Military Embedded Systems

The CloudberryMIL CRM-6200 Series for demanding SWaP designs


March 20, 2019

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

OnTime Networks' Cloudberry CR-6200 Series is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), fully managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet switch with an embedded Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router (ESR) IOS and network time server capability (IEEE 1588 PTP, NTP, IRIG, 1PPS), all cased in a rugged housing. The switch is intended for high-performance connectivity under demanding size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints in harsh environments such as high altitude, extreme shock and vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust and water exposure, noisy EMI [electromagnetic interference], and dirty power.

The CR-6200 delivers data, video, and voice services anywhere LAN/WAN connectivity may be required, including in mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle, and sensor applications. The system has routing speeds of as fast as 200 mbps for the Cisco 5921 ESR package or full wire speeds when used with OnTime Networks’ own router package. The Cisco IOS router software and the Cisco-like CLI interface on the switch-management side minimize training requirements and support IPv4/IPv6 routing protocols, IP multicasting, radio aware routing (RAR), Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP), remote VoIP, firewall/IPS/IDS, mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) and mobile IP routing for connectivity in comms on the move (COTM) applications.

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