Regional Power Company in US Uses ZyWAN to Improve Efficiency and Deliver Data for Operational Control in Smart Grid Initiatives
Amaro (Italy) – September 1st, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces a $1.7M follow-on order to supply the ZyWAN cellular router to a regional power company serving more than 2 million customers. The order, to be delivered by the end of 2011,will support the company’s Smart Grid initiatives to wirelessly connect smart meters for residential and business clients and enable SCADA operations.
The ZyWAN cellular router wirelessly transmits real-time data about the power grid. Using the ZyWAN unit gives the utility a reliable, high performance network access point for a comprehensive view of their grid.
This Smart Grid application with the Eurotech ZyWAN provides near real-time management of the end user’s power usage, offering an optimal customer experience while maintaining operational efficiency for the utility. Benefits to the end customer include automatic meter reading without a visit to the local property and notifications of power outages to better manage restoration efforts.
“Utilities that commit to delivering power over a Smart Grid have to be able to rely on rugged and capable systems that enable secure and reliable data flow,” explained Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech Inc. “The ZyWAN router from Eurotech helps utilities make Smart Grid initiatives come true.”
” Al Tour dei Mille Trieste, Siagri Roberto, Presidente e Amministratore Delegato di Eurotech, ha raccontato il percorso che lo ha portato a fondare un’impresa oggi presente nei maggiori mercati mondiali dell’ICT, dando utili consigli ai giovani che, oggi, vogliono cimentarsi nella carriera imprenditoriale.”
Eurotech Sphere II Embedded Computer Powers Devices for Medical OEM Supplier
Amaro (Italy) – August 30th, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces they have been selected to supply embedded computers to a medical original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that specializes in diagnostics solutions. The value of the six-month contract is about 1.5M USD.
The Eurotech Sphere II will allow the customer to meet market demand and extend the lifecycle of chemistry analyzers using ARM technology. Used to test for diseases in just minutes, these products connect to a laboratory information management system that collects all results into an electronic medical record.
“Medical OEMS can extend their product lifecycle by taking advantage of our state-of-art platforms,” said Greg Nicoloso, Chief Executive Officer of Eurotech Inc. “Eurotech offers embedded computers pre-installed with software layers that makes them application-ready platforms, allowing customers to reduce time-to-market.”
– Consolidated revenues: from €41.82 million to €41.16 million
– Consolidated gross profit: from €21.49 million to €21.19 million
– Consolidated EBITDA: from €503 thousand to €-598 thousand
– Consolidated EBIT: from €-3.39 million to €-4.33 million
– Consolidated pre-tax profit (loss): from €-4.76 million to €-5.37 million
– Group net profit (loss): from EUR -4.96 million to EUR -5.41 million
– Net financial debt: €16.79 million
– Group shareholders’ equity: €118.47 million
Today the Board of Directors of Eurotech S.p.A. reviewed and approved the results for the first half of 2011.
In the first six months of this year, Group revenues decreased slightly, by 1.6%, to €41.16 million, from €41.82 million in the first half of 2010. The first semester was affected by an uncertain situation in the US market, leading to a slowdown in the order intake, as well as a deferral in turnover in the Japanese market following the earthquake in March. However, the different impact of the first half on total annual turnover, and the current order situation, suggest that the second semester will show an improvement on the second half of last year.
DuraNET® 3000 Adds Mechanical and Electrical Enhancements to Modular Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switch for Vehicle and Aircraft Compatibility
Amaro (Italy), 17 August 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces the DuraNET® 3000, a ruggedized version of the IE-3000 industrial Ethernet switch from Cisco Systems, specifically hardened for use in demanding military / civil IP networking technology refresh and C4ISR situational awareness applications. This fully managed network switch delivers the security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability, and manageability that customers expect from Cisco IOS-based switching technology, but with mechanical enhancements to support deployment of data, video, and voice services in extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, and humidity, as well as exposure to dust, water, and demanding EMI/EMC environments. Customers can view the Parvus DuraNET 3000 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Expo Aug 16-19 in DC and at the AFCEA LandWarNet Expo Aug 23-25 in Tampa.
“The DuraNET 3000 presents military and aerospace customers with a powerful ruggedized IE-3000 switch solution, delivering Cisco’s latest IOS networking management tools, protocols, and software capabilities in a mechanically hardened package ready for extreme application use,” said Parvus Marketing Director Mike Southworth. “While Cisco developed the IE-3000 specifically for harsh industrial network environments, such as the factory floor or utility substation, Parvus has taken ruggedization to a whole new level with the DuraNET 3000. Parvus’ hardened design now extends Cisco’s proven industrial Ethernet switch technologies into vehicle, airborne, shipboard and other extreme applications.”
Like Parvus’ DuraNET 2955 switch, which is based on the Cisco’s previous generation industrial Ethernet switch (the Catalyst 2955), the DuraNET 3000 requires no active cooling, is completely sealed in a rugged aluminum enclosure, and provides interfaces over MIL-C-38999 style connectors. Leveraging the modular nature of the IE-3000 hardware, the DuraNET 3000 subsystem comes in several configurations to flexibly scale Ethernet port density from ten (10) to eighteen (18) or twenty-six (26) Ethernet ports. This enables customers to match size, weight, and power (SWaP), along with cost and functional requirements to program needs. Suitable for ground vehicle and aircraft installations, the DuraNET 3000 features MIL-STD-1275 / 704 transient protection and MIL-STD-461 filtering, and is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 environmental conditions.
KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
• Cisco Technology: Ruggedized Version of Cisco IE-3000 Industrial Ethernet Switch with Best-in-Class Layer 2 LAN IOS or Layer 3 IP Services IOS Software Support
• IOS Management: Data, Video, and Voice Service Features for Security, QoS, and High Availability: TCP, UDP, Telnet, IGMP, IP, RADIUS, SNMP, RMON, DHCP, HTTPS, VLAN, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco, CLI over Serial, Cisco Device Manager over Web Browser, Layer 3 IP Services Support Inter-VLAN Routing, Advanced Routing Protocols, i.e. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Static Routing, VRF Lite, Multicast Routing.
• Interfaces: 2x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports + 8x, 16x, or 24x Fast Ethernet Ports; RS232 Serial Console.
• Ruggedization: Designed to meet MIL-STD-810 Shock, Vibration, Thermal Conditions; -40 to +71°C Fanless Extended Temperature Operation with No Moving Parts; Aluminum Chassis Sealed Against Water, Dust, and EMI; Filtered Transient-Protected Power Supply for MIL Aircraft / Vehicle Use; Circular MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors for Reliable Network Connections.
Pre-production DuraNET 3000 units have begun shipping. Contact email@example.com for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit DuraNET 3000 product page.
“PROSPECT” is the “Promotion of Supercomputing Partnerships for European Competitiveness and Technology.” In this video PROSPECT members meet at the International Supercomputing Conference 2011 in Hamburg.
Speakers include (to be-reconfirmed):
Moderator: Dr S. Girona, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Operations Director
• Kostas Glinos, The European Commission
• Dr. G. Tecchiolli, Eurotech, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
• Mr. H. Falter, ParTec Cluster Competence Centre, Chief Operating Officer
• Prof. T. Lippert, Research Centre Jülich, Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS), Managing Director, also Prospect Executive Committee member
• Prof. A. Bode, Leibniz Research Centre, Managing Director, also Prospect Executive Committee member
Cisco IOS-Managed DuraMAR® 5915 Delivers SWaP-Optimized, Ultra-Rugged MIL/COTS Migration Path for Cisco 3200 Mobile Router Platforms
Amaro (Italy), 16 August 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces the DuraMAR 5915, an ultra-rugged Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) mobile router subsystem based on the new 5915 Embedded Services Router (ESR) card from Cisco Systems. Optimized for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), as well as mechanical robustness under extreme environmental conditions per MIL-STD-810G (thermal, shock, vibration, humidity, dust, water), the DuraMAR 5915 enables prime contractors and civilian agencies to deploy Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities, including data, video, and voice services virtually anywhere LAN or WAN connectivity may be required, particularly in mobile, airborne, ground, manned or unmanned vehicle applications. Customers can view the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Expo Aug. 16-19 in DC and at the AFCEA LandWarNet Expo Aug. 23-25 in Tampa.
“With the DuraMAR 5915, Parvus couples Cisco’s latest mobile networking technology with innovative rugged enclosure design to address environmental and functional requirements of military vehicle and aircraft applications,” said Parvus Director of Marketing Mike Southworth. “The DuraMAR 5915 is an ideal solution for IP networking technology refresh and situational awareness applications, including those seeking a migration path for legacy Cisco 3200-based router subsystems. Legacy 3200 Series customers gain hardware performance and software feature improvements with the new system, along with a smaller, lighter, and even more rugged chassis and MIL-STD power supply.”
The DuraMAR 5915 features dual WAN uplinks and is available as either a standalone 5 port (2+3) network router or with an integrated Gigabit Ethernet switch for a total of 19 Ethernet ports to extends Ethernet port density and switching bandwidth beyond the standard commercial Cisco 5915 product.
With software built upon the Cisco 3270 IOS architecture, the DuraMAR 5915 delivers the performance, security, advanced Quality of Service (QoS), high availability and manageability expected from Cisco Enterprise IOS-based routing technology. The unit supports extensive IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, IP multicasting, Radio Aware Routing (RAR), Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP) and Mobile IP routing for transparent connectivity to a roaming vehicle network in Comms on the Move (COTM) applications. An onboard AES hardware encryption engine offloads encryption processing from the router to provide highly secure yet scalable data, video, and voice services.
Leveraging stackable PC104 subassemblies and a modular enclosure design, the DuraMAR 5915 unit is completely sealed, requires no active cooling, provides interfaces over MIL-C-38999 style connectors, and features a military-grade power supply supporting aircraft (MIL-STD-704F) and ground/marine (MIL-STD-1275D) vehicle voltage inputs, pikes, and transient levels, as well as MIL-STD-461F EMI/EMC filtering.
KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
• Cisco Technology: Ruggedized Cisco 5915 Router with Enterprise IOS Software for Robust Security, Management, QoS, VLAN, IPv4 / IPv6 Routing, IP Mobility, Interoperability; Integrated Services Router (ISR) Features Support Concurrent Data, Video, and Voice Services, as well as Firewall and Hardware AES Encryption Acceleration
• Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Switch: Integrated Parvus Gigabit Ethernet Switch Option to Scale Port Density to 19 Ethernet Ports for Higher Port Density Application Requirements; Modular, Open Architecture Rugged COTS PC104 Hardware Design
• Ruggedization: Designed for MIL-810G Shock, Vibration, Thermal, Altitude, Humidity; -40 to +71C Fanless Extended Temp Operation with No Moving Parts; Corrosion-Resistant, Aluminum Chassis Sealed Against Water, Dust, EMI; Circular MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors for Reliable Network Connections; Filtered, Transient-Protected Power Supply for Aircraft and Vehicle Use; Designed to MIL-461F Conducted/Radiated Emissions & Susceptibility; Data Zeroization Support to Erase Sensitive Information
• Applications: Civil and Military Tactical In-Vehicle Layer Switching / WAN Routing; 24V / 28V Ground Vehicle / Aircraft / Maritime Installations; C4ISR Situational Awareness / Technology Refresh / Retrofit / LRU
Pre-production DuraMAR 5915 units will begin shipping Q4 2011. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and updated production availability information. For additional specifications or to download a product datasheet, visit DuraMAR 5915 product page.
Parvus Meets Military & Aerospace Customers’ Demand for Popular RTOS by Extending Support to DuraCOR® Mission Computer Platforms Amaro (Italy), July 21st 2011 – Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces support for Wind River’s VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) across its entire rugged MIL/COTS DuraCOR® mission computer product line, which includes the DuraCOR 810-Duo, DuraCOR 810, DuraCOR 820 and DuraCOR 830. The RTOS that supports over one billion embedded systems worldwide, VxWorks is increasingly used by aerospace and military prime contractors where deterministic, high performance operation is required. Parvus now extends VxWorks support to all of its MIL-qualified x86-architecture Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) DuraCOR subsystems to reduce time to deployment and integration costs for its customers. Parvus is part of the Eurotech Group, which is a Wind River Strategic Hardware Partner.
Parvus has developed Board Support Packages (BSPs) for VxWorks 6.8 to support Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Pentium® M, and Intel® Atom™-based DuraCOR mission computer products. These BSPs were made using Wind River’s Workbench 3.2 development environment. Parvus application and design engineering teams can tailor pre-integrated subsystems with VxWorks to support particular program requirements, such as application-specific I/O interfaces. With pre-integrated subsystems, customers reduce their learning curve and risk, leverage open-architecture, modular PC104 hardware, and extend base functionality to maximize use of COTS content.
“While Parvus has supported VxWorks customer requirements for several years, it has only been on a project-by-project or board-level basis,” said Parvus VP of Sales and Marketing Dusty Kramer, “Now with our subsystem-level support of VxWorks, Parvus is demonstrating its commitment to our military and aerospace customers by augmenting our DuraCOR computing offerings to support high performance, real time operation system requirements.”
Parvus’ DuraCOR Vehicle Mission Computer platform is a COTS computing subsystem featuring modular, open-architecture and MIL-STD qualified designs -perfect for Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)- constrained C4ISR technology refresh and platform upgrade programs. These highly reliable, DuraCOR mission computers are routinely deployed under thermal, shock and vibration extremes onboard unmanned and manned aircraft, ground vehicles, and maritime platforms.