Remote Online Condition Monitoring - On Board Server

Hitachi

Solution

An On Board Server (OBS) solution for the Hitachi Super Express fleet for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). 

This OBS provides a single gateway for transmission of all operational data between the train and the trackside. Data transmitted includes train diagnostics from the Train Management System, energy consumption, seat reservation as well as daily timetable information. The OBS uses Nomad’s R3500 router as the communications gateway and harnesses multiple 3G networks & Wifi to provide connectivity.

This solution will be installed in more than 100 trains. 

Results

This is one of the first times that such a tool is developed in close cooperation with the train manufacturer.

With this solution, maintenance & train operations related personnel now have a unified tool to view, analyze and manage train-related information, integrating it with other enterprise-wide software, and as such, improve their day-to-day activities.