Rail manufacturers and operators are finding that introducing Ethernet networks to replace aging rail communications bus technology is a way of increasing on-board functionality while also lowering costs.
EN 50155-approved, managed Ethernet and power-over-Ethernet switches provide highly reliable on-board communications networks.
UK rail operator South West Trains is set to introduce a new technology on its trains to enhance reliability and punctuality across the network.
A new technology known as Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) has been unveiled in the UK to increase the capacity of the rail network and enable operators to efficiently run more trains over the next 30 years.
Like changes in the airline industry in the early nineties, and the rise of low cost airlines, the Rail and Bus industry is also changing rapidly.