Public Transport

Public transport has long had a high demand for intelligent and reliable IoT services. This demand will continue to increase as climate targets encourage the shift of passenger transport as well as freight transport to rail transport systems. In addition, the need for digitalisation is very high as it promotes better management of traffic flows. S&T Group is one of the world's leading providers of end-to-end communications and has many years of experience in implementing solutions for mission-critical networks. Another area in which S&T supports its customers is in specialised rail computers that support passenger information systems and video streaming, network video surveillance and train management systems.

The S&T Group has solutions for almost all types of public transport and demonstrates its expertise in this vertical market through its extensive product range. Services offered include embedded computing for the rail sector, dedicated networks for train radio, embedded systems for the vehicle sector and ticketing solutions. To ensure that rail infrastructure functions optimally, S&T Group offers extensive customisation of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) computing platforms to ensure critical safety and performance up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4, helping to ensure that public transport can be used safely. S&T's technology not only supports public transport staff with digital communications on the job in a secure and time-efficient manner, but also promotes a seamless service to passengers without technical disruptions.

The gateway, S&T's embedded IoT technology solution, helps rail operator Thalys to provide passengers with data connectivity even on high-speed trains. In addition, the LoRaWAN-based network delivers improved customer service by analysing data from embedded sensors and enabling radio communication even at a speed of 300 km/h. This technology helps to reduce maintenance costs by providing maintenance servers with real-time data. It also offers Thalys passengers an efficient and seamless way to connect, share and receive data wirelessly.

The British rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has been working with Kontron Transportation since 2007. A strong program of cooperation has resulted in Kontron Transportation's GSM-R portfolio being deployed across the UK rail network without disruption to normal rail operations. The range of technologies is constantly being expanded. In the future, an overlay system will be implemented to support the introduction of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). Kontron Transportation Austria supports Network Rail in the implementation of the Digital Railway Program to drive the introduction of modern digital technology for signalling and train control systems.

This is expected to increase transport capacity and safety by allowing trains to run at closer intervals, reducing delays and lowering costs across the rail network.

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