When it comes to coupling two or more trains/consists, Ethernet Consist Networks are connected to enable communication between all the ethernet equipment.
When Train Composition information is unavailable from the ETB or WTB sources, it must be obtained independently, moreover, several networking requirements should then be properly managed. Among the others, there is the need to detect the networks' Coupling or Uncoupling, to know the active Train Composition (both sequence and orientation of each Consist), and to manage the IP addresses in order to avoid overlaps.
Thanks to the VDS Rail Train/Consist Coupling Solutions, the support for the above-mentioned issues is simplified, streamlined, and completely automated!
VDS Rail Consist Switches easily facilitate and simplify potentially complex operational difficulties: