Passengers and rail operators benefit from advanced, field-proven technologies that provide real-time information and management for an informed, safe travel experience
Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), has announced that its TRACe transportation computing products have been chosen by Centum Adetel Transportation Solution (CATS) for its complete information solution. A leading system integrator of advanced embedded transportation systems, Centum Adetel Transportation Solution selected Kontron’s TRACe products based on their field-proven performance and COTS open architecture that can be easily adapted to the requirements of operations in the rail environment. The enhanced information, entertainment and security features enabled by Kontron TRACe products and Centum Adetel Transportation Solution’s complete communication system design benefit both operators and its passengers.
This cutting-edge solution has just been chosen to be deployed on the next generation of high-speed trains in the US Northeast Corridor, and on a new suburban train project in California. Using Kontron TRACe-V304-TR fanless Network Video Controllers and TRACe-G304 fanless Wireless Gateways, the system has been optimized to handle multiple sub-systems while maintaining a high degree of availability. Both are designed for harsh rail environments, where the Kontron TRACe-V provides high performance, high reliability and high capacity video recording data storage, and the TRACe-G is a certified Gateway enabling data connectivity to wayside back-office operation systems. The cohesive, total system from Centum Adetel provides many advantages. The operator will realize improved fleet information management, real-time information access and broadcast message priority management with hearing impaired assistance. Security is enhanced from a broad surveillance system that offers complete CCTV coverage. System maintenance is also simplified from a common interface for all equipment.
TRACe products support all infotainment and video surveillance sub-systems, which include a PIS (Passenger Information System) with LED and LCD displays and a VSS (Video Surveillance System) that supports multiple digital cameras with varying lens configurations and a large storage capacity. Also included in the Centum Adetel Transportation Solution system is a PAS/ICS (Public Address System/Intercom System) that delivers multiple peripheral functions such as an intercom, interior and exterior speakers and an inductive loop and handset for crew personal as well as an analog backup solution.
“We’ve developed a complete communications system that contributes to a well-informed and safe travel experience that makes rail travel much more attractive,” said Benoît Meynel, CEO at Centum Adetel Transportation Solution. “What better demonstration of the reliable, value-added features we integrate than to be installed on one of the most technically-advanced trains designed today. Using Kontron’s open-architecture products, the new Centum Adetel Transportation Solution system is future-proofed and fully certified to all rolling stock applications giving the operators peace-of-mind while helping them cut costs by using its existing infrastructure.”
“At Kontron, our proven experience puts us in a unique position to meet the increasing requirements of connected embedded transportation systems. We are committed to continued innovation of market-ready platforms that help customers such as Centum Adetel focus on what they do best, complex systems integration,” said Valentin Scinteie, transportation business development manager at Kontron. “We are thrilled to again partner with Centum Adetel to push rail information and security technology to the next level.”