The global rail industry has long needed modernisation and system upgrades. Legacy equipment and networks strain under the pressure of increased demand for capacity, in addition to changing expectations and regulations from passengers, industry associations and governments alike.
All these factors have led to the emergence of the smart railway system. Smart railways use the latest technologies – such as 5G, edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and global positioning systems (GPS) – to improve safety and quality of service.
This technology is used to manage rail operations more efficiently by sharing data across rail infrastructure components. Today’s smart railway solutions include, but aren’t limited to:
Safety and security monitoring
Real-time geolocation tracking
Rail and freight operations management
Taiwan-based Sintrones is an ISO 9001 and IRIS ISO/TS22163 certified producer of railway computers and in-vehicle computing systems. The company’s railway computers meet the rigorous EN50155 requirements for vibration, shock, input voltage range, electrical isolation and extreme temperature, humidity and EMC. This ensures its solutions provide safe and stable operation in harsh environments such as high-speed trains.
Sintron’s EN50155 certified solutions are specifically designed for railway rolling stock applications that guarantee reliable performance, endure extreme temperature, and withstand severe shock and vibration in train control and railway applications.
Sintron EN50155 railway computers (fanless box PC) are designed to meet the railway stringent environment with wide-temperature capabilities ranging from -40℃ to 70℃ while functioning under full CPU load. Its uncompromising performance and extraordinary reliability is ideal for Railway system applications.
Robust and reliable M12 connectors are used to enhance system stability and protection, and feature fast-locking housing to resist high-shock and vibration loads. This enables the onboard railway computer series to withstand vibration of up to 2.5GRMS and shock of up to 15G.
Sintron onboard railway computer offers a wide input range of 24~110VDC power input with isolation, which covers almost all railway application requirements. In addition, its power surge protection and reverse polarity voltage protection prevents system damage if the input voltage is ever accidentally reversed.
To ensure the safety of passengers and staff, railway operators require a reliable communication solution. In response to their needs, Sintron onboard railway computer has been developed to support 5G/LTE wireless, GPS and Wi-Fi functionality.
Sintrones' VBOX series of rugged computing platforms provides an all-in-one communications back-up solution for rail operators.
Sintrones developed a customised multifunction on-board computing system with Ledatel local support to meet the needs of Polish train manufacturer, PESA.
When looking to upgrade the hardware platform for its high-rail limits compliance system, an American freight railroad company turned to in-vehicle computing specialist Sintrones.
2 Giga Link Bypass Ports
ITU-T G.8032 v1/v2 ERPS Ring Redundancy
Enhanced Cyber Security for Critical Application
Extreme PoE Capability
Rugged Design for Surveillance in Rail Controller, Rolling Stock applications