Nomad put into place a methodology to control and access the involvement of the deployment. Using a simple but effective exchange of information process, it was possible to ensure the installation or quickly detect potential problems and identify their causes. Nomad Digital’s solution permits signal and event retrieval, processing and transmitting from DB’s Siemens locomotive fleets, making information available for near real-time and predictive condition assessment of these vehicles. Nomad delivered an embedded computer specially designed for CBM standalone projects that included a set of software solutions for managing data retrieval, processing and communications developed specifically and according to DB’s requirements.
All necessary hardware (rack shelf, cabling, fixings, circuit breakers, connectors, etc) was also designed, engineered, procured and supplied by Nomad. And a full set of supporting documentation was supplied, including: installation manual, bill of materials, cable drawings and individual compliance test protocols. DB Cargo’s team oversaw installation of all equipment on the locomotives, which enabled the transfer of knowledge regarding the hardware, reducing maintenance costs.
Nomad has, in previous projects, proven itself capable of being able to supply robust, reliable and flexible solutions to retrieve data from Siemens TMS vehicles. The proposed architecture has no impact on the operation of the locomotives and doesn’t requires any rehomologation processes post installation, and the GPS and GSM antennas were originally installed by Siemens.