Network Switches, Video Hubs & Man-Machine Controllers



Gigabit Ethernet Switch | VS8

The VS8 is a managed eight (8) port gigabit ethernet ports designed for harsh environments that demand systems with scaled down footprints, reduced power consumption and weight constraints. The micro circular connectors provide an easy and cost effective solution for connection with network ports, RS-232 and power GUI management access, and a wide range DC voltage input. Specified for military platforms such as ground vehicles, aircraft, and unmanned vehicles, the featherweight compact VS8 delivers a powerful feature package capable of securely managing a complex GbE network under all environmental conditions specified in MIL-STDs-461, 810, 1275 and DO-160.

This SWaP enhanced L2 switch distributes data with carrier grade features such as IPv4/IPv6 multicast traffic routing between virtual LANS, RSTP, and MSTP support, QoS user priority, link aggregation, input priority mapping, port control, and authentication per 802.1, Web/CLI, and ACLs. With a fully sealed enclosure, the VS8 is a perfect solution for environments subject to temperature extremes, dust, water, shock, and vibration.

Technical Specifications
System I/O (8) GbE Ethernet Ports, RS-232, Power
Housing Milled Aluminum, Black Hard Anodized
Mount Option M4 Mount
DC Power Input† 28 VDC (18-33 VDC) (per MIL-STD-1275)
Power Conditioning Protected against Internal Short Circuit, Load Dump, Over Voltage and Reverse Polarity

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature -40°C to 71°C (-40°F to 160°F)
Storage Temperature -54°C to 71°C (-65°F to 160°F)
Humidity 0-100%
Altitude 45,000 ft.
Military Specifications
MIL-STD-461 EMI MIL-STD-810 Method 511; Explosive Atmosphere
MIL-STD-810 Method 500; Altitude MIL-STD-810 Method 512; Immersion
MIL-STD-810 Method 501; I & II; High Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 513; Acceleration
MIL-STD-810 Method 502; I & II; Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 514; Procedure I, II, V, VI; General Vibration
MIL-STD-810 Method 503; Temperature Shock MIL-STD-810 Method 516; Procedure I, Functional Shock
MIL-STD-810 Method 506; Rain MIL-STD-810 Method 520; Temp, Humidity, Vibe and Altitude
MIL-STD-810 Method 507; Humidity MIL-STD-1275 Vehicle Power Requirements
MIL-STD-810 Method 508; Fungus MIL-STD-1472 Thermal Contact Hazard
MIL-STD-810 Method 509; Salt/Fog DO-160 Section 17 Voltage Spike; Section 22 Lightning Tran-
sient; Section 25, Electrostatic Discharge
MIL-STD-810 Method 510; Blowing Sand and Dust MIL-A-8625 Standard Finish, Type III (Class 1 & 2)

* – Please note cables are not included.

*- The power range specified covers momentary environmental fluctuations generally found in a mobile environment while display is operating. For power initialization and continual operation, nominal voltages are required.

Product Download Information

Overview Drawings And User Manual

Specific mount diagrams available upon request, contact DSE for more information.


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