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OnTime Networks Launches NEW Cloudberry CM-5000-MIL Series 24 Port Military Rugged (VICTORY ready) Fully Managed 3U VPX Ethernet Switch, with PTP TC capability

Dallas, TX, November 15, 2016 – OnTime Networks, a global leader for rugged, time synchronized Ethernet solutions for the Aerospace and Defense Industry, announced today the expansion of its military-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch portfolio with the new CloudberryMIL CM-5000 Series.

The new Cloudberry CM-5000 Series is a 3U OpenVPX Fully Managed Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switch providing 24 Gigabit Ethernet and four 10Gigabit Ethernet ports. Specifically designed to reliably provide high-performance connectivity for harsh climatically and noisy electrical demanding environments (e.g. high altitude, extreme shock, & vibration, extended temperatures, humidity, dust & water exposure, noisy EMI, dirty power) for applications on land, in the air and on sea.

Markus Schmitz, Managing Director of OnTime Networks in the U.S., stated “The NEW CloudberryMIL CM-5000 Series high-performance 3U VPX switch platform has up to 24x SGMII/1000BASE-KX ports and up to 4x10G ports (2xXAUI and 2x10BASE-T or 4x10GBASE- KR)  and allows for more open, flexible network architectures, as the unit can be software configured. The unit complies with VITA 46, VITA 48, and VITA 65 (Option) and is ideal for High-Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems, such as radar, sonar and image processing, “vetronics” systems (vehicle electronics), as well as rapidly deployable networks for flexible communication in the field. Further, the CM-5000 switch platform is meeting the latest requirements specified by the VICTORY standardization.”

Pål-Jørgen Kyllesø, CTO of OnTime Networks further commented, "The NEW CloudberryMIL CM-5000 Series 3U VPX switch module is loaded with all required firmware, enabling its immediate operation without any development effort. The included web interface provides an intuitive GUI for use in configuring and managing switch functionality. Further, the unit supports IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and powerful Layer 2/3 switching and routing capabilities. The new switch also responds to the growing demand for high security with its access control, authorization and declassification features.

About CM-5000-MIL Series

OnTime Networks’ CloudberryMIL CM-5000 Series is a high-performance 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet Switch line for embedded and harsh environment applications. The CM-5000-MIL 3U VPX Ethernet switch series is compliant with the latest VICTORY specification as an Infrastructure Switch, with a powerful set of networking features to implement highly advanced in-vehicle network architectures. VICTORY is short for Vehicular Integration for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance/Electronic Warfare (C4ISR/EW) Interoperability. This single-slot switch solution provides the essential foundation to implement a VICTORY architecture in today’s modern networked and SWaP-sensitive vehicles.

With the CM-5000-MIL, OnTime Networks is able to leverage its extensive industry experience and technology leadership to deliver a rugged VPX switch solution that provides high performance and lower SWaP for military system applications. The CM-5000-MIL is based on the layer 3 switch core with up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet Ports and up to four (4) 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports. The unit offers the unique capability for multiple combinations of 10 Gigabit interfaces, such as XAUI, 10GBASE-T and 10GBASE-KR. The CM-5000-MIL Gigabit Ethernet switch line is designed to support advanced network architectures for the defense industry. Supporting an extremely low power and fast boot architecture, the CM-5000-MIL can be used to connect modules within a VPX system, or externally to other systems or sensors. Each 1G capable port supports legacy 10Mbps and 100Mbps connections.. Auto-negotiation ensures that any connected Ethernet device can connect seamlessly to the CM-5000-MIL. All Base-T ports support auto-MDI/MDIX which provides trouble-free connections using both straight-thru as well as cross-over connections. The CM-5000-MIL 3U VPX switch provides an extensive set of networking features and supports familiar industry standards, such as Command Line Interface (CLI) for setup and configuration, as well as SNMP and web management interfaces. Its simplified browser-based user interface is an intuitive management tool, enabling convenient use of the switch's comprehensive feature set for a better optimized network. The rugged CM-5000-MIL combines the latest networking hardware and software technology into a cost effective building block for all rugged deployed systems. With additional features such as Energy Efficient Ethernet and Precision Time Protocol (IEEE-1588v2/ PTP) support, the CM-5000-MIL enhances the networking capabilities in today’s SWaP-sensitive applications. CM-5000-MIL mechanical and electrical design guarantees reliable operation over the full range of rugged application environments.

The CM-5000-MIL is a complete networking solution, with pre-integrated and optimized software that runs on its on-board processor. All software is included for the full suite of Layer 2/3 switching functionality and protocols, along with a comprehensive set of management interfaces to configure and monitor the switch.

The CM-5000-MIL is designed to be fully VITA 46/VITA 48/ VITA 65/OpenVPX compliant.

About OnTime Networks

OnTime Networks is a technology leader for rugged, time synchronized, fully managed, modular Gigabit Ethernet switches, specifically designed to operate reliably in the harsh and climatically demanding environments of the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Recognized for innovation and excellence, OnTime focuses on precise time over Ethernet according to IEEE 1588 (PTP) as core technology. For more information, please visit