Compact, ruggedised EN 50155 switch for railway rolling stock
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Posted to News on 22nd Feb 2024, 12:00

Compact, ruggedised EN 50155 switch for railway rolling stock

Belden has launched the Hirschmann BXP (BOBCAT eXtreme Performance) managed switch. It offers a compact design, enhanced flexibility and interoperability, and speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) to meet the dynamic needs of railway rolling stock applications.

Compact, ruggedised EN 50155 switch for railway rolling stock

As train builders and operators look to connect more onboard equipment including data-intensive, high-speed cameras and internet devices they need a strong network backbone to provide continuous uptime and accurate data transmission.

With its powerful combination of features, including a compact footprint, high port count, up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE), Power over Ethernet (PoE++), and protocols like high-availability seamless redundancy (HSR) and parallel redundancy protocol (PRP), the ruggedised BXP can withstand harsh environments on moving trains.

The BOBCAT managed switch provides powerful benefits, such as:

High port density, including 20-port and 28-port variants, to connect more network devices.

Robust bandwidth and speed with up to 6x 10 GE ports, future-ready for expansion.

PoE ++ up to 120 W to meet the high power demands of onboard devices.

The BXP is the first BOBCAT switch designed for the specific requirements of railway rolling stock with unique features like the highest port density and fastest speeds in our portfolio, said Santosh Chandrashekhar, product manager.

BXP adds value through simplified web-based configuration, flexible Layer 2 or Layer 3 switch configuration options, and advanced security via the Hirschmann Operating System (HiOS). With its combination of high port counts, PoE++ and low maintenance requirements, the BXP also delivers low total cost of ownership.

The BXP managed switch meets essential railway rolling stock standards, such as European Standards EN 50155 and EN 50121 and EN 45545, for shock, operating temperature, electromagnetic interference, vibration, fire resistance and other conditions. The BXP has attained multiple international and industry certifications including Conformit Europenne (CE), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

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