Robust Ethernet for railway safety, reliability, and cost-efficiency
The demand for rail networks such as commuter trains, tramways, subways, light rail, and elevated rail lines is at record levels due to rapid urbanization. Traditionally, railways rely on disparate networks to keep trains rolling forward on tracks. Because of these divergent rail systems, railways incur tangible as well as intangible costs when addressing demands to achieve speed, deliver safe and punctual transportation, and improve passenger experiences.
Moxa is the world's first IRIS-certified manufacturer that provides a complete EN 50155 rugged-railway Ethernet portfolio. Products in this portfolio have been deployed successfully in many rail and metro systems around the world.
With innovative wired, wireless, and firewall routing technologies, Moxa helps railway companies to take advantage of fully integrated Ethernet networks that connect trains to the trackside and all the way back to the control center to achieve overall transport safety, efficiency, and significant cost and time-savings on railway operations and maintenance.
Moxa's EN 50155 Ethernet devices ensure the highest network availability by providing millisecond-fast resilient connections at every level from wired routing, switching to wireless communications within consists on the move, or between the trains and wayside.
Moxa’s comprehensive portfolio of rugged-railway switches and wireless devices is designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, covering wide operating temperature variations, various power input voltages, surges, ESDs, and vibration, making these products highly durable and able to operate in harsh rolling stock and wayside environments.
High bandwidth is a must for implementing onboard CCTV, passenger-oriented services, and other Ethernet consist networks. In addition, wayside networks require an even larger bandwidth, as they not only need to connect with diverse systems onboard but also need to process and send back the information to the control center. Moxa provides a wide variety of 10GbE, Gigabit, Ethernet, PoE/PoE+, fiber optic, and twisted DSL solutions to facilitate high-speed data communication, simplifying field wiring and reducing installation costs for modern railway applications.
Updating train networks is time-consuming when train cars are added, removed, or replaced. Moxa's railway devices enable innovative auto-configuration for fast and accurate inter-consist and inter-carriage rearrangement. Saving time by doing away with error-prone manual configuration helps guarantee accuracy and efficiency.
Moxa’s TN advanced series of Ethernet switches features Dynamic Ring Coupling technology that excels in inter-consist network redundancy. When train carriages are reorganized, Dynamic Ring Coupling detects and automatically reconfigures the network. This technology reduces configuration time and potential human error to achieve highly reliable and efficient train operations.
For carriages that are connected wirelessly, Moxa’s Auto Carriage Connection (ACC) feature automatically forms 802.11n wireless bridges between adjacent wireless APs. ACC is available in the 802.11n AWK-RCC series, which supplies up to 300 Mbps of bandwidth to deal with demanding multimedia services.
Moxa's MXstudio network management suite makes life easier with a graphic-friendly user interface for network deployment, monitoring, and maintenance. MXconfig assigns IP addresses 10-time faster than one-by-one configuration, making it easier to mass deploy many network devices in a new train system. MXview presents critical network information on a live-view topology that allows non-IT staff to monitor the entire network conditions at a glance.
IEC 61375 is the new standard for onboard ETB (Ethernet Train Backbone) to ensure train-wide interoperability between local consist subnets, regardless of their respective network technologies and manufacturers.
Tailored to IEC 61375 standards, the TN-5916 series routers automatically assign IP addresses to onboard devices on each consist to enable highly flexible and reliable interconnection between ETB and ECN (Ethernet Consist Network).
The TN series M12 Ethernet switches provide up to 28-port Ethernet to accommodate video surveillance and more passenger services. The AWK-RCC wireless devices provide up to 300 Mbps bandwidth that can improve onboard passenger Wi-Fi for better passenger experiences.
Moxa's one-stop-shop EN50155 Ethernet portfolio facilitates high-speed communication and easy integration of cameras, displays, WLANs, and other devices in space-limited onboard environments to ensure safety and efficiency.
An Eastern European country overhauled its rail infrastructure with brand-new train fleets, which were required to integrate with the latest rail technology, including digital real-time passenger information, public address systems, CCTV, and passenger Wi-Fi systems.
EN 50155 16-port NAT Router
Full-Feature Managed Switches
16 to 28 Port PoE+ Managed Switches
*Moxa defines "compliant with essential sections” to include those EN 50155 requirements that make products more suitable for rolling stock railway applications.
Moxa provides 802.11n-rated onboard radio devices and wayside radio APs to facilitate reliable train-to-ground connectivity applied for communication-based train control (CBTC) and onboard surveillance video monitoring.
Moxa's Turbo Roaming enables wireless handover under 50 ms, which is vital to achieve uninterrupted train-to-ground connectivity. Leveraging the latest AeroProtection technology, Moxa's TAP products add redundant Wi-Fi links to increase wireless availability.
Moxa’s train-to-ground radio products integrate dual-band radios, AC/DC power supply, and fiber switching to help operators manage train-to-ground communications for traffic safety and higher operational efficiency.
One of the largest players within the railway industry needed to develop the rail communication network for a metro in India. In order to enhance passenger safety, the network needed to be able to support a state of the art CCTV surveillance system that provides real-time monitoring from the control center. The project requires a reliable train-to-ground wireless network that connects to rail-certified onboard wireless clients, trackside wireless units, and trackside Ethernet switches.
The onboard wireless clients need to provide seamless roaming, wireless network redundancy, and sufficient bandwidth to ensure smooth video data transmission on constantly moving trains. For the trackside network, a redundant network topology is required to avoid packet loss when transmitting data from the trackside to the control center.
Industrial Wi-Fi Access Controller
Railway Trackside 802.11a/b/g IP68 Wireless Unit
Railway Onboard 802.11n IP68 Wi-Fi AP/Client
Industrial Network Mass Configuration Tool
* Moxa defines compliant with essential sections to include those EN 50155 requirements that make products more suitable for rolling stock railway applications
Wayside networks are the primary infrastructure that enables real-time data exchange between trains, wayside devices, and equipment to underpin railway safety and efficiency along rail lines.
Moxa’s wayside Ethernet switches provide a wide selection of 10GbE, GbE, Ethernet ,and fiber-optic connectivity, capable of layer 3 traffic segregation, layer 2/3 millisecond-level multicast redundancy, wide operating temperature ranges, and EN 50121 capabilities to allow diverse track equipment, signal, and control networks to be integrated into a single network backbone for durable wayside operations.
All Moxa managed switches leverage Turbo Chain, which eliminates the need for kilometers of extra cables and additional Ethernet ports to form ring-coupling paths and cut costs significantly for wayside network deployment.
A tramway in North Africa, stretching across 22.4 kilometers, 37 stations, and 11 electrical substations, sought a highly reliable wayside communications system that enables multiple services, including video surveillance always-on.
L3/L2 10GbE with 24 to 48 GbE modular switches
Layer 3 24-port full GbE managed switches
24+4G-port modular PoE+ switches
Non-IT friendly Industrial Network Management Suite
12G-port full Gigabit PoE+ managed Ethernet switches
7+3G-port Gigabit managed Ethernet switches
8+2G-port PoE+ managed Ethernet switches
6 FE managed switch + 2 VDSL2 Ethernet extender
* Moxa defines “essential compliance” to include those EN 50155 requirements that make products more suitable for rolling stock railway applications