Operations control systems
With operations control systems, the operation of railways is centrally monitored and controlled. Ergonomic user interfaces and integrated automation functions allow optimum handling and efficient operations management on lines and at stations.
Controlguide Vicos OC operations control systems
The operations control systems of the Controlguide Vicos OC product family (Vehicle and Infrastructure Control and Operating System) monitor operation as well as control interlockings and infrastructure. Fitted with efficient components, adaptable user interfaces, and modular automation functions, they ensure that dispatching runs efficiently and guarantees maximum availability of operating resources.
The Controlguide Vicos OC operations control system family makes it possible to meet the specific requirements of railway operators. A wide variety of different configurations can be implemented - from individual operator consoles to large control centers with complex automation functions.
Controlguide Iltis N integrated control and information system
The Iltis integrated control and information system enables efficient automatic operations management for main-line and mass-transit railways.
Iltis covers the entire field of operational railway control, from the local or remote control of individual interlockings to the automation of entire rail networks. Iltis guarantees safety-critical operator control of interlockings and a reliable display of the operating situation. The system features a high degree of flexibility thanks to its scalable, modular design.
Controlguide Falko planning system
The Falko software program is used for the design and validation of timetables. It was developed as a means of optimizing operational planning and control for operations control systems. Falko facilitates the generation of optimum timetables (in terms of train intervals plus energy and resource savings), and thereby helps maximize the overall performance of mass transit and main-line rail systems.
The program is based on the Windows® NT 4.0 operating system; its operations conform to Windows conventions. A number of processes can be optimized using Falko:
And this optimization pays off: Falko enables the high savings potential of timetabling to be utilized, resulting in a substantial reduction in costs.
Controlguide Vicos S&D service and diagnostics system
The Controlguide Vicos S&D service and diagnostics system is a user-guided diagnostics system for electronic interlockings and remote control systems. It provides specific information on the causes of failures and gives the operator instructions on how to clear faults.
The system consists of software components for service and diagnostic functions which are installed on standard industrial-purpose computers. The service and diagnosis computer serves the function of an electronic fault journal. The data collected is saved and made available to the maintenance team for fault clearance and subsequent archiving.
Controlguide Vicos CM dispatching system
Controlguide Vicos CM is the dispatching system for train formation yards with special operational requirements. It allows smooth and precise operations handling, thanks to early detection of conflict situations and flexible adaptation to timetable changes. As a core element of an automated train formation system, Controlguide Vicos CM communicates with station-internal facilities such as hump control or automatic composition checking systems as well as station-external facilities such as announcement and train-movement information systems.
Controlguide Vicos CM supports the continuity of the logistical transport chain and as a result offers a solution for achieving the desired goals in modern rail freight traffic.
Communications technology products
Efficient communications technology is a key component of modern passenger and freight transport, ensuring safe, smooth and punctual operation.
Innovative operations control systems – Maximum route capacity utilization and punctuality
Our next-generation operations IC systems for rail operations ensure maximum route capacity utilization and punctuality, highly efficient planning, and maximum availability of the system as a whole. This possible thanks to modular automation functions, new operating control concepts and optimal dispatch for smooth operations even in extreme situations. The use of conflict recognition and resolution technologies improves the overall performance of rail systems.
Effective service and maintenance management – Reduced life-cycle costs and optimal resource availability
Investments have to pay for themselves in the long term. Effective service concepts mean long-term protection of an investment, and ensure maximum reliability and availability of resources throughout the entire lifecycle while extending service life.
Our concrete services are comprehensive. They range from specific consulting on service-related issues to control and monitoring of service processes, as well as complete solutions for maintenance and spare parts supply. The intelligent collection, processing, linking and analysis of operating and service data creates the necessary transparency, which is the only reliable decision-making basis for efficient operation. Breakdowns can be avoided ahead of time through preventive service planning, for example, and spare parts can be supplied at the right place and time through express logistics systems.