Helsinki tram IP network supported by Lantech industrial grade switches

Posted by freemexy on February 27th, 2019

Providing the latest security and surveillance systems (e.g. CCTV) and onboard entertainment technologies (Infotainment) such as passenger WiFi services to the rail sector is a challenge.Wireless Access Point Reliability of these onboard technologies is critical for both train operators and passengers, while also improving the maintenance of onboard devices when trains are on the move. Existing conventional train communication networks are facing several challenges, including limitation in bandwidth and systems integration. The devices installed in rail communication networks often need to operate in harsh environments with unique requirements such as severe air pollutants, vibration and shock input voltage surge and ripple, and EMC (EMI/RFI). Other challenges are security and control management. Train Communication Networks consist of four main elements: Security, Information, Control and Passenger communications. Each part is critical in ensuring the safety of the train and its passengers. The Lantech? series of high performance, ruggedised, industrial managed Ethernet switches from Industrial Data Communication and M2M specialist M.A.C. Solutions (UK) LIMITED are specifically developed for onboard and trackside rail applications. Certified to EN50155 and EN5012-4 European Rail standards, the switches are available in a variety of design specifications to suit the specific requirements of the rail industry. These include switches with wide power/operating voltage ranges, wide operating temperature ranges , as well as switches with anti-vibration M12 Ethernet connectors and industrial PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) capability. The switches are also protected by an aluminium enclosure to IP67/IP43. Lantech switches are ideal for applications where high-engineered switches are required for harsh environments, including ruggedised switches that operate reliably in extreme temperatures, high humidity, high shock and vibration, or where input voltage surges or ripples are likely to occur.

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