SALT LAKE CITY, UT — May 5, 2011 — Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corp. announces a $2.2M (USD) follow-on order for rugged Ethernet switches with a US prime Defense contractor in support of a US Department of Defense (DoD) tactical communications program. Due to non-disclosure agreements, no further details about the customer can be provided. Deliveries will take place during this year.
Specified by the customer is the Parvus DuraNET 2955 Ethernet switch subsystem, a ruggedized Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) product based on Cisco Systems’ 2955T-12 Ethernet switching technology. Developed for military and harsh mobile applications, the DuraNET 2955 leveraging best-in-class switching and management technology from Cisco together with mechanical and electrical packaging enhancements from Parvus designed for MIL-STD-810 environmental compliance and high reliability. The unit serves as a robust COTS solution for providing local area network (LAN) connectivity to IP-enabled computing and net-centric devices.
“Prime contractors continue to turn to Parvus for rugged computing and networking subsystem solutions, as the US government drives towards specifying reliable COTS technologies that are available today,” said Les Goodman, President of Parvus Corporation. “We are proud to support the US Military and enable network centric capabilities to the forces deployed in the field.”
Parvus Corporation is a leading supplier of rugged COTS computing and IP networking subsystems for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military, aerospace, and homeland defense applications. Parvus’ tactical mission processors, network routers, Ethernet switches and embedded board-level products provide highly reliable command, control, computing and communication (C4) capabilities for situational awareness and mobile data processing in airborne, ground vehicle, and naval installations. Parvus was founded in 1983 and is part of the Eurotech Group (ETH.MI), a world leader in small form factor and high performance computing with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.parvus.com.