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Moxa Introduces All-in-One Trackside Access Point for Reliable Train-to-Ground Communications

Brea, California, March 27, 2015—Moxa is pleased to announce the release of the TAP-6226, an all-in-one wireless unit that integrates two access points, a managed fiber switch, and a wide-range AC/DC power supply, to enable reliable train-to-ground communications. Featuring IP68 housing and shock- and vibration-proof M12 connectors, the TAP-6226 is specially designed for the railway environment.
“With train-to-ground communications that usually include the transmission of critical signaling data, the reliability of a wireless network can have a huge impact on train operation and safety,” said Calvin Chuko, Moxa product manager. “To set up a wireless network for train-to-ground communications requires 3 network components—a wireless access point, a switch, and a power supply. However, many operators face installation issues such as limited space for multiple device deployment and difficulty in network wiring. The TAP-6226 is designed to make installation easy and the network reliable. Not only does it integrate multiple functionalities to ensure interoperability and save space, it also complies with railway industry standards to operate in harsh environments.”

The TAP-6226 features the advanced controller-based Turbo Roaming technology for applications such as Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC). In addition, the TAP-6226 can supply power to up to 4 PoE devices while providing reliable LAN connectivity with Moxa’s Turbo Chain technology.

TAP-6226 Series Features
  • 2 dual-band, IEEE 802.11a/b/g compliant radios
  • IP68-rated housing
  • Controller-based Turbo Roaming
  • 2 fiber ports with Turbo Chain technology
  • 4 PoE ports with M12 connectors
  • High transmission power for extended reach
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range
  • Complies with a portion of the EN 50155 standard

Additional Product Information

Product and technical information about the TAP-6226 series can be found at: https://www.moxa.com/product/TAP-6226.htm

About Moxa Smart Rail Solutions
Moxa is the world’s only IRIS-certified manufacturer of a wide range of IP-based, railway-rugged communications solutions, including wired and wireless networking, computing, automation, and IP CCTV. 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 a long MTBF, owning all the core component IPs, and building long-term partnerships, Moxa helps railway integrators create sustainable solutions with low life-cycle costs. Moxa’s broad portfolio of 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.