Westermo RAIL2015

Westermo will bring its innovative and robust industrial data communications products alive at the RAIL2015 exhibition later this month. The company will have its Mobile Training and Technology Centre (MTTC) at the two-day event, enabling the company to demonstrate its resilient networking solutions for both trackside and on-board rolling stock applications.

RAIL2015 takes place on 16th-17th September at the Quinton Rail Technology Centre in Warwickshire. It is the largest event of its kind in the UK and is held against the backdrop of a real rail environment with the goal of showcasing and encouraging innovation and development. Westermo’s industrial networking experts will be on hand to provide advice on designing and installing mission critical data communication networks that can operate in the harsh environments found trackside and meet the tough demands of on-board rolling stock installation.

"With its emphasis on innovation and practical excellence, RAIL2015 is the ideal opportunity for Westermo to demonstrate our resilient Ethernet networking solutions for rail applications," said Alan Bollard, Managing Director of Westermo Data Communications Ltd. "The MTTC allows us to present the latest data communications technologies directly to systems engineers and outline how they can be used to meet the networking challenges they are currently facing."

There will be live demonstrations of Westermo’s RedFox, Lynx, Wolverine, and Viper range of ethernet devices, many of which are Network Rail approved. These extremely robust devices have been developed to function in the harshest environments and meet the toughest approval specifications including those for rail applications. Using the Westermo WeOS operating software they can provide reliable, future proof solutions in such data communication areas as IP networks and ethernet systems.

Visitors to the MTTC will not only be able see the latest Westermo technology, but also be able to discuss how they have been applied within recent rail projects including the extensive ethernet and IP upgrades for power use and cooling on the London Underground, train movement management from Cardiff Central Station, and key ethernet component provision for the European Raid Traffic Management System.