A major step in Test and Commissioning improvement at European level
ERTMS Solutions is proud to announce the decision, taken by one of the most prestigious European Rail Infrastructure Managers, DB Netz AG, to purchase the ERTMSCamCorder. The tool will be used, in a first phase, in the framework of the VDE8 project, as from the month of May 2015.
The VDE projects (Verkehrsprojekt Deutsche Einheit) are in total one of the largest ETCS implementations projects in Europe today.
VDE8 is a section of this master project and covers the line between Berlin and Nurnberg. VDE8.2 is an important section of this line, joining Halle (Saale), Leipzig and Erfurt. The tests with the ERTMSCamCorder will start on this part of the line.
DB Netz’ need was urgent, but the requirements were complex. Therefore, a phased delivery has been agreed upon, by which ERTMS Solutions will first deliver the ERTMSCamCorder in ‘JRU mode’ (which means that the tool will synchronize the JRU data in post processing), and at a second stage, with a SpyBox (which means that JRU information will be synchronized ‘live’, during the journey) compatible with Siemens OBU used aboard the VDE8 project test trains.
Patrick Steinebach,Leiter ETCS-Anforderungsmanagement, Test-und IBN-Management at DB Netz AG: ’VDE8.2 is a complex project on which Test and Commissioning is crucial. DB Netz AG and the ETCS suppliers work together on this important aspect of the project, and DB Netz AG sees a large added value to use the ERTMSCamCorder, not only for the gains in time, but also as to ensure a high quality of the test and commissioning phase’.
Guenther Koch, DB Netz AG, ETCS Test-und IBN-Management: ‘I highly appreciate the way ERTMS Solutions helped us moving forward in very tight deadlines and constraining circumstances. Their flexibility in the setting up of the contract and the delivery of the ERTMSCamCorder is the best assurance, for DB Netz, that they will support us in the future as well.’
Stanislas Pinte, ERTMS Solutions Managing Director: ‘This contract is among the most important ones for ERTMS Solutions’ development, as DB is a reference for Central and Eastern European markets. Germany is a top priority for us, and this important contract is the result of considerable efforts. It is as such a real reward. We look forward to deliver the best quality services to DB Netz, and will be happy to further serve their needs in the future’.
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ERTMSCamCorder: the fully integrated onsite test tool
Perform 30% more test runs during the same time on the track and cut down 50% to 90% of the time needed to record and analyze ERTMS onsite tests, thanks to DMI+Track+JRU synchronized recording and playback.
- Synchronized recording of JRU, Track and DMI, braking curves and sound.
- Synchronized Playback.
- Movie-quality, night-time enabled single-button video acquisition.
- Record the JRU using PROFIBUS, MVB, Ethernet serial cable, or USB key.
- Compatible with all ERTMS onboard units.
- Integrates infrastructure database with tracks, signals, balises, in several formats.
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- Automatic test report generation