ETHERNET: TE Connectivity has announced a range of robust unmanaged industrial ethernet switches with M12 connectivity suitable for use on trains and other forms of public transport.

‘These switches conform to EN50155 and will help the digitalisation of railways’, said Egbert Stellinga, Industrial Product Manager at TE Industrial. ‘With the introduction of IoT in mass transport, equipment data networks in rail are growing several times faster than the rail market. The switches respond to the need for faster data speeds and increased network reliability. Switches are the nodes in networks, providing the connection ports to devices like CCTV cameras, passenger information systems, sensors, lighting, HVAC and more.’