When it comes to automatic train supervision (ATS) with today's automatic train control (ATC) systems, it is most obvious that centralized traffic control (CTC) plays the key role in communications between operation control centers (OCC) and remote rail control systems. The CTC platform requires an abundant variety of communication ports for versatile usage and, above all, reliable operation. Advantech's ITA-2000 provides a vertical purpose platform to serve the needs of this field of application.
To match current and adapt to future centralized traffic control requirements, an exceptionally functionaland flexible industrial processor system is crucial; one that can support a wide-range of DC and AC power input, plus has numerous front panel LEDs to keep operators visually informed of system status. In addition to low power consumption and fanless operation, other essential features include:
- Onboard memory for anti-vibration
- Rich industrial communication port for RS-232/422/485, CANBus, and digital I/O
- Embedded and real-time operating system support
- 4x gigabit Ethernet for LAN/WAN Redundant Communication
- Support wide-Range AC and DC Power Input
The ITA-2000 is a 2U rackmount platform for rack applications. All functions are based on a single board design to minimize vibration. It has a built-in Intel® Atom™ N270, 1.60 GHz CPU and comes standard with 2 x RS-232 and 8 x RS-232/422/485 isolated serial ports with automatic flow control and 128 KB FIFO, 2 x CANBus and digital I/O (8-ch DI/8-ch DO), 4 x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports, PC/104+ extension, and 4 x USB 2.0. In addition, it supports an internal CF card and either a 3.5" or 2.5" SATA HDD.
Featuring an isolated communication port for industrial applications and integrated embedded core software services, the ITA-2000 is the result of Advantech's mature technology and expertise.