Phoenix International Announces Small Form Factor Rugged Network Attached Storage Solution for Unmanned Vehicles

By May 8, 2017News

Dallas, TX May 8, 2017

Phoenix International Systems, proven pioneer in state-of-the art data storage technology providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today introduced the Phalanx II rugged Network Attached Storage (NAS) data storage system. The new product is being introduced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017.

The cigar box sized (82mm x 215mm x 226.5mm) Phalanx II is SWaP optimized and provides high performance, high capacity and secure data storage for Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles (UAVs, UUVs) and airborne ISR applications. This small form factor NAS weighs less than six lbs, provides up to 16TB of storage capacity with two Solid State Disks (SSDs) and supports RAID 0 (mirroring) and RAID 1 (stripping). Hot-swap removable drives are optionally available. System configuration and management is provided via a convenient web based GUI or CLI.

Data security is a key component to any mass storage application and the Phalanx II addresses this with optional support for AES-256 encryption and hardware and/or software triggered Data Elimination.

The Phalanx II allows networked devices to share and store data using all common network services: NFS (V3/V4), SBM/CIFS, FTP, TFTP, RSYNC and SSH. It supports a variety of network based file systems that allow multiple hosts to share and store information. Network connections are provided through five load balanced Gigabit Ethernet ports, and it can support dual optical 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for low EMI susceptibility.

Major Features of the Phoenix International Phalanx II NAS:

MLC or SLC Solid State Disk devices
Intel Broadwell (Xeon v4) CPU
Video: 1x VGA, 2x or 3x DVI Video Output
I/O: 5x GigE, 2x 10GigE, USB 2/3, Serial (RS232/422)
Monitoring via SMART, SNMP, EMAIL (Health/Performance)
Operational temperature from -40° to +71°C
38999 Connectors Standard
12-36VDC @ 25-75 Watts (Option Variable)
Optional AES 256 encryption
MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-704F/1275D

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev C/ISO 9001:2008 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Click here for the datasheet in PDF format.