Moxa is giving operators such as transit authorities the chance to speed up troubleshooting of their traffic signalling and CCTV systems by allowing them to modify existing infrastructure rather than having to lay new cables. This will allow them to improve urban mobility, reducing system downtime and lowering costs, the company says.
To take one example, to improve a traffic signal system across several intersections, it would be necessary to set up an IP-based networking system for monitoring over the internet, with integration of an IP CCTV surveillance system over the same network a useful idea. But laying Ethernet cables between intersections is not practical and fibre optics may not be an option - however, employing the 2-wire telephone-grade copper wires which are already there is a solution and Moxa’s Managed DSL Ethernet extenders can help do this.
“Customers can re-use existing cables,” explains Chih-Hong Lin, Moxa Europe Business Development Manager. “These can be used for traffic control or even video surveillance.” The IEX-402-VDSL2 Series, for example, supports Ethernet up to 3km for VDSL2 and 8km for G.SHDSL, using existing telephone-grade wiring for point-to-point Ethernet connections. The IEX series also comes with Moxa’s MXview network management system.