Diamond Systems offers a variety of small form factor, managed Layer 2+ switching and Layer 3 routing/switching Ethernet switches with various combinations of 1G and 10G ports. Diamond Ethernet switches are optimized for use in rugged and industrial applications and are found in transportation, medical, aerospace and defense and other applications operating in the harshest environments.
All I/O connectors on our switches are latching, providing enhanced reliability over the RJ-45 connectors used in commercial Ethernet switches. A 50% thicker PCB provides better protection against vibration in vehicle environments. The -40℃ to +85℃ operating range makes DSC Ethernet switches suitable for use in outdoor and vehicle applications. Ultra-wide input voltage is standard on all standalone products, enabling easier integration into larger systems. Most products offer heat spreader cooling, which provides superior thermal management over traditional heat sinks. This is especially important for high-port-count applications with 10G ports in high temperature environments, where reliable operation is essential to mission success.
All switch functions are managed by a microprocessor embedded directly into the switch running advanced layer 2 or layer 3 software. The processor is accessed via an in-band web interface over one of the Ethernet ports or via an out-of-band command-line interface over an RS-232 serial port. The integrated web interface provides an intuitive GUI for use in configuring and managing all switch functionality. On-board memory holds dual application images, boot code, MAC addresses, and other parameters, and can also be used for program execution.
In addition to full-featured standalone switches, Diamond offers compact, feature-rich switch modules, which provide the core switching hardware and software technology in a compact subassembly, similar to a COM. These modules can be easily integrated onto customer-design boards, enabling the rapid creation of custom switch solutions with low risk and high functionality. Typically only the last inch of magnetics and connectors is needed to convert the switch module into a complete switch solution. Our ultra-rugged SabreNet switches utilize the same board-level products shown here.