As an operator of a telecommunication network you have to provide an increasing number of different electronic services in and at your railway stations. Where in former times only the clock for minute clocks and public-address announcements had to be transmitted your telecommunication network now has to supply data for advertising displays, surveillance cameras, dynamic passenger information systems, ticket machines, WLANs for customers and others.
As railway station premises are very large in most cases not all services can be connected directly (10BaseT has e.g. a max. line length of 100 m). To expand the range of interfaces DSL routes have to be employed (LT in the central, NT at the remote end). In ideal cases NTs can be remotely supplied. Remote supply provides fast realisation of new access points on one side (no local power supply required), on the other side it guarantees an operation that can be logged (no dependency from decentral power sources).
Besides the provision of this large number of information services, also mission-critical data to guarantee for safe and seamless operation of trains have to be transmitted. In order to optimise your telecommunication network, the information services data has to be transmitted together with the mission-critical data via one consistent telecommunication network. Data for e.g. signal control, axle counting, hot box/brake in detectors or track surveillance have to be transmitted via a communication network with highest system availability. The standard EN 50159-1 has to be kept in mind. For seamless operation manifold protective mechanisms on the level of the network and network elements need to guarantee for maximum availability of the telecommunication network.
UMUX is a Multi-Service Access system that can provide a range of applications for dedicated network operators. Besides the Ethernet/IP interfaces all legacy interfaces are supported. Manifold network interfaces are integrated as well.