E thernet Switches, Extenders & Routers, Fiber Media Converters, Serial Isolators, & Wireless Communications Equipment Pass NEMA TS2- Environmental Tests
B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, Inc., has announced that a broad range of its M2M connectivity and data communications equipment has passed the NEMA TS2 standard environmental requirements, making them safe and reliable for use in Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) networks. A standard for traffic control assemblies, such as traffic lights, emergency road condition signs and walk/don’t walk signs, the NEMA TS2 is designed for manufacturers to meet or exceed a minimum set of environmental requirements, including a -34 to 74°C temperature range with 18 to 95% humidity over the range, and the ability to withstand 0.5g @ 5 to 30Hz vibration, and 10g’s of shock.
B&B Electronics’ NEMA TS2-compliant M2M products include Ethernet Switches, Fiber Media Converters, Serial Isolators, Ethernet Extenders, Ethernet Routers and Wireless communications equipment. A complete list is available here: http://www.bb-elec.com/Solutions/Transportation/NEMA-TS2.aspx.
Integrators, engineering firms and other ITS network designers are challenged to install and maintain infrastructures that enable communication across a broad mix of equipment and communications technologies. For instance, traffic controllers may have serial interfaces while digital signs, access points or IP cameras communicate via Ethernet. Other network design challenges are physical, such as availability of communications cables, implications of copper vs. fiber cables, and whether wireless is an option.
“Our network engineers are increasingly being called in to consult on difficult projects to achieve connectivity across a mix of equipment and communications technologies, such as in ITS networks, where devices are being deployed in increasingly challenging environments, and where network boundaries are being relentlessly stretched to reach them,” said Sean Harrigan, CEO of B&B Electronics. B&B’s products cover traffic control cabinet applications in traffic control signals, digital signage, roadside radar, video surveillance, toll booths and intelligent parking systems.
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