Testimonial Video of the University of Birmingham about the role of Odase in railways data integration
During our last venue to the University of Birmingham, we had the chance to interview John Easton, Lecturer working in the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education.
He is telling us about ontologies, how they use it for their Railways’ projects and why is Odase platform a essential key for their success.
Please watch his testimonial:
SYSTRA Scott Lister partners up with ERTMS Solutions
François Pignard, Rail Systems Integration Manager at SYSTRA Scott Lister: “Thanks to this partnership, SYSTRA Scott Lister is now able to undertake a validation of clients’ requirements and design principles at the earliest stage of the V-cycle, independently from ETCS suppliers. This will minimize rework in the implementation phase, reduce the amount of dynamic train tests, and reduce risks related to supplier’s interoperability.”
ERTMS Solutions and Expandium celebrate 10 years of a successful partnership, and prepare the future
Our collaboration started 10 years ago when we established that the biggest challenge with ERTMS implementation was the difficulty for signaling and telecom departments to work together, despite the obvious link between GSM-R and ETCS.
Since then, technological synergies between our two companies have been clearly identified.
KORAIL and NBPlus chose ERTMSCamCorder for a key ERTMS project in South Korea
Hocheol Choo, R&D Center Director at NBPlus: “When we started the analysis of ETCS level 2 message between EVC & RBC, we encountered issues during the testing. The ERTMSCamCorder was the only tool on the market enabling to compare the results and discover the origins of troubles (RBC or EVC)”.
“My experience with ERTMS Solutions” by Mitch Taranto, Infrabel
“When I first met ERTMS Solutions, I had very specific requirements for ERTMS testing and maintenance, and ERTMS Solutions was the only company able to provide me with a relevant solution, within our quality, budgets and timing criteria. I really appreciate the collaboration with ERTMS Solutions. They listen to their clients’ needs and bend over backwards to provide a product which really answer their customers’ needs.
Deutsche Bahn Netz AG uses ERTMSCamCorder on all its T&C projects
Discover the testimonial video of our client, Patrick Steinebach, DB Netz AG, Test- und Inbetriebnahmemanagement
“Initially, the main reason for the use of ERTMSCamCorder was that it could potentially reduce the time to perform tests. Experience has shown that the applications are much broader and diverse, especially during the replay, sometimes needed after a test journey. It was a great support.” Patrick Steinebach, DB Netz AG, Test- und Inbetriebnahmemanagement.
ERTMS Solutions and Transurb innovate the ERTMS Training
Giuseppe Palumbo, Engineering and Technical Manager Transurb: “I work indirectly with ERTMS Solutions for several years now and I fully trust the quality of their products and services. The ERTMSFormalSpecs enables to show with videos what the behavior of a train should be in real conditions; it is already used by the ERTMS Users Group for specifications maintenance and by Thales as a tool to verify the braking curves. It was pinpointed as the best tool to be used for our training programme.”
ERTMS Academy Boot Camp (May-June 2015): Adif, EUG (DB – SNCF), ProRail
Five students took part to the first module of the ERTMS Academy, the “Boot Camp”, in May and June 2015. It was an occasion, for them, to learn the basics about ERTMSFormalSpecs. This was especially in the framework of ERTMS Solutions’ contract with the ERTMS Users Group.
All students received their first belt (the ERTMSFormalSpecs White Belt).
Banedanmark about ERTMSFormalSpecs and the ERTMS Academy :
Bo Madsen, Assistant Chief Engineer, Banedanmark, who attended ERTMSFormalSpecs EUG bootcamp (May-June 2015): “ERTMS solutions has been very keen to adapt to the actual need of the railways and to be able to make changes to the ERTMSFormalSpecs tool according to suggested improvements. ERTMSFormalSpecs is a good tool to understand the impact of changes to the ETCS specifications. It also has potential to be useful for many other purposes, like testing and debugging implementation issues and making a qualified analysis of design choices.
“Do yourself a favor and learn what ERTMSFormalSpecs is about! It is a tool that has big potential, you only need to come up with good ideas on how to use it.
When you are able to use it, it opens many opportunities.”
Being a student to the academy and learning to implement ERTMS specifications is a good opportunity to learn more about the ERTMS specification at a detailed level.
The ERTMS Academy was well planned and well executed by skilled teachers.
The ERTMS academy is a perfect platform for learning and understanding ERTMSFormalSpecs.”
Hitachi Rail Europe :
Hiroaki Koiwa, Head of Signaling Engineering, Hitachi Rail Europe: “ERTMS onsite testing is a very rigorous process, taking much more time than one would expect. The ERTMSCamCorder, which is one of the core solutions provided by ERTMS Solutions, optimises these activities, and has no equivalent in today’s tools market. Features such as the 1-click onsite test reporting have significantly increased productivity. ERTMSCamCorder is good Value for Money test tool. We are really happy with the services received to date including training, provided by ERTMS Solutions.”
Christian Seré, Head of Testing department, Belgorail: “Any time there is an ETCS onboard test: we record the DMI and the infrastructure, and we analyze it to output findings. So for each ETCS test, the use of ERTMSCamCorder is mandatory. On the first hand it lets us win time, and on the other, it’s the quality of the work. The integration tests are so important, as well as the subsequent analyze on the tests, that we took the important decision to buy. The tool is now indispensable: we perform all our tests with it.”
BELGORAIL selects ERTMS Solutions’ ERTMSCamCorder to improve onsite testing.
Jean-Marc Dupas, BELGORAIL CEO: “BELGORAIL onsite test activities are one key element in the process of having new or upgraded rolling stock with ERTMS in service. Our customers are requesting us to reduce onsite testing costs and timings, while maintaining perfect quality and compliance with the European regulations. Moreover, when you are assessing the compliance and safety of an ERTMS trackside or onboard project, you really want to make sure you don’t miss any possible hazard. Using the ERTMSCamCorder, we have better confidence that we can record all relevant information, and analyze it afterward in the most professional and efficient way.”
Andre Feltz, CFL Chief Engineer in charge of ERTMS projects: “We look forward to see the ERTMSCamCorder being used in Luxemburg to rationalize the verification process of the ERTMS onboard and trackside installations.”
Walter Renard, ETCS Head of Contracts, Infrabel: “We use the ERTMSCamCorder as to automate and accelerate the tests results, which we perform before the entry into service of a line equipped in ETCS level 1 or 2. It’s very nice working with ERTMS Solutions because of the feedback on their products. ERTMS Solutions’ products are of very good quality; they are reliable.”
Jan Neven, EPAT Project Manager, Infrabel: “About the products, I can only say that they are of very high quality. Over the last years, where we have used the ERTMSCamCorder (EPAT), we have never reported any defect; and if for instance, we identified a bug in the software, it was always analyzed and solved very fast. Thus my feedback is that I’m entirely satisfied of the ERTMS Solutions products.”
Alstom Transports chooses ERTMS Solutions FFFIS EuroRadio Library for its COMET project
Gilles Gallet, Software Architect, Alstom Transport: “The main challenge for Alstom was to cut to the minimum the development, testing and maintenance costs of this board. For that purpose, integrating a COTS software library, already proven in the field, is a key asset. The integration of ERTMS Solutions software package has started in September 2013, with successful results so far. We are very happy with the quality of the software and documentation, as well as the very responsive technical support offered by ERTMS Solutions”.
Siemens Signalling Belgium chooses the ERTMSCamCorder for faster and cheaper onsite testing.
Yves Siperius, Business Unit Manager at Siemens Signalling Belgium: “We have been working in very close relationship with our customer INFRABEL in Belgium since the beginning of the ERTMS Corridor C project. We exchange best practices with our customers, and using theERTMSCamCorder for onsite testing is an excellent example of this. Adequate tools, especially in a multi-projects context with extremely severe timing constraints, contribute to a significant reduction in both cost and time. The ERTMSCamCorder provides our teams with an extremely fast and productive way to record onsite test evidence and assess the test results. Besides, it has already been accepted as onsite testing tool in similar projects by the NOBOs in charge, allowing for easier certification. We also rely on ERTMS Solutions excellent support and response times, whenever we need a new feature in the tool or a quick solution for a reported issue. This is critical for our customer’s tight deadlines and helps Siemens provide them the most competitive solution in the market”.
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