An engaging technical demonstration, showing how automated software testing helps Westermo to deliver reliable industrial data communication networks, has earned an award for its two presenters at a top academic conference. Westermo’s Per Erik Strandberg and Johan Beijnoff landed the ‘Best Demo’ prize at ICST 2018 – a prestigious conference on software testing, validation and verification, hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Västerås, Sweden.
Broadband Ethernet solution enables significant cost savings in carriage refurbishment projects by reusing existing coupler cabling
Westermo has launched an Ethernet broadband bridge designed especially for the rail vehicle market. The DDW-002-B1, part of the Wolverine series of industrial Ethernet extenders, can be used to interconnect Ethernet networks within rail cars using the existing cables in the train coupling. This provides considerable savings for refurbishment, negating the need to rebuild or replace the train coupler.
The DDW-002-B1 uses power-line communication technology according to IEEE 1901 and is able to support data communication networks by propagating high bandwidth Ethernet traffic over almost any 2-wire cable. This communication technology is well proven, highly robust and able to negate problems with degraded legacy cabling, such as oxidized connectors.