NETernity™ GBX24

IPv6 Enabled, 6U VME, Conduction Cooled, 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

NETernity™ GBX24


NETernity GBX24 is a fully managed (Layer 2/3) Gigabit Ethernet switch designed to meet the most demanding requirements for network switching in tactical applications. This Gigabit switch is available in both air- and conduction-cooled formats and features a non-blocking shared memory architecture. This provides 48 Gbits/s core offering full wire speed performance with minimal latency on all ports simultaneously. The GBX24 has comprehensive network management capabilities based on FASTPATH® software that includes VLANs, link aggregation, spanning tree, IPv4, IPv6, IGMP, traffic policing, Quality of Service (QoS), guaranteed bandwidth and SNMP. Configuration of the switch is via a comprehensive and intuitive web interface, command line interface or SNMP. GBX24 provides optional optical expansion through a mix of onboard optics and a separate Optical Expansion Board. All twenty-four ports can be converted to optical outputs to give twenty-four ports of Gigabit, either 1000 BaseSX or 1000 BaseLX. Onboard built-in test (BIT) ensures the GBX24 can be easily linked with other Abaco Systems boards to provide integrated system level health monitoring and diagnostics.



  • Fully managed solution
  • Layer 2/3 switching with advanced support for VLANs, QoS, and IPv6
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • 6U VMEbus form factor
  • 24-ports of Gigabit Ethernet (24 ports to rear connectors, with 4 ports optical to front panel)
  • 48 Gbit/s non-blocking switch fabric with full wirespeed performance
  • NETernity GBX24 Press Release
  • Ethernet/Lan Resource Center



PLM Program

PLM Program


Form Factor
Port Type
10/100/1000BaseT, 1000BaseLX, 1000BaseSX
Management Type
Fully Managed Layer-2/3+

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