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Maximize Level Crossing Safety with Smarter Data Acquisition

Location / Country : Taiwan

Product Solutions:
ioPAC 8500 C/C++ Series

Rugged modular RTU controllers with C/C++

VPort 36-1MP Series

HD, rugged, day-and-night box type IP cameras

Project Introduction

High-traffic railroad level crossings remain a global safety concern despite the widespread use of active warning systems to clear the tracks for oncoming trains. Although most train-and-car collisions are highly preventable, both real-time and historical data about railway assets, wayside equipment, and warning devices are required to help car drivers and pedestrians, railway operators, and local authorities avoid future accidents and perform root cause analysis in the wake of a crash. Consequently, transportation and safety professionals are increasingly deploying advanced data acquisition systems to provide more complete and accurate information to make existing level crossings smarter and safer.

System Requirements

·         Accurate, complete, and precise data for historical analysis

·         Provide real-time status of active warning devices

·         Monitor railway assets around the clock


Moxa Solution

In order to make level crossings smarter, Moxa’s ioPAC 8500 modular RTU controller is used to monitor the status of all the active warning devices, including the warning lights and bells, electrical boom gates, laser sensors, and nearby track circuits. Besides its compact size (which is ideal for wayside cabinets with limited space), the ioPAC 8500 RTU controller’s modular design supports a versatile collection of I/O modules—including digital inputs, digital outputs, analog inputs, resistance temperature detectors, thermocouples, HSPA, and serial modules—to connect all the different interface precision instruments and sensors used to monitor the active warning system. Tailor-made for railway applications, the following features illustrate some of the unique benefits the ioPAC 8500 RTU controller offers level crossings.



Key Features:

l   Millisecond-level timestamps for more accurate data analysis

l   kHz-level analog input sampling rate for precise data acquisition

l   Prerecording analog input prevents missing data


Additional Information

To learn more about smart railway level crossing system, click here.

To learn more about smart wayside condition monitoring, click here.

To download the 2013 Railway Preventive Maintenance Solutions Flyer, click here.



Why Moxa

• Rugged design compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4 and the
essential sections of EN 50155
• Hot-swappable I/O module design for easy maintenance
• Modular I/O for versatility, flexibility and scalability
• Wide operating temperature: -40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)
• Comprehensive APIs to reduce programming workload


See More Real World Applications

Moxa’s solutions are deployed in major railway systems across Europe, the US, and Asia, and can be found in passenger information systems (PIS), automatic train control (ATC), automatic train operations (ATO), automatic train supervision (ATS), and CCTV systems. For more information, please click on the icon to download the railway success stories.


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