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From Train Wreck to High Spec: Modern IT Mitigates Accidents on Rail Networks


First Class Ticket
Signalling systems on transport networks need to remain functioning 24/7. For this, they need robust architecture and redundancy. This solution needs to be able to both diagnose issues quickly and then restore the signalling system fast.

Shunting Yard
Rail networks, having being developed and upgraded over a long time tend to have multiple different technologies of new and old varieties in potentially hostile (hot) and remote environments. This requires an IT system that can talk to all these. Couple that with technical engineering staff who may be based long distances from signalling sites, means the need for remote access is essential for fast restoration of signalling systems.

Coupling Chemistry
Modern rail networks deploy high performance KVM transmitters to the signalling equipment, and corresponding receivers on the operator’s desk so the operator can connect their computer directly into the signalling computer technology and manage it, from a centralised operations centre or any other remote location.

Full Steam Ahead
With over 10,000 miles of track, there are clear opportunities for VAR’s to help either party have safer, more redundant and reliable signalling on the networks. 

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