SADEL vision for on board train
A Powerful Couple
OB/Director™ as its name suggests, is the On Board Director, allowing real time communication with the ground via the latest wireless technologies, GSM, LTE and, if needed, satellite.
Its GPS unit provides continuous and accurate position and speed (also updated in tunnels via sensor fusion dead reckoning), information thus monitoring train schedules and providing reliable information to passengers and operation control
OB/Network implements a full ethernet network that ties together all the components of the P.I.S.
Together with a ground operation room software, OB/Director constitutes a formidable tool to manage and control a whole fleet of trains at a country level. A unique solution in the railway market, a game changer with:
· Fully automated deployment of journey data (with update on the fly, if needed, without human intervention)
· Complete management of the train asset be it in motion, in station or at rest in a railway depot.
· Full Passenger management, via continuous data collection about the actual passenger experience: people flow, O/D, temperature, humidity, alarms, etc .
A real IoT environment, where the Gateway (OB/Director) validates device interactions (sensors, indicators, IoT enabled objects in general) in team with the Network (LTE) and the Cloud Manager (InfoTren™), to support an almost limitless range of new applications.
In Customer Care (seat allocation, on board services, entertainment, coach environment control), in Marketing (ticketing, advertising), in Maintenance (coach cleaning, real time monitoring of on board facilities), in Energy Saving (power absorption monitoring), in Asset Management (where trains and coaches are, maintenance, status, full asset history).
Many of such features are already in place, more will be added in the near times, without modification of the architecture of the system
Ob/Director is based on a customized Hardware solution with a tailored Linux distribution and Software environment, designed and maintained by SADEL.