SFFR, X-ES, Cisco IOS
X-ES Introduces SFFR Rugged Router Running Cisco IOS Software
News Release from:
Extreme Engineering Solutions
18 May 2012
If you try to pronounce SFFR, we think you'll say "safer," which is exactly what SFFR offers: safer, secure, encrypted communications, courtesy of superior X-ES hardware, running Cisco IOS IP Routing software. At less than 72 cubic inches and 3.5 pounds, SFFR is the smallest available rugged router hosting Cisco IOS.
The SFFR router provides mobile ad hoc networking for military, heavy industry, and emergency response, extending the Cisco enterprise infrastructure beyond the reach of traditional fixed-network infrastructure. Industries that can benefit from SFFR include energy companies with smart grid monitoring requirements, transportation, public safety, and mining.
The X-ES SFFR router incorporates Cisco IOS IP Routing Software with Cisco Mobile Ready Net capabilities to provide highly secure data, voice, and video communications to stationary and mobile network nodes across both wired and wireless links. Combining the SFFR with UHF, VHF, Wi-Fi, and other radio platforms enables integrators to create mobile, wireless, ad hoc networks, without requiring a connection to central infrastructure.
SFFR is a packaged, deployment-ready system for the most Size, Weight, and Power-constrained applications. This rugged router, available in natural convection-cooled, conduction-cooled, or forced air-cooled enclosures, can be installed tomorrow in any vehicle or aircraft and/or deployed in the harshest of environments.
“Our customers wanted to avoid all IT training costs, and SFFR runs the exact same version of IOS that IT professionals are already using in-office,” states Bret Farnum, VP of Sales and Marketing, X-ES. “This allows them to expand their network to personnel, equipment, and facilities at the edge of the network – warfighters on the battlefield, mines and drilling platforms, and natural disaster mobile command centers – without any additional training.”
With the addition of the SFFR, X-ES is offering customers the ability to immediately field a rugged router that has been tested, qualified, and is ready to deploy. X-ES customers have the choice of integrating the XPedite5205 Embedded Services Router PMC module into their system or deploying the SFFR router.