Time Sensitive Networking Synchronizes Train Ethernet Communication Networks

California, U.S.A., December 2017 – Ethernet Direct Corporation, a professional and primary provider of industrial networking and communication solutions shares how time sensitive networking can deliver benefits to Train, Rail, Metro Ethernet communication networks.

Ethernet Direct is one of the few industrial Ethernet vendors announcing TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) feature in industrial Ethernet switches for applications wherein time is critical such as Industry 4.0 and transportation, Oil and Gas, Power and Energy, Automotive and others. Industries requiring time sensitive data transmission will benefit from TSN technology. The rail segment will be the fastest growing of the transport sectors driven by an expansion of the high speed rail network & mass transit solutions. Underlying growth drivers are urbanization, carbon emissions reduction and integration of country and regional transport networks investments over the next decade.

The movement and control commands are realized via data communication between the rail vehicles and trackside equipment (Communication Based Train Control). In CBTC, precise and real-time train information is crucial to provide a high level of availability & reliability, in terms of delivering bandwidth and major network performance matrix (latency, throughput and packet loss). The modern day expectations for trains are become more demanding which require Ethernet communication networks between train-to-ground connectivity. Real-time transmission is a requisite for passenger information system, remote diagnostics & maintenance, platform edge systems, wireless signaling system, surveillance system and more. With the new TSN technology, rail operators can benefit from the deterministic data transmission by combining the Ethernet networks from CBTC and train-to-ground networks to optimize capital expenditures (CAPEX) and reduce operating expenditures (OPEX).

The benefits of TSN technology can be identified as to deliver real-time networking for time-critical applications. While the rapid improvements in technology have evolved, TSN is a future-proof as well as provides maximum interoperability between networks to enhance reliability. Time sensitive networking has become a key element in Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Soon, it is believed to be inevitable in the future of rail networks.

Ethernet Direct pioneers in several train specific technologies and protocols in order to ensure mission-critical applications are prioritized and carry out assured operations. Our advanced technologies not only benefit train operators but as well to the passengers by experiencing improve on-train experience and a comfortable safe ride. Accurate real-time train information, passenger multimedia, passenger mobility and reduce journey time due to less disruptions will be the Rail-passengers priorities in improvement.

To know more about the TSN technology from Ethernet Direct, please call 1-888-895-8256 or e-mail sales@ethernetdirect-us.com or sales@ethernetdirect-tw.com