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28/1/2019 - 1/2/2019
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IP based networks

IP based networks
Until very recently train operators have mainly relied on narrowband analogueue communication technologies. The rapid development of IP-based, digital broadband communication technologies is now drastically changing the industry landscape and requires a new generation of connectivity components.

For switched-technology networks, Ethernet is typically more and more used than conventional bus-technology networks mainly for bandwidth-demanding applications commonly designated as multimedia applications (e.g. CCTV, Passenger Infotainment, Internet on Board). As far as operational data is concerned the IEC 61375 standard also highlights a clear opening for the use of switched-technology networks (Ethernet).

This paves the road for merging all applications into a single switched-technology network where the network manages prioritisation between safety-critical and non-safety-critical data (Quality of Service) .

Unlike operational data, multimedia data require broadband network capabilities in particular on the backbone level of the network, Train backbones with up to 1Gbit/s and even 10Gbit/s bandwidth are already required.


Switched-technology gigabit networks

Challenge
  • High-performance communication infrastructure including: Broadband connection to the outside world and Gigabit backbone network throughout the train
  • Easy upgrade by use of performance-scalable connectivity components
Basis
  • Ethernet-based network
Solution
  • fiber optics backbone connections
  • CAT7 backbone connections
  • Benefits of fiber optic technology: Free from electromagnetic interference, Galvanic insulation thanks to dielectric properties

Inter-vehicle connections - a key part in the backbone

Challenge
Demanding environmental conditions
  • In trains at very high speed
  • Permanent movement, exposure to vibrations and shock
  • Particularly high or low temperatures, moisture, detergents, dirt, UV radiation
Wired solution
  • 100% tested and optimised system cables specially developed for the railway market
  • Combination of optical cables, data bus, signal and power cables in one system cable
  • Maintenance-free use
Wireless solution
Using antennas rather than cables means lower installation and maintenance costs, particularly for retrofitting and less effort to couple and uncouple the carriages.

The signal is often transmitted from carriage to carriage using Wi-Fi standard 802.11 a/n in the 5 GHz frequency band. This is mainly done to avoid problems between the various communication standards within a train. MIMO antennas also allow larger data volumes to be transmitted. Solutions involve:
  • Space-saving directional antennas which can be fitted to the interior of the carriage using a range of installation methods.
  • Dust- and waterproofed in accordance with IP67 means they are also suitable for outside installation

Related Products

Antennas for Connected Mobility

HUBER+SUHNER develops and produces robust, small form factor antennas for various industrial applications.

In-carriage Spot S antennas 

In-carriage Spot S antennas 

Small, directional medium gain WLAN / WiFi / ISM / DECT / cellular band antenna. Variants available optimised for harsh industrial, railway or indoor environment.

For in-carriage applications, passenger safety is the main criterion. Besides offering high performance, our products are also fire retardant and use low toxicity materials (in accordance with NF-F-16-101 and 102, DIN 5510-2, BS 6853 and EN 45545-2).
Omni-directional as well as directional antennas are available in small form factors with different colours, connectors and mounting options.

Features:

  • Rugged design
  • EN 50155 railway standard
  • Grounding designed in accordance with UIC 533
  • DC-grounded antenna element

In-carriage Spot S indoor Antennas

In-carriage Spot S indoor Antennas

Small, directional medium gain WLAN/ WiFi / DECT / cellular band antenna.

For in-carriage applications, passenger safety is the main criterion. Besides offering high performance, our products are also fire retardant and use low toxicity materials (acc. to NF-F-16-101 and 102, DIN 5510-2, BS 6853 and EN 45545-2).
Omni-directional as well as directional antennas are available in small form factors with different colours, connectors and mounting options.

Features:

  • Rugged design
  • EN 50155 railway standard
  • Grounding designed in accordance with UIC 533
  • DC-grounded antenna element

FO cable systems

HUBER+SUHNER is the global leader for remote radio installation solutions. We have a comprehensive offering of FTTA (fiber-to the-antenna), PTTA (power-to-the-antenna) and HTTA (hybrid-to-the-antenna) products, which are tailored to the customer’s needs. We advise operators about which installation methods are available and what their advantages are. We are experts on how to make savings on installation costs and how expensive follow-up costs can be saved. HUBER+SUHNER implements future-proof passive cable network infrastructures, which are compatible with all system vendor products and endure the future generations of active equipment.

Pre-assembled, ready to connect: Assemblies and cable systems from HUBER+SUHNER guarantee the rapid and safe installation of reliable connections - even in the field. These solutions are used for a range of different indoor and outdoor applications.

MASTERLINE Extreme

MASTERLINE Extreme

Multi-riser cable with compact divider

MASTERLINE Extreme with Q-ODC-2 connectors is an efficient solution in terms of ease of installation, cost and required space on the mast. The compact divider minimises the wind-load and can be fed through small holes (80 mm diameter). The ruggedised push-pull connector Q-ODC allows the installer to connect the RRH jumper cables with a single "click", making it a genuine "plug & play" cabling system. MLE with Q-ODC is available to support up to 12 remote radios.
MASTERLINE Extreme with one Q-ODC-12 connector allows the installer to connect 6 RRH jumper cables with a single "click" and can even be installed through holes with a diameter of 20 mm. The Q-ODC-12 connector has the highest fiber density, based on the proven QN push-pull mating system and can connect 12 fibers in one mating step.
MASTERLINE Extreme is the preferred choice of network installers who require trouble free, reliable and efficient field deployments. HUBER+SUHNER`s MASTERLINE Extreme product family is unique in the market and provides the best value for money.

FO cables

HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of fiber optical cables, optimised for fix or mobile applications at indoor and outdoor areas. Due to new market demands innovative products are developed and tested in accordance with international standards, which fulfil high mechanical and thermal conditions as well as fire requirements.

Breakout cables

Breakout cables

  • Installation in indoor areas
  • Data cable in distribution networks
  • For installation in cable ducts
  • Deal for applications involving high safety requirements in case of fire
  • For horizontal and collapsed backbone cabling
  • Fire performance in accordance with IEC 60332-3-24

RADOX rolling stock fiber optic cable

RADOX rolling stock fiber optic cable

fiber optic cables for trainborne applications and for data cable in distribution networks.

Riser cable

Riser cable

  • For trainborne or trackside applications
  • Data cable in distribution networks

FO connectors

HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of fiber optic connectors optimised for both indoor and outdoor applications. Customer-specific connectors are also available in addition to a comprehensive standard product portfolio. In response to the rapid increase in requirements on different markets, HUBER+SUHNER develops innovative products tested in accordance with international standards. All fiber optic connectors meet the highest mechanical and thermal specifications.

fiber optic interfaces for rail

HUBER+SUHNER is the leading supplier of compact harsh environment fiber optic interfaces. Railway equipment is installed in many different types of environments where climatic and mechanical conditions are often severe, either for rolling-stock or for ground applications. Therefore robustness and reliability are crucial for the design of railway equipment interfaces. Additionally, the interface needs to be safe to install and must not cause any installation errors – this is essential to compensate for unskilled installers. Innovation and field-experience enables HUBER+SUHNER to design leading interfaces for Rail equipment like the ODC, Q-ODC and Q-XCO.
For applications in protected environment, HUBER+SUHNER also manufactures standard optical connectors and assemblies based on conventional designs such as LC, SC, ST or MTP.

ST connector

ST connector

ST was the first established standard in the fiber optic market with a bayonet mechanism. The ST is often used in industrial and security applications.

Databus cables

Providing cables that reliably transmit ever increasing volumes of data while meeting demaning market requirements is the greatest challenge for cable manufacturers. For this purpose, HUBER+SUHNER has included databus cables in its product range for different markets.

HUBER+SUHNER combines extensive expertise in data communication with electron-beam-cross-linked material technology. The databus cables developed in-house (pre-terminated on request) provide reliable solutions for use in high-temperature applications and harsh environmental conditions. The databuses fulfil the requirements of different markets due to their excellent mechanical and electrical characteristics.

CAT

CAT

Radio frequency cables

Some products cannot be allocated in any of the three main lines. They are consolidated in the speciality cable line. It includes special designs like odd impedance, twinax or triax cables. A selection of low-noise coax and triax cables is also available. Cables with special qualification, for instance in accordance with railway norms like EN 45545 or in accordance with UL are also listed in this section.

RF railway cables

RF railway cables

RADOX® RF coax cables are specifically developed for the rail market and are fully compliant with the European rail norm EN45545. Standard RG types can be replaced by RADOX® RF cables from a dimensional point of view while being low smoke and flame resistant due to the RADOX® jacket material. Additional coax railway cables are also available with extra low loss designs.

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