By DE staffAutomation Machine Building
Westermo’s Viper-8 series features flexible port configuration and broad range of features.
Westermo launched its Viper-8 series, an Ethernet switch optimised to meet the demands of onboard rail applications. The series supports services such as public address systems, passenger information systems, onboard Wi-Fi, video surveillance and train control and management systems. It offers full-speed routing through its eight 1 gigabit ports. For security, the series also offers security features, such as routing capacity for network segmentation, secure boot, firewalls, VPN, intrusion detection and access control. The Viper-8 runs Westermo’s WeOS operating system, is compliant with the EN 50155 rail standard and features a GORE-TEX membrane that prevents internal condensation. It also offers triple isolation between all interfaces to protect against overvoltage and flashover.