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Advantech ITA-580 Empowers Rapid Digital Transformation in the Railway Industry

8/15/2023
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August 15, 2023, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech revolutionizes railway digitalization with its cutting-edge EN 50155 onboarding platform. Powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, it ensures robust performance with ECC function and secure 2.5GbE connectivity. Advanced cybersecurity safeguards critical data, while wide voltage (24V to 110VDC) support enables seamless integration with diverse railway systems. TPM 2.0 enhances security and virtualization capabilities, ensuring efficient and reliable operations. With UPS backup power and replaceable 5G and Wi-Fi 6 modules, Advantech empowers optimized rolling stock communication. This future-proof solution drives efficiency, safety, and passenger experiences, transforming the railway industry.

Fast and safety track to enhancing railway progress by virtualization and cybersecurity

Virtualized systems can easily scale up or down based on demand. This flexibility enables railway operators to adapt to changing requirements and accommodate increasing workloads during peak times or special events. VMs are isolated from each other, providing enhanced security and protection against malware or cyber-attacks. They also allow for easy recovery and restoration in case of a security breach or system failure and can be quickly deployed, replicated, or moved to different physical servers. This adaptability allows for fast testing, deployment, and upgrades of railway applications without affecting the overall system. 

Ensuring uninterrupted railway operations with rapid and reliable super capacitor-based UPS backup power 

Supercapacitors provide rapid and reliable energy storage and discharge capabilities, ensuring continuous railway system operation during power failures to prevent disruptions. Their efficiency in diverse environments, including extreme weather conditions, makes them highly suitable for various applications, enhancing stability and safety in critical railway systems. 

Additionally, with the availability of Software Development Kits (SDK) for both Windows and Linux, incorporating Eaton's supercapacitors into existing railway infrastructure becomes seamless, ensuring smooth integration and optimal performance in railway applications. 

Optimizing rolling stock communication with the advantages of wireless 5G and Wi-Fi 6 

The integration of cutting-edge 5G and Wi-Fi 6 technologies is revolutionizing rolling stock applications, delivering a host of significant benefits for the railway industry. These advanced wireless technologies offer high-speed connectivity and lower latency, enabling seamless data exchange between onboard systems and ground infrastructure. Passengers can now enjoy faster internet access, stream videos, and stay connected throughout their journey, significantly enhancing the overall passenger experience. Beyond improving passenger experience, the adoption of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 brings tangible safety and operational advantages to rolling stock. The low latency of these technologies enables quick response times and precise operations. Real-time monitoring and diagnostics allow operators to instantly identify potential issues and conduct predictive maintenance and reducing downtime. As a future-proof solution, these technologies pave the way for a smarter and more reliable railway systems, benefiting both passengers and operators alike.

ITA-580 Key Features

• 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series platform with RM590E.

• SuperCap-based power backup module for power failures. 

• Time-Sensitive Network technology. 

• Virtualization for multi-tasking. 

• Supports advanced 5G and Wi-Fi 6 wireless connectivity. 

• LAN bypass for redundant connectivity. 

• Compliant with EN 50155 OT4. 

• Wide range 24 - 110Vdc power input, compliant with EN 50155.


About Advantech Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence. (www.advantech.com)