Rail Computer Solutions – EN50155 and EN45545 Certified

Rail Computer Solutions

Rail Computer Solutions

Meeting the stringent safety requirements is standard for rail applications
PC products often need pre-certifications such as EN50155 / EN50121 and must be anti-vibration compliant with MIL-STD 810F-514.5 C1, C2, and C3

Key Features of Our Rail-Certified Products Include:

  • Versatile DC Power Input Options: Compatible with a wide voltage range up to +110V. This ensures that the device can harness power from various sources and conditions, enhancing its adaptability in different environments.
  • Comprehensive Display Connectivity: Features VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and LVDS interfaces. This allows for flexible display options to accommodate different types of monitors and projectors, suitable for a range of applications.
  • Engineered for Durability with Anti-Vibration Chassis Design. The specialized chassis is designed to withstand vibrations, making it ideal for use in industrial settings where movement and shaking are common.
  • Enhanced Connectivity with Robust M12 I/O Connectors. These connectors are designed to resist vibration and provide reliable, durable connectivity even in harsh environmental conditions.

Rail solutions typically necessitate customization to align with rail application requirements. BVM manages these changes while ensuring standards compliance and certification through its collaborations with UK-based testing facilities. BVM’s technology extends to the interiors of train cabs and the rolling stock (meeting IEC 61373 standards), as well as trackside systems that enhance level crossing safety.

Rail PCs

Railway Embedded PC Systems available with Intel i3 / i5 / i7 / Celeron CPU’s. EN45545, EN50155 and EN50121-4 Certification. Suitable for demanding IIoT applications in the railway sector, including tasks like monitoring and controlling speed, temperature and security.

Rail Solutions - Rail PC
Rail Solutions - Rail Panel PC

Rail Panel PCs

With rail certifications of EN45545, EN50155 and EN50121-4, Rail Panel PCs meet applications such as monitoring & controlling train speed, temperature and security & passenger infotainment updates – featuring high bright LED backlight (up to 1000 nits) display touchscreens  to allow a train- operators to easily read any operational status messages, even under direct sunlight. Other features include display auto dimming and M12 lockable connectors to combat shock and vibration.

AI-based Transport Solutions

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the transportation industry by developing and implementing AI-powered technologies. Autonomous vehicles, logistics and supply chain management, and air transportation are all areas benefitting from AI. These innovations aim to optimize routes, cut costs, shorten delivery times, improve safety, and enhance customer service, promising a revolutionary shift in transportation systems.

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and the SMART City

Here are a few examples of how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in transportation and the smart city:

  • Autonomous Vehicles: AI enables cars, trucks, buses, and drones to operate independently, managing navigation, obstacle avoidance, and efficient routing.
  • Traffic Management: AI analyzes sensor data to optimize traffic flow and decrease congestion by adjusting traffic lights and rerouting vehicles.
  • Public Transportation: AI improves public transport efficiency by optimizing routes and schedules, and offering real-time travel updates.
  • Logistics & Supply Chain: AI enhances supply chain efficiency by optimizing goods distribution and warehouse operations.
  • Energy Management: AI reduces costs and increases efficiency in energy usage across buildings and infrastructures by regulating systems like heating and electricity distribution.
  • Environmental Monitoring: AI monitors environmental conditions, analyzing data on air quality and wildlife movements to track health and ecological trends.

The hardware required to support artificial intelligence (AI) can vary depending on the specific  application and the type of AI being used. Some AI algorithms are computationally intensive and require powerful hardware to run effectively.

Deep learning algorithms, which are used for tasks such as image and speech recognition, typically require specialised hardware such as graphics processing units (GPUs) to run efficiently. GPUs are designed to perform the complex matrix calculations that are required for deep learning – and they can be much faster than traditional central processing units (CPUs) at these types of tasks.

Other types of AI, such as rule-based systems, may not require as much computational power and can be run on standard CPUs.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Rail Communications – Custom Modem

Case Study: Rail Communications – Custom Modem

Custom quad modem design for railway system communication. Low speed modem for multi-drop information flow in track side operation.

Case Study: Rail – Level Crossing Safety Systems

Case Study: Rail – Level Crossing Safety Systems

Here at BVM, we work on a wide range of projects, applying a range of expertise. Here we discuss our design and manufacture of a system PC, highlighting the challenge and our solution, plus much more.

Case Study Rail Passenger Information & Communication Systems

Case Study: Rail Passenger Information & Communication Systems

As a prominent player in their field, our customer sought an innovative solution to elevate their railway passenger and platform information and communication systems for an established network provider for the UK rail network.

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BVM Design and Manufacturing Services: The manufacturer behind the solutions you know

When a standard embedded design won’t suffice for what you need, you can always turn to BVM for help and use our custom design and manufacturing services.