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Release date- 11102013 -
This refurbishment added onboard passenger Wi-Fi through wireless hotspots that gives passengers onboard access to travel updates from the ground, email, and web video.
In order to provide wireless hotspots on train carriages, the onboard system must have a modern communication backbone. However, in a refurbishment project such as this one, there are rarely any spare wires available to establish Ethernet data links between train cars. This makes a wireless backbone the obvious solution that minimizes deployment cost and effort for train refurbishments.
However, during actual operations, it can be tedious to constantly configure wireless links between different carriages. A configuration-free setup in which wireless access points seamlessly connect carriages with secure point-to-point wireless links and avoids manual configuration errors would be a far more efficient solution.
To meet onboard space limitations, Moxa offered a customized flexible wireless solution which presented all the physical inputs on the front panel. For this project, two customized AWK-5232-M12-RCC dual-RF 802.11a/b/g/n wireless devices are mounted next to each other and linked via Ethernet. Two RF cards on this system establish the secure 5GHz point-to-point inter-carriage wireless link. The other two RF cards serve as 2.4GHz access points for passenger Wi-Fi. In addition, to increase the installation and maintenance efficiency of the inter-carriage wireless link, Moxa's proprietary Auto Carriage Connection (ACC) technology is used. ACC allows each unit to come with a single default configuration which does not ever need to be changed during operations.
'Moxa was able to go the extra mile with customization service for this project, and thanks to ACC, in this system, the customer's wireless backbone was ready to run within 5 minutes of power up. This attention to detail is part of what defines Moxa and gives our customers unique value,' explained
Moxa's customized AWK-5232-M12-RCCs support 802.11n
Moxa's solutions are deployed in major railway systems across
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 manufacturer of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions. With over 25 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 30 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 automation systems. Information about Moxa's solutions is available at www.moxa.com. You may also contact Moxa by email at email@example.com.
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