Railway Automation Industry
Due to its position as one of the most energy efficient modes of transportation, the importance of the rail sector is rising across the globe as the fuel price is on hike. With railways becoming one of the primary used transportation systems, companies are seeking ways of making them more customer-centric and highly interoperable. And as technologies improve and passengers become more demanding, cities are opting for fully automated rolling stock applications for maximizing operational performance of the railway system, enhancing passenger safety and improving customer service.
The challenges and requirements of building and efficiently running rail networks are immense, as rail operators need to deal with the
complexity of networks, while maintaining services and ensuring staff safety. Some of the most faced challenges are:
- Video image delivery and power feeding of IP cameras on-board and alongside railroads
- Megapixel video transmission capacity for higher quality multimedia images
- 48V Power delivery on-board carriages
- Resistance to constant vibration and shock that are a fact of life on-board of railcars and on the trackside
- Resistance to climatic changes (high and low temperatures)
- Resistance to the electromagnetic interference (thunderstorm and tram power line)
- Rail-to-ground connectivity: Remote data transmission
- Limited Space
In transportation systems, all these requirements need to be fulfilled while keeping costs at a reasonable level.