Kingsport, TN, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Protokraft today announced the availability of its WILDCAT Series Ethernet Switches with D38999 fiber optic external connector interfaces to improve network performance and reliability in harsh environment applications. Protokraft WILDCAT series unmanaged Ethernet switches consist of 4x1000Base-SX or 100Base-FX ports integrated into a panel mounted MIL-DTL-38999 connector assembly. The WILDCAT series unmanaged Ethernet switch consists of two Ethernet interfaces for internal and external connections. The external interface of the WILDCAT series Ethernet switches is a D38999/23-21 fiber optic connector with 4x 1000Base-SX or 100Base-FX compliant fiber optic Ethernet ports. The internal 10/100/1000Base-T interface of the WILDCAT series Ethernet switch is a ribbon coax cable to *Samtec® SMT connector assembly enabling interconnection to a motherboard, daughter card or backplane. Power to the unit is supplied through the Samtec connector.
Protokraft introduced the WILDCAT Series of Panel Mounted Ethernet Switches with D38999 fiber optic 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.
WILDCAT 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
4x1000Base-SX or 4x100Base-FX switched optical Ethernet ports with D38999 interface
1x10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet internal connection through Samtec SMT connector
Compliant with IEEE-802.3:2005 1000Base-SX, 100Base-FX and 10/100/1000Base-T
Optical fiber link distances up to 2.0Kilometers
Operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C
Shock, vibration and immersion resistant per MIL-STD-810
OD-CD, NI or ZN-NI plating meets stringent corrosion resistance performance specifications
Aluminum housings are strong, durable and light weight
MIL-T-29504 compliant optical fiber connector interface
MIL-DTL-38999 fiber optic insert per MIL-STD-1560
Samtec EQCD Series electrical connector for SMT interface
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. All operate from 5.0VDC or 12.0VDC power supplies.