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Devices in the world of transportation need to communicate with each other at real-time speeds over great distances, and often experience harsh environmental conditions. Moxa products help transportation devices communicate with each other, and have been used to help monitor tunnel and highway conditions, transmit signals in subway systems, and form the backbone network for intelligent transportation systems.

1. Creating Intelligent Traffic Management Systems with Industrial Serial-to-Fiber Converters
2. Manage Intelligent Bus Information Systems with Embedded Computers
3. Automated Harbor Cranes


Creating Intelligent Traffic Management Systems with Industrial Serial-to-Fiber Converters

Intelligent traffic management systems are a cost-effective way to dramatically increase the efficiency of a road network. Traffic engineers can extend the capacity of their existing road networks simply by introducing dynamic traffic control elements to the traffic grid.

An intelligent traffic management system uses message boards and signals to direct and manage traffic. For example, ramp meters, or traffic lights installed at on-ramps, can adjust the rate at which new vehicles are introduced to a highway to adapt to existing traffic volume and avoid a bottleneck.
 
Another effective gridlock-prevention mechanism is a real-time traffic report system that communicates estimated travel times and road conditions to motorists through message boards. The traffic load on overworked sections of the grid is reduced by increasing driver awareness of road congestion.
 
These smart traffic management strategies reduce overall travel time and fuel consumption on a road network while using the existing infrastructure. However, the right networking and connectivity solutions are required to reliably deliver these important benefits.

Moxa Solution

Moxa's ICF-1150 series industrial serial-to-fiber converters are compact and reliable solutions for managing serial devices using long-range fiber connections. ICF-1150 converters support 2 serial ports, with a D-sub connector for RS-232 communication and a removable terminal block for RS-422 or RS-485 communication. These rugged products can be easily deployed anywhere: with an operating temperature range as wide as -40 to 85°C and space-efficient DIN-rail mountable case, the ICF-1150 can handle harsh environments and small cabinets with equal ease.

Product

Industrial serial-to-fiber converters
 

Manage Intelligent Bus Information Systems with Embedded Computers

Intelligent bus information technology empowers remote control rooms with comprehensive information about the location and status of their fleet, and empowers passengers onboard or at bus stops with real-time updates about bus location and arrival times. In this application, Moxa's embedded computers are used under the hood of intelligent bus information systems.

Moxa Solution

This intelligent bus information system is managed by Moxa's V2101 x86-based Atom powered embedded computer. Since the system is installed in a bus, where space is limited, a palm-sized embedded system is a must. In addition, the system needs to be shock and vibration-resistant to provide reliable live voice and data communication to the remote control center.
 
The V2101 manages the bus timetable, route, and a GPS time synchronization clock for system mapping and permits the remote control room to locate the bus' location and to display real-time bus information on the bus' stop panels anytime. The V2101 and bus stops are equipped with USB Bluetooth; when the V2101 is within a 10 meter vicinity of a bus stop, it will alert the bus stop as well as the remote control center of its impending arrival. The V2101's DI/DO support allows the doors of the bus to be automated.
 
 In addition, the V2101 offers both VGA and LVDS displays, making it perfect for industrial digital signage applications; a display for the driver and another for the passenger display. Moxa's V2101 computers' rich interfaces allow the support of audio technology and speakers, security mechanisms to control and record video, and tallying of fares from the ticketing system.

Product

x86 Ready-to-Run Embedded Computer with Intel Atom Z510PT processor, VGA, LVDS, Audio, 2 LANs, 2 Serial Ports, 3DI, 3DO, 4 USB 2.0 Ports, SD
 


Automated Harbor Cranes

In port areas, containers are moved by cranes that were traditionally controlled by cables. Because transporting containers in a port is a mobile application, maintenance problems can easily arise. Therefore, wireless technologies are becoming more and more popular for this kind of application. Using wireless solutions can save the cost of wiring, reduce the possibility of cable damage, and allow the implementation of remote and centralized management.

Moxa Solution

Moxa’s industrial-grade AWK-3121-T and AWK-4121 wireless access points are ideal for this type of application. One access point that is set to client mode can be placed on the moving arm of the crane. The operator uses a PLC to control the moving arm of the crane via another access point that is set to AP mode. These access points also have a latency period under 50 ms as well as a wide operating temperature range from -40 to 75°C. To increase the reliability of a wireless network, the AWK-3121-T and AWK-4121 also support PoE (power over Ethernet) and two redundant power inputs.

Product

Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless AP/Bridge/Client
 
Industrial IEEE 802.11a/b/g IP68 wireless AP/Bridge/Client

 

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