Defining Today’s Networking Standards and Protocols used by Ethernet Switches and Routers

Cisco Technology logoWhen it comes to computer networking, Cisco technology is considered the industry standard. Cisco is credited for defining many of today’s networking standards and protocols used by modern Ethernet switches and routers. Cisco has also developed a range of embedded routing and switching products that Curtiss-Wright, as a Cisco Solution Technology Integrator (STI) partner, integrates into rugged subsystems to add robust networking, communications, and security capabilities. These Cisco-based solutions enable government and civilian organizations to extend network connectivity to people, vehicles, aircraft, and sensors at the extreme network edge.

Benefits of Curtiss-Wright’s Cisco technology-based solutions include:

  • Familiar Cisco IOS software interface, minimizing training requirements
  • Field-proven routing and switching capabilities
  • Ruggedized hardware/software optimized for harsh operating environments
  • Optimization for wireless and mobile environments
  • Support for remote voice communications
  • Many performance, security, and connectivity options
  • Optimized for low size, weight and power (SWaP)

Ruggedized Cisco Solutions

Curtiss-Wright Product Embedded Cisco Technology   Curtiss-Wright Product Embedded Cisco Technology
XMC-620 XMC Router
Cisco ESR 5921 Advanced Enterprise Services Router   VPX3-621 3U VPX Router
Cisco ESR 5921 Advanced Enterprise Services Router
Parvus DuraMAR 5915 Router
Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router   Parvus DuraMAR 31-5915 Router
Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router
Parvus DuraWORX 8043 Router & Mission Computer
Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router   Parvus DuraNET 3000 Switch
Cisco IE-3000 Industrial Ethernet Switch
Parvus DuraNET 30-2020 Switch
Cisco ESS 2020 Embedded Services Switch   Parvus DuraNET 3300 Switch
Parvus DuraNET 3300 Rugged Cisco Ethernet Switch
Cisco ESS 3300 Embedded Services Switch

Curtiss-Wright integrates and ruggedizes Cisco Ethernet switch and router technologies with special mechanical and electrical enhancements to enable Cisco IOS managed data, video, and voice services to be deployed in extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and humidity environments. Qualified through MIL-STD, DO-160, and/or other relevant compliance tests, these Cisco-based solutions enable government and civilian services to reliably deploy the latest Cisco networking technologies at the tactical edge while still meeting stringent environmental compliance standards. Users also benefit from reduced maintenance overhead due to the ubiquitous nature of the Cisco IOS network management software and large installed base of Cisco IOS trained support staff.


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