mitigation
  • MIL-STD + DO-160 Qualified
    • Environmental: tested to MIL-STD-810G (shock, vibration, temp, humidity, altitude, immersion), DO-160G (temperature, altitude)
    • EMI: MIL-STD-461F (radiated, conducted emissions and susceptibility)
    • Power: filtered, transient-protected power supply for MIL-STD-704F aircraft / MIL-STD-1275D vehicle use
  • Management
    • Unmanaged or lightly managed switch configurations
    • Link speed, duplex mode, flow control on per-port basis; port monitoring
    • RS-232 console with CLI
    • Out-of-Band 10/100 Ethernet port, web browser GUI
    • Telnet server (for remote CLI management over Ethernet)
  • VLAN/QoS
    • Port-based and 802.1Q tagged VLAN
    • Class of Service (CoS) / QoS traffic prioritization; four traffic class queues; priority determined by port, 802.1p tagged frames, IPv4 TOS/Diff-Serv, IPv6 TC
  • Redundancy/fault tolerance: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Rapid STP
  • Declassification: Data zeorization support for secure data


Ordering Information

Part Numbers Description
PRV-1268-00 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch, lightly managed (10x copper)
PRV-1268-01 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch, lightly managed (10 x copper) - firmware 4.X (recommended for legacy customers only)
PRV-1268-11 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch (10 x copper), unmanaged
CBL-1927-01 Starter cableset - DuraNET 1268 Ethernet switch, MIL-C-38999 to RJ-45 and power
PRV-1268-02 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch (10 x copper, 4 x fiber) - TFOCA II
PRV-1268-03 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch (10 x copper, 2 x fiber) - TFOCA II
PRV-1268-12 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch (10 x copper, 4 x fiber) - TFOCA II, unmanaged
PRV-1268-13 DuraNET 1268, 10-port rugged Gigabit Ethernet switch (10 x copper, 2 x fiber) - TFOCA II,  unmanaged
CBL-1927-02 Breakout cable for DuraNET 1268, mating TFOCA II to LC, 1 meter length (for 2 ports)


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