Korenix’s new version JetNet 4508f 8-port managed switches have recently been integrated in UK’s railway stations for ensuring passenger safety, security and delivery of real-time services. Designed with characteristics that exceed the Railway EMC standard and High Level EMS lightning requirements, the IEC 61373 and EN50121-4 certified switches provided stable operation under harshest conditions of railway platforms. By combining outstanding management, control features as well as MSR network redundancy into their intelligent interface design, JetNet 4508f fiber switches ensured high quality and real-time video and voice transfer throughout the railway station.
Providing passenger safety and security in railway stations is highly important, leading to an increasing demand of building intelligent network systems. With a lot of video, voice and other data communication everyday, these systems should work stable, considering that the equipment intended to be installed on the railway environment may interfere with electric field line changes during train operation. Therefore, the devices must resist electromagnetic interference and ensure uninterrupted communication throughout their operation.
Korenix’s UK distributor, MAC Solutions, has been granted a railway automation project by a local rail operating company, which has chosen to install Korenix’s new JetNet 4508f switches in one of UK’s railway stations due to their intelligent design and the compliance to Railway standard requirements.
Using 6 out of 8 Fast Ethernet ports, the JetNet 4508f collected video images from installed IP cameras and provided data to the public announcement devices on the rail platforms. With the 2 fiber uplink ports and the supported MSR network redundancy technology, the switches connected together into rings, and extended the data to the control room through optical fiber. The MSR with 5ms recovery time, ensured the highest reliability of the network uplinking data in real-time, without any system failure.
The JetNet 4508f switches performed stable operation when delivering the video and the voice under unfavorable conditions of rail platforms: the -40°C~75°C operating temperature, dual 10~60VDC power input in addition to the brilliant EMS testing results and the existence of such vertical market certificates as the EN50121-4 / EN 50121-1 railway EMC and the IEC 61373 for vibration and shock, were the key factors of the company’s choice.
The Rail Operating Company also benefitted from JetNet 4508f switch’s latest released Multiple Event Relay Alarm feature, as it allowed users to combine the event relay with various events (get alarms of multiple events) using same software, which, as a result enabled administrators to quickly react to situation changes and better control network.
Combining other comprehensive characteristics, including watchdog timer for system stability, Modbus TCP for enhanced connectivity and maintenance, management features for high system performance etc. the switches became comprehensive solutions for offering passenger security in railway systems.
Korenix Technology (korenix.com / korenixsecurity.com), a Beijer Electronics Group Company, is devoted to designing and manufacturing high quality Industrial Networking & Computing Products to ensure high quality and reliability of industrial networks. Korenix solutions encompass the Industrial IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at High power PoE Switches, Industrial L2 / L3 Rackmount / Rail Ethernet Switches and IP67/ 68 Waterproof Ethernet Switches, Long Distance Wireless Outdoor APs and Embedded Networking Routing Platforms, etc.