ROQSTAR Tutorials

Your first steps with the ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch: With the help of short video tutorials we introduce you to the most important features and teach you all the essential settings. You can also download further information as PDF, white papers and more.

Set up a ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch

The ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch can be set up quickly and easily via the web interface. It is then ready for use in buses and streetcars.

Specify Location Information and Change IP Address

Giving a switch an individual description or location information can be helpful to identify the switch in the vehicle. Network devices need individual IP addresses to access them. These can also be customized quickly and easily via the web interface.

Set up Ports

The individual port configuration makes IP network management easier, since you know exactly which device is connected where. In addition, device-specific settings can be made for each port.

Set up VLAN

With VLANs you can segregate the physical network in multiple logical networks. Only those devices that are in the same VLAN can communicate directly with each other. In Public Transport, this can be very useful to protect sensitive data generated by CCTV, Wi-fi, etc.

Set up IP Interfaces

The switch must have at least one IP address. At this address the switch web interface is available. Our switches come with a pre-configured default IP address. IP-based services offered by the switch make use of this IP address: for example the DHCP Server, SNMP, or Remote Logging functions. Configuring the IP addresses used by the switch lets you continue with the next step: Set up the addresses offered via DHCP by the switch to the connected devices.

Using DHCP Server

With a DHCP server you can assign IP addresses centrally. Peripheral devices often are set for an “automatic IP assignment”, which means they have a DHCP client running. The switch’s DHCP server is then able to offer an IP address to the peripheral device. That way you won’t need to configure the IP in each device connected to the network. Also additional parameters like the subnet mask and the addresses of the gateway or DNS server can be transmitted.

Set up NAT

In this video we demonstrate how to set up Network Address Translation (NAT) for a ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch by TRONTEQ. NAT is used for changing the IP address or port information in Ethernet packets. Most often, NAT is used to allow internal hosts to communicate. This is a layer 3 function that is also being supported by ROQSTAR Ethernet Switches.

Set up PoE

In this video we demonstrate how to set up Power over Ethernet (PoE) on a ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch by TRONTEQ. Using PoE the Ethernet switch can supply power to compatible devices using the Ethernet cable, so no additional power cable is necessary. By default, PoE is enabled. It might be useful though to adjust its settings. For example, to prioritize some devices over others or to manage the allotted PoE budget in order to supply more devices.

Perform Software Update on Managed Gigabit Switches

In this video we show you how to update the software of ROQSTAR Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches. There are two methods to do this: via USB and using the webinterface

Apply a Configuration File to a ROQSTAR Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch

See how to apply a configuration file via USB or the web interface.

How to Easily Replace a ROQSTAR Ethernet Switch During Operation

ROQSTAR Managed Gigabit Ethernet switches by TRONTEQ have a feature for automatic configuration deployment. It reduces the effort needed when applying settings to the switches. Additionally, it allows for the seamless replacement of devices without having to worry about the settings. In this video we’ll see how they are able to configure themselves automatically after replacement.

Network Monitoring

In this video we are looking at the monitoring options of our Managed Gigabit Ethernet switches. Monitoring is useful to be able to notice any failures quickly, and then have the information necessary to evaluate the problem and solve it. There are several options for monitoring with ROQSTAR Ethernet Switches:

  • mDNS, ITxPT Inventory Service xstatus 
  • SNMP Traps
  • log entries, remote logging
  • OpenAPI polling

They all have different properties and are suited for different purposes. In this video we go one by one to introduce them.

Looking for Technical Data?

Technical information, detailed installation instructions, drawings and certificates can be found in the documentation of our ROQSTAR Ethernet Switches.

Our products are fundamental for the digitalization in public transport. ROQSTAR M12 Ethernet Switches provide the network infrastructure for e-ticketing, passenger counting systems (PCS), dynamic passenger information (DPI) and closed-circuit television (CCTV).


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