PacStar 444 Small GigE Switch

PacStar 444 Small GigE Switch 2018-08-15T13:44:22+00:00

PacStar 444 Small GigE Switch

Based on Cisco Embedded Services Switch (ESS) 3300, PacStar 444 provides high-density network access at Gigabit speeds for critical voice, data and video connectivity in a compact, rugged form-factor


PacStar 444 enables networking for a wide variety of edge-based C4ISR, cybersecurity, sensor, IoT, computing and storage applications – connecting multiple devices to mission-critical tactical, ground-vehicle and aircraft-mounted communications networks deployed in the field. PacStar 444 is ideal for use in environments requiring specialized form-factor, size, weight, power, port-density, port-media and ruggedized communications needs.

PacStar offers a variety of system packaging and transport options for its PacStar 400-Series, including Pelican Case, Mini-Transit Case, Smart Chassis, Desktop Chassis and Rack Mount Systems. The flexible modules, together with the wide range of packaging options, enables PacStar to deliver leading-edge customized, complete solutions that are reconfigurable in the field.

Designed from the ground up to provide flexible deployment, configuration and setup options, PacStar 444 can be used as follows:

  • Included in a modular, flexible system comprised of PacStar 400-Series modules, mounted in a variety of packaging and transport options solutions

  • In snap-together configurations with the other PacStar 400-Series modules including switches, servers and gateways

  • To provide high speed switching infrastructure between servers and storage devices performing data-intensive tasks in expeditionary settings

  • As standalone switch module

Key Features

  • Based on Cisco Embedded Services Switch (ESS) 3300 with (2) 10 GigE SFP and (8) GigE RJ-45 ports

  • Industry-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) provides customers maximum flexibility when integrating into programs where mobility and deployment speeds are critical

  • Designed to meet MIL-STD 810G, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-704D standards for environmental, EMI and power (testing by independent labs pending)

  • Integrated smart power supply that runs on and recharges tactical radio batteries, wide range DC input and worldwide AC input

  • Compact, snap-together design enables quick expansion with other PacStar 400-Series modules and packaging solutions

  • Extended temperature range and fanless design improves reliability and uptime

  • Continuous runtime with hot swappable batteries

  • Small, but powerful: only 5.3” x 7.0” x 1.6” and 2.5 lbs.

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PacStar Press Release

New PacStar 444 Small GigE Switch Module with Cisco High Speed Technology Enables Easy, Secure Network Connectivity in Austere Environments

August 17, 2018|Press Releases|

PacStar expands its suite of small form-factor solutions with new switch module designed to connect multiple devices to tactical vehicle and aircraft-mounted networks at high speeds