The COM-1240 is an MVB interface board compliant with the 2002/95/CE (RoHS) directive and specifically developed to be used as a gateway between a PC/104 system and the MVB bus (Multifunctional Vehicle Bus, common to railway applications). It will allow for enhanced communications with devices installed on board railway vehicles, thus simplifying connections and widening compatibility. The COM-1240 is lightweight and has very low power consumption. It is EN50155 compliant, so it will be resistant to high vibration, humidity and temperature extremes.
The COM-1240 features the 32-bit, 24 MHz RISC microprocessor and supports the complete TCN (Train Communication Network) protocol stack Class 3 (optionally Class 4), up to the session layer. This will free up resource requirements on the main CPU Module, as it will only need to handle the application layer of the TCN protocol.