HUBER+SUHNER Railway Antennas and Cable Systems
HUBER+SUHNER products are developed for the specific requirements of the railway market. They improve safety and comfort for passengers and contribute to enhancing the attractiveness of public transport. To meet these demands, HUBER+SUHNER offers solutions based on the three technologies of radio frequency, low frequency and fibre-optics. This enables it to create complete solutions tailored to the needs of customer-specific applications.
As one of Europe’s leading suppliers, HUBER+SUHNER offers a wide range of products which provide the platform to build modern rail vehicles. New and innovative products based on proven technologies helps you to fulfill the demanding requirements of the railway industry.
Antennas and cable systems
The rail industry has to deliver increasing safety, reliability, energy efficiency and comfort. In addition, more on-board services are being installed for the traveller such as information and internet access services. As a result of more installed electronics, space and weight constraints are becoming greater.
HUBER+SUHNER’s broad range of products are used in:
- Traction motors
- Control panels
- Brake systems
- Train safety systems
- Inter-vehicle cable systems
- In-carriage subsystems such as air conditioning, monitoring and instrumentation
- Wireless access, GSM-R, Wireless LAN systems
- Trackside infrastructure
Low-frequency product portfolio
HUBER+SUHNER’s high-performance cables are designed to be smaller and lighter than conventional cables coupled with safety features to protect the passenger.
The low frequency product portfolio includes:
- RADOX® thin wall, low-voltage control cables
- RADOX reduced wall power cables
- RADOX JUMPER cables
- RADOX DATABUS cables
- RADOX FR cables (circuit integrity)
- RADOX JUMPER cabling solutions
Radio frequency product portfolio
HUBER+SUHNER supplies antennas which cover all communication standards between 380MHz and 6GHz. As a solution provider, the company supplies all the necessary radio frequency components. These are extremely rugged products, especially designed for rail applications.
The radio frequency product portfolio includes:
- RF cables and connectors
- Customised cable assemblies
- Antenna products, on board and trackside
- Lightning protection components and surge protection elements, high-voltage DC blocks up to 15kV
Fibre-optic product portfolio
Optical fibers feature intrinsic immunity against electromagnetic interference and voltage peaks. This is a significant advantage for reliable data transmission on railway vehicles. Compared to conventional copper connections and other available solutions the low weight, compact size and ultra-high bandwidth capabilities are further advantages of HUBER+SUHNER fiber optic products.
The fiber optic product portfolio includes:
- RADOX fibre-optic cables with enhanced fire and smoke behaviour
- Connector solutions for harsh environment
- Coach harnesses and assemblies
- Inter-vehicle jumper systems
- Fiber management systems
Railway cable systems engineering
HUBER+SUHNER offers customised cable system solutions. The engineering teams of HUBER+SUHNER are made up of highly experienced specialists who have direct access to the comprehensive know-how of the group.
The railway cable systems unit develops solutions focused on specific customer needs which ensure a high level of safety and functionality. The unit’s competence in project management, system engineering, prototyping and volume production ensures that it delivers integral solutions in time. This holds true for national and international projects alike.
Working together with HUBER+SUHNER means benefitting from different advantages:
- Collaborating with one reliable partner for three different technologies: radio frequency, low frequency and fiber optics
- Working with one supplier for data, signal and energy transmission
- Achieving the growing demand for less weight of material while meeting increasing safety requirements
- Getting standard as well as customised products
- Benefit from comprehensive engineering know-how and experience in excellent connectivity solutions
HUBER+SUHNER is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 and IRIS.
About HUBER+SUHNER Group
The HUBER+SUHNER Group, based in Switzerland, is a leading international manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity for the main markets communication, transportation and industrial.
The company can draw on core competencies in the areas of radio frequency, fibre-optics and low-frequency. In close collaboration with its customers, HUBER+SUHNER develops and manufactures first class products of the highest quality.
The product range includes coaxial, fibre-optic and copper cables, cable systems, connectors, antennas and lightning protection components. The company is represented by 24 group companies and numerous agencies in over 60 countries.
Products and Services
120Ω Databus Cable for Rail Vehicles as per EN 45545-2
HUBER+SUHNER now offers new 120Ω databus cables for train communication networks (TCNs). The new RADOX® DATABUS 120Ω EN cables meet the corresponding databus standards and can thus be used as MVB, WTB or UIC cables. They use electron-beam crosslinked materials, making them suitable for applications that involve high and low temperatures.
RADOX® RAILCAT CAT7 with M12 connectors
Railway vehicles regularly face the challenge of evenly distributing increasing volumes of data across a reliable and secure Ethernet network.
SENCITY Rail MIMO
HUBER+SUHNER's SENCITY® Rail MIMO is an omnidirectional rooftop antenna that is part of the SENCITY® Rail antenna portfolio.
SENCITY® Rail MIMO Low-Profile Antenna
The SENCITY® Rail MIMO antenna perfectly fits for the European market. Using this antenna with just 40mm height, double-decker trains or trains normally travelling in tunnels with tight gauges can be upgraded to the 4G/LTE standard.
Thin-Wall Signalling Cables
As the amount of electrical equipment installed in trains rises, so does the need for an increasing number of cables. Today, there can be between 40km and 80km of cable installed for every 100m. This makes use of space and weight of cabling a critical factor.
On-Train Fibre-Optic Connectivity
Applications such as on-board internet, communication-based train control and passenger information or entertainment systems require the reliable transmission of ever greater data volumes in trains.
Inter-Vehicle Jumper Systems
Today's inter-vehicle jumper systems must be capable of withstanding a diverse array of electrical, mechanical and climatic conditions.
HUBER+SUHNER Rail Products Brochure
The HUBER+SUHNER Group is a leading international manufacturer of electrical and optical interconnectivitycomponents and systems. Our main markets are communication, transport and industry.
Connected Mobility – Broadband Railway Communication Infrastructures
As systems become ever more sophisticated and passenger comfort and entertainment become key drivers in increasing the attractiveness of rail travel, the worlds of communication and railway need to be brought closer together.
CBTC Connectivity Solutions
The overall performance of a rail rapid transit system depends largely on the performance of the automatic train control (ATC) system employed. A communication-based train control (CBTC) system is devised by adding modern communication technologies to the ATC concept.
Today's rail transport must be fast, efficient and safe. At the same time, it should also provide exceptional comfort and service to its passengers. Modern and complex systems are entering the market that enable train operators to fulfil these requirements.
HUBER+SUHNER has introduced the 'Connected Train' complete rail connectivity concept, which makes use of various radio frequency, low frequency and fibre-optic technologies and devices.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER has released the SENCITY Rail Multi all-in-one antenna worldwide.Read more
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its extensive portfolio of technology and solutions for the rail industry at Railtex 2017, taking place in Birmingham, UK, from 9-11 May.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER has announced it will showcase its latest connectivity solutions for trains at Smart Rail Europe 2017, taking place April in Amsterdam.Read more
Over the next three years, HUBER+SUHNER will deliver complete connectivity solutions for 140 TGV trains of SNCF and thus support the world’s first broadband Wi-Fi on trains with speeds of up to 300km/h.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER is extending its proven portfolio of roof-top antennas with the new five port SENCITY® Rail MIMO. Accompanying its established SENCITY® Rail antenna portfolio, the new robust five port MIMO roof-top antenna enables system integrators and rail vehicle manufacturers to upgrade their vehicles to 4G / LTE and Wi-Fi MIMO with minimal installation effort required.Read more
Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER's lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler's large-scale contract with SBB.Read more
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its comprehensive portfolio of products for the rail industry at Rail Solutions Asia 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER will showcase its railway industry technologies at SmartRail Europe 2016, taking place in Amsterdam next week.Read more
A one-year study by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has determined that optical fibre is suitable for use on rolling stock.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER is making a strong case for reliable railway connections at the SmartRail Congress and Expo next month.Read more
Following a successful pilot series, HUBER+SUHNER has now officially been awarded the contract to provide the cabling for a total of 59 TWINDEXX Swiss Express double-deck trains, with 436 carriages. Bombardier and HUBER+SUHNER signed the five-year contract for series production, worth around 26 million euros in order volume. First deliveries are set to take place in the second half of 2015. There is also an option to provide cabling for additional trains.Read more
Putting Robust Railway Communications on Track: HUBER+SUHNER Makes a Strong Case for Reliable Railway Connections at Railtex
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER is once again proving its extensive expertise in rail applications with its comprehensive portfolio of products on show at Railtex 2015.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER has been chosen to supply Thales with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the communications-based train control (CTBC) system of the New York City Subway.Read more
With a height of 40mm, the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO low profile antenna is ideally suited for trains running in tunnels with tight gauges and double-decker trains.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER's RADOX® inter-vehicle jumper systems are now being used to equip Austria's new state-of-the-art local and regional trains.Read more
MIMO rooftop antennas, new data bus cables and fibre-optic jumpers are part of HUBER+SUHNER's vision for future railway connections.Read more
A total of 800 carriages on the Changchun and Tangshan Railways in China are to be equipped with more than 200,000m of HUBER+SUHNER cables, which will connect the trains' new passenger entertainment systems.Read more
The new RADOX® DATABUS 120ohm EN cable family from HUBER+SUHNER expands the proven range of cables for rail vehicles, and is available from now onwards.Read more
Today, a little more than half of China’s population is urbanized. As expected and planned by the country’s leaders, over the next decade, the urbanization will continue at the current pace. In 2025, 70% of Chinese people are expected to live in cities of more than one million inhabitants.Read more
Deutsche Bahn's ICNT InterCity trains with tilting technology travel approximately 400,000km a year, a distance equivalent to almost ten times around the world. After 15 years in operation, a major overhaul of the trains is now imminent. As previously, they will once again be equipped with inter-vehicle jumper cables from HUBER+SUHNER.Read more
Following the launch of RADOX RAILCAT CAT7 cable last year, HUBER+SUHNER is now launching a matching, pre-assembled connectivity solution with an M12 connector. One major challenge in railway vehicles is to reliably distribute the increasing volumes of data.Read more
Effective immediately, the SENCITY SPOT-M Yagi antenna is expanding the CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) product portfolio from HUBER+SUHNER. This WiFi antenna was specially developed for the market and application-specific requirements of CBTC systems.Read more
Just in time for the world's largest rail fair, HUBER+SUHNER presents new products for the rail market. The new RADOX RAILCAT CAT7, a fiber-optic cable for rolling-stock, and a YAGI antenna for tunnel applications extend the railway product range.Read more
After the economic growth spurt of the previous year, HUBER+SUHNER's net sales in the first half year rose again significantly in organic terms (adjusted for currency, portfolio and raw material effects) by 13%. The translation into Swiss francs alone reduced these net sales by some 11%.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER, recognised by many as the leader in fibre optic connectivity, announces that its latest fibre optic cable has been authorised for use throughout the London Underground (LUL) network by meeting the fire, smoke and toxic fume requirements of LUL's 1-085 standard. The metal-fRead more
Train-to-shore communication is a big issue in the railway market. HUBER+SUHNER supplies this market with a huge portfolio of solutions.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER is once again proving that its cables are of the best quality and can be well placed in the demanding railway market.Read more
HUBER+SUHNER has many years of skilled experience in the rail sector, meaning our qualified employees can work on the most complex projects demanding different areas of skill. Our cable system technology is equipped for any task - whether technical, geographical or any other demanding challenRead more
HUBER + SUHNER's latest innovation for the Railways market is the CAT5/CAT5e Databus cable RADOX®RailCat. Especially developed for the Railways market it fulfills the burning features according to DIN 5510-2 and BS 6853 as well as the requirements for databus cables according to EN50288-2-2Read more
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