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Network Access Controllers support long-term requirements.

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February 21, 2014 - Designed to withstand harsh environments, FibreACCESS® Fibre Channel and High-Speed 1760 PMC Network Access Controllers feature 2 independent channels that support switched fabric, point-to-point, and arbitrated loop topologies. Options include copper or fiber optic interfaces, front and rear panel I/O configurations, and 0 to +71°C  or -40 to +85°C operational ranges. Configured to support embedded and lab applications, cards provide TCP/IP, ASM, and FC-AE-1553 upper layer protocols.

Data Device Corp. (DDC)

105 Wilbur Place, Bohemia, NY, 11716-2482, USA

Original Press Release

DDC Secures the Future of Fibre Channel & High-Speed 1760 with Next-Gen Network Access Controllers!

Press release date: February 1, 2014

Bohemia, New York -- Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces the next generation of FibreACCESS® Fibre Channel and High-Speed 1760 PMC Network Access Controllers, to support the long term requirements of systems employing these highly robust and reliable data networking protocols. These cards represent a technology refresh that extends operational support, while maintaining form, fit and functionality with our prior generation of Fibre Channel cards to facilitate a seamless transition. Furthermore, these new cards maintain software compatibility, at the API level, to protect our customers’ investment in software development. While solutions that utilize commercial-based controller ASICs may render products obsolete, without warning, DDC’s cards utilize in-house developed fibre channel technology (Intellectual Property), enabling us to provide longer product life cycles.

As a high-reliability solution provider for military, aerospace and industrial programs spanning decades, DDC understands long life cycle system requirements, and employs a proactive approach to managing obsolescence, thus ensuring continuous service and support. As a reflection upon our long history and commitment to superior service, DDC has earned top supplier excellence awards from companies including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communication Systems, General Atomics, and Honeywell, who value, as DDC does, a long-term commitment to reliable, uninterrupted support.

The cards provide leading edge performance and feature two independent channels, supporting switched fabric, point-to-point, and arbitrated loop topologies. Available with either copper or fiber optic interfaces, front and rear panel I/O configurations, and temperature range options of 0°C to +71°C  and  -40°C to +85°C, the cards can be configured to support both embedded and lab applications ranging from mission computers and weapons interfaces to test and simulation equipment. The cards provide TCP/IP, ASM, and FC-AE-1553 upper layer protocols, and come complete with a complimentary suite of free software drivers and development kits to facilitate efficient implementation and flexible usability.

Benefits include:
• Configurable
- 2 Independent Channels
- Embedded & Lab Temp. Ranges w/ Air & Conduction Cooling Options
- Front & Rear I/O Configurations
• Complete Hardware + Software Solutions
- VxWorks®, Windows® and/or Linux® Software Development Kits (SDKs)
- Built-In Self-Test
• Reliable
- Rugged Design for Harsh Environments
- Long Life Cycle Support

“DDC's FibreACCESS® and high-speed 1760 technology have been designed to meet the multi-decade life cycle demands of military/aerospace programs, continuing DDC’s demonstrated commitment as a long-term military COTS supplier of network interface products”, stated Mike Hegarty, DDC’s Fibre Channel Marketing Manager.

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability data bus, motion control, and solid-state power controller products for aerospace, defense, and industrial automation applications. For over 50 years, DDC has continuously advanced the state of high-reliability data communications and control technology for MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, AFDX®, Fibre Channel, Synchro/Resolver interface, and Solid-State Power Controllers with innovations that have minimized component size and weight while increasing performance. DDC headquarters, design and manufacturing operations are located in Bohemia, NY. Visit www.ddc-web.com.

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