A total of 45 Hirschmann™ RS2 Rail Switches and 16 MICE are already in operation within the scope of the AKN Eisenbahn AG project. These industrial Ethernet switches are highly secure against failure due to a special architecture that incorporates redundancy mechanisms. The network is designed to ensure that a backup circuit is established in just fractions of a second to compensate for errors such as broken links. This comprehensive redundancy concept offers maximum possible security.
When AKN Eisenbahn AG replaced its remote control and routing system in 1999, it was necessary to install a modern, upgradeable and redundant communication system. The system had to satisfy present-day and future requirements of efficiency and high availability.