In addition, we are exhibiting an operation control centre (OCC) solution for crisis management. The OCC crisis management application is based on Thales Hypervisor technology and provides powerful tools, including visualisation, decision support and process automation, to assist users in a crisis. It also allows operators to model and simulate incidents.
We are exhibiting trackside solutions too – including our innovative next-generation LED signal prototype. This delivers all the benefits of a conventional LED railway signal, such as low maintenance costs, energy savings and longevity, but with a number of critical differences. These include user-defined colour output, advanced lamp-proving technology and unique optical supervision technology to control light output.
Putting innovation to work
Rapid urbanisation and surging demand is placing huge pressures on rail operators and infrastructure managers. The challenges are significant: main line traffic is forecast to grow by 50% in the next decade while on the world’s metro networks, annual ridership already exceeds 40 billion.
To meet demand, operators need to significantly increase capacity and boost performance while reducing costs. There is also a growing need to capture energy savings and to enhance the overall safety and security of operations.
Advanced electronic solutions – for signalling, communications, supervision, security and ticketing – hold the key to achieving these goals. At InnoTrans 2012, Thales is presenting a range of solutions and products that build on our leadership in these technologies. Some of these solutions are entirely new,
Helping customers to get the most
out of their infrastructure
For metro and urban rail operators using communications-based train control (CBTC), we are unveiling Thales’ Green SelTrac® CBTC– a breakthrough solution that can deliver energy savings of 15% or more. Green SelTrac® CBTC ensures run profiles are optimised, adjusts train speed to avoid unnecessary stops and coordinates train arrivals and departures to maximise the opportunity for regenerative braking.
Innovation you can rely onThales is a global leader in advanced electronic systems for transport, with number-one positions in signalling, ETCS for interoperable main line operations and CBTC (communications-based train control) for metro and urban rail. We are also number one in integrated supervision systems.
Our ability to deliver is backed by 80 years serving the needs of transport customers. Thales has operations in 56 countries with 7,000 specialists and a network of competence centres and integration centres throughout the world.
others are evolutions of existing Thales’ technologies;
all have been developed to help customers get the most out of their infrastructure.
What's new at InnoTrans 2012?
We unveil our new compact and flexible ETCS Level 2 on-board system– a milestone development that consolidates Thales’ position as an end-to-end ETCS (European Train Control System) supplier. Our ETCS Level 2 demo brings together key on-board vehicle components and includes a demonstration of our innovative browser-based diagnostics application.
Visitors will also get a chance to see our new integrated workstation for main line operations. This is a sophisticated centralised solution which links signalling, planning and
traffic management. It eliminates functional silos and
provides a single user interface, with automation of
routine tasks and the ability to control local
operations using a tablet PC.