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Protokraft Introduces HORNET Series Panel Mounted D38999 Ethernet Switches

Protokraft’s HORNET Series Panel Mounted D38999 Ethernet Switches Improve Network Performance and Reliability While Reducing Space and Weight Requirements

Protokraft Introduces HORNET Series Panel Mounted D38999 Ethernet Switches
Kingsport, TN, July 21, 2011 --( Protokraft introduced the HORNET Series of Panel Mounted Ethernet Switches with D38999 connector interfaces for military, aerospace, petrochemical, mining, industrial or utility applications where significant levels of shock, vibration and extreme temperature ranges are experienced. These components are designed for use in harsh environments where small size, weight reduction and resistance to harsh environments are valued.

Hornet series 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet switches enable high speed network communications in harsh environments.

Civil and military vehicle networking
Plug and play operation - no configuration required
Unmanaged Ethernet switch port multiplication

The MIL-DTL-38999, Series III shell provides a sealed interface that is water-tight to MIL-STD-810 when mated. Hornet series 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet switches are vibration isolated, environmentally hardened components designed for use in harsh environment applications.

Front interface sealed against liquid and solid contaminants
Shock and vibration resistant


5x (4+1) triple-speed switched 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports per IEEE 802.3:2005
Cable link distances up to 100 Meters (EIA/TIA Cat-5E)
Operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C
Jumbo frame support in all speeds (10/100/1000Mbps)
Full duplex flow control per IEEE802.3X and half duplex back pressure, symmetric and asymmetric
Shock, vibration and immersion resistant per MIL-STD-810
Aluminum connector shells are strong, durable and light weight
Auto sensing of half or full duplex operation
Unmanaged Ethernet switch - no configuration required

Designed to operate in harsh environments, these unmanaged Ethernet switches feature excellent thermal characteristics, high tolerance to vibration and shock and corrosion resistant aluminum housings for exceptional EMI/RFI performance. Standard case operating temperature range is -40°C to +85°C, with a standard storage temperature range of -55°C to +100°C. The HORNET Series Panel Mounted Ethernet Switches operate at cable link distances up to 100 meters. All operate from 5.0VDC or 12.0VDC power supplies.

For additional technical specifications please contact:
Protokraft, LLC
4545 West Stone Drive
Bldg. 135
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: +1.423.578.7200
Fax: +1.423.578.7201

About Protokraft, LLC
Protokraft designs and manufactures high-speed electronic components and subsystems for military and harsh environment networking equipment. The company provides electronic components and subsystems for harsh environment networking connections, including optical network switches, optical enterprise and storage area networks (SAN’s), and tactical networks. Protokraft is located in Kingsport, TN.

* Samtec® is a trademark of Samtec, Inc.

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Robert Scharf Vice President of Marketing

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Robert M. Scharf

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