Industrial managed M12-based Ethernet switches for rail applications

15th October 2019
Alex Lynn

It has been announced that TE Connectivity (TE) now offers EN50155 Managed Ethernet switches that enable secure and reliable Gigabit-speed networks in harsh network environments on railway rolling stock, even where vibration levels are extreme.

The managed switches are equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and firmware to provide optional Power over Ethernet (PoE), redundancy functions, easy management and advanced operation. The new switches are intended for such applications as passenger information and entertainment systems, as well as surveillance systems.

At the same time, TE is also launching a series of complementary PoE splitters and injectors adjacent to the existing portfolio consisting of unmanaged switches.

“These switches now enable TE connectivity to be a key partner for onboard Ethernet networks, as they connect the connectors, cables and antennas already available in our portfolio,” said Egbert Stellinga. “Their Gigabit performance will help our customers save on future investments, while the optional PoE capability cuts costs straight away by eliminating the need to run separate power lines. Their high reliability, thanks to such features as built-in redundancy and their ability to be managed remotely, saves maintenance costs, and they are also highly resistant to hacking.”

TE EN50155 Managed Ethernet switches can be used in networks running at speeds anywhere from 100Mbps up to 10Gbps.

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