Industrial Ethernet extenders for train networks

Westermo's DDW-002-B1 is an industrial Ethernet extender designed to interconnect Ethernet networks within rail cars using the existing cables in the train coupling.
By Westermo November 8, 2016

Westermo's DDW-002-B1 is an industrial Ethernet extender designed to interconnect Ethernet networks within rail cars using the existing cables in the train coupling. Courtesy: WestermoWestermo’s DDW-002-B1 is an industrial Ethernet extender designed to interconnect Ethernet networks within rail cars using the existing cables in the train coupling. This provides considerable savings for refurbishment, negating the need to rebuild or replace the train coupler. The DDW-002-B1 uses power-line communication technology according to IEEE 1901 and is able to support data communication networks by propagating high bandwidth Ethernet traffic over a 2-wire cable. The unit requires no configuration, and plug-and-play simplicity allows for quick installation and commissioning. The DDW-002-B1 also has potential for use in a variety of non-rail applications such as areas with severe operating conditions and extreme environments. The DDW-002-B1 delivers extended mean time between failure (MTBF) through features such as a membrane in the IP67 enclosure prevent water build-up, and a vibration-safe integrated connector threading.

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