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Pentek's Talon Catches GB Ethernet Stream

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November 01, 2017
By Paula Bernier
Executive Editor, TMC

Pentek is a New Jersey-based company that sells system recorders for commercial, government, and military systems. Applications for these solutions include communications, defense, industrial control, medical, and radar. And recently the company introduced a new ruggedized recorder that addresses 40 gigabit Ethernet.


The new Talon Model RTR 2735A is portable device that collects line rate Ethernet traffic on one 40GB stream, four 10GB streams, or eight 1GB streams. It offers LC optical, RJ45, and SFP+ interface options. And it features up to 16 hot-swappable SSDs for 3.8 to 61.4 terabit storage and RAID levels 0. 1, 5 or 6 support.

“The RTR 2735A portable recorder is ideal for deployed, mobile applications that need performance and capacity in a very rugged environment,” said Pentek Vice President Rodger Hosking. “This recorder can easily acquire and capture signals on an aircraft or [other] vehicle, well supported with its optional DC power supply.”

Pricing for this new device starts at $42,550. It is available for delivery within eight weeks. Pentek also recently upgraded its Talon RTR 2755 and RTX 2775 solutions, which sell for starting prices of $32,495 and $53,595 respectively.

All of the above are Windows Server 2016 solutions employing Intel (News - Alert) Core i7 processors. They leverage Pentek’s SystemFlow software for configuration purposes. Pentek also offers an optional GPS receiver that customers can use to time stamp recordings and store GPS position information.

And both of the recently upgraded devices now address multiple 1, 10, and 40 gigabit Ethernet streams. Aggregate recording rates on these solutions are up to 10 GB/s. And they now have double the storage at 122TB.

Ethernet technology is seeing growing use in vehicle applications. As I reported earlier this week, a new standard called Automotive Ethernet is allowing for more cost-efficient and manageable communications in road vehicles.

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Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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