Ethernet Switches


Ruggedized Gigabit Ethernet Switches for Mission-Critical Connections

Amphenol Aerospace’s extensive line of high-speed, ruggedized ethernet switches is built to guarantee seamless, mission-critical connections between computer systems and other devices and ensure that sensitive information remains safe and essential networks remain online, even when operating in the harshest environments.

Product 120-Channel 10G Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
120-Channel 10G Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
The Rugged 120 Channel Ethernet Switch Box is a 120 port standalone Ethernet Switch box that is configurable for system connectivity, speeds, port types, and interoperation with various high-speed media converters and connectors for system interfacing.
Product Digital Command Center Ethernet Switch Series
Digital Command Center Ethernet Switch Series
Our Digital Command Center series of standalone rugged ethernet switches is flexible enough to handle 12-32 channels of whatever fiber or high-speed copper you need: from 100BASE-T to 10GBASE-T to 25GBASE-SR.
Product 12-Channel 10G Copper Rugged Ethernet Switch
12-Channel 10G Copper Rugged Ethernet Switch
Amphenol’s Rugged 12-Channel Ethernet Switch Box is conduction cooled and configurable for system connectivity, speeds, port types, and interoperation with various high-speed media converters and connectors for system interfacing.
Product 156-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
156-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
Amphenol’s Rugged 156-Channel Ethernet Switch Box is conduction cooled and configurable for system connectivity, speeds, port types, and interoperation with various high-speed media converters and connectors for system interfacing.
Product 3U VPX 10G 48-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
3U VPX 10G 48-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
48-port 3U VPX-managed Ethernet Switch is configurable for system connectivity, speeds, port types, and interoperation with various high-speed media converters and connectors for system interfacing.
Product 3U VPX 25G 56-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
3U VPX 25G 56-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
The 3U 56 Channel and 25Gbps VPX conduction and air-cooled Ethernet switch is an addition to our 10G technology in 3U and 6U configurations. The switch is configurable for system connectivity, speeds, port types, and inter-operation of various media converters and connectors for system interfacing.
Product 6U VPX 24-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
6U VPX 24-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
Amphenol’s Rugged 24 Channel 6U VPX Ethernet Switch features an integrated high–speed ARM Cortez-A9 processor, embedded Cortex-R5 processor and consists of 16 channels of 1GBase-T, four channels of 10GBase-T, and four channels of 10GBase-KR.
Product 6U VPX 10G 48-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
6U VPX 10G 48-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
The 48-port 6U VPX switch is a form, fit, and function replacement to the GXB-460.
Product 6U VPX 25G 144-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
6U VPX 25G 144-Channel Rugged Ethernet Switch
Amphenol Aerospace has a 6U 144 channel and 25Gbps VPX conduction and air-cooled Ethernet switch. This is in addition to our tried and true 10Gbps technology in 3U and 6U configurations.
Product 8-Channel 10/100Base-T Ethernet Switch, RESMLAC8USCAPSSX
8-Channel 10/100Base-T Ethernet Switch, RESMLAC8USCAPSSX
Developed for military and harsh applications, the RESMLAC8USCAPSSX features mechanical packaging enhancements designed for MIL-STD-810F airborne and ground environmental compliance and high reliability.
Product 4 or 8 Channel 10/100Base-T Mini Portable Ethernet Switch
4 or 8 Channel 10/100Base-T Mini Portable Ethernet Switch
Amphenol’s unmanaged and miniature military-grade Ethernet switch. The RES-SCE-AC-8US is also available as -4US with 4 channels. The portable rugged Ethernet switch is intended for unmanned vehicles or man packable command post.
Product 4 or 8 Channel 10/100/1000Base-T Managed Mini Ethernet Switch
4 or 8 Channel 10/100/1000Base-T Managed Mini Ethernet Switch
Amphenol’s managed and miniature military-grade Ethernet switch. The RES-SCE-8EMG is also available as -4EMG with 4 channels. The portable rugged Ethernet switch is intended for unmanned vehicles or man packable command post.
Product 8 Channel 10/100/1GBase-T Managed or Unmanaged Switch for RJFTV D38999 Connectors
8 Channel 10/100/1GBase-T Managed or Unmanaged Switch for RJFTV D38999 Connectors
Amphenol’s RJSMLAC-8UG-CAPS is a MIL-STD rugged, unmanaged-military-grade Ethernet switch, offering 8 triple speed Ethernet (10/100 /1000) ports. Ethernet connectors are RJFTV, using RJField patented system that allows easy and quick assembly of any standard RJ45 cordset without any tool.
Product 12 Channel 10/100/1G Base-T Managed Switch
12 Channel 10/100/1G Base-T Managed Switch
Amphenol's RESMLAC-12EMG-F35 is a MIL-STD rugged, Enhanced Managed military-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch, offering 12 Gigabit Ethernet Ports. Developed for harsh environment applications, the RESMLAC-12EMG-F35 features mechanical packaging enhancements designed for MIL-STD-810F airborne and ground environmental compliance and high reliability.
Product 28 Channel Ethernet Switch (24X 10/100/1000Base-T + 4X 100/1000Base-FX/SX/LX)
28 Channel Ethernet Switch (24X 10/100/1000Base-T + 4X 100/1000Base-FX/SX/LX)
The RESMLAC-28MG is a MIL-STD Fully managed Military-grade network switch offering 24 triple speed (10/100/1000) ports + 4 optional x 10G fiber ports.
Product 1G Rugged Ethernet Switches – Base-T and Fiber
1G Rugged Ethernet Switches – Base-T and Fiber
Rugged Ethernet switches that can run up to 1G on fiber or copper (Base-T). A small form factor, rugged, and versatile. These products are perfect for a wide variety of harsh environment applications including shipboard, aerospace, ground-based, or industrial systems that need copper and fiber channels.
Product 32-Channel 10G Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
32-Channel 10G Rugged Ethernet Switchbox
Amphenol's Rugged 32 Channel Ethernet Switch box provides an unmatched level of flexibility to meet any system requirement.
Product 9 Channel – 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switch
9 Channel – 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switch
Amphenol's 9 Channel 10GBASE-T Ethernet Switch utilizes the latest high-speed Octonet copper contacts for Gigabit Ethernet and MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D connectors.

Robust Ethernet Switch Solutions with Unmatched Versatility

 

Our rapidly expanding line of gigabit Ethernet Switches comes in multiple form factors ‒ 3U and 6U VPX with up to 144 ports, 32-port Ethernet 10G Switches, all the way up to a rugged liquid-cooled 432-port mega switch box option. These options are available with various MIL-DTL-38999 connector and contact configurations, copper or high-speed fiber optic ports, and can support speeds up to 50Gbps per port.

 

Amphenol Ethernet Switches feature a hardened construction that ensures resiliency in military and aerospace applications. Channel options vary from 4 to several hundred, ensuring adaptability. Each Amphenol hardened switch houses an integrated high-speed processor that enables fast, low-latency performance in mission systems. For a solution that thrives in harsh conditions, our high-speed Ethernet switches are the preferred choice.

 

What is an Ethernet Switch?

An Ethernet switch is a hardware device that functions as a central point for connecting multiple devices within a local area network (LAN). Its primary purpose is to forward data frames (packets of network data) between devices on the same network.

 

For military and aerospace applications, Ethernet switches act as a hardened mediator for connections and communications between high-performance military computers and other systems and devices on the network that are critical to achieving operational success.  

 

Ruggedized Ethernet Switches must be designed with the latest high-speed technology to maintain network integrity and ensure military and aerospace devices can operate efficiently and in real time. Their ruggedization ensures endurance and excellent performance in harsh environment applications, including:

 

Unmanned Vehicle Systems

 

Ruggedized Ethernet Switches are essential in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as ground and sea-based unmanned systems to facilitate data transmission between the remote operator and the unmanned platform.

 

Amphenol ruggedized Ethernet Switches offer unmanned systems the ability to withstand harsh environments and ensure reliable communication in real-time, as well as offer protection from physical stresses and electromagnetic interference, and provide advanced security features. They are essential for the integrity of unmanned vehicle networks.

 

C5ISR

 

Ethernet switches are the backbone of data connectivity in C5ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) functions, facilitating the flow of critical information between various components of the network. They are vital for ensuring dependable network connectivity.

 

For C5ISR applications such as mobile networks, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, and more, Amphenol Ethernet Switches are a key component for quickly and securely processing and transmitting data from critical equipment such as computers, cameras, sensors, and monitoring devices.

 

Military Aircraft

 

In military aircraft systems, ruggedized Ethernet switches are crucial components. These switches are purpose-built to withstand severe physical stress and function reliably in extreme conditions, ensuring consistent and secure data connectivity.

 

Designed to mitigate electromagnetic interference and incorporate advanced security features, Amphenol ruggedized Ethernet switches are indispensable for maintaining the integrity of military aircraft systems and communication networks. Their adaptability, energy efficiency, and remote management capabilities enable them to extend operational longevity in the air.

 

Satellite Communications

 

Ruggedized Ethernet switches are used throughout satellite networks for managing data transmission, reception, and secure communications at satellite ground stations.

 

Amphenol Ethernet Switches are designed for low-latency connections to ensure there are no communication disruptions with satellite hardware in space and communication recipients on Earth. Additionally, their redundancy and fail-safe mechanisms are instrumental in ensuring uninterrupted mission-critical operations, thereby enhancing the overall performance and reliability of satellite communication systems.

 

Ground Vehicle Systems

 

Ruggedized Ethernet switches are instrumental in military ground vehicle systems for providing robust and dependable network connectivity.

 

Amphenol’s line of ruggedized Ethernet Switches is designed to withstand the challenging and demanding conditions that ground vehicles operate in while providing exceptional performance where it matters most. Effective communication within military vehicle networks is crucial for command and control, real-time data exchange, and situational awareness. Our ruggedized switches provide reliable and uninterrupted connectivity, reducing the risk of signal loss, latency, or network failures, which could mean the difference between success and failure in the field.