Abaco switch now boots in fraction of time of competing devices

Engineers at Abaco Systems´ Networking Center of Excellence in Edinburgh, Scotland worked with Abaco´s GBX411 3U OpenVPX Fully Managed Layer 2/3 rugged Ethernet switch, which would typically have a ´power on to fully functional´ time of around 30 seconds — and reduced it to 15 seconds, the company said.

This compares to a typical greater-than 60-second delay for many competing switches.

Abaco´s rugged GBX411 supports 24 Gigabit Ethernet and four 10Gigabit Ethernet ports with multiple configuration options that enable it to adapt to the most demanding customer connectivity requirements for network switching.

Qualified to a number of MIL standards, the GBX411 supports Abaco´s OpenWareâ„¢ switch management software. This switch management environment provides integrated managed services including configuration, monitoring, switching control, addressing, routing and a wide range of networking protocols and can be customized to meet a broad range of customer requirements.

The GBX411´s flexible port configuration options ensure that it is compliant with a number of new military initiatives such as the US Army´s VICTORY integration framework.

Abaco Systems provides open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. It was spun out of General Electric in 2015.