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Moxa Introduces EN50155 Compliant Networking and Surveillance Solutions for Railway Applications

Taipei, Taiwan, November 25, 2009 — Moxa is pleased to introduce a range of EN50155 compliant industrial communications and surveillance solutions for rolling stock and rail networks, including industrial Ethernet switches, industrial wireless products, and an industrial IP camera. To deliver the tough performance required by complex train communication systems while addressing the stringent challenges posed by conventional field-bus based train networks, Moxa's EN50155-standard product range emphasizes Gigabit Ethernet, Power-over-Ethernet, extended temperature ranges, robust vibration-proof connections, wide power input range, and Turbo Ring™ and Turbo Roaming™ for high network availability in railway applications.

Industrial Ethernet Switches — Building Gigabit Ethernet Train Backbones
Moxa's ToughNet series offers an extensive selection of products for creating an Ethernet train backbone. Over 100 EN50155 switch models are offered to allow railway network builders the flexibility of choosing a precise solution. The TN series provides a variety of features tailored for rolling stock. For example Gigabit Ethernet provides the real-time video or voice communications bandwidth required for passenger entertainment and security related applications. Power-over-Ethernet is supported, which simplifies the complex process of train-wide cabling. In addition, excellent redundancy features produce a high level of reliability. Moxa Turbo Ring™ technology has a fast recovery time of less than 20 ms to ensure non-stop operations in a ring topology, and the bypass relay function guarantees data transmission in a linear topology. The wide power input range also makes the series suitable for worldwide applications.

Industrial Wireless AP/Bridge/Client — Fast Wireless Roaming for High Availability
Moxa's EN50155 certified AWK series supports Turbo Roaming™ with a fast handover time of less than 100 ms. For railway applications, Moxa's Turbo Roaming™ enables seamless wireless connections under the mobile conditions of ground-to-train communications. Additionally, the AWK series comes with wireless security protection, a wide operating temperature, long-distance communications, PoE, and a M12 vibration-proof connection, making the Moxa AWK series an ideal partner for deploying wireless networks in rail traffic applications.

Industrial IP Cameras — Ready to Install on Rolling Stock
Moxa's VPort 15 industrial IP camera conforms to the EN50155 standard, which means the camera meets the reliability requirements demanded by the railway industry. These requirements include the ability to withstand EMC, shock, vibration, temperature fluctuations, humidity, and power supply variations. The VPort 15 has a compact design and surface mounting system to provide for a stable and robust installation, ideal for mounting on the curved surfaces and soft padding of trains. The cameras feature M12 connections and IP66 protection to stand up to the continued vibrations, humidity, and dust found in buses and trains, and the -25 to 55°C wide operating temperature range is designed to handle any temperature fluctuations.

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.