GV8M: Ruggedized 8-Port Ground Vehicle Gigabit Ethernet Switch
The Aeronix Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GES) GV8M provides eight Tri-speed 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet ports for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications that require ultra-high data transfer rates in a self-contained ruggedized package. The GV8M is an 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for use on ground vehicles where size, weight, and power are all of the highest priority. With dimensions of just 11” x 6” x 3”, and weighing only 4.5 lbs, the GV8M is very compact for a switch requiring individual connectors. On average, the switch consumes only 12 watts at 28 VDC with all 8 ports active at Gigabit speeds. The GV8M has undergone extensive qualification testing for use in ground vehicles, including Victory Specification 1.6.2.
The GV8M provides extensive Layer 2 management capabilities. Functions like Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) prevent looping and provide more efficient communication using cheapest cost routes and route recovery in case of link failure. VLANs and QOS allow targeted data to flow on specific routes or with higher priority. The GV8M differs from the GV8 in that it has an upgraded switch fabric chip, which can be extended to provide additional features with software upgrades.
Each of the eight IEEE 802.3ab ports can individually auto-detect data rates of 10, 100, or 1000 BASE-T, or can be man-aged externally. The 8 ports have individual connectors and individual LED indicators that can be turned off for operational scenarios.
At TRL-9 and with more than 400 units fielded, the GV8M is a mature product with proven reliability.