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Industry-certified Ethernet Products for Railway Applications

Taipei, Taiwan — July 27, 2010 —
EtherWAN's hardened-grade products meet the reliability requirements for railway applications that compliant to EN50155 and EN50121-4 standards, including Ethernet Switches, Media Converters, and Ethernet Extenders. EtherWAN's products for railway indoor and outdoor installations have the ability to withstand Electromagnetic Interference Compatibility (EMC), shock, vibration, temperature fluctuations, humidity, and power supply variations for industrial communications in traction rolling stock, mainline vehicle, urban transit and rail networks.

EN50155 hardened-grade Ethernet Extenders ED3344 offers full-duplex up to 100Mbps communications link over existing coaxial cable. The built-in M12 Ethernet port can stand up to the continued vibrations, rain, and dust found in trains. The ED3344 provides wide operating temperature range, -40 to 75 degree Celsius, to handle any temperature fluctuations. It is the best long-distance Ethernet connectivity alternative when regular CAT-5 cable and fiber are not feasible to install yet data transmission bandwidth is a must. "We are proud to announce that our products meet all requiring criteria for the railway standards that will ensure product credibility to system integrators for their project-based equipment biddings," Ben Chiang said, Product Manager at EtherWAN.

To meet the harsh performance requirement of complex train communication systems, EtherWAN's EN50121-4 Ethernet switch, EX71000, emphasizes Gigabit Ethernet feature. The managed hardened-grade switch features 2 Gigabit ports that provide the real-time video and voice communications bandwidth required for security appliances. "Our mission is to support the trains, power distribution, signal control, and passenger service for outdoor railway applications," Louis Chen, Product Manger, Ethernet Switch, at EtherWAN. With the extended temperature range of -40 to 75 degree Celsius, it is designed to handle any temperature range along the transit. It comes with "α-ring" features that provide excellent redundancy with recovery time less than 15 illiseconds.

EtherWAN indeed provides a higher level of reliability on railway applications.

EN 50121-4 products from EtherWAN include ER58000, EX27000, EX29000, EX47000, EX61000A, EX71000, EX83000, EX87000, EX89000, ED3341, ED3344 and EL1141.

About EtherWAN

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of network connectivity products specifically designed for harsh and demanding environments. Founded in 1996, EtherWAN specializes in the design and manufacture of Ethernet switches, media converters, Ethernet extenders and Power over Ethernet products for applications where connectivity is crucial. With a core focus on sustained connectivity in extreme environments, product reliability and quality are top priority. EtherWAN's product development, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance processes are structured to push the limits of stated specifications, resulting in products that surpass expectations.

The company's Pacific Rim headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Taipei, Taiwan. Leveraging marketing and engineering expertise on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, EtherWAN's world class production lines deliver products of the highest quality and comprehensive professional support.

EtherWAN – " When Connectivity is Crucial "