A fully-featured Layer-2/3 3U VPX 14/17/20-port + 2x 10GbE Managed Ethernet Switch & Secure Router with a highly integrated security subsystem


Enabling the vision of Network Centric connectivity, the VPX3-685 Secure Ethernet Network Router provides an accelerated path to secure network-ready architectures that can interoperate seamlessly within the Global Information Grid (GIG). The VPX3-685 Secure Ethernet Network Router provides the strongest perimeter defense available for your data, in a small 3U VPX form factor.

The VPX3-685 Secure Ethernet Network Router provides up to 20x Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces, and scales to meet small to large platform requirements through flexible software and port configuration capability. Unused GbE ports can be disabled for lower power consumption. Up to two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports are available depending on board options, enabling high-speed switch-to-switch expansion, dual-redundant networks (fail-over), or for architecting high-performance 10Gb/s network backbones. Embedded backplane routing can be achieved with standard Base-T or SerDes GbE and 10GbE XAUI interfaces. A Rear Transition Module (RTM) is available for lab and development use, providing separate connections for all interfaces.


  • 3U VPX form factor, complies with OpenVPX™/VITA 65 standards
  • Fully Managed Secure Network Router
  • Flexible port configurations to rear VPX connectors
  • 12x 10/100/1000Base-T, plus either: 2x 10GbE ports OR 1x 10GbE ports + 4x GbE SerDes OR 0x 10GbE ports + 8x GbE SerDes
  • Wire-speed non-blocking IPv4/v6
  • Switching, VLANs, Routing, Multicasting, Tunneling
  • Port Mirroring, Flow Control, QoS and Traffic Shaping using CoS
  • SSH, SSL
  • Fast boot configurations
  • Enhanced Security Processor with extensive secure software support
  • Extensive Built-In Test (BIT) features
  • Full IPMI support
  • Field upgradeable software
  • Air-cooled and Conduction-cooled versions