The MILTECH 918 is a MIL-STD, fully managed military grade Layer 2 Ethernet switch with advanced Layer 3 static routing capabilities. With 8 triple-speed (10/100/1000Mbps) ports, it leads the industry in functionality, size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C). It saves valuable real estate on mobile platforms, such as:
- Unmanned and compact aerial platforms
- Mobile ground vehicles and UGVs
- Autonomous surface and underwater craft
The MILTECH 918 can be remotely managed to deliver Layer 2 switching to optimize on-vehicle communications traffic prioritization between IP-based devices such as communication and navigation systems, sensors, video cameras and targeting systems. Layer 3 static routing enables on-device IPv4 and IPv6 static routing between VLANs without having to add a router upstream. This further reduces the amount of equipment, weight, and expenditures on mobile military platforms.
Networking features include switching protocols, on-device IPv4 and IPv6 static routing between VLANs, traffic prioritization (QoS), and bandwidth aggregation are standard. Security functions, include accounting, authentication and authorization (AAA) via TACACS and/or RADIUS servers. Authorization Levels allow multiple users to have up to 15 different levels of access to switch management to greatly enhance the security of any network. In addition the MILTECH 918 supports Dark Mode operation.
The MILTECH 918 uses industry-standard 24VDC power and is designed for MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E, MIL-STD-1275B & MIL-STD-704A airborne, ground mobile environmental and EMI/RFI compliance with high reliability.