Park Signalling’s technology identifies the off-target performance and enables value-adding intervention
Dave Tilmouth on 02 January 2020 16:05:01
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The signalling and telecommunication systems that manage traffic on our railway systems are incredibly complex, and interact with other systems around them, so it’s inevitable that there will be unexpected issues arising from time to time.
And because they are complex it is difficult to amend the way they work without impacting other performance issues. So how DO you ensure that they keep working?
It’s through radical technology that sits alongside the Solid-State Interlocking (SSI) and supplements its activity to keep it working to specification. And that takes skill and experience. Which is where Park Signalling comes in.
Spun out of Alstom, formerly located at Trafford Park in Manchester (hence ‘Park’ Signalling), the company has innovated many systems to support SSI. They have also developed many new and exciting products. Key to their skills is that deep understanding of SSI and how the data flows through it. By tapping into this data and checking that it is as expected, Park Signalling’s technology identifies the off-target performance and enables value-adding intervention before any problems arise in the equipment itself. Technology such as:
REMIT Detect – This product monitors multiple SSI data links, recording the occurrence of missing reply telegrams and glitches, the system connects to the data link test points provided by the interlockings.
REMOS Combi – This product monitors the baseband data links continuously and eliminates the need to carry out regular checking. It also provides assistance to identify and reduce the risk of data link transmission problems occurring.
Technician’s Terminal – This product is a replacement for the (now obsolete) OEM terminal, and now updated with a modern, graphical interface with the opportunity to provide additional functionality.
RETB – Ongoing support and further development for the Radio Electronic Token Block system, in order to provide an updated and expanded low cost signalling solution for world-wide application.
DiBloC – This is a digital and wireless version of the traditional Electric Key Token Block equipment that still exists around the world.
GateLock – This product contributes to greater control and increased discipline at User Worked Crossings. It has the potential to provide affordable risk mitigation and allows Infrastructure Owners to reduce the risk of misuse and incidents at level crossings.
All of these products have been developed in response to industry challenges. Challenges that could have cost millions to investigate and rectify existing signalling and telecommunication systems, or that could have impacted on timetables and customer satisfaction.
Which is why Park Signalling is now part of Unipart Rail – we want to minimise the impacts on the rail system and add value with continuous development and innovation.
For more information visit the Park Signalling Website.
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