How secure is your railway infrastructure today?

Today railway operations are under threat from everywhere. Privatisation and digitalisation have added so many more contractors and third parties that manage maintenance yards and general infrastructure. Access control and key management are getting even more complicated over multiple locations and users. Digitalisation also creates vulnerability to cyberattacks. Locomotives and carriages are becoming smarter and more connected. High speed rail …

Converged IP MPLS networks for urban railways

As urban populations continue to expand rapidly, urban railways operators are challenged to provide reliable, sustainable and safe transportation that can also scale and evolve to meet future passenger traffic volume and  needs. To meet the challenges, they need to embrace digital transformation and adopt new technologies. This application note explains how the Nokia Converged IP/MPLS Network for Urban Railways solution can …

Photonic networks for transportation

Transportation systems link people to their daily lives and business to its daily operations, providing the basis for a functioning society. Road, railway, air and maritime transportation systems all can benefit from adoption of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that monitor and control traffic flow through connected devices in a transportation Internet of Things (IoT). ITS yields public benefit through improved safety, reduced …

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Keeping railway operations on track with predictive analytics

Across the world, railways continue to be integral to local and global economies by transporting goods and  people efficiently and safely. Maintaining efficient operations and ensuring safety for railway assets, the environment, and above all, human life are paramount concerns for all railway management professionals. Railway management systems employ new technologies that provide real-time monitoring, but seeing the present is …

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Setting up a five agency Electronic Fare Management (EFM) system in the Florida Suncoast region

In the Suncoast region of Florida, the Regional Working Group (RWG) sets new standards when it comes to inventive ideas. As a provider of transit services that enhance the quality of life in the Florida Suncoast area, it set out to implement a region-wide, Electronic Fare Management (EFM) and mobile ticketing solution with INIT as its partner. Innovative fare management …

Innovative e-fare System in Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) rises to the top as one of the most progressive agencies in the country. Perhaps that is why they chose INIT as their partner to supply and implement a modern, multi-media e-fare system in the Portland- Vancouver metropolitan area. Integrated and innovative e-fare system in Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan …

Cyber security for railways

The consequences of a successful major cyber-attack on a nation’s rail infrastructure could be catastrophic. A metro transport system brought to a standstill for even a short period would cause city-wide havoc, damaging the local economy, harming the metro operator’s bottom line, and making passengers doubtful about the future safety and reliability of transport services. Worse, a successful attack on …

Moxa: Deploying Advanced IP Cameras in the Challenging Light Conditions of Rolling Stock Environments

Whenever a person or surveillance system is trying to capture clear photographs or smooth video, light plays a very important role. Most people have taken a video and seen that the resulting footage is over or under exposed because the camera is unable to adapt to the challenging light environment. Trains are noted for being a particularly difficult environment to film in and several …

Paris metro LTE trial: the SYSTUF project and its results

As metro networks become busier, more capacity is required — not only for passengers, but also for operational applications and services. Conventional siloed radio networks, with their limited capacity, are not able to answer this need. A promising solution lies with a unified ground-to-train radio network based on 4G LTE technology. Nokia, within a consortium called SYSTUF, conducted a trial …