DuraNET 3300 is a MIL-rugged 26-port Cisco IOS®– managed L2/L3 embedded Ethernet switch. Integrating Cisco Systems’ ESS-3300 “Hellcat” switch modules in a robust system design, it is optimised with MIL circular connectors and power supply to operate in the harshest deployed military, aerospace, and industrial applications. Packaged in a small form factor (SFF) IP67-rated enclosure, this 10Gigabit (G) / 1G (24 x 1000Base-T + 2 x 10GBase-SR) ultra-rugged network switch provides up to 44 Gbps of line-rate multi-layer forwarding and advanced network security, data, video and voice services.
The DuraNET 3300 serves as an ideal Ethernet backbone connectivity solution for size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) sensitive unmanned air/ground vehicles (UAVs, UGVs, UUVs), helicopters, and other tactical/combat platforms exposed to harsh environmental conditions (e.g. high altitude, extreme shock and vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust and water exposure, noisy EMI, dirty power). Integrated EMI and power filtering comply with civil and military vehicle and aircraft requirements, including power input voltage spikes, surges, transients, and EMI/EMC compatibility requirements per MIL-STD-704F, MIL-STD-1275D, MIL-STD-461F, and RTCA/DO- 160 with optional MIL-STD-704 hold-up support for aircraft power transfers. The unit also simplifies cabling and power management for IP cameras and phones, supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE) injection for up to 24 devices.
With Cisco Network Essentials (switching) or roadmapped Network Advantage software (switching + routing) options, the unit supports managed Layer 2/3 switching and dynamic routing with a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade networking features for robust and secure network services including efficient multicasting, flexible Quality of Service (QoS), precision timing (IEEE-1588), and a range of security features (MACsec crypto/authentication, secure boot, zeroize, SNMP, etc.).
Housed in a rugged, sealed (dust and waterproof) enclosure, the DuraNET 3300 combines rugged mechanical design with high-performance networking, delivering new capabilities for situational awareness and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications. Built with industrial-temperature components, this compact system supports a wide operating temperature range of -40 to +71°C (-40 to +160ºF) without fans or cold plate.
The unit will undergo extensive qualification testing to MIL-STDs and DO-160 conditions for environmental, power and EMI compatibility.