Safety Critical Communications for Rail
Frequentis Public Transport solutions benefit from over seventy years of safety-critical communications and applications experience. The company’s expertise with control centre communication crosses civil and military aviation, emergency services and maritime, setting a strong foundation for industry-leading railway and urban transport solutions. Railway operations communication and the incident and crisis management platform from Frequentis have references across the world. The company also holds the number one market share in GSM-R dispatcher terminal positions, with over 6,000 units currently deployed in customer control centres in 25 countries.
Operations Communication for Railway Controllers
With the evolution of railway operations, rail controllers need to be able to communicate with numerous stakeholders across different networks, such as GSM-R and LTE, and make well-informed decisions effortlessly.
This is where Frequentis solutions come in, offering a unified dispatcher interface that unlocks greater flexibility to meet the challenges that railway control centres typically face.
The Operations Communication Manager (OCM) delivers the tools to support a next-generation working position for railway controllers. OCM unifies communications within a single Frequentis Audio Hub and a role-specific user interface.
Railway Incident and Crisis Management Solutions
Delivering a reliable and efficient journey experience for passengers is key for railway operators. Incidents and disruptions are inevitable, but the difference is how they are dealt with and how quickly normal services can resume. A modern incident management system must mitigate this risk and enable prompt service restoration while adhering to relevant rules and regulations. The Incident and Crisis Management (ICM) solution from Frequentis is a combined information, alerting and recording tool for the operational management of incidents and emergencies.
Bearer Independent Communications
The Frequentis fixed terminal rail voice communication system, FTS 3020, is used by many of the world’s major railways as its operational communication system. Over the past few years Frequentis has evolved FTS 3020 to become a multi-bearer solution, allowing its simplified rail communications application to operate with not only GSM-R but also TETRA and LTE radio networks, therefore providing bearer independence. This solution provides a roadmap architecture towards the future railway mobile communications system, FRMCS, and has already been deployed by the Finnish Transport Authority (FTA).