Axiomtek, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of railway computer hardware, offers advanced industrial-grade and ruggedized box computers and panel computers designed for compliance with railway standards and regulations.
Designed with high performance and reliability in mind, these intelligent transportation product lines were made specifically to meet the complex demands of mass transit/ public transport, high speed rail and rolling stock applications.
According to Roger Shyu, product manager of Product Marketing Division at Axiomtek, every country in the world lists public transport as one of the major national development projects. Citing the example of the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project in Taoyuan County in Taiwan as one of the best examples, he says that the project interconnects the Aerotropolis MRT system with the current Airport Access MRT system to effectively transport Taiwan populations in all directions. Since rail transport can be considered a type of sustainable transport, many cities are moving towards improving their current systems to be more environment-friendly and incorporating energy saving, high loading, low pollution and high safety as key project considerations.
Axiomtek’s advanced tBOX321-870-FL adopts onboard high-performance Intel Core processor and onboard DRAM, which greatly reduce the impact of vibration and shock in railway environments. It is certified EN50155/EN50121 for rolling stock, and complies with EN45545-2 for fire resistance.
Key features of the compact, embedded box computer include IP40-rated and rugged aluminium extrusion and steel case; operating temperature range in critical environments from -40°C to +70°C; M12 type of LAN, USB 2.0, power input and audio port; two lockable and removable front-side SATA3 HDD drive bays with RAID 0/1 function; anti-vibration design to withstand up to 5Grms (with SSD or CFast) and 1Grms (with HDD); three PCI Express Mini Card slots added for greater expansion capability; and one SIM slot also available for 2G/3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications, allowing for more efficient networking options.
In case of emergency, the tBOX321-870-FL can provide a stable, reliable and effective communication to the control centre, dispatch attendant and driver. Axiomtek’s tBOX321-870-FL received the prestigious 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award from the Taiwan’s Ministry of Economics Affairs for Excellence in Design and R&D. This application-ready platform is perfect for many transportation applications including mobility control unit, passenger information systems and transportation video surveillance systems.
Axiomtek’s eBOX660-872-FL serves the unique requirements of rail safety. Rail-related accidents mostly occur at railroad crossings; however, the absence of a clear eyewitness account of the unfortunate event makes it difficult to determine the accident’s cause, fix responsibility and take future prevention steps. Through remote wireless transmission technique, a video from the railway’s surveillance system at each railroad crossing can be transmitted to the control centre to promote safety and accident prevention.
Axiomtek’s eBOX660-872-FL is a specialised embedded box computer equipped with powerful Intel Core processor, high performance DDR3 memory, rich network and wireless connection capabilities (Wi-Fi or 3G/GPRS). The eBOX660-872-FL is equipped with two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two SIM card sockets with eight isolated DI/DO, and allows connectivity to a sensor or camera for environment control and security management.
Key features include excellent fanless and thermal design for noiseless and reliable operation in critical environments; operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C; rugged aluminium cold-rolled steel enclosure with anti-vibration advantage; and excellent graphics computing capability and dual-view support. This embedded platform is also suited for automatic optical inspection, digital signage, digital surveillance, gaming, automation control, embedded controller, factory automation and POS/kiosk applications. Axiomtek’s eBOX660-872-FL was also awarded the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award for Excellence in Design and R&D.
Axiomtek rBOX101-6COM (ATEX)
Axiomtek’s rBOX101-6COM (ATEX) rugged DIN-rail controller is designed to serve the unique needs of the transportation industry. Suitable for managing various functions related to train operations, the rBOX can serve as the control unit for the train’s doors to open and close rapidly, safely and continuously to accommodate large flows of people.
Key features include ultra-low power Intel Atom processor Z520PT; six isolated COM ports and isolated digital I/O; ability to withstand extreme environments; operating temperature range from -40°C to +70°C; and ATEX anti-explosive certification for stable operation in potentially explosive environments.
To streamline the implementation of management software application, Axiomtek has launched the AXView, its own proprietary system management software solution for customers who want to customise their own remote management system with ease. The rBOX101-6COM (ATEX) was also awarded the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award.
Though designed to serve the complex needs of the transportation industry, the rBOX101-6COM (ATEX) can also be used for various indoor and outdoor industrial applications such as power plant automation, facility monitoring systems, and intelligent transportation systems.
Axiomtek’s GOT3187W-832-PCT is an 18.5" WXGA fanless touch panel computer employed in the railway dispatch and command centre to effectively monitor the status of train operations. Axiomtek’s GOT3187W-832-PCT can be used in harsh environments with an operating temperature range of -10°C to +50°C. The slim, multi-touch PCT panel PC offers great performance using low power consumption Intel Atom processor.
Key features of the panel computers include one PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless network connection; and instant access to a variety of wireless LAN/GPRS/GSM/3G/4G/LTE networks. Also awarded the 2014 Taiwan Excellence Award, Axiomtek’s GOT3187W-832-PCT is suitable for many applications including marine, heavy industry, and oil pipe monitoring systems.
The tBOX321-870-FL railway box computers, the eBOX660-872-FL fanless embedded box computers, the rBOX101-6COM (ATEX certified) DIN rail systems and the GOT3187W-832-PCT rugged human machine interface, are available for purchase.