Moxa (Brea, CA) announced that, following extensive site performance reviews and environmental testing, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has added the company's EDS managed field Ethernet switches to the state's Approved Product List (APL). By adding the Moxa EDS Series to its APL, the FDOT has approved the switches' use for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) on the streets and highways of Florida.
Municipal districts in Florida must adhere to the FDOT APL for all purchasing decisions, in an effort to maintain stringent quality standards.
With EDS Series Ethernet switches, the state of Florida and its counties, cities and departments will aim to improve the efficiency and safety of the region's transportation infrastructure, including signal control systems, electronic toll collection, advanced parking systems, automatic vehicle identification, and video surveillance systems.
The modular design of EDS switches provides various combinations of copper and fiber connections for different network configurations to IP phones, IP cameras, and signal controllers at traffic sites. Moxa notes that the switch's compact size is ideal for installation in existing roadside cabinets with limited space, leaving room for additional equipment. In addition, the unit's wide operating temperature range of -40° to 167º F is especially suited for roadside cabinets in harsh outdoor environments.
"Moxa equipment has a proven track record of success across the US and in countries where ITS has been deployed," comments Todd J. Desso, strategic business manager for Moxa. "Receiving the Florida Department of Transportation's approval validates the advanced performance of Moxa's EDS switches to handle video, audio, and traffic data streams over long distances and in extreme weather conditions."