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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.

  • menRDC – Built-To-Order

    The compact 19” sub-units of the menRDC are based on a modular concept with pre-configured built-to-order functionality for a short time-to-market.

The menRDC Approach

menRDC – the MEN Railway Data Center is a combination of different functions needed for the IT infrastructure in railway environments. 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.

IT developments and the increased use of digital technology have transformed the way railways work today. Railway operators must commit to innovation and manage their cost frame in order to stay competitive and meet the expectations of their customers. Using train computers based on standard technologies like menRDC can help to reduce those efforts significantly in different ways:

  • Lower cost during initial purchase and installation (less electronics, cabling, energy, space)
  • Lower efforts to integrate application software
  • Additional application software does not require additional hardware
  • Reduced maintenance during life-time
  • Long-term availability and efficient obsolescence management
  • Independence of a single supplier
  • Supporting the migration from investment business to service business
  • Supporting the trend towards big data analysis, data management, and cloud services
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 for Railway Data Center
The MH70R main server is the central component of the menRDC railway data center with one multi-core 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
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NH30 – Rugged 4U, 40 HP Modular Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch
The NH30 is a modular turn-key network switch solution with carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities offering a seamless throughput of 29 Gbit/s. It is designed for use in trains, trams or industrial environments.
  • 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 supplies or uninterruptible 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
  • Switch firmware production-ready installed
  • System supervision (temperature, fan, power supply) optional
  • EN 50155 class TX compliant (railways)
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MH70S – Rugged 4U, 40 HP Modular Data Storage System
The MH70S is a modular turn-key storage PC which meets the requirements of storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or NAS. It is designed for use in trains, trams or industrial environments.
  • 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 supplies or uninterruptible power supply (AC or DC)
  • Optional PCI Express Mini Card slots for WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS functionality
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G25A – Intel Xeon D CPU Board
The G25A is a 4HP/3U CPCI Serial CPU card with an Intel Xeon D-1500 processor, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces.
  • 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 Industrial Ethernet Switch with Uplink, A-Coded
Managed 3U flexible multiport Gigabit Switch, with a 29 GBit/s Switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board.
  • Fully managed rugged Ethernet switch
  • Up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports on rear I/O
  • Or 3 ports on front and up to 22 ports on rear
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switch matrix
  • Special switch protocols
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components
  • EN 50155 class TX compliant (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial system slot and peripheral card
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