Connected Trackside Networks
Secure, safe and comfortable connectivity for trackside equipment with low maintenance
The modern mass transit organization has vast communication needs, and wayside infrastructure includes more than just the signaling and switch gears alongside the tracks. Trackside networks comprise an integral part of modern rail systems and grow in importance as rail connectivity develops.
Elements to consider for trackside network systems
Rolling stock assets make the critical communication to a ground-based network for essential functions like remote access and performance monitoring.
Trackside control systems govern level-crossings, signal lights, track switching, and more, enable trains to safely move between stations.
CCTV, emergency telephones, environmental monitoring, and access control extend oversight capabilities to trackside environments.
Key benefits of connected trackside networks
Passenger safety & security
Onboard automation & surveillance improvements to passenger safety & security
Predictive maintenance for rolling stock to reduce unplanned failures & maintenance costs
Automate onboard operations of rolling stock to increase productivity & limit errors
Reduce distance between trains on the same track & operate more trains simultaneously to increase rolling stock utilization
Our approach to connected trackside network solutions
Railway networks operate in harsh environments requiring enhanced performance characteristics and resilience. Challenges include humidity and temperature, the need to span long distances yet fit in small spaces – all of which make achieving redundancy, reliability and data security more complex. Some standards also require electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
Belden has the expertise to manage such complexity based on a deep knowledge of well-documented uses built specifically for rail applications. Our approach begins with a thorough analysis of the requirements, followed by designing, securing, deploying, and validating a solution that best adapts to the specific case.
Find more details on our mass transit solution brief
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