NETernity™ GBX460 Ethernet Switch

Rugged 6U OpenVPX switch with OpenWare™

This product entered a Restricted Production Phase (RPP) on January 31, 2020

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Demand for increased bandwidth and computing

Applications such as ISR, communications, situational awareness, and radar require very high performance, multi-core and multi-compute embedded system architectures. Ethernet has become the interconnect of choice and now 10Gigabit Ethernet can enable unprecedented performance for these demanding applications.

Next generation of network-centric operations

The GBX460 with OpenWare supports features required by customers to meet the needs of next generation network-centric operations: Layer 2/3 switching and routing, including support for IPv6 addressing; extensive management for configuration and protocol options; and the ability to customize the software to meet specific application requirements.

OpenWare Switch Management Environment

Abaco Systems’ OpenWare is available for the GBX460. Comprehensive and powerful, this switch management environment provides integrated management services including configuration, monitoring, switching control, addressing, routing and all supported protocols. Configuration and monitoring functions are accessible from a serial console or via a network. Supported access methods include Telnet, SSH and SNMP.


Form Factor
Port Type
10GigE, Gigabit Ethernet
Management Type
Fully Managed Layer-2/3+
Operating System (OS) Support
Linux, OpenWare Ethernet Switch Management
20 10GigE + 16 1GigE or 24 10GigE
Fabric Interface
Network Operations
L2 & L3 switching and routing (IPv4 & IPv6)
Product Type
Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Level 8 Air flow-through VITA 48.5


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