TuffServ 480v2 Gigabit Ethernet Airborne Network Server

Increased Performance, Storage, and Modern Processor Choices

  • Ruggedized NAS Computer / Server / Recorder; fully compatible with the TS-480
  • Hot-Swappable Removable Solid State Storage Array; supports legacy TS-480 RSAs and new TS-480v2 RSAs
  • Multiple Interfaces Gigabit Ethernet; Optical 10 Gigabit Ethernet, sFPDP, and custom
  • NFS, CIFS/SMB Network File Systems
  • Ampex Common Compute Environment on a Certified Operating Systems Protection Profile platform
  • GUI and Web Interface for Administration and Environmental Monitoring
  • Conduction-cooled Flight-proven Chassis
  • Compact: 5.25″H x 7.25″W x 10″D

The TuffServ® 480v2 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 large removable storage 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.