Moxa will be presenting a comprehensive range of railway solutions at the upcoming InnoTrans show in Berlin. InnoTrans is the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology.
An IRIS-certified solution provider, Moxa is aware of the challenges faced daily by train operators, including managing obsolescence, improving reliability and performance, extending maintenance intervals, and reducing overhaul costs. Moxa’s railway solutions help overcome these industrial challenges, with multiple innovative software functions enabling greater agility in all three stages of rolling stock network deployment: installation, commissioning, and maintenance.
Moxa will also demonstrate at the InnoTrans 2014 how the in-house developed and produced CPUs of their ToughNet series of Ethernet switches guarantee the long-term availability of their products.
New intelligent Ethernet redundancy for train inter-consist networks
The ToughNet series of EN 50155 compliant managed Ethernet switches supports Moxa’s new Dynamic Ring Coupling technology that enables the speedy and automated configuration of Ethernet switches aboard trains when consists are rearranged mid-journey. Dynamic Ring Coupling guarantees inter-consist network recovery in less than one second, and even faster intra-consist recovery in 20 milliseconds without disrupting intra-consist networks during reorientation. Consequently, all Ethernet network services including CCTV surveillance, Wi-Fi access, passenger information systems, public announcement systems, and more can be seamlessly enjoyed even when coupling switches are rearranged mid-journey.
High bandwidth wireless 802.11ac transmission for railway passenger Wi-Fi
Moxa will also display wireless 802.11ac solutions for passenger Wi-Fi applications at the InnoTrans show. Featuring the 802.11ac technology, Moxa’s new AWK-3151A series can supply a data rate of up to 1300 Mbps, thus making real-time, high-definition media streaming applications such as live streaming of online videos a reality for passenger Wi-Fi.
Integrated solutions for passenger information systems on refurbished trains
To help overcome obstacles such as space constraints, wiring difficulties and a limited budget when upgrading the passenger information system on an aging train, Moxa’s ioPAC 8600 series of modular RTU controllers offers serial, I/O, and Ethernet as an ‘all-in-one’ solution in one compact platform. The ioPAC 8600’s unique 2-wire Ethernet technology allows system integrators to deploy Ethernet (IP networks) on existing 2-wire architecture to support the 100 Mbps network currently available on refurbished trains.
In addition, Auto Carriage Sequencing (ACS) is a key feature of Moxa’s ioPAC 8600. Systems on refurbished trains run on a daisy chain network topology that uses CAN bus or RS-485, which means that when switching to an IP-based network, the auto carriage sequencing function is not easy to duplicate. Moxa’s solution bypasses this challenge and continues to perform ACS functions on the new IP network, greatly reducing the effort required by the systems integrator.
Moxa’s innovative technologies as well as additional advanced solutions for railway automation, including passenger information systems, CCTV, train control management systems, Ethernet train backbones, and train-to-ground and trackside solutions will be showcased in Hall 4.1, Booth 312 at the InnoTrans, Berlin from 23 September to 26 September, 2014.