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Introducing the New Parvus DuraMAR 6300

May 07, 2020 | BY: Mike Southworth

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The Parvus DuraMAR 6300 is the newest Cisco embedded router technology - the ESR 6300 - packaged in a military-grade enclosure with the traditional circular connectors and the dust and waterproof characteristics that you would expect for a product designed for military and aerospace.



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My name is Mike Southworth - I'm a Senior Product Manager for Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions and I'm here today introducing the Parvus DuraMAR 6300. This is the newest Cisco embedded router technology - the ESR 6300 - packaged in a military-grade enclosure with the traditional circular connectors and the dust and waterproof characteristics that you would expect for a product designed for military and aerospace. This is based on Cisco IOS XE technology which means it is something that the average IT professional can maintain and configure, which is a big advantage for defense integrators in terms of the cost to integrate and to maintain this equipment.

This is a gigabit router which features six ethernet ports, 2 router, 4 switch ports designed to connect mission computers with the data links and SATCOM modems that are found in ground vehicles and aircraft. And some of the diagrams you are seeing behind me - you can see where a router on board a helicopter might be used to connect to ground equipment, so this is an inter-platform communication device used to secure the communications between these platforms. There are built-in cybersecurity provisions for encryption, for anti-tamper, for FIPS 140 validation and there's a number of certifications Cisco is going through at the moment.

This design is miniature in size, weighs merely 2 pounds and as you can see, fits in the palm of my hand. It is an ideal solution for jets, UAVs, ground vehicles and other harsh environments that could take advantage of size-weight-power-optimized equipment. The technology features a lot of Cisco's best technology for the embedded marketplace that is rated for the extended temperatures and the conditions that are common for military and aerospace.

Curtiss-Wright is proud to be a Cisco solution technology integrator. We're a partner, where we package the embedded Cisco technology in a way and then qualify it through extensive mil-standard testing so that our customers have reliable, qualified solutions and this is something that we'll be sampling in the Q3 2020 timeframe with production in higher quantity to follow. If you have further questions please visit the curtisswrightds.com website.

Mike Southworth

Author’s Biography

Mike Southworth

Senior Product Manager

Mike Southworth serves as Senior Product Manager for Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions where he is responsible for the small form-factor rugged mission computers and Ethernet networking subsystem product line targeting Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-constrained military and aerospace applications. Southworth has more than 15 years of experience in technical product management and marketing communications leadership roles. Mike holds an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Brigham Young University.

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