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Moxa Launches RTUs Tailored for Railway Preventive Maintenance Applications

Taipei, Taiwan, June 17, 2013 — Moxa is pleased to unveil the ioPAC 8500 series modular RTU controllers, C/C++ programmable RTU controllers designed for condition-based maintenance applications. The ioPAC 8500 series provides extremely accurate data, giving engineers the information they need to identify anomalous conditions to predict and prevent railway equipment failures. These RTUs are also compliant with EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2, and EN 50121-4 railway standards to withstand high levels of vibration for railway applications.

Moxa’s ioPAC 8500 modular RTU controllers are designed to provide more accurate data to allow engineers to respond quickly and correctly. They offer kHz-level analog input sampling rates, giving engineers the analog data precision they need to correctly analyze events. Also, the analog input pre-recording function allows the ioPAC 8500 modular RTUs to continuously record analog input data before an event trigger point for data completeness. Moreover, this rugged RTU is easy to deploy for distributed monitoring applications with the support of a versatile collection of I/O modules. In particular, the compact size and modular design make the ioPAC 8500 ideal for wayside cabinets with limited space, and all of the I/O modules are hot-swappable for easy replacement.

This rugged RTU delivers high system reliability and stability in harsh environments. When used together with Moxa’s Active OPC Server and DA-Center software package, the ioPAC 8500 series controllers provide a comprehensive solution for condition-based preventive maintenance applications.

Key Features
● Dedicated ARM-based CPUs for main system and each I/O module 
● Supports millisecond timestamps for digital input and analog input 
● Supports 40 kHz sampling rate and pre-recording for analog input
● Supports C/C++ programming languages
● Compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4, and EN 50155
● Robust and compact design for harsh environments
● Modular I/O for versatility, flexibility, and scalability

Learn more about the ioPAC 8500 series by visiting the campaign site and product page.
● Campaign site: https://www.moxa.com/Event/DAC/2013/Railway_Preventive_Maintenance_Solutions/index.htm
● Product page: https://www.moxa.com/product/ioPAC_8500.htm

About Moxa Railway Solutions
Moxa is a global leader in a wide range of IP-based communications solutions. Now, Moxa is contributing its networking expertise and innovative technology to the railway industry through new market-specific solutions and membership in IEC railway committees. Railway operators world-wide have discovered new operational efficiencies by deploying Moxa’s unique time and cost-saving railway technologies, such as intelligent wireless inter-carriage connections, flexible and location-based auto device configuration, millisecond-speed Ethernet redundancy, and millisecond-speed WLAN roaming solutions. With over 25 years of experience in industrial networking, Moxa has a time-tested record of developing products with longevity. By designing for long MTBF, owning all the core component IP, and building long-term partnerships, Moxa helps railway integrators create sustainable solutions with low life-cycle costs. Moxa’s broad portfolio solutions have been deployed all over the world in major POS (Passenger Oriented Service), passenger Wi-Fi, CCTV, CBTC (Communication-based Train Control) , ATO (Automatic Train Operation), wayside DCS, and other railway systems.

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About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.