Embedded Computer Systems for Real-Time Rail Applications


Kontron supplies a broad range of standards-based transportation computers and custom solutions for railway traffic.

Rolling stock applications for increased passenger safety

Kontron supplies a broad range of standards-based transportation computers and custom solutions for railway traffic. This includes embedded computing technology (ECT) solutions for modern, connected rolling stock applications.

The company provides systems and architecture for video surveillance, passenger entertainment and communication, train control, interlocking, health management, and network endpoint communication.

Computing solutions meeting international standards

Kontron validates its solutions using in-depth knowledge of local and international requirements.

Developing, engineering, certifying and manufacturing solutions through the same company guarantees high-quality, and ensures strict adherence with standards such as the ISO9001, EN50155, and SIL4. Audit checks are carried out regularly to maintain the quality of all parts.

Data-driven transportation for signalling and train control

Kontron solutions are used for railway applications in a range of locations, from rolling stock to dispatch and decentralised, unmanned remote control centres.

These applications include positive train control (PTC), European train control systems (ETCS), and European rail traffic management systems (ERTMS).

IRIS-certified solutions provider

Kontron has received IRIS certification for the design, development and manufacturing of embedded computer boards and systems for real-time applications.

The scope of certification includes propulsion and on-board vehicle control, as well as passenger information systems, communication systems, and single railway components.

About Kontron

A global market leader for ECT, Kontron offers standard-based, custom, commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for transportation industries.

The company's wide product portfolio and experience meet specific computing technology demands for local and global rail, road, air and shipping traffic, providing transportation original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with worldwide experience and presence.

Contact Details

Lise-Meitner-Straße 3-5
86156 Augsburg
+49 821 4086 0
+49 821 4086 111

Available White Papers


On-Board Entertainment Systems for Rail 04 November 2016 Kontron and Axinom have collaborated on the transportation industry's first integrated and validated standards-based hardware and software on-board entertainment platform.


Making Mass Transit More Secure 24 March 2016 Escalating threats, security breaches and attacks calls for implementing the highest transit system security possible. Video surveillance is a key element in making mass transit more secure. It can also help improve operator efficiency, cut costs and enhance the overall passenger experience by reducing delays or disruptions to service from unforeseen mechanical breakdowns, track obstructions or just traffic congestion.


Importance of Computing Health Management 01 July 2015 The market for transportation systems is forecasted to continue its rapid expansion according to a report by Transparency Market Research that predicts double-digit growth from 2013 to reach $30.2bn by 2019.


Application-Ready Platforms for Transportation 01 October 2013 We offer a broad product portfolio, ranging from boards to application-ready platforms and a full range of services for the most demanding application requirements. Kontron's facility in Toulon has successfully received the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) certification revision 02.


EN50155-Compliant Transportation Platforms 30 July 2013 Kontrons Brain Module Monitors Train Management Systems

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