Rugged Half 19″ Modular Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro

Rugged Half 19″ Modular Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro

New system expands family of cost-effective built-to-order systems

BLUE BELL, Pa. April 2015 – Designed for use in trains, mass transit or industrial environments, MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities.

The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular, built-to-order system family from MEN Micro. Redundant power supplies, PoE+ support and self-monitoring make the switch a reliable, flexible long-term solution.

Flexible Configuration and Safe Power Supplies

Based on MEN Micro’s functional, built-to-order concept, this high-performance Ethernet switch provides a wide range of configuration options for use in several harsh and mobile applications. The switch’s simple system integration and elimination of expensive specialized software ensures a fast time-to-market, while reducing acquisition, operating and maintenance costs.

The NH30 supports a total of 25 ports at the front. The system can be configured with up to six line cards as either active or passive copper connections or as SFP interfaces. In addition, the ports have PoE+ to enable the connection of different devices, such as a camera with a maximum of 60 W.

Pre-installed carrier-grade, managed firmware from Vitesse supports almost all popular protocols on the market, including standard ring and protection switching/ring protocols.

The reliable NH30 Ethernet switch has self-control and self-monitoring capabilities. It manages lifetime information about critical operating components, such as the shelf fans and power supplies, and can be used for manual shutdown. For security and monitoring purposes, the shelf controller data is available via network interfaces and CLI.

Two AC or DC power supplies ensure reliability and redundancy. When used with one of the power supplies, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can protect the system against power fluctuations.

All of these factors make the modular, managed 29 GBit Ethernet switch ideal for mobile communication in harsh environments, where reliability, flexibility and cost minimization play an ever increasing role.

Technical Specifications

  • Compact 25-port, 40 HP managed, rugged Layer 2/3 Gigabit Ethernet switch
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade TCAM switching matrix and firmware
  • Fanless operation or forced-air cooling (depending on configuration)
  • Single or redundant power supplies or uninterruptible power supply (AC or DC)
  • Support for up to six line cards with fiber, RJ45 or M12 connectors
  • PoE+/non-PoE power sourcing Ethernet ports in mixed configuration
  • One “alive” relay output port
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components
  • EN 50155 class TX compliant (railways)

Pricing for the NH30 starts at $1,995 USD. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit or contact Stephen Cunha, Phone: 215-542-9575; E-mail: [email protected].

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READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 860 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike; Blue Bell, PA 19422; E-mail: [email protected].

About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its founding, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company’s computing solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the transportation (rail, road, air, sea) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical, mining) markets.

With more than 250 employees worldwide, MEN Micro provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards, rugged COMs, scalable box PCs, safe computers and supporting devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions.

In addition to its full customization support, the company’s core competencies include x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems as well as RAMS and obsolescence management.

The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (environment), EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS (railway) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road traffic) requirements and is a member of several industry associations, including VITA and PICMG.