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  • menRDC – Open – Modular – Cost-Effective

    menRDC, the MEN Railway Data Center is a standard general purpose computer platform for mobile office IT applications.

  • MH70R – Main Server Unit

    The central component and virtualization platform of the menRDC, consisting of a multi-core PC with high-speed Ethernet interfaces, wireless communication and RAID storage.

  • NH30 – Network Switch Unit

    The switch extension unit of the menRDC, consisting of a high-performance switch matrix device, offering unlimited connectivity to electronic devices inside the vehicle.

  • MH70S – Storage Extension Unit

    The storage add-on component of the menRDC, consisting of a controller and hot-pluggable disk shuttles for up to 20 TB storage capacity.

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The menRDC Railway Data Center

With the MEN Railway Data Center, the complete communication between trains, train and back office or train and wayside functions can be hosted on a single computer platform – independent of the organization of the communication channels.

In addition, typical passenger service offerings, diagnosis and maintenance and various efficiency management functions are hosted on a single computer platform.

  • Passenger information (PIS)
  • Entertainment
  • Wireless access to in-vehicle Internet
  • Video surveillance
  • Recording and storage of all relevant data
  • Diagnosis, maintenance and predictive maintenance
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle, wayside-to-vehicle, land-to-vehicle communication
  • Fleet and energy management
  • Driver Assistance

Based on main functional blocks like server, storage, communication and I/O, the menRDC can be combined with a variety of other MEN products which are all ready to operate in the IoT.

For a quick overview watch the slideshow: 5 Things About menRDC Railway Data Center
menRDC unites all modern non-vital railway application requirements.  For all vital safety-critical application requirements, please visit the menTCS information page

menRDC Components

MH70R – Main Server with Intel Xeon D for Railway Data Center
The MH70R open source railway server is the central component of the menRDC railway data center with an Intel Xeon D CPU board offering 10 Gb and Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0 as well as wireless communication and storage.
  • Intel Xeon D-1500 (Broadwell DE) CPU with up to 16 cores
  • 2 × 10 Gb Ethernet and 1 × 1 Gb Ethernet
  • 3G/4G, wireless and GPS modem slots
  • Hot-swappable SATA Rev. 3.x HDD/SSD 2.5" slots
  • Compact 40 HP application-ready rack- or wall-mounted system
  • Modular design
  • Open source virtualization platform
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NH30 – Rugged Fully Managed 29 Gbit/s Ethernet Switch
The NH30 is a turn-key 4U 40 HP network switch platform with carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities offering a seamless throughput of 29 Gbit/s.
  • Compact 4U, 40 HP turn-key Layer 2/3 switch solution
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
  • Fanless operation or forced-air cooling
  • Single or redundant power supply (AC or DC)
  • Up to six slots for RJ45, M12 (A or X-Coded) or SFP line cards
  • PoE+ / non-PoE power sourcing Ethernet ports in mixed configuration
  • System supervision (temperature, fan, power supply) optional
  • EN 50155 compliant (railways)
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MH70S – Rugged Data Storage & NAS Computer with Intel Core i3/i5/i7
The MH70S is a modular turn-key 4U 40 HP storage PC which meets the requirements of storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or Network Attached Storage systems.
  • Compact 40 HP turn-key system
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
  • Fanless operation or forced-air cooling
  • Intel Core i7 or Celeron, TPM optional
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • Up to 20 TB storage capacity (depending on RAID level and HDD sizes)
  • Up to 5 hot-swappable HDD/SSD carriers in different RAID configurations
  • Single or redundant power supply (AC or DC)
  • Optional WLAN, LTE, GPS or GLONASS
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G25A – Embedded Single Board Computer with Intel Xeon D
The G25A is an x86 PC based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring the Intel Xeon D-1500 processor of the Broadwell-DE server family with up to 16 cores. The SBC is a COTS platform for virtualization in an...
  • Intel Xeon D-1500 (Broadwell DE)
  • Up to 16 cores
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 2 10 Gb Ethernet, 1 Gb Ethernet, 1 USB 3.0, 1 RS232 for configuration
  • 4 HP system master and peripheral slot
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • microSD card slot
  • Standard rear I/O: 28 PCIe lanes, 2 USB 3.0, 6 SATA, 4 Gb Ethernet
  • VGA, RS232, RS422/485 and USB 3.0 available on special I/O board
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G101 – Fully Managed 29 Gbit/s Industrial Ethernet Switch, A-Coded
The G101 is a managed rugged industrial Gigabit Switch with a 29 GBit/s Switch matrix and uplink, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board.
  • Fully managed rugged Ethernet switch
  • 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Or 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports plus 2.5 Gigabit SFP port
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switch matrix
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
  • EN 50155 compliant (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial system slot and peripheral card
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