GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that it had secured orders from Goodrich Corporation's ISR Systems in Albuquerque, N.M. Goodrich will create a custom version of the GE Intelligent Platforms NETernity™ RM924RC Ethernet switches, and these will play a key role as part of the network control system of the iPEHG (improved Payload Ethernet Gateway) on the International Space Station (ISS).
"Using a commercial, off-the-shelf solution like the RM924RC as the basis of its design provided an advantage, enabling Goodrich to bring the iPEHG to market more quickly than would have been possible with a custom design – yet it satisfied all the requirements of the application," said Peter Cavill, General Manager, Military & Aerospace at GE Intelligent Platforms. Goodrich's customer is Boeing, a prime contractor to NASA for the ISS program.
The NETernity™ RM924RC is a fully-managed layer 2/3+ Ethernet embedded switch offering full IPv6 wire speed switching and routing and featuring the GE Intelligent Platforms OpenWare™ switch management environment. With 24 rear I/O ports, the RM924RC is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of challenging networking and switching applications, facilitating communications within a chassis as well as supporting the network outside the chassis.
"The comprehensive, long term support GE Intelligent Platforms was able to offer and their willingness to engage very closely with Goodrich were key to our decision," said Al Zaleski, General Manager, Goodrich ISR Systems. "The International Space Station is a long term, highly prestigious program in which reliability and maintainability – as well as superior performance – are key requirements."
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