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Industrial Networking for Railway Transportation Automation

Moxa’s railway solutions upgrade railway infrastructure operation and maintenance to deliver improved passenger security, enhanced traffic safety, and higher operational efficiency for next generation railway networks. An investment in a modern communications backbone with Moxa’s railway solutions will pay off far in the future and offers the advantages of higher bandwidth, rapid wireless roaming, EN50155 compliant equipment, and much more.

Featured Products

TN-5508-4PoE: 8-port managed Ethernet switch with 4 PoE ports

The TN-5500 series is designed for industrial applications, such as rolling stock, vehicle, and railway. These Ethernet switches use M12 connectors to ensure tight, robust connections, and guarantee reliable operation against environmental disturbances, such as vibration and shock.

VPort P06-1MP-M12 Series: HD video image, compact IP camera

In addition to providing HD (720P) video images, this industrial camera is equipped with EN 50155 compliance, vandal-resistant (EN 62262 IK8), an M12 Ethernet port, audio input, PoE power inputs, IP66 rain and dust protection, a dehumidifying membrane, and a selectable lens.

NPort 5000AI-M12 Series: EN 50155, RS-232/422/485 serial device servers

Easily access your serial devices from anywhere on the network. Compliant with EN 50121-4 and essential sections of EN 50155, covering operating temperature, power input voltage, surge, ESD, and vibration, This NPort series was designed for rolling stock and wayside applications.

MxNVR-MO4: 4-channel H.264/MJPEG streaming video recorder

This network DVR (digital video recorder) can transmit and record H.264 or MJPEG video streams simultaneously. With EN 50155, EMC, vibration, shock and temperature (T model, T3 temperature level), the MxNVR-MO4 is ideal for rolling stock IP video surveillance applications.


Train to Ground

For train-to-ground communications, modern wireless communications technology represents a dramatic improvement over legacy radio, voice, or even visual communications. Wireless train-to-ground communications is the key missing link in many advanced train services. Visit the railway microsite to learn more.

Wayside Communications

One of the biggest challenges in modern rolling stock systems is establishing solid communications between a fast-moving train and stations along the ground. For train-to-ground communications, modern wireless communications technology represents a dramatic improvement over legacy radio, voice, or even visual communications. Visit the railway microsite to learn more.

On Board Train Communication Network

Modern train communications require a high level of bandwidth and availability in order to support CCTV, PA, alarm, and control systems all on the same network, while still maintaining a reasonable total cost of ownership that does not overwhelm the operator with maintenance or operational burdens. Visit the railway microsite to learn more.


Case Studies

Onboard Metro NVR in Taipei MRT

Taipei MRT called for high performing and reliable industrial computers for seamless integration with the backbone and video surveillance system. Moxa answered with IEC 60571 compliant devices. Read the story to find out which Moxa computers were applied.

Industrial Ethernet Backbone for Railway in Norway

A Norwegian manufacturer of railway vehicles was looking to connect all devices (i.e. IP cameras, IP phones, video recorders, a passenger information system, a passenger counting system and a WiFi system) to a network with reliable industrial Ethernet switches…

On-Board Train IP Network for French Railway

The objective was the refurbishment of two regional train lines in the suburbs of Paris, and a reliable on-board train IP network was key. The solution provider turned to Moxa to deliver train certified industrial Ethernet switches for building the network backbones.

Passenger Information System in Danish Buses and Trains

Commute Media, known as "Gratis Danmark" in Denmark, has developed a series of passenger information system solutions for buses and trains, including free of charge internet access. Companies are now able to interact with consumers during their "free" time, when they are open to advertising.

On-board Ethernet for the Driverless Metro

Spread over 8 million square meters, Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University of Riyadh is able to enroll up to 40.000 students. The university has a high-tech transport system with automatic and computer-controlled vehicles linking all important facilities at the campus around the clock.

Gigabit Ethernet Switches for Kaohsiung MRT

The KMRT is a rapid transit railway system operating in the metropolitan area of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The initial integrated communication network carried voice, video, and building automation data with an SDH network and connected to the PA system, intercom, security and access control, and BA SCADA systems.

Advertising, Voice and Passenger Information System in Helsinki's Metro Trains

Helsinki City Transport contracted the advertising space in their underground to the company Clear Channel in order to provide real-time advertising and entertainment for metro passengers. The technology of choice for the content delivery was IP.


New Locations and New Requirements for On Board IP CCTV

IP-based CCTV systems are becoming an absolute requirement for train operations. As IP cameras are deployed in more and more locations onboard a train, there is a corresponding increase in the performance, reliability, and design requirements for those IP cameras.

The 4 Most Useful Technologies for Train-to-Ground Communications

As train operations move towards increasingly computerized Unattended Train Operations (UTO), trackside control centers must process additional data, including video feeds from front and rear-facing cameras on the train. These additional processes consume more bandwidth, and need more robust Train-to-Ground (T2G) links to support them. But even as bandwidth requirements grow, the existing challenging requirements of T2G operations - mobility, low latency, and reliability - remain. In this white paper, we review four useful technologies that help system operators bring a seemingly insurmountable task down to size.

Improving Efficiency of Inter-Consist Communications Using Auto-Negotiations

Because train carriages and consists are frequently reconfigured, the speed and accuracy with which new inter-carriage and inter-consist links can be established are both key determinants in the overall operational efficiency of a railway operation. For this, auto-negotiation is a substantial time-saver, but it is also complicated to implement on networks that use more sophisticated networking technologies such as ring redundancy topology or wireless bridges. This white paper describes how modern railway solution providers have developed auto-negotiation strategies for both Layer 2 (communication-level) and Layer 3 (operations-level) networks.

5 Key Obstacles to Wayside and Carborne ATO Integration: An Automatic Train Operations (ATO) Case Study

Modern communications-based train control (CBTC) relies on the inter-operation of many different systems, including Wayside and Carborne Automated Train Operations (ATO) systems. When the WATO and CATO work together, the CBTC system can achieve tremendous synergy and efficiently deliver safe and consistent service. But first, the systems must be able to talk with each other.

Automatically Create Error-free Inter-carriage Connections

WDS or Wireless Distribution System provides data connectivity across train carriages using wireless. Undesirably, this system is has inadequate security, is bandwidth constrained and needs operator manual re-provisioning whenever the formation of the train carriages changes. This white paper illustrates how Moxa’s Auto Carriage Connection or ACC protocol eliminates these issues.

Choosing the Ideal Computers for Rolling Stock Applications

There are many rolling stock applications, each of which has specific requirements. This white paper is a guide to choosing the ideal computer for your rolling stock applications.

How to Build Industrial Computers that Resist Vibration and Shock

This white paper first explains some background about the physics behind vibration and shock, and then explores the specific mechanisms and technology used to build an industrial computer with high resilience against these harsh conditions.

Uninterrupted Train-to Ground Communications with Sub-50 ms Turbo Roaming

The architecture of 802.11 ground to train data communications requires technology that can provide uninterrupted data streams for the onboard requirements. This white paper discusses the solutions to maintain seamless connectivity at high speeds through such technology as Moxa’s Turbo Roaming deployed with Wide Area Controllers (WACs), specialized handoff parameters that can be effectively tweaked, and multiple redundancy measures to provide failsafe data links.

Certifications - Rail