PIP39 Embedded System Now EN50155 Railway Certified

Tusk Embedded Technologies Expands Railway System Lineup With Fanless i7 Quad Core Embedded Computer From MPL AG.RAIL-PIP39 EN50155 Certified Embedded System for Rail

Surrey, BC, Canada – November 9, 2016  Tusk Embedded Technologies Inc., a provider of rugged embedded computer hardware, today announced the addition of the RAIL-PIP39 from MPL AG to its lineup of embedded systems. The RAIL-PIP39 is an extension of the MPL PIP family of compact, easy to integrate, and multifunctional All-in-One solutions. The RAIL-PIP39 solution has now been successfully tested according the EN50155 Standard (Railways Applications Electronic Equipment used on Rolling Stock).

The new RAIL-PIP39 Intel i7 Quad Core solution is based on the PIP39 that is already being used for various applications in rugged and tough environments. For the temperature tests, the Class Tx has been chosen, which means -40°C to +70°C and +85°C for the duration of 10 minutes. For shock and vibration test, Class 2 (Bogie mounted) has been selected which is the second most severe vibration test standard in the railways industry.

Highlights of the EN50155 Certified RAIL-PIP39 are:
•  Intel i7 Quad Core with up to 16GB ECC RAM
•  Up to 6 Gigabit Ethernet ports (4x PoE+ capabilities)
•  -40°C to +70/85°C environment temperature
•  Long term availability (typical 10 years)
•  Expandable for XMC, mPCIe, MXM, PCIe x16
•  Availability of 19″ rack solutions (2U -4U) .

MPL Solutions are modular designed and therefore can be easily expanded and customized to meet various customer needs. The LAN ports come on M12 (D-coded or X-coded). The same applies to the input power. The input power ranges from 9-36VDC, 18-48VDC, or 60-163VDC. The devices can also be equipped with redundant power input. Nearly any additional functions can be integrated over the various expansion buses on the PIP39.

Combined with the other Railways certified Embedded Computer Solutions, MPL now offers from a low end Intel Atom up to i7 Quad Core CPUs. (all with the long-term availability program from MPL). To complete the Railway product portfolio, MPL also offers EN50155 certified firewalls (GUARD-F12) and switch solutions (MAGBES & MAXBES) to provide a complete solution for your train applications.


About MPL AG.

MPL AG is located in Daettwil, Switzerland in the surrounding area of Zurich. Founded in 1985 by Rudolf Hug, MPL AG develops and manufactures industrial PCs (boards and systems) and industrial controls for the toughest of applications and the highest quality standards. MPL AG’s success is based on various unique solutions: a rugged, PC compatible industrial concept, long term availability of the products, low power consumption, extended temperature range, and passive cooling concepts (fanless).

About Tusk Embedded Technologies Inc.

Tusk Embedded Technologies Inc. provides rugged embedded hardware solutions for organizations and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) in a broad range of markets including Mining, Rail, Marine, Oil & Gas, and Defence. Tusk’s select product line includes Industrial Systems and Panel PCs, Embedded Single Board Computers (SBCs), rugged communication modules, solid-state flash, GPS, and analog and digital I/O. Rugged COTS product is designed and tested to perform in a variety of mission critical applications where wide temperature ranges, high shock, vibration, dust or moisture is the norm.