Railway vehicles from Trams to Metros, from Commuter Trains to High Speed Trains and Locomotives, need a communication network on-board to allow the exchange of important information between sub-systems. This communication network culminates in a solution which today is known as Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS). See system architecture picture at the bottom of this page.
A state-of-the-art Train Control and Monitoring System needs to offer a secure and reliable vehicle operation while it monitors and diagnoses train-wide sub-systems operations. At the same time it includes advanced communication and network services, contributing to an optimized vehicle availability through a permanent train-to-wayside communication. It, too, reduces maintenance costs through a quick and detailed performance analysis.
Amaronia Ltd. is working together with Selectron AG, a pioneer in the field of TCMS solutions for trains. The Selectron portfolio covers all areas of the TCMS field. Their hardware is proven in the field for decades, and their software development suite is considered by experts to be second-to-none.
With the Selectron TCMS solution you have the following benefits:
Fully EN 50155 certified products =>> Highly reliable products for the railway industry, reducing life-cycle-costs
Anti-Obsolescence Management according to IEC 62402 =>> 20+ years product availability
Open Software Development Tool Chains =>> Customers have access to source codes and ability to maintain the TCMS by themselves
Selectron is part of Knorr-Bremse Group and they have a large partner network =>> Worldwide presence
IRIS certified company =>> Reliable Processes as solid fundament for all product developments
Collecting data from sub-systems on-board the train, processing it and visualizing it to both on-board and maintenance depot personnel is the key to better and safer train operations as well as improved availability. Displaying status information including practical instructions at exceptional situations makes it sure train drivers can concentrate on their job without compromising the safety of passengers.
Smart Remote I/O Systems Selectron has also developed a extremely flexible remote I/O solution called Smartio®. With Smartio® you can save on wiring, connections and space. The standalone mounting position enables installation under seats, doorjambs, roof etc. Efficient monitoring and status indicators help commissioning and troubleshooting. Also you have easy integration of safety oriented signals via I/O-modules' mixed mode (SIL/non-SIL). To watch a detailed video describing the whole Smartio® architecture and its benefits, click here!
Amaronia helps train operators and vehicle manufactures a like to find the best solution for Train Control and Management Systems and Remote I/O's, covering the needs which every particular project may have. It integrates access to data networks, controls and monitors sub-systems and includes a very comprehensive fault diagnostics functions in one system. Through dedicated control and diagnostic applications it can be guaranteed that most diverse sub-systems distributed within a train of different needs can communicate through all the necessary and dedicated networks, being them from Ethernet to WTB, from MVB to CAN. All data received from these networks can be stored into a non-volatile memory for later use or be transferred wirelessly to dedicated maintenance depots for analysis.
A modern Train Control and Management System is flexible in its configuration allowing the connection and supervision of all railway related devices: Serial links, digital or analogue signals as well as all types of networks can be connected to a very comprehensive system.
Software applications can be customized to each and every project through latest generation software tools and run on reliable and real-time operation systems fulfilling demanding safety integrity levels (SIL).