Westermo to demonstrate resilient train networking technology at Rail Live 2017

Westermo is to demonstrate its range of certified and proven rail networking devices at the Rail Live 2017 conference and exhibition in Long Marston, Warwickshire. This technology is being used around the world to create the data communication backbone to support applications such as Train Control Management Systems (TCMS), Passenger Information Systems (PIS) and Infotainment Systems on trains.

“Digitalisation will play a key role in helping meet rail industry capacity demands and supporting improved passenger experience, which makes resilient, reliable and secure networks essential,” said Phil Mounter, Infrastructure Sales Manager at Westermo. “Westermo Ethernet switches are certified and proven to withstand the tough environments of trackside and onboard applications over an extended lifecycle.”

Westermo will show its very compact Viper series of Ethernet train switches that provide up to 20 ports with or without PoE, and up to 5 gigabit ports. The versatility of the Viper series and their ability to process high amounts of data traffic solves the growing need for network capacity. Westermo Redfox and Lynx Ethernet switches will also be available. These devices are tested to the EN 50121-4 Electromagnetic compatibility standard for emission and immunity of the signalling and telecommunications apparatus on railway applications. They also operate in extreme temperature ranges from -40 to +70°C and are built into robust compact housings, making them ideal for panel mounting. Westermo will also show its Wolverine Ethernet Line Extenders that allow the creation of Ethernet networks on old installed copper cables that can stretch for tens of kilometres along the trackside.

“Westermo devices are ideally suited to create reliable solutions for applications such as Wi-Fi access points, observation and surveillance cameras, multimedia displays, network video recorders, online timetable information, diagnostic data and much more,” said Phil Mounter. “Westermo technology has been specifically designed and certified to meet the requirements of both trackside and onboard rail applications and over 100,000 products have already been installed within 60 train fleets globally.”

Rail Live, which takes place on June 21-22, is one of the largest outdoor rail exhibitions in Europe, offering Westermo the opportunity to showcase its data networking technology in a real rail setting. Westermo UK’s dedicated rail team will be available throughout the event to provide advice on designing and implementing resilient, reliable and secure networks. You can find Westermo in Location A. To register for the event, go to www.raillive.events.

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