HUBER+SUHNER: Connected Mobility will be the theme of Huber+Suhner’s stand at InnoTrans 2016, where the Swiss firm will be highlighting its range of components for onboard, train-to-ground and trackside communications networks designed to support applications including internet access, e-ticketing, passenger information systems, train control, CCTV and fleet management.

The Massive MIMO concept has been developed for use when the 5G standard comes into use. It can either raise bandwidth in data transmission between a train and the outside world, or be used when different systems in the train each require roof-mounted antennas.

The Sencity Rail MIMO roof-top antenna for train-to-ground communications has two broadband radiating elements for 2G/3G/4G mobile communication plus GPS and two additional ports for wi-fi.

Huber+Suhner will also be demonstrating how a gigabit backbone can be built into the train using optic fibre and broadband ethernet cables to link active components. Visitors will be able see gigabit inter-vehicle jumper cables which are resistant to vibration and shock and have been proven over millions of movement cycles under harsh conditions.

The company say its Q-ODC 12 connectors are unique in the market as they are able to handle 12 fibres with a push-pull coupling mechanism in a very compact housing for use in trackside environments. The Masterline Ultimate Small Cell range of compact pre-assembled optic fibre systems supports up to four trackside remote devices, connecting them with easy-to-install Q-ODC optic fibre jumpers.

Huber+Suhner will also be showcasing its Radox electron beam cross-linked insulation materials, including the Radox Tenuis-TW thin-walled signal cables which are designed to be particularly lightweight and compact.