Powering up: Chris Carson, regional sales engineer at Antaira
Antaira, a provider of hardened network switches, wants to power transportation communications infrastructure around the world—but without ripping out and replacing existing wiring.
It plans to do this by implementing Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions across its product line—ensuring that increasingly-sophisticated transportation networks have the power they need to keep traffic and people moving.
According to David Zaveski, product manager for Antaira, the company’s ethernet switches have a small footprint, connect infrastructure components with high-speed fiber and use PoE to power intersections, toll plazas, tunnels and pay stations around the world. Zaveski said that the company’s bus solutions are particularly innovative because they can boost 12-volt input to the standard 48-volt output required by most equipment— allowing entire ITS devices to run solely off the bus’s battery. They also regulate power flow, protecting hardware from surges caused by the start and stop of the vehicle.