TuffServ 480GE Gigabit Ethernet Airborne Network Server

TuffServ 480GE Gigabit Ethernet Airborne Network Server

Rugged NAS for Extreme Environments

The TuffServ® 480 airborne server is a rugged, general purpose computing platform packaged for airborne and mobile applications. It functions as a ruggedized computer, a file server, or as a recorder. It can also be configured as a network-attached block-storage device using the iSCSI protocol.

The airborne server provides a large removable storage capacity with up to sixteen commodity solid-state disks in a hot swappable solid state disk array. By using carefully selected OEM solid state devices, the system can deliver up to 6.1TB of rugged, high-performance storage at a price point comparable to traditional ruggedized rotating disks, but with significantly better environmental and performance characteristics.

The standard system is delivered with a Linux system based on the 2.6 kernel. This provides a wide range of network services out of the box, including NFS and Samba for Windows SMB/CIFS networks, FTP and iSCSI. As a completely open system, based on the industry standard Intel architecture, there is a wealth of additional open-source or commercial software which may be installed and deployed, including databases, multimedia packages and management tools. The standard system can be controlled and administered with a web browser or a terminal emulator and a traditional command line interface. Direct access is also available via the service ports.

  • Ruggedized Computer / Server / Recorder
  • Hot-Swappable Solid State Disk Array
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces
  • NFS, CIFS/SMB Network File Systems
  • FTP and iSCSI Servers
  • Web Interface for Administration and Environmental Monitoring
  • Conduction-cooled Flight-proven Package, hard-mountable
  • Compact: 5.25″ H x 7.25″ W x 10″ D
  • Writes at over 300MByte/sec sustained
  • Removable Storage Array

Typical Applications

  • Network Storage and Processing for Networked Systems
  • Airborne and Mobile Data Collection
  • Flight and Vehicle Testing
  • Mapping and Earth Resource Data Collection
  • Video, Radar, EO and IR Data Storage
  • Turnkey Custom Application Platform


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