,TxPT stands for “Information Technology for Public Transport” and is an international association of Public Transport Authorities, Public Transport Operators and IT-suppliers of the public transport industry. The aim of ITxPT is to establish an open, unified European standard for vehicle installation and communication systems. The concept is based on the open internet protocol (IP). That will connect and manage all on-board systems such as video surveillance, passenger information, ticketing, passenger counting systems via a central network. ITxPT also specifies the backend and cloud based data services.
ROQSTAR Ethernet Switches Ideal for IP Networks
A reliant and intelligent IP network is vital for all subsystems on the vehicle. TRONTEQ’s product family ROQSTAR are rugged M12 Ethernet switches that provide the optimal network infrastructure for buses and rail vehicles. Depending on the requirements and network architecture, vehicle manufacturers and public transport companies can choose from:
– Simple, affordable plug and play switches
– PoE switches, which supply the end users with power via the ethernet data cable
– 8, 10 or 16-port switches
– Intelligent managed switches for simple IP addresses assignment, virtual network separation and better diagnostics of the network
By joining the ITxPT Association, TRONTEQ aims to help shape the standardization of digitalization in public transport. Even though the IP switches themselves only transmit data, they are the backbone of all communication.
The implementation of the ITxPT standards is defined at three levels:
- IT modules
- IT backend/cloud
A defined test process with the requirements of ITxPT
Once the tests have been passed, an ITxPT label is issued and the vehicle/IT module/backend is published in a catalog. This means that transport companies and operators always have an accurate market overview.
Since the first ITxPT projects in Scandinavia, where TRONTEQ Ethernet switches were called into action, the organization has grown rapidly and outreached Europe’s borders.
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).