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April 2014

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Advantech Launches New Compact High Brightness 5.7in Touch LCD Panel
17 April 2014 by Advantech Advantech announces the launch of the IDK-1105, a 5.7in VGA (640 x 480) industrial-grade LCD panel with resistive touch...

Advantech and Intel Launch New IoT Solution
16 April 2014 by Advantech Advantech has announced the release of the UTX-3115 fanless and wide-temp embedded box, a new, comprehensive internet of things (IoT) solution that is coupled with the Intel® Gateway...

MTM Power Wins Star Award at Siemens Ceremony
08 April 2014 by MTM Power MTM Power has received the star award in the commodity parts category of the Siemens 'Our Stars for Rail Systems 2014'...

Optima Cabinets Tested and Qualified to Meet AREMA and CENELEC Standards
07 April 2014 by Elma Electronic Elma Electronic is pleased to announce that Optima Stantron has designed and successfully tested cabinets to meet both North American (AREMA) and European (CENELEC) railway standards....

Axiomtek Introduces the rBOX310-4COM Fanless Embedded System
07 April 2014 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high-performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is pleased to announce the release of...

Elma Electronic Introduces Highest Single-Slot PCIe Storage Capacity on New 3U VPX Module
04 April 2014 by Elma Electronic Elma Electronic is pleased to announce the release of a new high-speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over two terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in...

ABSOPULSE Releases 200W, IP67 DC-DC Converter for Railway Environments
02 April 2014 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the RWY 200-IP67 series of railway grade DC-DC converters....

Infotec Releases New Underground and Subsurface Brochure
01 April 2014 by Infotec Electronic information display specialist Infotec has produced a new brochure designed specifically for those in underground and subsurface rail...

March 2014

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Siemens Commissions Washwood Heath Freight Lengthening Project
27 March 2014 by Siemens Rail Automation Over the weekends of 15 to 16 and 22 to 23 February, Siemens Rail Automation successfully commissioned the signalling work for the Washwood Heath Freight Lengthening Project, with...

STEGO Makes Missions Possible
27 March 2014 by STEGO No matter how great your needs might be, and how challenging their implementation may appear, we cordially invite you to profit from our innovational strength and motivation at this year's...

Amplicon Design and Manufacture PC for Network Rail Cutting-Edge CCTV System
26 March 2014 by Amplicon Amplicon has worked with TEW Plus, a leading telecoms and security systems integrator designing and manufacturing a cutting-edge CCTV level crossing surveillance system for Network...

New Cloud Based Web Solution for Automatic Rail Monitoring
25 March 2014 by OEM Technology Solutions Australia's OEM Technology Solutions is offering cloud based web monitoring to streamline rail asset use and incident management, potentially offering huge savings to rail operators...

Power-One Melcher Products Meet EN 45545 Railway Fire Safety Standard
25 March 2014 by Power-One The MELCHER Cassette DC-DC and AC-DC converters have been certified to EN 45545 parts one and two; railway applications and fire protection on railway...

COWI Upgrades Competencies in Railway and ERTMS Consultancy
24 March 2014 by COWI Across most of Europe, railway signals are to be replaced to optimise and harmonise railway operations. With the acquisition of Danish Apsilon, COWI strengthens its competencies in...

Goldschmidt Launches App to Control RAILSTRAIGHT Measuring Devices
20 March 2014 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group The precise measurement of rails has now become simpler. TheAppGuys has developed an app especially tailored to meet the needs of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group which can be used to...

STEGO's new CSF028 fan heater series
20 March 2014 by STEGO The ingenious new CSF028 fan heater series offers additional features that make heating perfectly uncomplicated and safe. It is an enhancement of our unique and popular heater cube, the CSL028...

Siemens Smart Grid to Provide Automated Meter Reading for Network Rail
20 March 2014 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens Smart Grid has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to replace its existing network of over 4,000 electricity meters with the company's Automated Meter Reading (AMR) equipment....

Advantech System DTOS: A World-Class System Service Provider
14 March 2014 by Advantech Advantech, a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, is pleased to announce Advantech Design to Order Services (System...

Siemens to the Rescue
14 March 2014 by Siemens Rail Automation When the Great Western Main Line between Twyford and Maidenhead stations was overcome by flood water last month, rail services through the area were severely impacted, causing major delays...

Fire Protection of Rolling Stock 2014 Event in Partnership with Deutsche Bahn
14 March 2014 by Fire Protection of Rolling Stock 2014 We are proud to announce the tenth annual Fire Protection of Rolling Stock in partnership with Deutsche Bahn. The industry favourite calendar entry is back for 2014, and celebrating ten...

High-Voltage Converter for Operation at Contact Wire
06 March 2014 by MTM Power High-quality power supplies specialist MTM Power GmbH offers DC/DC converters from its HVC series with 250W for railway...

Axiomtek's Extreme-Low Power eBox622-830-Fl
06 March 2014 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is pleased to announce the eBOX622-830-FL,...

KEYMILE Enhances its Strategic Profile
05 March 2014 by KEYMILE KEYMILE's new slogan 'because connectivity matters' enhances its profile in both the mission-critical systems and broadband systems...

Advantech's 5.7in Touch LCD panel
05 March 2014 by Advantech Advantech announces the launch of IDK-1105, a 5.7in VGA (640 x 480) industrial grade LCD panel with resistive touch solution. Although in a compact format, the 5.7in LCD panel is already...

Running Order Available For the WiFi on Trains Conference
03 March 2014 by BWCS The full running order and brochure is now ready for this year's WiFi on Trains Conference: Train Communications Systems 2014 (London, 11 and 12 June)! The main speakers will include Network...

February 2014

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GDS MIDAS Outdoor Displays Best Choice for Chicago Transit Authority
28 February 2014 by GDS The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has selected a 38in ultra-wide outdoor display from Global Display Solutions for their platform train tracker display. These state-of-the-art displays are...

KEYMILE Showcases Solutions at CeBIT
25 February 2014 by KEYMILE KEYMILE will present innovative products for high-speed broadband expansion at CeBIT 2014 from 10 to 14 March. It will also focus on solutions for reliable and safe transmission of mission...

Advantech Offers New, High Performance PICMG 1.0 Solutions
25 February 2014 by Advantech Advantech launches PCA-6028, the latest high performance PICMG 1.0 SBC. It is based on the 4th generation Intel Core processor with the Intel H81 chipset, dual channel DDR3 memory up to 16 GB,...

STEGO Products Are Now Listed with EPLAN
25 February 2014 by STEGO EPLAN is electrical engineering design software, offering innovative options for the planning, documentation and management of electrical design projects....

Compact Semiconductor Fan Heater
25 February 2014 by STEGO The compact fan heater prevents formation of condensation and provides an evenly distributed interior air temperature in enclosures with electronic...

Absolpulse's New Sine Wave Inverter for Rail
25 February 2014 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics RSI 1KP series of railway quality DC-AC inverters deliver 1,000VA pure sine wave output...

Elektro-Thermit Expands Management Team
18 February 2014 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group Elektro-Thermit GmbH & Co. KG continues to press ahead with its international growth and will now expand its management team. Dr Berthold Oberle will now manage the company together with Dr...

Embedded System Gains EU ATEX Approval
12 February 2014 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek has introduced rBOX101-6COM (ATEX), the world's first ATEX certified, rugged intelligent DIN-rail fanless embedded computer system. It is equipped with an extra low power Intel...

Quintiq & NTV to Host Rail Executive Seminar
11 February 2014 by QUINTIQ Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that it is co-hosting a seminar with its customer Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori SpA...

Lat-Lon Next Generation; More Power Less Draw
07 February 2014 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon, LLC. is pleased to announce the release of the 14K Solar Tracking Unit (STU). The 14K STU incorporates power management improvements, plus upgrades to GPS and cellular...

ELPA to Exhibit at Innotrans 2014 in Berlin
07 February 2014 by ELPA This year, ELPA will exhibit products from its production-sales programme of multia-ctive rail preserving systems at Innotrans in...

Siemens Rail Automation Successfully Commissions Major Projects
04 February 2014 by Siemens Rail Automation Over the last eight weeks, Siemens Rail Automation has successfully commissioned a number of high profile schemes, including projects at London Bridge, Reading, Victoria and...

Eurasia Rail: ContiTech Impresses With Air Spring
04 February 2014 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Whether it's in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir or for nationwide long-distance travel, the rail network in Turkey is constantly expanding. In this growing market, ContiTech...

Innovative Amt Rail Dryer From Norgren Blows Away The Competition
01 February 2014 by Norgren Norgren, an international market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, has launched an innovative new compressed air dryer designed specifically for the rail sector. Made...

January 2014

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Major Conference Focuses on WiFi on Trains
30 January 2014 by BWCS This year's WiFi on Trains Conference: Train Communications Systems 2014 (London, 11 to 12 June), could be the biggest...

TDM Receives Network Rail Approval for Trackside Telephone
29 January 2014 by Trans Data Management Following a successful trial by Network Rail, TDM's GSM-R Trackside Telephone has been approved for use on railway infrastructure for which Network Rail is the Infrastructure...

Safety and Stability of Network-Based Power Supply in a Taipei Metro Depot
28 January 2014 by Advantech For the Taipei Metro (MRT System) regular train maintenance and train scheduling are the key requirements for a quality service and passengers safety. Its convenience, speed and numerous...

Adding More Value to Smart Bus Rapid Transit by Ethernet Switch
28 January 2014 by Advantech One of the key ingredients for successful urban development is public transportation but improving the city's transport network is a daunting...

Knox Kershaw Releases Free Brochure
28 January 2014 by Knox Kershaw You can now download a new free white paper from Knox Kershaw. The document is titled Improving the Productivity of Railway Maintenance....

KEYMILE Showcases Optical Networks at FTTH Conference 2014
23 January 2014 by KEYMILE At the FTTH Conference 2014, from 18 to 20 February, in Stockholm, KEYMILE will present a wide range of solutions for high-performance and efficient optical fibre network...

Lat-Lon Deploys Over 3,200 Sensors in the UAE
21 January 2014 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon, LLC. in partnership with NYAB, has executed a large smart car and locomotive monitoring contract for Etihad Rail in the UAE. The project equips 240 sulfur wagons with 13...

IRIS Confirms MEN Certification
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik sets a high value on reliable products and excellent development and production quality. Having obtained an above-average result in the IRIS reaudit, the company, which...

PCI Express® Mini Card for Boundless GNSS Reception
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The new PX1 PCI Express Mini Card supports both GLONASS and GPS transmission and in combination with the adequate carrier card it makes a boundless usage of wireless functions...

Compact and Robust Intel Atom Panel PC for Railway Applications
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The DC13 display computer has everything you would expect from modern HMIs in railway applications: a fanless, compact and IP65-protected housing, 20 keys for easy operation, reliable...

Always On: Box PC for Wireless Communication
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The robust BL50W box PC has been developed especially for wireless applications in trains, buses, construction and agricultural machines or...

RAID-Capable Box PC With Integrated Ethernet Switch
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Offering a total of five Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and two hot-plug-capable HDD/SSD shuttles, the BL50S is well suited for use as a compact content server or video recorder with RAID...

Simple but Efficient: Box PC Turns Into 19in System Solution
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Simple inventions have always been the best. On first sight, the new 19-inch-compatible insertion frame for MEN's box PCs may appear simple, but it has considerable advantages for even...

Box PC with AMD G-Series APU for Data-Intensive Industrial Applications
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Right on time for the Embedded World, MEN presents another member of their family of modular box and panel...

Intel® Atom™ SBC for Panel PCs with 7in to 15in
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The SC27 single-board computer was specially designed for demanding display applications with particularly little...

M-Module Carrier in 3U CompactPCI Serial for Flexible Input and Output
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The new G204 3U CompactPCI Serial carrier card offers space for one M-Module and combines fast serial CompactPCI technology with the longstanding standard for flexible input/output....

Third Generation Intel® Core™ i7 on CompactPCI® Serial SBC G22
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Equipped with the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor MEN's second CompactPCI Serial SBC offers especially high performance for data-intensive...

Strong Performance on cPCI PlusIO with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7
20 January 2014 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Based on the latest Intel Core i7 platform, the F22P offers a strongly improved graphics performance and higher computing performance while having a similarly low power...

A New Query Desktop Application From Lat-Lon
20 January 2014 by Lat-Lon Asset management hardware and software solutions provider Lat-Lon released the new PC Query Application. As the first generation desktop application, Query App is an entirely new point of access...

Battery Energy Introduces the RailGEL Battery
20 January 2014 by Battery Energy Power Solutions RailGEL batteries from Battery Energy incorporate SuperGEL long life plate technology and lock bonded manufacturing techniques to produce vibration resistant long life batteries that have...

Zonegreen Boosts New Zealand's Railway Safety
15 January 2014 by Zonegreen The next generation of trains in New Zealand will not only be faster and more efficient, but also safer to maintain, thanks to Sheffield-based Zonegreen. Technology developed by the South...

A Retrofit Solution for Cast Iron Brake Shoes
13 January 2014 by Railroad Friction Products The New and Improved COBRA LF Composition Brake Shoe is designed as an ideal replacement for cast iron...

Railroad Friction's Long-Life Brake Shoes
13 January 2014 by Railroad Friction Products Railroad Friction has released a free white paper about its COBRA TG Brake Shoes. These highly-durable shoes are designed to withstand wear, improve adhesion, and even remove minor tread damage....

December 2013

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Siemens Rail Automation Wins Avløs Depot Signalling Contract
19 December 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Oslo's transport infrastructure owner, Sporveien Oslo AS has awarded Siemens Rail Automation an order for the supply of signalling infrastructure and train control equipment for the new rail...

Siemens Rail Automation Installs GSM-R on Danish S-bane Fleet
19 December 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens Rail Automation has completed the installation of its GSM-R cab radio equipment on all of Banedanmark's 135-strong S-bane fleet of trains in just three...

New Features for the LED025 Enclosure Lamp
19 December 2013 by STEGO The LED025 Enclosure lamp series has gained significant popularity since its...

New 500w, 600w and 700w Slimline Heaters
19 December 2013 by STEGO We have launched an exciting new series, the HVI030 Slimline heater in three different wattages 500w, 600 and...

ZR011 Dual-Thermostat
19 December 2013 by STEGO The ZR011 Dual-Thermostat series is ideal when a customer wishes to control cooling and heating independently of each other, using one product. It is essentially two thermostats in one...

Bogie Turntables
18 December 2013 by Vector Lifting Vector has designed and installed a number of bogie turntables to assist with the flow of maintenance within train maintenance facilities, with bogie turntables included in Craigieburn...

TDM's New Help Points at Victoria Station
13 December 2013 by Trans Data Management Trans Data Management (TDM) is delighted to announce the first installation of our latest Help Point model, the Pyxis, which has been fitted at London Victoria Station for Network...

Siemens Rail Automation Supports Whitby Heritage Scheme
12 December 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Following the contract award in October, Siemens Rail Automation is now working in close partnership with North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) to deliver upgrades to Whitby...

An Integrated Planning Tool to help Improve Quality, Safety and Performance
12 December 2013 by QUINTIQ SNCB Logistics selected Quintiq and its implementation partner, Ab Ovo to implement the Quintiq software and model the solution to the customer's demand, a collaborative project called...

Axiomtek Launches Embedded Box Computer
12 December 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek earnestly presents a high-performance fanless embedded system with third generation Intel Core processor (Intel Ivy Bridge); the...

Bulox Attends Middle East Rail 2014
11 December 2013 by Bulox Equipment In February Bulox Equipment will be taking its cleaning and engineering expertise to the Middle East Rail 2014...

Bulox Equipment Expands Deeper Into the Middle East
11 December 2013 by Bulox Equipment Bulox Equipment expands deeper into the Middle East by taking part in the upcoming Middle East Rail 2014 exhibit which will take place at The Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre...

KEYMILE takes over HYTEC Gerätebau GmbH
11 December 2013 by KEYMILE KEYMILE has acquired HYTEC Gerätebau GmbH. The company is based in Mannheim, Germany and specialises in process-data communication, especially data communication in telecontrol and...

Absolutely Stressable: Multi-Power Supply Systems
06 December 2013 by MTM Power The DC/DC power supply systems of the series MPG from MTM Power are designed for supply of electrical applications from DC mains for different applications in transportation, telecommunications...

ENSCO Releases A Free V/TI Monitor White Paper
04 December 2013 by ENSCO, Inc. This paper discusses the results of an initial trial and continued use of a V/TI Monitor by ARTC in the Hunter Valley and how the data is utilised to evaluate track conditions. The...

New Managing Director for Siemens Rail Automation UK
02 December 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Paul Copeland has been appointed managing director of Siemens Rail Automation UK with immediate...

November 2013

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INGETEAM successfully deploys the INGEBER energy recovery system
28 November 2013 by Ingeteam The kinetic energy recovery system developed by INGETEAM, INGEBER, has been deployed with success at a 3,000Vdc system for the first...

Kontron Launches a New Performance-per-Watt Champion
26 November 2013 by Kontron At the SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade show Kontron is bringing a new rugged performance-per-watt champion to low-power 3U CompactPCI systems with the launch of the long-term available CP3010-SA...

Presto Geosystems releases a new white paper
25 November 2013 by Presto Geosystems Presto Geosystems has released a new white paper. In it, the company points out that when railroads encounter soft soils, they can halt operations and lead to costly...

SKM Presents at AusRailPlus 2013
25 November 2013 by Sinclair Knight Merz Leading projects firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is presenting on the critical topic of asset management at the prominent rail industry conference AusRailPlus in Sydney, Australia from 26-28...

Battery Energy is Attending Ausrail 2013
20 November 2013 by Battery Energy Power Solutions Battery Energy Power Solutions Pty Ltd is proud to be exhibiting at and attending AusRail PLUS 2013 at Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre on the 26-28...

AusRAIL PLUS: ENSCO Rail Systems Showcase
19 November 2013 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be exhibiting its track measuring systems at AusRail Plus in Sydney...

Kontron launches next-generation COBALT system
19 November 2013 by Kontron Kontron today announced at the MILCOM conference the availability of its next-generation Kontron high-performance embedded computer COBALT (Computer Brick Alternative)...

Elsafe Launches Remote Monitoring System at AusRAIL
19 November 2013 by Elsafe Elsafe is a market leader in surge protection products, servicing the Australasian and worldwide markets. We currently sell to all of the Australian Rail Operators and are type approved...

OTN Systems Wins Dalian Metro Contract in China
18 November 2013 by OTN Systems OTN Systems, the global market leader for fiber optic-based telecommunications backbone systems in metros, has been awarded the contract for the new Dalian Metro...

AusRAIL PLUS: ENSCO Rail Showcases Track Inspection, Measurement and Data Management Systems
18 November 2013 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be exhibiting their track measuring systems, autonomous track...

Siemens Rail Automation Commissions Crewe to Shrewsbury Modular Signalling Scheme
14 November 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Over the weekend of 12 - 14 October, Siemens Rail Automation successfully commissioned the Crewe to Shrewsbury Modular Signalling Pilot Programme, with control of the line now being undertaken...

New Tamping System from Amberg Technologies AG
13 November 2013 by Amberg Technologies The new tamping survey system for the construction and maintenance of ballast tracks expands the Amberg system portfolio to include a unique "track...

SCS: a New Name in Rail Signalling and Control Solutions
13 November 2013 by Rail Control Systems Australia A new company in railway signalling, train control and road traffic management systems is being launched at AusRAIL PLUS 2013: Signalling and Control Solutions Pty Ltd...

Knorr-Bremse RailServices Offers Full Service Solutions
12 November 2013 by Knorr-Bremse The former Railcare facilities at Wolverton near Milton Keynes and at Springburn near Glasgow, operated by Knorr-Bremse RailServices, are now fully operational and able to offer the capacity...

KEL-ER Cable Entry System for Pre-Terminated Cables With IP65!
11 November 2013 by icotek The cable entry frame KEL -ER for extreme operating conditions is now available in four types KEL 24|10, KEL 16|8, KEL 10|6 and KEL...

Save Space on the Busbar
11 November 2013 by icotek The new PFS | SKL shield clamps by icotek are characterised by their extremely narrow width and the tool-free...

CONFIX FWS Bulkhead Fittings
11 November 2013 by icotek CONFIX FWS, the new generation in easy assembly of cables with conduits for machinery and...

Cable Entry Plate for all Terminal Boxes of Type KL
11 November 2013 by icotek The new cable entry plate KEL-DPZ-KL is designed for routing up to 72 standard cables or conduits with 3.2-22mm diameter....

Axiomtek's 3rd Generation Industrial Touch Panel Computers
08 November 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek introduced two new expandable industrial panel computers, P1177E-871 (17-inch SXGA) and P1157E-871 (15-inch XGA), designed to support the high performance 3rd Generation Intel Core i7,...

Axiomtek's 12.1-inch Touch Panel Computer with Cedarview Processor
08 November 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek announces GOT3126T-832, its new wide-temperature 12.1in fanless touch panel computer, supports the newest Intel Atomprocessor N2600 dual core 1.6GHz with the Intel NM10...

Rajant Corporation Releases New White Paper
08 November 2013 by Rajant Corporation Rajant Corporation has released a new white paper. It's kinetic mesh networking solutions combine specialised command and control software with ruggedised, high-performance...

Hi-Flight to attend Railyway Interiors Expo
07 November 2013 by Hi-Flight Hi-Flight Aerospace, specialists in Waterborne Aircraft and Train interior finishes, will be attending The International Exhibition of Railcar and Mass-Transit Interior Technologies, Materials...

AusRAIL PLUS: ContiTech Presents Product Highlights for the Australian Market
05 November 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech is to present its flagship product on the Australian market, in addition to its air springs systems and rubber-metal components, at the leading regional trade fair AusRAIL PLUS...

NT Expo: High-Performance ContiTech Suspension Systems Offer Quality and Safety
04 November 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech will be presenting its suspension systems for rail vehicles at the NT Expo 2013, the largest railway trade fair in Latin America, in São Paulo, Brazil, from 5-7 November, 2013...

Infotec Stands Out In Australian Crowd
01 November 2013 by Infotec UK electronic information display specialist Infotec has taken its products further than ever before; to...

One-Stop Shop Success Brings Second Order
01 November 2013 by Infotec Faced with the need for more displays as a result of platform extensions to accommodate longer trains, First Capital Connect (FCC) decided to use electronic display specialist Infotec as...

Award Short-Listing Recognises Cross-Sector Achievements
01 November 2013 by Infotec Passenger information displays specialist Infotec Limited has been short-listed in the 2013 National Transport Awards in the Transport Supplier of the Year...

October 2013

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Rail CCTV Conference Draws Major Operators
31 October 2013 by BWCS SNCF, First Group, Crossrail and Israeli Railways will be among the throng of train operators heading to Rail CCTV 2013 on 6-7...

Trelleborg to Exhibit at the Sydney Ausrail Show
30 October 2013 by Trelleborg Engineered Systems Australia Trelleborg will be exhibiting at the Ausrail Show in Sydney, which will be held 26-28...

New Public Address and General Alarm System from Hubbell GAI-Tronics
29 October 2013 by GAI-Tronics The Elemec3 is a digitally controlled public address and general alarm system (PA/GA) by Hubbell...

300VA Encapsulated Pure Sine Wave Inverter Suits Severe Environments
25 October 2013 by Absopulse The PSI 300 Series of rugged dc/ac inverters employ microprocessor controlled high frequency PWM technology to deliver 300VA pure sine wave output voltage. Full encapsulation with a...

Axiomtek Launches System for Electric Substation Automation
24 October 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek's 1U rackmount fanless embedded system IPC122-833-FL equips with dual core Intel AtomT processor N2800 and is designed as all-in-one mission-critical industrial grade computer...

NTV Shortlisted for European Supply Chain Excellence Awards
21 October 2013 by QUINTIQ Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O), announced today that its customer Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. (NTV), Italy's first private operator on...

VR Group Selects Quintiq to Optimise Transportation Services
17 October 2013 by QUINTIQ Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), announced today that leading Finnish transport and logistics company VR Group will be deploying its software...

EN50155 Certified Core i7 Embedded Computer for Railway Applications
17 October 2013 by MPL The new PIP3x product is an EN50155 class Tx certified rugged, highly flexible, and fanless embedded computer solution, using the 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 and Celeron CPU....

MTM Power Corporate Video Now Online
17 October 2013 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, adapted a corporate video to its web presentation. The video shows all important aspects about the company and provides an insight...

New KEYMILE Card for VDSL2 Services Enhanced with Vectoring
15 October 2013 by KEYMILE KEYMILE presents a new card for multi-service access platform MileGate. It combines 96 VDSL2 via ISDN ports with vectoring functions on one card. As a result, data rates of over 100Mbps...

Marmaray Tunnel in Istanbul Opens, Goldschmidt Thermit Ensures Smooth Connection of the Railway Networks of Asia and Europe
09 October 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group The Marmaray tunnel in Istanbul will be officially opened on 28 October 2013, by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish Prime Minister. This historical tunnel project under the Bosporus will...

Quintiq to Optimise DB Schenker Rail's Pan-European Operations
08 October 2013 by QUINTIQ Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) platform, announced today that it will provide its optimisation platform to DB Schenker Rail AG, a leader in rail...

Knorr-Bremse RailServices Recruiting
03 October 2013 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited (KBRS) recently acquired the rail vehicle component and overhaul business of Railcare and formed a new company called Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK)...

Rajant to Demonstrate Kinetic Mesh Networking Technology for Railroads at Railway Interchange 2013
03 October 2013 by Rajant Corporation In addition to showcasing its full line of easily deployed and supported wireless mesh networking solutions, Rajant will showcase an innovative new rail car power generator....

September 2013

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Siemens Rail Automation Commissions Final Stage of Walsall Re-Signalling Programme
30 September 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens Rail Automation has successfully commissioned the final stage of the Walsall and Cannock Lines Re-Signalling Programme, following a 96-hour blockade over the August bank holiday...

Axiomtek rBOX610 Fanless Embedded System
30 September 2013 by AXIOMTEK The robust rBOX610 cost-effective din-rail fanless embedded system uses the low power RISC-based module (iMX287) processor for using in extreme operating environment, industrial...

ARS-2510T3Box PC for Railway Applications
25 September 2013 by Advantech Advantech has announced the new ARS-2510T3 product. The ARS-2510T3 for railway applications complies with EN 50155 and related regulations in order to fully fit the railway environment. It...

Siemens Rail Automation Achieves Major GNGE Milestone
24 September 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens Rail Automation handed Phase 1 of the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) programme over to test. The handover follows the successful hangar testing of the signalling equipment for Phase...

Lat-Lon at Railway Interchange in Indianapolis
23 September 2013 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon is set to exhibit at Railway Interchange in Indianapolis from 29 September to 2 October 2013. Lat-Lon can be found at stand number 5706....

Goldschmidt Thermit Group Subsidiaries at Railway Interchange 2013
23 September 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group Railway Interchange 2013 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, on 29 September through 1 October 2013. The event features combined exhibitions by members of the North American Railway...

Kontron Pico-ITX Motherboard with Ti Sitara 3874 Boosts Efficiency when Developing Rugged SFF Appliances
23 September 2013 by Kontron With its new low-power embedded motherboard for the extended temperature range, Kontron is accelerating the development of especially robust and energy-saving ARM-based SFF designs. The...

Relationship Expands as Kontron System Solutions are Proven to be De-Facto Standard for Wireless IFE and Connectivity Deployments
18 September 2013 by Kontron Expanding the two companies' successful relationship, Kontron today is named as the preferred provider of Airborne Servers and Cabin Wireless Access Points (CWAPs) for Rockwell Collins'...

Goldschmidt-Thermit Supports the 'Grow with Public Transport' Campaign
17 September 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group The development of the public transport network undoubtedly has a positive effect on the environment and society. In light of this and as part of the European Mobility Week (16-22 September...

Cyclosystem at SITCE 2013 this October
17 September 2013 by Bulox Equipment Cyclosystem is proud to be a part of the 2013 SITCE (Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition), a platform for urban land transport professionals worldwide initiated by...

Cyclosystem to Exhibit at SITCE 2013 from 1 - 10 October 2013 at Suntec, Singapore
17 September 2013 by Bulox Equipment Cyclosystem is proud to be a part of the 2013 SITCE (Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition), a platform for urban land transport professionals worldwide initiated by...

Televic Rail Pursues UK Rail Vehicle Refurbishment Market
16 September 2013 by Televic Rail Televic Rail of Izegem Belgium and Onyxrail of Birmingham UK have entered into an agreement where Onyxrail will assist Televic Rail to promote their products to clients looking to refurbish...

Kontron Receives FAA PMA on Next-Generation ACE Flight 600 Airborne Server
16 September 2013 by Kontron Kontron today announced that it has received US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on the company's next-generation ACE Flight 600 general purpose...

Knorr-Bremse RailServices Employs Ex-Railcare Apprentices
11 September 2013 by Knorr-Bremse Sixteen of the eighteen former Railcare apprentices have been employed by Knorr-Bremse RailServices at its Wolverton facility near Milton Keynes and the facility in Springburn near...

New 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Switch from Kontron Enhances Data Throughput in Network-Centric OpenVPX Applications
11 September 2013 by Kontron At the DSEI 2013 (Defence Security and Equipment International) Exhibition in London, Kontron presented a new 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet switch that is designed to significantly enhance and...

HSW-Zaklad Sprezynownia at TRAKO International Railway Fair
09 September 2013 by HSW-Zaklad Sprezynownia HSW-Zaklad Sprezynownia invites you to visit the TRAKO International Railway Fair, which will be held on 24-27 September 2013 in Gdansk, Poland. TRAKO is the largest and most prestigious...

Series PCMDS60W: Flat and Compact
09 September 2013 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, has designed the DC/DC converters series PCMDS60W especially for automotive applications. These primary switched DC/DC converters...

CCTV on Trains in Focus
04 September 2013 by BWCS SNCF and Israeli Railways are the latest train operators to join the throng heading to BWCS's Rail CCTV 2013 Conference this November. The conference is the only event to focus directly on...

New business partner: Technica Engineering in Australia
04 September 2013 by SMA Railway Technology SMA Railway Technology GmbH is now represented in Australia by the company Technica Engineering located in Glenorie (New South...

Zonegreen Protects Depot by Reading Between Lines
03 September 2013 by Zonegreen Workers at a new £150 million train depot in Reading are among the safest in the UK, thanks to innovative technology supplied by Sheffield's Zonegreen. The rail safety specialist has installed...

Leroy Automation Heads to EXPO 1520 in Moscow, Russia
03 September 2013 by Leroy Automation Leroy Automation, an established European manufacturer and supplier of Train Control Monitoring Systems, will be exhibiting at EXPO 1520, the 4th International Rail Salon of Engineering...

SMARTconverters for Siemens China
03 September 2013 by SMA Railway Technology Siemens International Trading Ltd, Shanghai has commissioned SMA Railway Technology GmbH to develop and manufacture 324 auxiliary power converters for metro...

Norgren Launches New Compact Solenoid Valves For Rail Sector
01 September 2013 by Norgren International pneumatic motion and fluid control technology provider Norgren has launched a highly versatile new compact valve range for the rail sector. Suitable for both direct integration onto...

August 2013

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Axiomtek Reveals its GOT3106T-832
30 August 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek's GOT3106T-832, its new wide-temperature 10.4in fanless touch panel computer, is designed to be a user-friendly human machine interface for applications in transportation, oil...

Siemens at GSM-R Asset & Evolution Management Conference 2013
29 August 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens is to be at the forefront of the GSM-R Asset & Evolution Management Conference which is being held at the Paris headquarters of the UIC on 10 and 11 September...

Axiomtek tBOX321-870-FL - 3rd Gen Intel Core Fanless Embedded System with EN45545 Fire Protection Compliance Ideal for Railway Application
27 August 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek announces the debut of the new high-performance fanless embedded computing box suited for railway-centric PC, the tBOX321-870-FL. Built-in 3rd Generation Intel Core processor has...

Knorr-Bremse Acquires Railcare Business
27 August 2013 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Limited has acquired the rail vehicle component and overhaul business of Railcare. The acquisition sees the UK Company of the global Knorr-Bremse Group taking...

GRAW at TRAKO 2013 in Poland
27 August 2013 by GRAW GRAW is set to visit the 10th anniversary edition of the TRAKO International Railway Fair, which is being held in Gdansk, Poland. The event takes place from 24 to 27 September 2013 and GRAW can...

IREE: ContiTech Presents Innovative Spring Systems for the Rail Industry
27 August 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Railway Engineering will be at the International Railway Equipment Exhibition 2013 (IREE) in New Delhi, India from 3-5 October. The manufacturer of spring systems for rail vehicles...

Lat-Lon Releases Free White Paper
21 August 2013 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon has released a free white paper, titled RailRider: Locomotive GPS Monitoring...

Lat-Lon Releases Free White Paper
21 August 2013 by Lat-Lon The Lat-Lon wireless GPS tracking and monitoring system provides all of the location and productivity information that you need to manage...

ContiTech Presents Unique Complete Suspension Kits
20 August 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering A broad product portfolio that leaves nothing to be desired: At TRAKO, visitors can see for themselves the great diversity in suspension products offered by ContiTech Railway Engineering....

rBOX120-2COM - Intel Atom-Based Din-Rail Fanless Embedded System
20 August 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek rolls out its new DIN-rail fanless ruggedized embedded system supporting extra low power Intel Atom processors Z510PT 1.1 GHz or Z520PT 1.33 GHz with Intel US15WPT chipset,...

3rd Gen. Intel Core i-based 17in SXGA TFT Industrial Touch Panel Computer with Dual View Support and a New Fashionable and Slim ID
07 August 2013 by AXIOMTEK The new workstation-level industrial panel computer with 17in SXGA TFT LCD display and dual display interface, the P1177S-871, is available now for factory automation, kiosk, and more...

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New UK Hitachi Trains
06 August 2013 by Knorr-Bremse Hitachi Rail Europe has signed a contract with Knorr-Bremse, which will see Knorr-Bremse supplying the braking system for the new Hitachi Class 800 series trains destined for UK operations....

Goldschmidt Thermit expands in the US / Acquisition of PortaCo, Inc. in Minnesota
06 August 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group The Goldschmidt Thermit Group is continuing its international expansion and is developing its existing presence in the North American market. On 1 August 2013, Goldschmidt Thermit Group, the...

Infotec Assists in Success of £1M Revamp
01 August 2013 by Infotec The recent £1m revamp of Nottingham railway station has seen East Midlands information display systems specialist Infotec provide both temporary and new permanent pieces of equipment to help...

July 2013

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15in XGA TFT Slim Industrial Touch Panel Computer with Dual View Support, Easy Maintenance Design and 3rd Gen Intel Core Family Processors
30 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek introduces a new rugged industrial-grade panel computer with 15in XGA TFT LCD display, dual view support and superiorly easy maintenance design, the P1157S-871. This highly integrated...

Axiomtek 18.5in PCAP Panel Computer Modulised Design Delivers Hassle-Free Deployment
30 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek presents a new 18.5in WXGA TFT widescreen fanless multi-touch panel computer, the GOT3187W-832-PCT. It comes with the extraordinary easy-to-deploy modulised design which allows...

KEYMILE presents its new switch card with power over Ethernet functionality for MileGate
29 July 2013 by KEYMILE The new Ethernet card for the KEYMILE MileGate multi-service packet transport platform provides 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports with power over Ethernet capability. The new card is designed for use...

Axiomtek's Outdoor Fanless Touch Panel Computer
29 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek's GOT3156T-832 industrial-grade touch panel computer adopts the ultra low-power Intel® Atom™ processor N2600 and a fanless...

Hassle Free GOT3157W-832-PCT Modulised Design
23 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK A new 15.6in WXGA TFT fanless multi-touch panel computer featuring widescreen, chic ID and projected capacitive multi-touch screen, ideally as an infotainment kiosk in a variety of commercial...

Axiomtek’s Wide-temperature, Fanless 12.1-inch Touch Panel Computer with Cedarview Processor
23 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek announces GOT3126T-832, its new wide-temperature 12.1in fanless touch panel computer, supports the newest Intel Atomprocessor N2600 dual core 1.6GHz with the Intel NM10 chipset. It...

Pickersgill-Kaye's Products Key for Dublin Garda Station
22 July 2013 by Pickersgill-Kaye Blackrock Garda Station in Dublin has undergone a refit using Pickersgill-Kaye's products as part of a cell modernisation programme in the Republic of Ireland....

Pickersgills' Electroplating Skills Put Leeds Tram Back on the Rails
19 July 2013 by Pickersgill-Kaye Engineering expertise from Pickersgill Electroplating has played a major part in helping the Leeds Transport Historical Society (LTHS) to restore the city's sole surviving horse-drawn tram to...

Versatility is the Key with the New STEGO Door Switch
19 July 2013 by STEGO The new DS 013 door switch is equipped with a movable positioning that is adjustable without tools. Therefore, it is possible to quickly and easily attach it. The flexible switch can also attach...

Getac Launches the Most Technologically Advanced Fully Rugged Tablet with Android 4.1
18 July 2013 by Steatite Pioneering the way in innovative tablet technology, rugged computing manufacturer Getac UK has launched the world's toughest and most advanced tablet - the Getac Z710 - equipped with Android 4.1....

Steatite Adds Multi-Carrier 3G Cellular Broadband Routers to Portfolio
18 July 2013 by Steatite Steatite has announced its new strategic partnership with CalAmp of Oxnard in the...

Xplore Technologies First Fully-Rugged Android Tablet, the RangerX from Steatite Rugged Systems
18 July 2013 by Steatite Xplore Technologies, the manufacturer of the world's most powerful, longest-lasting and rugged tablets on the market, today announced that it has introduced the RangerX- the company's...

Axiomtek's Ultra-Slim Fanless Touch Panel Computer
18 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek's GOT5840T-832, its new 8.4in fanless touch panel computer with super slim and light design, makes it very appealing as a self-service kiosk in shopping center, supermarket and factory...

GAI-Tronics Autodialler Rail Network Telephones
16 July 2013 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics Autodialler models are programmable via an internal keypad. A microphone muting facility guards against unauthorised calls made with a remote MF tone pad. To make a call, simply...

Rail CCTV Conference 2013 (6 and 7 November)
15 July 2013 by BWCS BWCS will be hosting their fourth annual conference on Rail CCTV this November in London. The event is the only one to focus directly on the issues facing train companies, transport groups and...

Pickersgills Helping Ferno (UK) Raise the Bar for Patient Care
09 July 2013 by Pickersgill-Kaye Pickersgill Electroplating's powder coating expertise is playing a key role in helping a world leading manufacturer of emergency medical equipment bring to market ground-breaking,...

Intel Core i Fanless Embedded System Packs a Punch with Boosting Graphics and Computing Performance
09 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK A high-performance fanless embedded system with 8 isolated COM, 8 isolated DI/DO and triple display interfaces, the eBOX730-860-FL, is presented by Axiomtek. It incorporates the 2nd...

Compact Rugged Open Frame GigE Firewall and VPN Router
08 July 2013 by MPL MPL AG expands the Industrial Ethernet product range with a new rugged Gigabit Firewall and VPN Router. The Open Frame design enables customers or system integrators to integrate the system...

Televic Rail's iCoM On Board Siemens Thameslink Trains
05 July 2013 by Televic Rail Televic Rail has been selected by Siemens AG to supply Passenger Information Systems for Thameslink commuter trains that will operate in the...

Siemens Rail Automation to Recruit over 150 New Employees
05 July 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Following the acquisition of Invensys Rail by Siemens in May this year, Siemens Rail Automation has launched an ambitious recruitment drive in the UK to attract over 150 new skilled employees...

Siemens Rail Automation Wins Final Phase of Kolsåsbanen Signalling Contract
05 July 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Siemens Rail Automation, formerly Invensys Rail, has been awarded a £3.2 million signalling contract by Norwegian infrastructure owner Sporveien Oslo AS, for Phase 3B of the Kolsåsbanen...

Management Reshuffle at Pickersgill-Kaye
04 July 2013 by Pickersgill-Kaye Peter Murphy will take on the joint role of Chairman and Managing Director at Pickersgill-Kaye's parent company, Joseph Kaye Holdings, following the retirement of long-serving Brian Cooper who...

Palm-Sized Intel Atom Fanless Embedded System Targets for Space-Limited and Mobile Applications
03 July 2013 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek is set to roll out a fanless embedded palm-sized system featuring an Intel Atom Cedarview processor N2600 1.6 GHz dual core with Intel NM10 Express chipset. The eBOX530-830-FL has...

Successful Re-Audit
02 July 2013 by MTM Power MTM Power always wants to meet demands for its high-quality and durable products. In 1998, the company was certified to the international Quality Management System ISO...

June 2013

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Biamp Systems Releases Free White Paper
21 June 2013 by Biamp Systems Despite huge advances in almost every area of architecture and interior design - from natural light to environmental sustainability - sound and acoustics have remained secondary concerns. They...

Kontron's New VPX Graphics Card with AMD Embedded Radeon Processor for GPGPU Applications in Avionics and Military Technology
21 June 2013 by Kontron Today at the Paris Air Show, Kontron (Hall 4 - Booth A76-B76) introduced the VX3327, a new 3U VPX graphics card with AMD Embedded Radeon E6760 GPU, designed to meet the latest demands in...

Kontron StarVX HPEC System Brings Supercomputing Datacenter Bandwidth and Performance Directly to the Battlefield
20 June 2013 by Kontron Kontron's StarVX High Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) system brings supercomputing I/O bandwidth and performance, previously only achieved in IT datacenters, to the battlefield. Based only...

Kontron's Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard with 4th Generation Intel Core Processor Delivers Leading-Edge Performance in Compact Size
14 June 2013 by Kontron Kontron announced today the new embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KTQ87/mITX based on 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors and the Intel Embedded Q87 chipset. The new motherboard...

Televic iCoM Selected by Hitachi Rail Europe for the IEP Programme
13 June 2013 by Televic Rail Televic Rail has been selected by Hitachi Rail Europe as supplier for the new Super Express Trains for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) which will operate in the...

SMARTconverters for Venezuela
13 June 2013 by SMA Railway Technology Alstom Transport has ordered 66 SMARTconverters for the 'Metropolis' cars of Los Teques metro...

More SMARTconverters for Sweden
13 June 2013 by SMA Railway Technology Alstom Transport has ordered sixteen more SMARTconverters for its Coradia Nordic...

DC/DC Converters Feature 20kV Isolation
12 June 2013 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics' DIO 120 Series of dc/dc converters were developed for powering electronic circuits floating on several kilovolts of operating voltage. They are typically used for high...

2kVA, Frequency Converter Delivers Clean Sine-Wave Voltage for Generator Powered Control Circuitry and Instrumentation
12 June 2013 by Absopulse The FC 2KP-EW/A modular ac-ac frequency converter system was designed to deliver a clean sine-wave output from ""dirty"" generator voltage under extreme environmental...

Kontron COM Express Computer-on-Module Accelerates Individual Implementation of 4th Generation Intel Core Processors
11 June 2013 by Kontron Kontron today announced the launch of the COM Express basic Computer-on-Module COMe-bHL6 that accelerates and eases the implementation of 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron...

Visit Leroy Automation at Korea Railways & Logistics Fair 2013
10 June 2013 by Leroy Automation Leroy Automation, IRIS compliant, will take part in the Korea Railways & Logistics Fair...

Accreditation from the German Accreditation Centre (DAkkS) and New Products
07 June 2013 by ASC The German Accreditation Centre (DAkkS) has accredited the calibration laboratory of Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), one of the world's leading manufacturers of acceleration and angular...

Invensys Rail Successfully Commissions Leicester Relock Project
07 June 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Despite severe weather which brought blizzards, freezing temperatures and 30mph arctic winds, Invensys Rail successfully and safely commissioned the Leicester Relock project on 24 March 2013...

Kontron’s 6U CompactPCI board Increases Performance Density and Data Throughput
07 June 2013 by Kontron Kontron has introduced its latest 6U CompactPCI CPU board alongside the launch of the fourth-generation Intel Core processors....

Kontron Announces Fourth-Generation Intel Core Processor Support for Range of Systems, Boards and Modules
07 June 2013 by Kontron Parallel to the launch of the fourth-generation Intel Core processors, Kontron has announced its support of this new microarchitecture on a broad range of long-term available systems, boards...

Kontron Drives Costs Down and Performance Densities Up for Content Delivery Applications in the Cloud
06 June 2013 by Kontron Kontron, a global leader of telecom, network and cloud infrastructure platform solutions, announced today that the SYMKLOUD MS2900 Media platform now supports the newly released 4th...

Invensys Rail Commissions Reading Depot
05 June 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation On Sunday 19 May 2013, Invensys Rail, a Siemens company, successfully commissioned the signalling system within the newly constructed Reading Depot. Situated to the west of Reading Station,...

May 2013

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KEYMILE Will Be Presenting Solutions for Efficient Broadband Expansion and for Dedicated Networks at CommunicAsia 2013
30 May 2013 by KEYMILE At the CommunicAsia 2013 trade fair, which will be held in Singapore from 18 to 21 June, KEYMILE will be in the German Pavilion presenting innovations for the expansion of high-speed...

MTM Power Supports Formula Student Team StarCraft
30 May 2013 by MTM Power This year, MTM Power supports the Formula Student team StarCraft of the Ilmenau University of Technology. As a specialist for innovative power supplies MTM Power is supporting the team with...

New Power Architecture-Based Kontron VPX Board Fulfills Demanding Embedded Computing Requirements
30 May 2013 by Kontron Kontron introduced today, its latest 3U VPX PowerPC processor board, tailored for rugged embedded systems that need to process compute-intensive applications using the lowest possible...

Launch: RADOX RAILCAT CAT7 Now with M12 Connectors
30 May 2013 by HUBER+SUHNER Following the launch of RADOX RAILCAT CAT7 cable last year, HUBER+SUHNER is now launching a matching, pre-assembled connectivity solution with an M12 connector. One major challenge in...

Rail+Metro China: ContiTech Original Air Springs Guarantee Safe Rail Travel
30 May 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering From June 4 to 6, ContiTech Air Spring Systems is exhibiting at Rail+Metro China in Shanghai. The one-stop supplier for air spring systems in the field of primary and secondary suspension...

Nanjing Metro Ordered Nencki Bogie Test Stand
29 May 2013 by Nencki For the heavy maintenance workshop, Nanjing Metro Line 1 ordered a Nencki bogie test stand NBT Coach for testing of wheel load distribution, axle distance and parallelism...

Goldschmidt Thermit Group Introduces SMARTWELDCONTROL for Precise Control of Thermit Welding Processes
22 May 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group During the International Exhibition for Track Technology from 28 to 30 May 2013 in Münster, Germany, the Goldschmidt Thermit Group will present its...

Goldschmidt Thermit to Present New Grinding Train at International Exhibition for Track Technology
21 May 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group The Goldschmidt Thermit Group will present its RAILSHAPEMASTER for the first time at the International Exhibition for Track Technology from 28 to 30 May 2013 in Münster,...

Vossloh Cogifer to Equip Extension of France's Brittany-Loire Valley High-Speed Line
21 May 2013 by Vossloh Cogifer French group Vossloh Cogifer and Eiffage Rail Express have signed a contract to supply points and crossings and associated services for the future Brittany-Loire Valley high-speed rail line,...

Fire Protection Has Never Been So Flexible
15 May 2013 by SAB Bröckskes The new SABIX Ultra series of cable have a myriad of beneficial characteristics for various applications; these features are outlined below. Due to the new sheath material, the cable can be...

Global Gathering to Discuss the Future of Broadband Wireless Services to Trains
14 May 2013 by BWCS BWCS has issued the last call to register for this year's WiFi on Trains Conference - Train Communications Systems Conference 2013. The event has already attracted train operators and...

ASC Continues to Expand Its International Network, Gains Distribution Partners in India and Brazil
13 May 2013 by ASC Advanced Sensors Calibration (ASC), one of the world's leading manufacturers of accelerometers, angular rate sensors and IMUs (inertial measurement units), will now work with two new...

ASC Supplies Safety Sensors for the New ICE Generation from Siemens
13 May 2013 by ASC ASC GmbH (Advanced Sensors Calibration), one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality acceleration sensors, has developed tailor-made sensors for Siemens Mobility for the new Velaro-D...

Alstom Selects Zonegreen for Hi-Tech Italian Railway Depot
09 May 2013 by Zonegreen Innovative software developed by Sheffield's Zonegreen is keeping operations at Italy's most advanced rail depot running smoothly and efficiently. Alstom has installed the South Yorkshire...

ENSCO Announces Contract with Bombardier Transportation to Provide Instrumented Wheel Set Testing Services for Railcars
09 May 2013 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with Bombardier Transportation to provide instrumented wheel sets (IWS) and associated testing services in support...

MagSense Track Magnet Detector: the Newest Addition to Our Automatic Warning System Range
08 May 2013 by MRD Rail Technologies MRD's MagSense Track Magnet Detector has been designed with no moving parts and modern high reliability components to reliably detect track magnets used in station protection, automatic...

Sjolund Releases Free White Paper
02 May 2013 by Sjolund At Sjolund we welcome challenges. Every day. we transform straight profile into intricately curved shapes with a wide range of geometric possibilities. The only limit to the complexity and...

Initiative and Innovation Recognised by Industry Award
02 May 2013 by Infotec UK rail industry electronic display systems supplier Infotec Ltd. has been named winner of a national award designed to recognise initiative and innovation used to make using the railway...

New Norgren Valve Is First Class For Condensate Drainage
01 May 2013 by Norgren International pneumatic motion and fluid control technology provider Norgren has launched a new automatic drain valve for the rail sector, an innovative product which delivers engineering...

Infotec Celebrates Twenty-One Years of Innovation
01 May 2013 by Infotec Twenty-one years of innovation are being celebrated by Infotec Ltd., the leading supplier of electronic information display systems to the UK rail industry....

April 2013

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Does Free WiFi Really Increase Ticket Sales?
30 April 2013 by BWCS The problem with offering free WiFi to train customers is - it's hard to know how much they value it. Do they simply expect it to be there, as it is on many buses, in McDonalds eateries and...

Absolutely Powerful: 19in Plug-In Unit with 150W for Railway Applications
26 April 2013 by MTM Power The 19in plug-in unit PCMDS19 150 from MTM Power is specially designed for applications in vehicle and railway technology. It is available with 150W output power and operates according to...

ETA and CE Marking Awarded to Maccaferri Rockfall Barriers
26 April 2013 by Maccaferri Maccaferri has been awarded European Technical Approval (ETA) for its RB 1500 (ETA n.12/0396) and RMC 050 ICAT/2 (ETA (n.12/0455) ) rockfall barriers, following stringent testing in accordance...

The New Multi-touch Interactive Help Point from TDM
25 April 2013 by Trans Data Management Trans Data Management is pleased to announce the release of their new Interactive Help Point with multi-touch capabilities. The new unit comes with a 15in screen, an integrated PC, Emergency...

Experiencing Better Traffic Control in Italy
23 April 2013 by Advantech Centralised traffic control (CTC) is a form of railway signalling that consolidates train routing decisions that were previously carried out by local signal operators or the train crews...

Goldschmidt Thermit Group Portfolio Expanded with TRACKSAFELUBE
23 April 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group Rail and wheel wear is a cost-intensive problem of all railway operators. With the new TRACKSAFELUBE the Goldschmidt Thermit Group is able to offer a product that reduces the rail and wheel wear...

New Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Cables for Railway Technology
22 April 2013 by SAB Bröckskes SAB Bröckskes has enlarged its SABIX Rail product range with the introduction of SABIX R 660 CAT 5e and S R 691 CAT 6. With the new CAT5e and CAT6 Ethernet cables, SAB Bröckskes broadens...

Harsco Rail Releases New Industrial Telematics System
19 April 2013 by Harsco Rail Worldwide railway maintenance and construction company, Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation releases COMPASS, an innovative telematics solution designed to monitor location...

CN Enhances Customers' Experience through Quintiq's Mobility Solution
18 April 2013 by QUINTIQ To improve the efficiency of its fast-growing intermodal business, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has acquired Quintiq's Mobility Server to improve the performance...

Alcatel-Lucent and CMC Engineering Provide Advanced Communications to Ensure Safety and Efficiency of Driverless Trains in Malaysia
17 April 2013 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent, and Malaysian engineering, procurement and construction company, CMC Engineering, are to deliver an advanced communication system for a new light rail network extension of...

Maccaferri is a Gold Sponsor of WTC 2013, Geneva, CH
17 April 2013 by Maccaferri Maccaferri is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this 2013 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress and 39th General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 31 to June 7, 2013. Numerous training...

Invensys Rail Wins Watford Junction and Reading Contracts
16 April 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has been awarded two new contracts under Network Rail's Signalling Framework Agreements, the contracts covering the re-signalling of Watford Junction Station and the re-locking...

Quintiq Chosen by VolkerRail for Company-Wide Planning
16 April 2013 by QUINTIQ Quintiq today announced that VolkerRail, a Dutch-based specialist railway infrastructure contractor, has chosen Quintiq for project and multi-resource planning across its operations....

Organisation at the Cable Laying
16 April 2013 by icotek Holders for screwing or simple plug in, for example at 23mmx23 mm mounting rails, in combination with our hook and loop cable ties or taps help to organise the cables in the switch cabinet....

Earthing in the Cabinet Made Easy
16 April 2013 by icotek The new icotek earthing tapes have a M6 connection for mounting on the cabinet frame and a M8 connection for mounting on the cabinet door. Therefore installation is very quick and...

The StationMaster from MRD Rail Technologies
16 April 2013 by MRD Rail Technologies MRD Rail Technologies Pty Ltd is excited to release StationMaster the future of multi-lingual passenger information and emergency help...

Building a Grinding Business in the US
15 April 2013 by Goldschmidt Thermit Group Rail grinding is one of our core competences in Europe. Our modern track grinding trains remove corrugations and short waves, re-profile the running surface and running edges and derust rails...

Kontron SMARC Starterkit Offers Fast Entry into the World of Embedded ARM Processors
11 April 2013 by Kontron With today's introduction of Kontron's new ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit, the company enables developers to gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly...

Easily Respond to Community Inquiries with Noisedesk
11 April 2013 by Powernet Brüel & Kjær's NoiseDesk is a subscription service that enables any airport to establish and maintain a noise management and community engagement program without the need for specialised staff...

Powernet ADC9000 Rail Approved Power Supply and Battery Charger Design Platform
11 April 2013 by Powernet Launched in 2012, Powernet new ADC9000 series design platform covers the power supplies and battery chargers from 500W-3,200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. Final products will...

RAIL.ONE Announces PCM Group as Its New Strategic Owner
11 April 2013 by RAIL.ONE With successful conclusion of search for an investor, RAIL.ONE Group has a strong strategic shareholder with long-range orientation. The Neumarkt company - pioneer and leading manufacturer...

SMARTconverters for Singapore Circle Line
05 April 2013 by SMA Railway Technology Alstom Transport has ordered 48 auxiliary power converters for the Singapore Circle...

CEO Michiel Peters to Leave Vanderlande Industries
03 April 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Vanderlande Industries has announced that Michiel Peters will leave the company as of 1 April 2013. Michiel Peters joined Vanderlande Industries in 2004, starting as Managing Director...

TagMaster Invitation to Visit MetroRail 2013
03 April 2013 by TagMaster TagMaster will again be joining the metro industry's leading decision makers at this year's MetroRail 2013 International Conference and Exhibition and we invite you to come and meet us...

Norgren Breaks Out New Solenoid Valve Range
01 April 2013 by Norgren International pneumatic motion and fluid control technology provider Norgren has unveiled a brand new range of circuit breaker solenoid valves, providing the rail industry with...

March 2013

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Knorr-Bremse at Railtex 2013: Innovative Technology on Show
22 March 2013 by Knorr-Bremse For 2013 the Knorr-Bremse stand at Railtex 2013 will be dominated with a huge screen demonstrating the huge portfolio of rail systems and services made locally available by Knorr-Bremse in the UK....

Go-Ahead to Fit New Knorr-Bremse Driver Advisory System on Diesel Train Fleet
22 March 2013 by Knorr-Bremse The Go-Ahead Group has awarded Knorr-Bremse two contracts to fit a state-of-the-art driver advisory system on the diesel train fleets at London Midland and Southern. The LEADER Driver...

Lucchini UK at Railtex 2013
22 March 2013 by Lucchini UK Lucchini UK will again be exhibiting at Railtex 2013. We look forward to seeing you on our stand B21, where our famous Italian hospitality will yet again be in...

Zonegreen Helps Future Proof Modernised Rail Depot
21 March 2013 by Zonegreen Rail safety specialist, Sheffield-based Zonegreen, is transforming a Victorian maintenance facility into one of the most secure and efficient depots in the UK. London Midland's Tyseley depot,...

KEYMILE in Dedicated Networks Trend Moving to Ethernet/IP
20 March 2013 by KEYMILE For dedicated networks at railway companies, maximum availability of mission-critical data and reliable transmission are top priorities. Historically, this was an area for SDH networks....

UK Government to Boost On-Train Connectivity
19 March 2013 by BWCS WiFi on trains in Britain is to receive a major fillip, with government money being earmarked to help fund this growing sector. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is set to help...

Absolutely Waterproof AC/DC Modules for the Use in the Field Range
15 March 2013 by MTM Power Whether splash water, condensed water or completely under water - MTM Power modules are absolutely waterproof. The worldwide unique thermoselective vacuum encapsulation enables an undisturbed...

Kwena Concrete Products Releases Free White Paper
14 March 2013 by Kwena Concrete Products (KCP) Kwena Concrete Products have released a new Brochure as a free downloadable white...

Kontron's Fanless Data Concentrator for SCADA and Control Room Systems Impresses with Its High Electromagnetic Immunity
14 March 2013 by Kontron Kontron presents the new Kontron Passau II, a fanless, intelligent data concentrator for SCADA and control room systems. The 2U rackmount server, which can be extended on a modular basis,...

Leroy Automation Showcases Latest EN50155 Systems At SIFER 2013
13 March 2013 by Leroy Automation Leroy Automation will be participating to SIFER, the 8th International Exhibition of Rail Technology. This event will be held from March 26th to 28th, 2013 in Lille Grand Palais Exhibition...

Invensys Rail Joins West Coast Power Supply Upgrade Project
13 March 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail announced today that it has been awarded a contract by ABB in support of Network Rail's £115m Power Supply Upgrade Project on the West Coast Main...

RAIL.ONE Enters the US Market
12 March 2013 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete railroad ties and systems provider for railway track, has entered the US market. The company will construct a production plant in...

London Rail Goes Australian in Portable Ultrasonic Testing
12 March 2013 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) After an exhaustive selection process, Transport for London (TfL), which includes London Underground (LUL) and Tubelines, has contracted C.A.T.E.R for supply of the HANDWave SRT (Single Rail)...

Erlau Outdoor Furniture Advantages
12 March 2013 by Erlau Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen, is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture (open space equipment). Erlau is a subsidiary company of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG who produces...

Erlau Outdoor Furniture Overview
11 March 2013 by Erlau Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen, is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture (open space equipment). Erlau is a subsidiary company of RUD Ketten Rieger and Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG who...

Kontron 6U CompactPCI Processor Board and Chassis Innovation Provide an Industry First with 10 GbE System Throughput
11 March 2013 by Kontron As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', Kontron is launching the world's first 6U CompactPCI Serial Mesh 10 Gigabit Ethernet processor board together with a compliant chassis at...

Erlau Outdoor Furniture for Railway Platforms
08 March 2013 by Erlau Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen, is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture (open space equipment). Erlau is a subsidiary company of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG who produces...

Kontron's Systems Expertise Expanded with the Launch of a Family of Pre-Integrated CompactPCI Serial Building Blocks
05 March 2013 by Kontron As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg, Kontron is presenting a 3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) compliant chassis platform as well...

High Demand for Innovative Safety Solutions
05 March 2013 by Zonegreen Safety is of critical importance to the rail industry as a whole, from senior management downwards. However, it can also be good for business. Sheffield-based rail safety expert Zonegreen says...

Invensys Rail Trainees Support Ffestiniog Railway
05 March 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Twenty graduates and apprentices from Invensys Rail have completed a challenging five day training and team building programme, working with the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway (F&WHR)...

Invensys Rail Appoints New Vice President, Delivery
01 March 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has announced the appointment of Paul Copeland to the position of VP, Delivery for Northern...

February 2013

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Phooltas at Eurasia Rail
27 February 2013 by Phooltas Phooltas will participate in the Eurasia rail exhibition for the fourth consecutive time. We have gained considerable success in each show for the past four years. The exhibition and...

Nencki Receives Bogie Test Stand Contract from ÖBB (Austrian State Railways)
27 February 2013 by Nencki In December 2012 Nencki AG was awarded an order for a bogie test stand by OeBB Technical Services...

First Processor Board in Kontron's 3U PICMG CPCI-S.0 Product Family Comes with the Latest Intel Core i7 Processor and Boasts an Extensive Feature Set
27 February 2013 by Kontron As part of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative', Kontron is showcasing its first 3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) processor board at the Embedded World 2013 trade show in Nuremberg. The...

Kontron Launches 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative'
27 February 2013 by Kontron At the Embedded World 2013 trade show, Kontron (hall 1, stand 460) has announced the launch of its 'High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative'. As of today, Kontron will extend its support to include...

KEYMILE to Showcase New, Integrated VDSL2 / System-Level-Vectoring Board at CeBIT
26 February 2013 by KEYMILE KEYMILE's VDSL2/vectoring board, for its multi-service access platform MileGate, combines VDSL2 for fast broadband access with system-level-vectoring functions. Due to the...

IRIS Certification for Ingeteam
26 February 2013 by Ingeteam Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A. has now obtained International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification. The IRIS regulations are internationally accepted rules for the quality...

Ingeteam Strengthens Its Internationalisation Strategy with the Opening of Subsidiaries in India and South Africa
26 February 2013 by Ingeteam Ingeteam recently opened two new subsidiaries, one in the African Continent and another in the Asian Continent; thus strengthening its internationalisation strategy. The subsidiary in the...

DA-Design to attend IDEX Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, February 17-21, 2013
22 February 2013 by DA-Design DA-Design participates in IDEX to exhibit its high-tech solutions that help improve performance of military and space...

7th Sense Solutions - From the Depths of Sea Up to Space
22 February 2013 by DA-Design The Finnish technology company's primary clients today are space and defence authorities and integrators, global industrial and manufacturing companies, public transportation operators and...

Televic Rail Releases Free White Paper
19 February 2013 by Televic Rail Televic Rail has released a new white paper, titled On and Off-board Passenger information and Digital Signage, and it is available for free....

Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs Now Support MTCA.4 Specification
15 February 2013 by Kontron Kontron has announced today that the Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs (MCH) AM4904/AM4910 have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification. Offering the MicroTCA enhancements for...

TagMaster Awarded Contract by Alstom to Develop and Supply Advanced RFID Solution
15 February 2013 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has been awarded a major new contract by Alstom Transport S.A. in France to develop and supply RFID systems...

KEYMILE's New Solutions for Efficient Broadband Expansion at CeBIT 2013
14 February 2013 by KEYMILE At CeBIT from 5 to 9 March, KEYMILE will present multi-service access platform MileGate with new features. The platform is to provide broadband services that are fit for the future via...

Vocia 1.5 Delivers More Flexibility and Market Focus with New Products and Software
14 February 2013 by Biamp Systems Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, is pleased to announce the launch of five new products in its Vocia 1.5 release. Vocia was designed to meet the...

200W Railway DC/DC Converters Suitable Installation on Vehicle or Machine chassis
14 February 2013 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics BAP 236RTH Series railway quality dc/dc converters employ high frequency power conversion topology to generate up to 200W output power. They have generous design headroom...

Heavy-duty, Portable Charger for 100Ah/12V NiMH Batteries in Railway and Industrial Environments
14 February 2013 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics' BCP 130-PEL heavy-duty switch-mode battery charger was designed for charging an external 100Ah/12V (10, cell) Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery in railway and...

Transit Wireless Selects RFS to Support Wireless Services for New York City Transit Authority Riders
12 February 2013 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of...

Locomotive Turntables
12 February 2013 by Vector Lifting Vector Lifting Locomotive Turntables are designed to rotate a single locomotive or set of wagons to ensure safety and efficiency allowing a quick turnaround time for locomotives entering...

Televic Rail Participates in Design of the Train of the Future
07 February 2013 by Televic Rail Televic Rail passenger information screens are currently on display in a mock-up train presented by Eversholt Rail in association with Atlantic...

IP Cameras with PoE Assure Passenger Safety
05 February 2013 by Advantech Increasing concerns over public safety has meant that video surveillance applications are growing fast. In particular, public transport systems like trains and metro systems can now take...

Westermo Viper EN50155 Ethernet switches to be installed in Stadler trains
05 February 2013 by Westermo Stadler Pankow GmbH, Berlin has chosen to use Viper EN50155 vehicle switches from Westermo in next generation FLIRT trains. Westermo has been selected as a supplier of data communications...

Foundation of SMA Brasil Tecnologia Ferroviária LTDA
04 February 2013 by SMA Railway Technology In December 2012, SMA Railway Technology GmbH founded its first overseas branch in Brazil. The independent subsidiary operates as SMA Brasil Tecnologia Ferroviária LTDA, is located in Itupeva...

Vector Lifting Drop Table
04 February 2013 by Vector Lifting Vector Lifting has developed a compact and efficient Drop Table to assist in safely facilitating the replacement of a wheel set-traction motor assembly from under a locomotive....

Cyclosystem Launches its New Website
01 February 2013 by Bulox Equipment Cyclosystem had several key goals in creating the new site. We wanted it to be attractive with a sophisticated look, easy to navigate, and make use of design elements to bring out our...

Unique and Ultra-Safe Powered Derailer has Received Network Rail Approval
01 February 2013 by Zonegreen The product, which has been in development for two years, represents a leap forward in derailer assembly technology, and is thought to be completely unique in the market. It builds on...

January 2013

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CSR Guangdong Factory Orders Bogie Test Stand from Nencki
31 January 2013 by Nencki The new CSR Rolling stock factory Guangdong in Jiangmen has ordered a bogie stand for the final check of metro and urban railway train bogies from Nencki Switzerland....

Series For Medical Applications Absolutely Qualified: CPAmed350
30 January 2013 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, offers in its extensive portfolio the open frame AC/DC power supplies series CPAmed350 acc. EN 60 601 and UL 60 601 for...

An App to Map, Monitor and More by Lat-Lon
30 January 2013 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon LLC, a leading provider of industrial tracking and monitoring solutions, announced it has an app available for Android and Apple devices. This fleet management tool is compatible...

Phooltas at International Seminar on High Speed Trains in India
29 January 2013 by Phooltas Phooltas is participating in the International Seminar on High Speed Trains in India, organised by IREE (Institution of Railway Electrical Engineers) in Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi on 1 and...

ContiTech at Eurasia Rail in Istanbul
29 January 2013 by ContiTech Railway Engineering From 7 to 10 March 2013, ContiTech Air Spring Systems is exhibiting at Eurasia Rail in Istanbul, Turkey. The one-stop supplier for air spring systems in the field of primary and...

RAIL.ONE Again Achieves International Project Success
28 January 2013 by RAIL.ONE Infrastructure projects in Qatar and Spain to be executed with ballastless track technology from RAIL.ONE. RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers as well as...

Invensys Rail Awarded GNGE Signalling Contract
28 January 2013 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has been awarded a £57.8 million signalling contract by Network Rail for the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) upgrade project....

ENSCO Forms New Subsidiary in Australia as Part of Global Expansion Strategy
18 January 2013 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO is pleased to announce that on 10 November 2012 the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, registered in Australia and located in Baulkham Hills, just...

Registration Now Open for Train Communications Systems Conference 2013
15 January 2013 by BWCS As on-board WiFi becomes an ever more vital weapon for train operators, a global gathering of transport companies and new system suppliers is expected to descend on London on 12 and 13 June...

RAIL.ONE Signs Major Order in South Korea
15 January 2013 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE will deliver more than 530,000 concrete sleepers for new construction of the Honam high-speed line. RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and...

Elskop Scholz Releases Free White Paper
15 January 2013 by Elskop Scholz Creating any new train is a challenge, but when that train needs to traverse the highest route in the world, there are also vital safety elements to consider....

RECOM Converters Fully Certified for Use on Rolling Stock
14 January 2013 by Trenew Electronic Railway technology sets high technical and quality standards for all of the components in their systems. Extreme conditions such as vibration, shock, extreme heat and cold are all part of the...

Absolutely Powerful: Series PCMDS80 for Railway Applications
11 January 2013 by MTM Power The primary switched DC/DC converters PCMDS80 from MTM Power are specially designed for applications in vehicle and rail technology but also for use in industrial and telecommunication applications....

Welding Alloys at Inno Trans
07 January 2013 by Welding Alloys Our expectations were greatly exceeded at Inno Trans 2012. We had many productive discussions with customers and we had the opportunity to strengthen our contacts with existing customers, as...

Axiomtek Releasing Hardened rBOX103 DIN-rail Fanless Embedded System with 2-port Isolated CAN Bus
07 January 2013 by AXIOMTEK The rBOX103 features an IP30 protected housing with slim form factor, wide temperature operation, DIN-rail mount, and 2 power paths input for industrial automation...

IPWE Convention and Seminar
07 January 2013 by Phooltas Phooltas is glad to announce their participation in the IPWE convention and seminar in Chennai, India, on 11 and 12 of January 2013....

December 2012

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Record Number of Visitors to InnoTrans
20 December 2012 by Sonneville The sister companies, Vigier Rail Ltd. and Sonneville Ltd., again had a presence at the world's largest trade fair for the rail industry in Berlin with a joint exhibition stand. The ninth...

Trafficability on Ballastless Track Redefined
20 December 2012 by Sonneville A new type of low vibration track (LVT) system now exists: with LVT traffic, vehicles with pneumatic tyres can also run on ballastless track....

Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit Supports Cumulocity M2M Application Platform
19 December 2012 by Kontron Kontron is pleased to announce that the Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit now fully supports the Cumulocity M2M Application Platform. The cloud-based horizontal machine-to-machine...

PLX and Kontron Announce PCI Express Fabric Breakthrough
18 December 2012 by Kontron PLX Technology, a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, and Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology,...

Leroy Automation Gets On-Board the MIPYRAIL Innovation Cluster
18 December 2012 by Leroy Automation Leroy Automation, a leading European manufacturer of EN50155 embedded electronic systems for the railway industry, has joined local company cluster MIPYRAIL to revitalise the innovation in...

New Rail Leaflets Now Available
11 December 2012 by Pickersgill-Kaye Pickersgill has a long history of supplying the rail sector. Our new leaflets for our latest products are now available to download from our website....

Axiomtek’s DIN-rail 6 Isolated COM Fanless Ruggedized Embedded System for Power Utility – rBOX101
11 December 2012 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek announces the new release of rBOX101 DIN-rail fanless ruggedised embedded system with extra low power Intel Atom processors Z510PT (1.1 GHz) and Z520PT (1.33 GHz) with Intel...

Transurb Technirail to Develop Driving Simulator for Caminhos do Ferro de Moçademes in Angola
11 December 2012 by Transurb Technirail Transurb Technirail has been selected by Vecturis through international competitive bidding to provide the rail division of the Angola Exploration Mining Resources (AEMR) with a locomotive...

Absolutely Dustproof: DIN Rail Module with 50W for Sophisticated Requirements
11 December 2012 by MTM Power The MTM Power DIN rail module HSA50 has been designed as a universal compact power supply with AC (90VAC to 264VAC) and DC (120VDC to 340VDC) wide input range for the use under rough...

Invensys Rail Awarded Bowesfield Re-control Contract by Network Rail
04 December 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has been awarded a contract by Network Rail for the Bowesfield re-control project. This is the first project to be awarded under the Network Rail Framework Contract in the...

New Yagi Antenna for the Railway Sector
03 December 2012 by HUBER+SUHNER Effective immediately, the SENCITY SPOT-M Yagi antenna is expanding the CBTC (Communication-Based Train Control) product portfolio from HUBER+SUHNER. This WiFi antenna was specially developed...

Axiomtek Introduced Hardened and Intelligent rBOX104 DIN-rail Fanless Embedded System with Four PoE
03 December 2012 by AXIOMTEK The robust rBOX104 features a wide temperature operation, a super compact form-factor, a complete expandability, and AXView monitoring software for intelligent computing and communication...

PC3 Wireless Programmable Controller
03 December 2012 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM has an extensive lab set up dedicated to the R&D department to design and create outstanding products for the rail industry world wide and our PC1 and programmable HVAC controllers are some...

Our Custodial Locking Systems Go On Show
03 December 2012 by Pickersgill-Kaye Last month we showcased our high quality and robust custodial locking systems and inspection hatches at the National Custody Officers' Seminar and Exhibition in Stoke-on-Trent, organised by...

November 2012

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Kontron Helps Reduce Costs of Ultra-Low Power SFF Systems with Latest Texas Instruments-Based ULP-COM Computer-on-Modules
29 November 2012 by Kontron Kontron today introduced its latest ULP-COM standards-based Computer-on-Modules to help embedded OEMs drive down system costs for ultra-low power SFF (small form factor) solutions....

Siri Wire Releases New White Paper
28 November 2012 by Siri Wire A Family owned business located in Northeast CT, Siri Wire excels at drawing high-quality stainless steel wire for the most critical of applications. Siri Wire is a mill that focuses on providing...

OEM Technology Solutions Wins NSW Premiers Innovation in Export Award
27 November 2012 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions was nominated for the NSW Innovation in Export award at this year's 50th Anniversary Premiers NSW Export Awards. Competing against four other brilliant companies...

Boost to Truck Fleet is Part of Pickersgill's Rolling Investment Programme
26 November 2012 by Pickersgill-Kaye To cope with a growing order book for its services, we have increased our transport fleet by investing in an additional Iveco seven-and-a-half tonne, curtain-sided truck and have plans to...

Axiomtek Introduced Hardened and Intelligent rBOX100 DIN-rail Fanless Embedded System
23 November 2012 by AXIOMTEK The robust IP30-rated rBOX100 computing system features a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C, a super compact form-factor, a complete expandability and AXView monitoring...

JOPTEK Oy Composites Strengthens Its Position in the Russian and CIS Markets
22 November 2012 by Joptek Composites Freightcar Components International Oy buys the entire share capital of Joptek Oy Composites in a purchase of shares on 21 November 2012. Freightcar Components International Oy (FCCI Oy) is...

Kontron's New XMC Extension Board Enables Simple and Cost-Effective Migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
22 November 2012 by Kontron Kontron has released its new dual port 10 Gigabit XMC402 mezzanine card. OEMs and system operators can leverage the new XMC card to upgrade their communication structures quickly...

Pickersgills Offers Perfect Powder Coating Skills for DSK Engineering
21 November 2012 by Pickersgill-Kaye Pickersgill Electroplating Ltd's powder coating expertise is being put to the test in some of the toughest industrial environments in the world and is passing with flying colours, according to...

Torsion Bars
20 November 2012 by Ressorts Masselin Ressorts Masselin is known for its ability to design and manufacture heavy duty suspension components for railway and armoured vehicles. We continuously widen our capabilities and are now able...

Axiomtek's Applications and Reference Design of Railway Rolling Stock in Transportation Systems
20 November 2012 by AXIOMTEK Railway rolling stock comprises all vehicles that move on a railway. Usually, it includes both powered and unpowered conveyances. However, in some countries, the term is used to refer only...

New BDM at Steatite to Aid Growth in Vehicle Fixed Computers Division
19 November 2012 by Steatite Reacting to the increasing demand for In Car PCs, vehicle-mounted on board computers and mobile data terminals (MDTs), Steatite have appointed David Bates as Business Development Manager to head...

Point-of Load DC/DC Converters from MTM Power
16 November 2012 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, extend its broad portfolio by the Point-of-Load converters series PMDPOL....

Kontron Enables Highly-Scalable Ultra-Low Power Applications with Freescale i.MX6-Based ULP-COM Computer-on-Modules
14 November 2012 by Kontron Today, Kontron (Hall A6, Stand 506) premiered its second new module in the ULP-COM (ultra low power) standard, extending the successful and scalable computer-on-module concept to countless...

Invensys Rail and Siemens plc Consortium Awarded Crossrail Central Section Signalling Contract
14 November 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation A consortium comprising Invensys Rail and Siemens plc has been awarded a £50 million contract by Crossrail Limited to deliver the signalling and train control solution for the core Crossrail...

Kontron Debuts Two New COM Express Compliant Power Architecture Processor Modules
13 November 2012 by Kontron At the electronica trade show (hall A6, stand 506) Kontron announces the extension of its Computer-on-Module (COM) portfolio with a new family of COM Express compliant Power Architecture...

Steatite Wordsworth Launches Industrial, Long-Life and Embedded Servers
12 November 2012 by Steatite Steatite has launched a range of new, fully customisable server solutions that are designed to meet the requirements of industrial...

Invensys Rail receives certificate for enhanced WESTLOCK from Network Rail
08 November 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has received a certificate for the generic use of WESTLOCK Baseline T from Network Rail....

SIL 4-Ready Safety on CompactPCI PlusIO - Dual Redundancy for Rail Applications
08 November 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The new F75P CompactPCI PlusIO SBC was specially designed for rail applications and brings functional safety to the board level, using redundant Intel Atom processors. While two redundant CPUs...

Kontron Launches First 10G/1G Rugged Ethernet Switch Modules for Accelerated Development of Custom-Made High-Availability Switches
06 November 2012 by Kontron For the accelerated development of custom-made, high-availability switches, today Kontron has introduced the world's first 10G/1G Ethernet Switch Core Modules providing all essential interfaces...

Visit Nencki at Exporail 2012 in Moscow
02 November 2012 by Nencki No matter what your demands on bogie testing and maintenance may be, with its modular system, Nencki can provide the right solution for any requirement....

New Range Launched At Innotrans
01 November 2012 by Infotec British information display specialist Infotec today launched a new range of display controller technology at Innotrans, the international trade fair for transport technology, in...

October 2012

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Quintiq Implements Integrated Fleet and Staff Planning System for Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori
31 October 2012 by QUINTIQ Quintiq has announced the successful implementation of Quintiq's Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solution for Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori's (NTV) trains and workforce. The...

A New Range of Standard, Modified and Custom DC/DC Converters Trusted in the Global Market
29 October 2012 by Soanar Soanar offers high-end power supplies designed specifically for harsh environments. Harsh environments include low temp to -40°C and high temperatures to 70°C, humidity levels to 95%, high...

New White Paper on Electron-Beam Crosslinking
26 October 2012 by HUBER+SUHNER The new white paper from HUBER+SUHNER explains the technology behind electron-beam crosslinking, including the necessary systems and process optimisations, and shows the applications and...

High-Voltage Converter for Operation at Contact Wire
26 October 2012 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high-quality power supplies, offers DC/DC converters of the series HVC with 250W for railway applications....

Amplicon Host Transport Seminar at Bluebell Steam Railway
24 October 2012 by Amplicon Amplicon are delighted to announce that its annual Network and Monitoring Solutions for Smarter Transport technology seminar will be held at the Bluebell Steam Railway on 28 November 2012....

Indian Railways Runs Successful Trials for a New Train Collision Avoidance System
22 October 2012 by HBL Power Systems India has one of the largest railway systems in the world, serving 20 million passengers a day. It is a highly successful business and offers the Indian people the most cost effective solution...

Invensys Rail Designer Receives Recognition at Prestigious Awards
22 October 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail's Jamie Leigh Clayton has been named Apprentice Champion of the Year in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2012. The finalists and winners were announced at...

KETS (Kestrel Emergency Telephone System) Now Network Rail Approved
18 October 2012 by GAI-Tronics Designed to provide a public emergency telephone system for level rail crossings, the KETS system has been engineered to meet the onerous standards of such applications whilst providing...

Meet Leroy Automation at Exporail (Stand 113 - Hall 1)
18 October 2012 by Leroy Automation After the successful InnoTrans 2012 trade fair, Leroy Automation is pleased to announce that its venue at Exporail 2012, the 6th International Railway Technology Exhibition in Moscow, Russia....

Invensys Rail Commissions Gjønnes Station for Oslo Metro
18 October 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail and Oslo Metro's infrastructure owner, Kollektivtransportproduksjon AS (KTPAS), have successfully commissioned a new signalling scheme at Gjønnes station, with Mr Cato...

Railmonitor Receives Acceptance Certifications
17 October 2012 by Dr D Wehrhahn The universal laser rail profile measurement device Railmonitor RML3000 has received acceptance certification from the Deutsche Bahn Netz AG for the highest speed class of 280km/h....

InnoTrans 2012: Great interest for Frauscher innovations due to customised solutions
17 October 2012 by Frauscher Sensortechnik "Global markets, customised solutions" - under this motto, Frauscher presented its state-of-the-art wheel detection and axle counting systems at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin....

EIC Solutions White Paper Explores Popular Options for Cooling Electrical Railway Equipment
17 October 2012 by EIC Solutions EIC Solutions is a leading gloabl provider of cooling systems for electrical railway equipment, with over 20 years of experience in the...

Thank You for Visiting Us from Liljedahl Bare Wire
12 October 2012 by Liljedahl Bare Wire Liljedahl Bare Wire would like to take this opportunity thank all of you who joined us at Innotrans in Berlin from 19-21 September 2012 and contributed to yet another successful exhibition....

Olympic Lessons for Rail CCTV Sector
12 October 2012 by BWCS Making better use of a massive fixed resource through new technologies is the theme of BWCS' third Rail CCTV Conference this November. Train and metro operators, rail authorities and new...

Absolutely Economic: Series PMAS/PCMAS75
12 October 2012 by MTM Power The primary switched MTM Power modules PMAS/PCMAS75 have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC and DC wide input ranges for worldwide application and allow an...

New Box PC Expands Breadth of AMD G-Series APU Offerings
11 October 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik has announced the release of the BC50M box computer based on the latest AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The robust and maintenance-free BC50M...

Ultra - Heathrow and Beyond Sponsored by Firstco
09 October 2012 by Firstco Firstco was delighted to sponsor a presentation entitled 'Ultra - Heathrow and Beyond' at the IET in Central London. The evening presented industry peers and students with the opportunity to...

Firstco Completes Major Contracts for Station Cooling Projects at Green Park and Oxford Circus
01 October 2012 by Firstco Firstco won two major contracts from Morgan Sindall and Birse Metro for the detailed design and delivery of the control systems for station-cooling projects at Green Park and Oxford...

September 2012

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Kontron Launches ARM-based Ultra Low Power Module to Reduce Cost and Energy Consumption of Imaging-Centric Low Profile Applications
28 September 2012 by Kontron Kontron has launched its first ultra low-power, low-profile ARM-based Computer-On-Module specifically designed to extend the proven and scalable Computer-On-Modules-based usage model to new...

MPG: Multi-Power Supply Systems with up to 2kW
27 September 2012 by MTM Power The DC/DC power supply systems of the series MPG from MTM Power, the specialist for innovative power supplies, are designed among others for supply of electrical applications from DC mains...

Passenger Information Display System for Railways Station
26 September 2012 by Advantech Passenger Information Systems (PIDS) are digital information systems that display real-time information for passengers. Train operating companies are constantly striving to improve...

ContiTech Reflects Successful Participation in InnoTrans 2012
24 September 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering After the completion of InnoTrans 2012, Hannes Friederichsen, Head of ContiTech Air Spring Systems business unit, reflects the company's participation in the...

Stay Snow-Free with OSBORN SnowProtec Systems
20 September 2012 by OSBORN International SnowProtec brings you a long-lasting solution to avoid any kind of snowdrift or drift from any other unwanted materials carried by wind....

Commission on the Quality of Rail Products for Undergrounds at CJSC "Pskovelectrosvar"
20 September 2012 by Pskovelectrosvar CJSC In the period between 4 and 5 of October 2012, the 12th meeting of the Commission on the Quality of Rail Products for Undergrounds will be held at CJSC...

Advantech's Vision and Opportunities in M2M: An Article by Fabrizio Bozzarelli – Advantech Europe Business Development Manager
19 September 2012 by Advantech Ten years ago the idea of automatically controlled traffic seemed incredible, but now it is not so far away from the reality. Today the internet, cloud computing and a plethora of sensors...

KEYMILE Delivers More Bandwidth in Dedicated Networks with New Boards
18 September 2012 by KEYMILE KEYMILE is a leading technology supplier of communications solutions for access and transmission systems. It has now significantly enhanced the capabilities of its multi-service access...

Kontron Launches New Vehicle Computers to Bring Buses, Commercial Vehicles and Mobile Machinery to the Cloud
18 September 2012 by Kontron Kontron's new MICROSPACE MPCX60 vehicle computers incorporate cellular connectivity and highly flexible design to interconnect a multitude of task specific local...

RAIL.ONE Focuses on Turnkey Production Plants and Efficient Noise and Vibration Attenuation
18 September 2012 by RAIL.ONE This year at InnoTrans 2012, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, RAIL.ONE will present its extensive production-plant portfolio....

Alcatel-Lucent Joins UNIFE to Expand Role of Communications Technology in Safe, Sustainable and Efficient Rail Transport
18 September 2012 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent has become the first company from the telecommunications sector to become a member of the Europe-wide rail industry association, UNIFE, highlighting the increasing importance...

Alcatel-Lucent Ensures Safe, Efficient Travel on High-Speed Spanish Rail Line
18 September 2012 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent is to help ensure safe and efficient travel on a new high-speed railway line between the busy Spanish cities of Albacete and Alicante. Alcatel-Lucent will provide the...

ENSCO Delivers TrackIT Track Chart Management System To Amtrak
17 September 2012 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO, Inc. has announced that it has delivered the TrackIT Track Chart Management System to Amtrak. The web-based system hosts Amtrak's official track charts and provides them as high quality...

TagMaster Confirmed as Supplier for Continued Rollout of UHF RFID Readers by Trafikverket in Sweden
14 September 2012 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, has received additional orders for the XT-3HD long-range RFID reader from Trafikverket (the Swedish...

Join Us EURAILTEST INNOTRANS 2012 in Berlin, from 18 to 21 September 2012 (Stand 104, Hall 7.2.a)
14 September 2012 by EURAILTEST From 18 to 21 September 2012 EURAILTEST welcomes you to the international exhibition in Berlin at stand 104, Hall 7.2.a....

RFS' RADIAFLEX Radiating Cable Developments Cater Specific Needs of the railway communications
13 September 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems InnoTrans has provided an international platform for buyers and sellers of passenger and freight transport technology. From 18 to 21 September 2012 the trade show will take place at the...

RFS and InfoGLOBAL Team Up for 5GHz-6GHz In-Tunnel Wireless Communication Systems
13 September 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, and InfoGLOBAL, worldwide leader of advanced telecommunications, control, video surveillance and...

HaslerRail at InnoTrans 2012
13 September 2012 by HaslerRail Thanks to excellent customer relations and a great deal of confidence as a result of dependable and customer-specific products, HaslerRail AG can celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2012 - we...

Lander to Present its Latest Tram Simulation Development at Innotrans
13 September 2012 by LANDER Simulation & Training Solutions In recent years Lander has continued its development in simulation technology and at Innotrans 2012 is set to present its tram simulator....

INFOTRANS RPC Invitation to InnoTrans 2012
13 September 2012 by INFOTRANS RPC INFOTRANS RPC invites you to visit our exposition at the InnoTrans 2012 exhibition in Berlin from 18 to 21 September 2012. Our exposition will be located in Hall 5.2 a, Stand...

MTM Power Invites You to InnoTrans 2012 (18-21 September, Berlin)
13 September 2012 by MTM Power MTM Power cordially invites you to visit us at InnoTrans in Berlin, the international show for passenger and freight transport technology....

Advantech Rolling Out 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor-based Embedded Platforms
12 September 2012 by Advantech Advantech, a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, announces its latest platforms based on the 3rd generation Intel...

Televic Rail Launches iCoM at Innotrans 2012
10 September 2012 by Televic Rail Televic Rail's integrated solution for passenger information, infotainment and entertainment, will be amply demonstrated during Innotrans....

Fraunhofer IPM to Showcase at InnoTrans 2012
06 September 2012 by Fraunhofer IPM The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM develops optical measuring systems for monitoring the condition of rail and road infrastructure. You are cordially invited to...

Senior Appointments at Invensys Rail
05 September 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has announced the appointment of two senior executives in the UK, with Ana Santos joining the company as VP for Finance and IT and Andy Lewis taking on the role of Director...

Powernet Launches Three New 3kW Products
04 September 2012 by Powernet Powernet's new ADC9000 series design platform covers power supplies and battery chargers from 500-3200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. Final products will be optimised in...

Kontron Achieves International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Certification
04 September 2012 by Kontron Kontron announced that it has achieved the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) Revision 02 certification, a compliance developed by the independent association of European...

New HUBER+SUHNER Products at InnoTrans 2012
04 September 2012 by HUBER+SUHNER Just in time for the world's largest rail fair, HUBER+SUHNER presents new products for the rail market. The new RADOX RAILCAT CAT7, a fiber-optic cable for rolling-stock, and a YAGI antenna...

Engineering a Brighter Future through Education
03 September 2012 by Atkins Around 40 senior managers from Atkins will use their engineering know-how to improve a Hammersmith education facility for Resurgo and TLG: The Education Charity (TLG) this...

August 2012

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Aarding and Stork Special Products Combine, Using the New Name 'Novek'
31 August 2012 by NOVEK Technical Solutions Today, Maxime Verhagen, Minister of InNOVation, revealed, completely in the sphere of the EK (European Championship) Football, the new company name of Stork Special Products and...

ENSCO Delivers State-of-the-Art Track Inspection Vehicle to WMATA
30 August 2012 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO delivered to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority its first track geometry vehicle (TGV), a specialised railcar equipped with advanced technology that analyses the condition...

Jewers Doors to Debut at InnoTrans 2012
29 August 2012 by Jewers Doors Jewers Doors Limited, a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of specialist industrial doors, will exhibit at InnoTrans for the first time on stand 319 in the UK RIA Pavilion...

InnoTrans 2012: KEYMILE Shows New Dedicated Network Solutions for Railways
28 August 2012 by KEYMILE KEYMILE is a leading technology supplier of communications solutions for access and transmission systems. At InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin from 18 to 21 September, it will exhibit its extensive range...

The Largest Optically Enhanced Video Wall in Europe: Another GDS Installation in Oslo
28 August 2012 by GDS The largest optically enhanced LCD video wall in Europe has been installed by GDS in Oslo Central Station, the busiest railway station in Norway. The result is impressive; the brand new...

Firstco Facilitates Heathrow Express Integration to British Transport Police London CCTV Hub
23 August 2012 by Firstco Firstco has successfully integrated Heathrow Express' CCTV network into the British Transport Police's (BTP) London CCTV Hub...

Competence in Bogie Testing
22 August 2012 by Nencki Over the past decade, Nencki has reached a leading position as a supplier for bogie test stands, with more than 70 machines being delivered. Nencki's aim is to provide customers with the...

New Search Function on MTM Power GmbH Website
22 August 2012 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH has launched a new online product search on its website. From now on, visitors get a step closer to the MTM Power products with every click of the mouse, finding not only the type...

Visit Leroy Automation at InnoTrans (Booth 3.2 / 210-J)
21 August 2012 by Leroy Automation Leroy Automation is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event runs from 18 to 21 September 2012 and you will be able to visit Leroy...

New Automatic Solution for Detecting Malfunctions on Electrical Train Pantographs in Motion
20 August 2012 by Image House PantoInspect Image House, an experienced Danish technology company, presents the PantoInspect pantograph monitoring surveillance system for monitoring train pantographs in motion at INNOTRANS 2012 on...

Visit Lloyd Electric and Engineering at InnoTrans (booth 3.1/240)
16 August 2012 by Lloyd Electric and Engineering Lloyd Electric and Engineering Limited is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event runs from 18 to 21 September 2012 and you will be able...

Westermo to Provide Ethernet Switches for Automated People Mover in Hong Kong
14 August 2012 by Westermo Thales has awarded Westermo Data Communications a contract to supply the company with industrial networking technology for its project at Hong Kong International Airport. The project...

400W Power Supply Suits Railway and Other Extreme Environments
13 August 2012 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics introduces the POL 400R series railway quality, AC/DC switch mode power supplies. These 400W units operate from input sources of 115V AC (97V‐132V range) or 230V...

Visit Commscope at INNOTRANS - Stand No. 4.1/205
13 August 2012 by CommScope Commscope is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The event runs from 18 to 21 September 2012 and you will be able to visit Commscope in hall 4.1...

Powerful PMDS/PCMDS30 Series Railway Applications
06 August 2012 by MTM Power This primary switched DC/DC converters series PMDS/PCMDS30 from MTM Power is especially designed for automotive and railway applications. These converters operate according to the current...

Network Rail Awards Atkins Two Major Cardiff Re-Signalling Scheme Contracts
06 August 2012 by Atkins Network Rail has awarded Atkins the Signalling and Power & Distribution contracts as part of the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR)...

Invensys Rail Awarded Signalling Contracts in Norway
03 August 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Norwegian infrastructure owner Kollektivtransportproduksjon AS (KTP) has awarded two contracts totalling £10.6 million to Invensys Rail to deliver signalling projects on the T-bane network in...

ContiTech Puts Emphasis on Safety and Worldwide Service
03 August 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Service and safety will be the focus of ContiTechs display at the InnoTrans 2012 (18 - 21 September). The company will showcase its high quality and durable air spring products, under the...

Metro Success in Barcelona
01 August 2012 by Gunnebo Entrance Control Gunnebo has been awarded the supply of special customer aesthetic entrance gates for four stations of TMB Metro Barcelona....

POLYRACK at InnoTrans 2012 - 18-21 September, Berlin
01 August 2012 by Polyrack Tech-Group Holding InnoTrans has become established as an international industry showplace, focusing on railway technology, as well as on railway infrastructure, interiors, public transport and tunnel...

July 2012

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Norgren Gives Worldwide Debut to Quartet of New Technologies at Innotrans
30 July 2012 by Norgren Norgren, a global market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control, will give worldwide debuts to four new technologies developed specifically to deliver engineering advantage for the...

Westermo to Provide Ethernet Switches for New PATCO Speedline Trains
30 July 2012 by Westermo Highly-reliable Ethernet switches to be the backbone of the vehicle monitoring system.Quester Tangent has awarded Westermo Data Communications a contract to supply the company with...

POLYRACK Supports Ruggedised and Conduction-Cooled Solutions
30 July 2012 by Polyrack Tech-Group Holding In the area of microcomputer packaging systems, POLYRACK Systemtechnik is expanding its comprehensive programme with the future-proof standard VPX. New system solutions and backplanes for...

Stuttgart, Pforzheim and Lake Constance Area Join Nationwide Mobile Ticketing Project in Germany
26 July 2012 by HanseCom The Transit and Tariff Association of Stuttgart, Pforzheim and Constance have been participating in the German mobile ticket project, HandyTicket Deutschland, and are offering customers...

Invensys Rail S60 Barrier Machine Receives Generic Approval from Network Rail
25 July 2012 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail's S60 barrier machine, part of the company's WESTeX range of level crossing solutions, has received a certificate of acceptance from Network Rail (certificate number PA05/03568,...

Innotrans 2012 Invitation from Sqills
25 July 2012 by Sqills Travel in Europe is proving to be resilient. Despite concerns about the global economy and signs of a slowdown at the end of 2011, many destinations are showing continued visitor growth in...

Successful Launch of Mobile Telephone and Internet Services in the Channel Tunnel in Time for the London 2012 Olympic Games
25 July 2012 by Alcatel-Lucent Eurotunnel and the French mobile telephone operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR have today, as planned, brought into service a GSM-P optical fibre system for 2G (GSM 900, DCS1800) and...

Westermo to Provide Ethernet Switches for New Washington DC Metro Trains
24 July 2012 by Westermo Westermo has been awarded a $4m contract by Toshiba to provide industrial networking technology for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Series 7000 Rail car...

Frauscher to Showcase Fascinating Innovations at InnoTrans2012
19 July 2012 by Frauscher Sensortechnik "Global markets, customised solutions" - under this motto, Frauscher will be presenting its state-of-the-art wheel detection and axle counting systems at InnoTrans in Berlin from 18 to 21...

Hoppecke Helps Get Southeastern Trains Rolling
19 July 2012 by Hoppecke Bombardier has renewed its contract with Hoppecke for the refurbishment of 110 battery sets that are used on Southeastern's sliding door Electrostar electric multiple unit (EMU) Class 375...

InnoTrans 2012: Non-Touch Detection Supplements Anti-Pinch Sensor
17 July 2012 by Mayser Mayser has added a protective Non-Touch Detection system to its safety systems for public...

Nosta Releases Free White Paper
17 July 2012 by NOSTA Since it was first founded in 1976, nosta has been based in the Bavarian city of Höchstädt in southern Germany on the banks of the Danube. It is from here that nosta delivers to customers all...

Ground-Breaking New Products for Rail Vehicle Control Panels
17 July 2012 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, has unveiled some ground-breaking new products for passenger access, drivers' desks and rail vehicle control...

HUBER+SUHNER Launches RADOX RAILCAT CAT7
11 July 2012 by HUBER+SUHNER A new databus cable for transferring high data rates in trains extends the tried and trusted HUBER+SUHNER RADOX RAILCAT product family. RADOX RAILCAT CAT7 is available immediately....

OTN Systems Wins Project to Upgrade the Kuala Lumpur Monorail Communications Backbone
10 July 2012 by OTN Systems OTN Systems develops and deploys dedicated fiber optic communications networks for monorail systems all over the world. Recently, OTN Systems won the project to upgrade the existing OTN...

Kontron's First Mini-ITX Embedded Motherboard with ARM Processor Technology has NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor on Board
06 July 2012 by Kontron As part of Kontron's strategic entry into ARM processor technology, Kontron has today unveiled its first embedded ARM-based motherboard in the Mini-ITX form factor (170mm x 170 mm). The...

Britain Leads Europe in Internet Access on Trains
06 July 2012 by BWCS The UK is leading Europe in the race to get broadband wireless services onto trains, according to a new report from the consulting firm BWCS. The number of WiFi-equipped train carriages in...

Dubai Factory Ships 55,000t of Sleepers into WA
04 July 2012 by Austrak Austrak's Dubai factory continues to exceed production targets and is on track to make its fourth shipment of sleepers into Port Hedland this...

An Interview with Anabel Hengelmann, President of Sonneville AG
03 July 2012 by Sonneville VT, one of the world's first slab track systems, has become the product of choice in the most prestigious and demanding railway projects. The excellent reputation of the Sonneville system is...

June 2012

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Turnkey Production Plants: Reliable, Cost-Effective and Intelligent
29 June 2012 by RAIL.ONE At InnoTrans 2012 RAIL.ONE will present to a broad professional public its expertise in the field of plant engineering. RAIL.ONE offerings will take place under the motto "Build on...

Leroy Automation Winterised RIOM for Russian Market
29 June 2012 by Leroy Automation Since 1983, Leroy Automation has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of automation products for railway, military and industrial...

TagMaster Selected by Thales Deutschland for Train Detection System
28 June 2012 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has been selected by Thales Deutschland to provide RFID systems for use in their train detection system....

Update of Network Rail Approval for GAI-Tronics Titan CB Telephones
28 June 2012 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics Titan CB Telephones now is updated of Network Rail...

New Kontron Embedded Motherboard Supports 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors
27 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced its new embedded motherboard, the Kontron Flex-ATX KTQ77/Flex, built on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors....

GAI-Tronics and Burnside to Launch New Rugged GSM-Based Product Range
27 June 2012 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics has announced an agreement with Burnside Telecom to produce and market a series of GSM-enabled rugged telephone and terminal products. The jointly developed products, which are...

Norgren's Curved Actuator System Helps Operators Aid Cubicle Operation and Provide Improved Passenger Access
27 June 2012 by Norgren With 25 years' experience operating in the rail door market and more than 14,000 door systems installed on rail cars worldwide, Norgren has further enhanced its technologically...

New Valve From Norgren provides Ultimate in Freeze Protection
27 June 2012 by Norgren Norgren, an international market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technology, has introduced a new high-performance valve for the international rail sector, which automatically...

Westermo Switches Provide Power-over-Ethernet Networks for On-Board Railway Applications
26 June 2012 by Westermo To meet the growing demand for communication networks on board railway rolling stock, Westermo has introduced two compact and rugged power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches that support video, LCDs...

Alcatel-Lucent to Enhance Mobile Services in High-Density Urban Centres
26 June 2012 by Alcatel-Lucent Mobile network operators and their customers in some of the world's most congested cities for wireless broadband could see lost calls, data interruptions and variable connectivity become a thing...

Lat-Lon Wins Connected World Value Chain Award
18 June 2012 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon, LLC. announced today that they have been awarded the Gold Value Chain Award in Fleet Management from Connected World Magazine. The award was presented at the annual Connected...

Travel Design Launches TD Rail & Industry AB
15 June 2012 by TD Rail & Industry The success and expansion continues for Travel Design, which received several nominations in 2011. From June 1 2012, TD Rail & Industry AB was formed to provide complete solutions for the...

Kontron Brings 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor Technology to CompactPCI 6U Boards
14 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the new 6U CompactPCI processor board CP6004-SA that sets new performance-per-watt standards for high-end applications....

Powernet Launches 500W ADC9000 Power Supply and Battery Charger
12 June 2012 by Powernet Powernet's new ADC9000 series design platform covers power supplies and battery chargers from 500W-3200W with rail approvals according to EN50155, while the final products will be optimised...

Kontron 3U OpenVPX SBCs 3rd Generation Brings 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express 3.0
07 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced its new 3rd generation 3U OpenVPX single-board computers (SBC) with the latest interface technology based on the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors....

Kontron Launches COM Express Computer-on-Modules with 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors in Numerous Variants
06 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced to support the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors on 14 COM Express basic computer-on-module...

Kontron Welcomes Ratification by PICMG of COM Express Mini
06 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron welcomes the recent PCI Industrial Manufacturers Group (PICMG) news of the official adoption of the COM Express mini form factor under the overall COM Express...

Transurb Technirail Provides RATP with Simulator Hardware Upgrade
06 June 2012 by Transurb Technirail RATP, the Parisian public transport operator, and Transurb Technirail have known each other for some time now. Back in 2007, Transurb Technirail cooperated in a project, named OURAGAN, with...

Quad-Core AdvancedMC Kontron AM4022 Doubles Performance Compared to Previous Generations
01 June 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the introduction of its most powerful single AdvancedMC processor module, designed with the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor....

May 2012

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Unlocking Manufacturing Excellence
31 May 2012 by Pickersgill-Kaye Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd has played a major manufacturing role in the new multi-million pound state-of-the-art custody suite thst has helped transform Pudsey Police Station into one of the most...

Climatic Chamber Accredited According to COFRAC ISO 17025
31 May 2012 by EURAILTEST The services delivered by the Thermal and Airflow Test Chamber located at Romilly Seine have just been accredited according to COFRAC ISO...

Advanced Train Operators Gather to Discuss New Broadband Services
30 May 2012 by BWCS Train operators from across Europe, the Middle East and the US will gather in London next month to share their wireless know-how at Train Communications Systems 2012. Hosted by transport...

Camlin Rail Awarded Signet 650 Network Rail Product Approval
29 May 2012 by Camlin Rail Camlin Rail is pleased to announce the approval of the Signet 650 by Network Rail, effective from 14 May 2012. Camlin Rail already holds product approval for the Signet 400 and this completes...

Diamond Jubilee Puts London’s Newest Infrastructure through Its Paces Ahead of the Games
29 May 2012 by Atkins With more than a million people expected to descend on London to attend the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, some of the capital's newest infrastructure improvements will be put through...

Integrated EoC Solution from TKH Security Solutions Prepares Systems for the Future
28 May 2012 by TKH Security Solutions TKH Security Solutions today announced the release of its integrated ethernet over coax (EoC) solution, the Siqura ECO Plug. This device equips Siqura IP cameras and codecs with an interface...

Kontron 3U CompactPCI Processor Board Boosts Performance and Power Efficiency with 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors
24 May 2012 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the high-performance 3U CompactPCI processor board CP3003, based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processor technology, delivering a new level of performance and...

ContiTech Exhibits State-of-the-Art Suspension Systems at the Rail + Metro China
24 May 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering From 30 May to 1 June, ContiTech is exhibiting at the Rail + Metro fair in Shanghai, China. The systems manufacturer of suspension systems for rail vehicles will be exhibiting at booth MA049...

Kontron Multi-Mission Rugged Computer System ApexVX
23 May 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the availability of its new multi-mission rugged computer system ApexVX, which is specifically designed for the rapid deployment of a broad range of military and...

Transurb Technirail Wins Contract to Develop a Driving Simulator for Cairo Metro in Egypt
23 May 2012 by Transurb Technirail Cairo Metro was the first ever metro network in Africa. Today, the estimated 17 million inhabitants of Cairo have access to three metro lines, with a fourth line currently under construction....

Zetica Issues Two Free White Papers
22 May 2012 by Zetica Zetica, a company that develops innovative train-mounted advanced rail radar systems, has recently released two free white papers, which explain the company's products and services - ZARR and...

KEYMILE Showcases Solutions for Flexible FTTx Broadband Expansion at CommunicAsia 2012
22 May 2012 by KEYMILE At this year's CommunicAsia, which takes place from 19 to 22 June 2012 in Singapore, KEYMILE will present its fibre optic solutions for a vast range of scenarios. Visitors will also be able to...

The European Market for Train-Based Wireless Broadband Services
22 May 2012 by BWCS On-train passenger entertainment and operational cost-saving services are being revolutionised by the supply of broadband wireless services to trains, argues a new report titled The European...

New PCB Adapter for EAO Emergency-Stop Button
21 May 2012 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, has introduced a new PCB adapter for the Series 84 Emergency-stop...

Turkey’s Biggest EU Project is Commencing
18 May 2012 by YAPI MERKEZI The ground-breaking ceremony of rehabilitation and signalisation of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak railway line was held on 15 May 2012....

nora Releases New Free White Paper
17 May 2012 by nora systems A tramways revival is immerging all over the world. Today's vehicles have nothing in common with the well-known old-fashioned tram. Nowadays, design-orientated models are dominating cities...

Atkins Achieves Formal Recognition for Collaborative Working
16 May 2012 by Atkins Atkins' UK rail division is one of the first in the industry to achieve BS11000 accreditation, which provides a framework for collaborative business...

TKH Security Solutions Upgrades Its Entire Line of Siqura XSNet Ethernet Switches
14 May 2012 by TKH Security Solutions TKH Security Solutions has announced the release of its new Siqura XSNet ethernet switch line. The XSNet 3000 and 4000 series provides a complete offering of managed and unmanaged switches...

Zetica Commissioned to Carry Out RASC Surveys in Australia and USA
14 May 2012 by Zetica Zetica Rail has won contracts to carry out railway asset scanning car (RASC) surveys in Australia and the USA in 2012. The RASC is a multi-sensor hy-rail vehicle-based inspection system,...

RAIL.ONE Delivers Concrete Sleepers for Rail Line Upgrades in Hungary and Romania
14 May 2012 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, the leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, has further expanded its international business activities by...

RFS Brings RADIAFLEX to TETRA World Congress 2012
11 May 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, will present its in-tunnel and in-building wireless communication solutions at Tetra World Congress...

Powernet Delivers its 350,000th ADC5000 Series Power Supply
10 May 2012 by Powernet The Powernet ADC5000 power supply series recently passed a significant milestone when the 350,000th power supply, a celebratory version of the product, was delivered to Australian customer...

In-Vehicle Fanless Box Embedded Computer with eMark Certification
09 May 2012 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek rolls out the tBOX311-820-FL, an in-vehicle rugged embedded box system incorporating low power consumption Intel Atom processor Z520PT 1.33GHz with Intel US15WPT chipset....

Inauguration of Transurb Technirail Metro Driving Simulator in Kuala Lumpur
09 May 2012 by Transurb Technirail In January 2011, Prasarana selected Transurb Technirail to develop a customised driving simulator. Our partnership resulted in the development, installation and maintenance of a...

Kontron Brings Benefits of Quad-Core 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Technology to the Embedded Space
03 May 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced its support of the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3615QE (4x2.3GHz, 6MB L2 cache) and i7-3612QE (4x2.1GHz, 6MB L2 cache) processors on seven embedded...

RFS Radiating Cable Solution Supports Wireless Public Network on Hangzhou Metro Line 1
03 May 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Passengers on China's new Hangzhou Metro Line 1 rapid transit system will enjoy a more comfortable and faster commute, enhanced by seamless and reliable public wireless communication...

RADIAFLEX Development for Specific Railway Communications Industry Needs
02 May 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) unveils its latest radiating cable development. The new RADIAFLEX cable series RAYT provides superior electrical performance in 2.4GHz - 2.5GHz, serves the needs...

Two Golds for EAO at Industry Awards
02 May 2012 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, collected two gold awards for 'Best New Products of the Year' in the coveted New Electronics Digest 'King...

Infotec Attends UK Light Rail Conference
01 May 2012 by Infotec Visitors to the 7th Annual UK Light Rail Conference in Manchester this month will be able to see a real time customer information display and a high-tech information management system in...

April 2012

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RFS Presents at Tunnelling World Middle East 2012
30 April 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, will present complete passive and active solutions for in-tunnel and in-building wireless...

RFS Provides Wireless Coverage for Guangshengang XRL Tunnels
27 April 2012 by Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that it has successfully deployed an industry-leading wireless in-tunnel coverage...

Absopulse Electronics' 250W DC/DC Converter for Railway and Extreme Environments
27 April 2012 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' RWY 252H series 250W, dual-output encapsulated DC/DC converter is perfect for use in the railway industry and other outdoor and extreme...

ContiTech Achieves Best Sales Performance in the Company’s History
24 April 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Even in these turbulent times marked by the financial and Euro crisis, ContiTech AG, one of Continental AG's five divisions, has remained on course for success. The Hanover-based technology...

KEYMILE Presents the Compact MileGate 2310 Subrack
19 April 2012 by KEYMILE The new MileGate 2310 multi-service access platform offers extensive functions in a compact casing. KEYMILE's new subrack has four height units and is easy for network operators to use in...

New Railway-Centric Fanless Embedded Box System with Anti-Vibration Design
18 April 2012 by AXIOMTEK Axiomtek rolls out a whole new transportation solution, tBOX320-852-FL, a fanless embedded computing system, incorporating a high performance Intel® Core™2 Duo SP9300 processor at 2.26GHz...

Belden Adds Shielded Railway Connectors to its Lumberg Automation Product Range
18 April 2012 by Belden EMEA The new railway connectors from Belden's Lumberg Automation product program have been specially designed for use in trains....

WiFi on Trains Now a Vital Weapon in Fight for Customers
16 April 2012 by BWCS Train operators can no longer afford to be without on-board train WiFi systems, argues Transport and Wireless Consultancy BWCS, who will host a conference on the subject this...

nora systems to Visit Industry Events
16 April 2012 by nora systems nora systems, manufacturers of rubber flooring for transportation and non-transportation purposes, is set to attend two trade shows in 2012 - InnoTrans and Railway Interiors. The company's...

Firstco Open Second Middle East Office
13 April 2012 by Firstco Following their recent multi-million pound contract with Ultra Electronics Airport Systems in Oman, Firstco has announced it will be opening an office in...

New EAO Door-Opener is First Choice for Train
13 April 2012 by EAO EAO, the pioneer of illuminated pushbuttons, unveils the new Series 57 'all-in-one' door-opening pushbutton, which is set to redefine the standard for passenger...

Fusion of Time Distribution Technology
11 April 2012 by Mobatime In our January 2012 newsletter we highlighted the state-of-the-art in time distribution...

HBL Power Systems Limited Management Systems are IRIS Approved
11 April 2012 by HBL Power Systems HBL Power Systems, established in 1977, has become one of world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of specialised...

RAIL.ONE Delivers Turnout Sleepers for the New Rail Line
05 April 2012 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, will participate in an extensive supply contract for turnout sleepers...

Nordic Train Passengers Stay Connected with CommScope Coverage Solutions
05 April 2012 by CommScope Trains and rail systems, among the most complex environments for providing wireless network services, are fast becoming priorities for providing reliable coverage because of consumers'...

Andrew Solutions Provides Wireless Coverage On Italy's High Speed Trains
05 April 2012 by CommScope Providing reliable wireless coverage inside large buildings can be challenging, but doing so in structures moving at 350km per hour is downright daunting. That is why Telecom Italia called...

Andrew to Wire New Chinese High Speed Railway
05 April 2012 by CommScope Andrew Solutions, a division of CommScope, a global leader in wireless communication systems and products, will provide a coverage and capacity system for essential wireless communications in...

Andrew Wins Radio Coverage Contract from Alcatel-Lucent
05 April 2012 by CommScope

CommScope and Italian Operators Make Rome Metro Phone and Data Friendly
05 April 2012 by CommScope The long-anticipated wiring of the Rome Metro's passenger trains and stations for wireless coverage is becoming a reality....

Atkins Secures HS2 Preliminary Design Contract
05 April 2012 by Atkins HS2 Ltd has awarded Atkins the contract to prepare the preliminary designs for the two high-speed running lines through the Country South section of High Speed 2 (HS2) - a 91km stretch...

TKH Security Solutions Presents Integrated Security Systems at IFSEC 2012
03 April 2012 by TKH Security Solutions TKH Security Solutions has announced its intention to participate in the IFSEC 2012 trade show in Birmingham, UK, from 14-17 May....

WEGH Group Level Crossing Systems to be Installed in Ghana
03 April 2012 by WEGH Group In Ghana, WEGH Group was chosen for the supply of 2 and 3 way-level crossing systems destined to the renewal of the railway line that links Accra and Tema....

Norgren Sets the Pace for the Rail Sector with New Pantograph Regulator
01 April 2012 by Norgren Norgren, an international market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, is once again delivering an 'engineering advantage' through a new high-flow precision...

March 2012

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Siqura BC620WDR Wins SIA NPS Judges’ Choice Award at ISC West 2012
30 March 2012 by TKH Security Solutions TKH Security Solutions today announced that its recently released Siqura BC620WDR received the New Product Showcase Judges' Choice Award from the Security Industry Association (SIA) at the ISC...

Precision Laying of Low-Maintenance Track
26 March 2012 by Sonneville Among the multitude of tasks facing the railway equipment contractor Transtec Gotthard, laying the ballastless track in the Gotthard Base Tunnel is particularly demanding in terms of logistics...

Delegation Trip with Dr Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport
21 March 2012 by RAIL.ONE Jochen Riepl, CEO of RAIL.ONE, travelled to Saudi Arabia with the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building, and Urban Development, Peter...

Zonegreen Wins Safety Contract with Australia’s Biggest Rolling Stock Provider
21 March 2012 by Zonegreen Sheffield-based Zonegreen is turning the organisation upside down and taking the groundbreaking SMART DPPS™ (depot personnel protection system) product to Australia, in partnership with...

DEUTA REDBOX Safe+: Multifunction Recorder with Safety Level
21 March 2012 by DEUTA-WERKE Travel data recorders in public transport must fulfil a variety of functions today. DEUTA-WERKE presents an additional safety module the Safe+ for its multifunction recorder family the DEUTA...

North-South Urban Light Railway in Cologne
16 March 2012 by Rhomberg Rail The construction of the North-South Urban Light Railway in Cologne is one of the largest urban construction projects currently in...

Liljedahl Bare Wire Invites you to Innotrans 18-21 September 2012
16 March 2012 by Liljedahl Bare Wire Liljedahl Bare Wire is a leading supplier of copper wire rod, wires, stranded conductors, profiles and overhead catenary systems in aluminum, copper and copper...

DB Kommunikationstechnik Chooses KEYMILE's M2M Solution for Call a Bike
16 March 2012 by KEYMILE Together with KEYMILE, DB Kommunikationstechnik developed a machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless solution for 'call a bike' and fitted cycles with new onboard...

CompactPCI® Serial Multi-Display Controller G214 with AMD Radeon™ GPU E6760
13 March 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN's latest CompactPCI Serial peripheral board G214 offers excellent graphics performance thanks to the AMD Radeon E6760 GPU and is especially suited for multi-display...

Robust, Small, Strong Graphics: ESMini™ Computer-on-Module MM2
13 March 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Robust, space-saving and with higher performance than the first generation Intel Atom: MEN's new ESMini module is equipped with an Intel Atom processor from the E600 series and fits...

In Top Form: ESMexpress® Computer-on-Module With PowerPC® QorIQ™
13 March 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN's latest computer-on-module complying with ANSI-VITA 59 (standard in preparation) excels by its extremely high performance in addition to the usual ruggedness and flexibility of the...

High-Performance Graphics and a Robust Box PC for a Multitude of Demands
13 March 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN presents the first product based on its innovative concept of modular and robust display and box computers. The maintenance-free, high-performance BC1 box computer achieves its...

Robust CPU for Display and Box Computers: Flexibility that Gives You Wings
13 March 2012 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Designed for harsh environmental conditions in mobile markets, MEN's new SC24 single-board computer for display and box computer applications sets new standards in terms of flexibility....

IDAC to Hold Simulation Open Day in April
12 March 2012 by IDAC IDAC is offering a free simulation open day for those interested in learning about simulation techniques and software on Thursday 26 April...

TKH Security Solutions Presents Video Surveillance at ISC West 2012
09 March 2012 by TKH Security Solutions TKH Security Solutions has announced its intention to participate in the ISC West 2012 trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, from 28 -30 March (booth...

1kW Compact, Convection Cooled DC/DC Converters for Railway Applications
07 March 2012 by Absopulse ABSOPULSE Electronics BAP 1KR-U7712 series railway grade dc/dc converters deliver up to 1kW output power with convection cooling and no fans or forced air are required....

Alcatel-Lucent and Groupe Eurotunnel Pave the Way for 3G Mobile Data Services, Onboard Information and Uninterrupted Voice Calls in the Eurotunnel
06 March 2012 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent is to work with Groupe Eurotunnel to make it possible for travelers to access GSM and 3G mobile broadband services in the Eurotunnel with the deployment of a GSM-Public...

Visit TagMaster at MetroRail 2012
02 March 2012 by TagMaster TagMaster would like to invite you to the world's leading event for the metro and mass transit industry, MetroRail 2012....

Kontron and Real-Time Systems Sign Distribution Agreement for RTS Hypervisor
02 March 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the cooperation with Real-Time Systems to distribute their RTS Hypervisor on selected computer-on-modules, boards and systems with Intel multi-core...

Kontron to Support 3rd Generation Intel Core processors for Combination of Power Savings and Performance Gains
02 March 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced that it will be supporting the upcoming 3rd Generation Intel Core processors bringing an unprecedented combination of performance gains and power savings to more than...

Kontron Launches World’s First Pico-ITX Embedded Motherboard with Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 Processor
01 March 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the launch of the world's first ARM-based long-term available Pico-ITX embedded motherboard with dual-core ARM Cortex A9....

New RockGuard Product Line Ensures Ultra-High Fatigue Resistance
01 March 2012 by RockDelta Rock Delta's RockGuard® product line has been developed using a new unique technology ensuring ultra-high fatigue resistance and durability even under extreme climate conditions....

Norgren Provides an engineering Advantage with New Latching Cylinder Range
01 March 2012 by Norgren Norgren, the international market leader in pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, has launched a new range of durable and efficient latching cylinders for the rail...

Display Installations at First Great Western High-Speed Stations
01 March 2012 by Infotec Completion of displays for Bristol Temple Meads station marks the final piece in a very large project carried out by Infotec for...

February 2012

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Eurasia Rail: ContiTech Showcases Ultra-Modern Air Suspension Systems
28 February 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering The systems manufacturer for rail vehicles presents high-tech air suspension systems for primary and secondary suspension at Eurasia in Istanbul, Turkey on 8-10 March....

ContiTech at Hannover Messe 2012: Mobility- Mega Issue for Megacities
23 February 2012 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Megacities and mobility is the focused theme of ContiTech's booth at the Hannover Messe 2012....

New White Paper on Fibre Optics in Trains
23 February 2012 by HUBER+SUHNER HUBER+SUHNER's new white paper about on-train fibre optic connectivity explains that fibre optic applications in trains are already a reality today....

Compact and Rugged 750W DC/AC Inverter for Rail and Industrial Applications
20 February 2012 by Schaefer Schaefer has announced the PRP-750 series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 750VA of power in a chassis mount package....

Schaefer Announces High Density 3,000W DC/AC Inverter Ideal for Rail, Military and Industrial Applications
20 February 2012 by Schaefer Schaefer announces the PRP-3000 series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3,000VA of power. The PRP-3000 series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) or...

Belden Introduces New Railway Approved Data Cable for Use in Gigabit Ethernet Networks
15 February 2012 by Belden EMEA Belden, the leading supplier of high quality and innovative signal transmission solutions, has added a railway-approved high performance Ethernet Gigabit data cable for mission-critical railway...

Rhomberg Rail Reports Progress of Largest Project in Austria
13 February 2012 by Rhomberg Rail The works carried out by ARGE Alptransit Brenner, of which Rhomberg Rail is a joint venture partner, are still going according to plan and are entering the final...

Kontron's New 4U Industrial Rackmount Server Features 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors and a New System Design
13 February 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the availability of the KISS 4U Short Q67Flex, the latest addition to the Kontron industrial silent server (KISS) family in the 4U short 19in rack format....

KEYMILE Presents Flexible FTTx Broadband Expansion Solutions
09 February 2012 by KEYMILE In a live showcase at this year's CeBIT from 6 to 10 March, KEYMILE will present its MileGate multi-service access platform for flexible FTTx broadband expansion....

OEM Technology Solutions Partners with DEUTA Werke
08 February 2012 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions and DEUTA-Werke have signed a distribution agreement that licenses OEM to market, promote, sell, service and support DEUTA's range of...

OEM Technology Solutions Wins NSW Technology Export Award
08 February 2012 by OEM Technology Solutions Sydney company OEM Technology Solutions has won the major technology export prize at the 2011 NSW ATS Patrons Awards held recently in Sydney, Australia....

HBL Wins Prestigious Order from Alstom Transport to Supply Onboard Battery Systems for Citadis Trams
07 February 2012 by HBL Power Systems One of the world's leading rolling stock manufacturers, Alstom Transport has awarded HBL Power Systems a contract for the design and manufacture of onboard sintered plate nickel cadmium...

IRIS and Welding and Adhesive Bonding Certifications Lift Joptek Composites to a New Level
03 February 2012 by Joptek Composites Joptek Composites has been awarded the railway industry's IRIS certification, the international railway vehicles adhesive bonding certificate DIN 6701-2 Class A2 and international railway...

Firstco Awarded Tyne and Wear Metro Framework Agreement
03 February 2012 by Firstco Firstco has been awarded preferred supplier status, becoming one of three contractors to undergo further competitive competition to design and build a 10G IP network linking the sixty stations...

Austrak’s Dubai Factory Open for Business
02 February 2012 by Austrak Austrak's newest factory, their twelfth worldwide and the first in Dubai, produced its first pre-stressed concrete railway sleepers last...

Time Over Ethernet: State-of-the-Art for IP-Based Time Distribution
02 February 2012 by Mobatime Technology of time distribution systems has evolved over time. In the last century synchronisation of slave clocks was based on minute or second impulses in a two-wire cabling installation....

Infotec Unveils Text-To-Speech Software
01 February 2012 by Infotec Railway station announcements are set to become virtually word-perfect, thanks to significant investment by the British company Infotec whose text-to-speech technology is currently used at over...

January 2012

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Argentina Opens Doors to WEGH Group Technology
25 January 2012 by WEGH Group A contract with Solana for the supply of a long line plant has recently been signed and Argentina has opened its doors to WEGH Group...

Intelligent Power-On Built-In Test Solution for Kontron VPX/OpenVPX and VME Processor Boards
25 January 2012 by Kontron Kontron has announced the availability of the intelligent power-on built-in test solution Kontron PBIT on its VPX / OpenVPX and VME processor boards which serves to improve the reliability,...

Belden Introduces New Modular Industrial Patch Panel
24 January 2012 by Belden EMEA MIPP™ is the first modular industrial patch panel in the market able to combine copper and fibre management in one solution offering significant space and cost...

Next Generation Westermo Ethernet Switches Improve Onboard Railway Communication Network Reliability
16 January 2012 by Westermo To meet the growing demand for reliable onboard railway communications networks, Westermo has introduced a new generation of industrial Ethernet switches that provide highly robust networks...

Schaefer Introduce Low Cost and Compact 5kW Pure Sine Wave Inverter
13 January 2012 by Schaefer Schaefer introduces the AEP-5000 series of 5,000W, rugged, high-efficiency, pure sine wave inverters. The 'clean' pure sine wave output of the AEP-5000 series with less than 3% total...

SCHAEFER Release Power Conversion Systems White Paper
13 January 2012 by Schaefer SCHAEFER has released a white paper to showcase its power conversion...

MFL Goes to China
11 January 2012 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Following MFL's successful introduction to the large Russian rail milling market, it has decided to enter the Chinese rail milling market as well. The tender of the Chinese Ministry of...

IDAC Holds Free ANSYS Open Day
11 January 2012 by IDAC IDAC is offering a free ANSYS open day for those interested in learning about simulation techniques and software. IDAC's open day gives you the opportunity to visit IDAC and meet its...

Kontron 6U CompactPCI boards with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors for Harsh Environments
10 January 2012 by Kontron Kontron has introduced two rugged 6U CompactPCI PICMG 2.16 compliant processor boards with 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor...

OTN Systems Installs New Metro Project in Lima, Peru
10 January 2012 by OTN Systems OTN Systems, the global market leader in fibre-optic-based telecommunications backbone networks in metros will install a fibre-optic backbone for the Tren Urbano metro line in Lima, thereby...

Camlin Rail Receives First Order for REFLEKT
09 January 2012 by Camlin Rail Camlin Rail is pleased to announce the receipt of the first Network Rail order for REFLEKT, a fault location device specifically for the rail signalling system....

Siqura Joins TKH Security Solutions
03 January 2012 by TKH Security Solutions Siqura is now part of TKH Security Solutions, a close-knit collection of five companies working together to provide integrated and complete security management systems for critical...

December 2011

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Three New Kontron Embedded Motherboards With 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors
23 December 2011 by Kontron Kontron has announced the launch of three additional embedded motherboards in the ATX and Flex-ATX form factors with the 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 desktop and mobile processors....

Kontron COM Express Reference Carrier-i Type 10 for COM Express Mini Computer-on-Modules
20 December 2011 by Kontron First reference and evaluation board for the extended temperature range enables simple upgrades and development of scalable applications in extreme...

Dual-Output and 100W Power Supply with Universal AC-Input Suits
20 December 2011 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' MIW 152R series dual-output, railway quality AC/DC power supplies utilise high-efficiency power conversion topology to deliver 100W output power....

European Railway Depots Have Increased Interest in Nencki Wheel Weighing (NWW) Machine
16 December 2011 by Nencki Manufacturers of rail track machinery and passenger trains in Europe are becoming more sensible regarding the registration of rolling stock vehicles according to DIN EN14363 standards....

IDAC Simulation Open Day
09 December 2011 by IDAC IDAC is opening its doors to the engineering community free of charge on 26 January 2012. This is an opportunity for you to meet IDAC's computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation experts and...

Consortium Led by Rhomberg Wins Major Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) Contract
07 December 2011 by Rhomberg Rail A major contract for the construction of the new rail link from Zurich's main station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) to the city's Oerlikon station was awarded to the ARGE Bahntechnik DML consortium....

Flexible FPGA and I/O Designs with Kontron's Extended VITA 57 Offering
07 December 2011 by Kontron Kontron has announced the introduction of two new products, the Kontron FPGA mezzanine card FMC-SER0 and the Kontron VITA 57 development kit KIT-FMC-DEV, rounding off a robust portfolio of VITA...

Zetica Rail Wins Contract to Scan Trackbed for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa
02 December 2011 by Zetica Zetica Rail has won a contract to scan approximately 6,000km of trackbed for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa....

Zetica Rail Awarded Contract by Network Rail to Upgrade Zetica’s Advanced Rail Radar (ZARR) Installation
02 December 2011 by Zetica Zetica Rail has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to upgrade Zetica's advanced rail radar (ZARR) installation on three inspection trains to include high frequency horn antenna for...

November 2011

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Fibre-Reinforced Concrete: A Magical Mixture
28 November 2011 by Maccaferri What is fibre-reinforced concrete and how can rail engineers benefit from its unique properties? Bernard Berge, product specialist engineer, fibre division for Maccaferri,...

Technical Study on Planned Slab Track for Thessaloniki Metro
25 November 2011 by Rhomberg Rail Rhomberg Rail Consult was appointed by the consortium constructing the first underground metro railway in Thessaloniki, Greece to perform a study on the construction of slab track....

Joptek Composites in Cooperation with Transtech Delivers Large Proportion of Composite Structures for Helsinki City Transport New Low-Floor Trams
25 November 2011 by Joptek Composites Joptek Composites will deliver composite-based floor structures and part of the interior structures for the new low-floor trams of Helsinki City Transport (HKL), in cooperation with Finnish...

New Kontron COM Express Compact Module Offers a Simplified Upgrade Path with the Dual-Core Intel Atom Processor
24 November 2011 by Kontron Kontron has announced the expansion of its COM express compact form factor portfolio, which will now include the high-performance dual-core Intel Atom processor D525 @1.80GHz on the...

Alcatel-Lucent and France’s RATP Group Improve Services and Enhance Passenger Safety on the Paris Métro Rail Network
21 November 2011 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent has collaborated with the RATP Group, the French public transport operator and the world's fifth largest urban transport operator, to provide a range of broadband...

Maccaferri Rockfall Catch Fences Protect Vulnerable Northern Ireland Infrastructure
21 November 2011 by Maccaferri Rockfall protection barriers from specialist manufacturer Maccaferri have been installed along a section of the main Londonderry to Coleraine coastal road in Northern Ireland. The...

IDAC performs an FE Analysis of a Temporary Access Platform
17 November 2011 by IDAC ERIKS were required to design and build a safe temporary access platform, for their client. Periodically engineers needed to gain access for inspection and / or maintenance works and as such a...

Kontron PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer with AMD Embedded G-Series for Deeply Embedded Headless Systems
16 November 2011 by Kontron Kontron has announced the availability of a headless version of the Kontron PC/104-plus single board computer (SBC) MICROSPACE MSM-eO based on the AMD embedded G-Series...

TagMaster Selected by Bombardier to Supply RFID System for São Paulo Monorail Project
15 November 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide TagMaster's advanced onboard RFID solution for a...

Rock-Fall Catch Fence Protects Pennine Rail Line
14 November 2011 by Maccaferri A network of high strength rock-fall catch fences from Maccaferri has been installed along the main Huddersfield to Sheffield rail line in Yorkshire. Maccaferri takes a look at the project...

Kontron Chassis Monitoring Board Selected for Editor's Choice Award by Military Embedded Systems Magazine
07 November 2011 by Kontron Kontron has announced that its chassis monitoring board (CMB) has been selected as an editor's choice product by Military Embedded Systems magazine. The Kontron CMB was chosen by the editors...

Gabion Walls Line the New Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link
04 November 2011 by Maccaferri Engineers constructing the longest domestic passenger railway to be built in the UK for a century, have made extensive use of retaining wall technology from...

Husqvarna Construction Products Launches New Website
04 November 2011 by Husqvarna Construction Products Husqvarna Construction Products is pleased to announce the launch of its new website....

Swedish Robotic Technology Used to Clean Fukushima Nuclear Plant
04 November 2011 by Husqvarna Construction Products Husqvarna Construction's remote-controlled demolition robots DXR 310 and DXR 140 are put into use in the rescue work at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. "In this environment, there are very...

IDAC's Free Simulation Open Day
04 November 2011 by IDAC IDAC is opening its doors to the engineering community free of charge on 26 January 2012. This is an opportunity for you to meet IDAC's computer aided engineering (CAE) simulation experts and...

Amplicon Hosts Free WLAN Technology Seminar at the New Amex Stadium
03 November 2011 by Amplicon Amplicon is inviting all engineers, system integrators and OEMs to its latest Wireless LAN Technology Seminar 2011. The seminar aims to offer a real insight into wireless communications applied...

October 2011

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MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen to Exhibit at AusRAIL 2011
28 October 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Visit MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen's booth (hall 1, booth number 424) at AusRAIL from 22 to 24 November 2011 in Brisbane and get more information about its stationary and mobile rail...

MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen to Exhibit at METRO China
28 October 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen METRO China is one of the largest exhibitions for metro technology in China. Visit MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen's booth (B405) at METRO China from 1 to 4 November 2011 in Beijing to find out...

TagMaster Receives Order for Advanced Asset Management Indicator Tags
28 October 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID technologies for access control, asset management and rail applications, has announced that it has received an initial order for a significant...

TagMaster Announces Order from Partner 7iD Technologies
26 October 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long range identification in access control, asset management and rail applications, has announced that 7iD Technologies GmbH,...

Austrak Cementing its Reputation Globally
26 October 2011 by Austrak Austrak continues to grow in global reach and reputation, with work commencing on its first factory outside of Australia. Based in Dubai, this latest factory will be the twelfth built by...

Nencki at Metro China Exhibition
26 October 2011 by Nencki METRO CHINA is China's most professional trade show for the urban rail transit industry, with the biggest exhibition space and the largest numbers of both exhibitors and...

New Fast Fit Accurate Train Weighing Solution From Railweight
26 October 2011 by Railweight Railweight claims to have developed an in-line train weighing system that is the fastest to fit in the market with an OIML International Certificate of Conformity and accuracy up to Class...

Melvelle Equipment to Exhibit their Products and Enerpac Rail Products at Rail Industry RTAA Field Days
26 October 2011 by Melvelle Equipment Melvelle Equipment, a second-generation Australian-owned family has partnered with Enerpac, a global leader in specialist high-force tools and equipment to distribute their range of rail...

ENSCO's Digital Track Notebook® Track Maintenance Solution Successfully Deployed
25 October 2011 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO announced today that a Canadian railway has successfully deployed the ENSCO Digital Track Notebook® track asset management system in the United States....

ContiTech Showcases Suspension Systems at Business on Rails 2011
20 October 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Suspension solutions for primary and secondary suspension: systems manufacturer for rail vehicles to present high-tech...

Metro China: ContiTech Ensures Maximum Ride Comfort in Rail Transport
13 October 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering From November 1 to 4, ContiTech Railway Engineering will be showcasing its products at Metro China in Beijing, China. The manufacturer of suspension systems for rail vehicles will be exhibiting...

Manual Automated Diagnostic Complex (Manual Track Measuring Device- RPI)
13 October 2011 by INFOTRANS RPC Nowadays the basic source of diagnostic information about a geometrical parameters condition of a rail track are mobile diagnostic aids (diagnostic complexes and track measuring cars). These are...

Cross-Section Profile and Switches Profilograph (PRS-02)
13 October 2011 by INFOTRANS RPC There are big requirements for creating ways of measuring the current maintenance of the railroad track top structure, which would help to localise defects on rails and switches during one cycle...

Automated Diagnostic Complex Monitoring: The Technical Objects Condition of a Railway Infrastructure (ADK-I ERA)
12 October 2011 by INFOTRANS RPC The main elaboration of recent years is the diagnostic complex ADK-I 'ERA.'...

New Features for Dedicated Networks Added to KEYMILE’s MileGate
12 October 2011 by KEYMILE In addition to tried-and-tested Ethernet functions, KEYMILE's access and transmission platform, MileGate, continues to incorporate new cards to be able to offer comprehensive TDM data and...

ContiTech Shows Air Spring Systems and Rubber-to-Metal Bonded Parts at the Trako
10 October 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Railway Engineering supports the Polish rail vehicle industry with ultra-modern suspension systems for the primary and secondary suspension as well as with rubber-to-metal bonded...

How to Attract Ridership
05 October 2011 by Mobatime Countries around the world are investing in modernisation and development of transit infrastructure. In this regard funds are tight and gaining the attention of additional ridership is a...

Alcatel-Lucent and Transtelecom Modernise Communications on Kazakhstan’s Railways
05 October 2011 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent and Transtelecom, one of Kazakhstan's leading communications service providers, have completed the modernisation of the communications network supporting Kazakhstan's railways....

ContiTech Exhibits Air Spring Systems and Megi® Components at APTA EXPO 2011
05 October 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Railway Engineering is showcasing its products at the APTA EXPO 2011 in New Orleans, US. The manufacturer of suspension systems for rail vehicles is displaying its products at booth...

GDS Optically Enhanced Video Wall in Oslo National Theatre Station
04 October 2011 by GDS The brand new optically enhanced video wall manufactured by GDS for Jernbaneverket (JBV), the Norwegian State Rail Administration, has been inaugurated on 20 September. The new timetable...

September 2011

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Amberg Geotechnics Minimises Risks and Hazards in Underground Construction
28 September 2011 by Amberg Technologies Amberg Geotechnics, a new software application unveiled at the Intergeo exhibition in Nuremberg on 27-29 September 2011, provides a host of benefits for underground construction practitioners....

ContiTech Plans New Rubber Manufacturing Facility in Nyíregyháza
23 September 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech is investigating the construction of a rubber compounding facility in Nyíregyháza,...

TagMaster Invitation to Nordic Rail 2011
21 September 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster invites you to visit its exhibition stand at Nordic Rail 2011, the railway transportation exhibition for the Nordic Region. Nordic Rail will be held in Jönköping in Sweden...

TDI Asia Pacific Team Shortlisted for Auckland Metro’s EMU
21 September 2011 by TDI Building on their rolling stock design experience in Australia, Asia and Europe, TDI Asia Pacific have completed a comprehensive industrial design submission for the Hyundai Rotem tender...

Frauscher Wins Major Contract in India
20 September 2011 by Frauscher Sensortechnik Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), a state-run project company controlled by Indian Railways, awards the largest contract for axle counting systems in recent years to a consortium under...

The MNR Interference Field Meter Impresses the ÖBB During Field Tests
20 September 2011 by Frauscher Sensortechnik Over the past few months, the Frauscher magnetic noise receiver (MNR) has been undergoing field tests under practice conditions, in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)....

Atkins' Engineer Wins Prestigious Hangai Prize
20 September 2011 by Atkins Jan Winkler, structural engineer at Atkins in Denmark, is one of four winners of the prestigious International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Hangai Prize. The award will...

IFPL’s Passenger Payment Solution
20 September 2011 by IFPL IFPL unveils its new solution for train operators to increase their revenue streams through on board sales. IFPL's first work on Near Field Communication (NFC) was five years ago. Today, we...

TagMaster Introduces Enhancements to the TagMaster Security Concept
20 September 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range, high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) for automatic vehicle identification and...

Lat-Lon Launches Automatic Engine Start / Stop for Locomotives
19 September 2011 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon, a leading provider of industrial tracking and monitoring solutions, has announced that it is now in full production of the Automatic Engine Start / Stop (AESS) System. The AESS is...

Flexibility in Automated Portable RFD Testing
19 September 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) CATER has expanded its flexible range of purpose-built rail testers to offer another alternative to larger RFD vehicles. It now includes a small hirail diesel 4WD unit based on arguably the...

GDS Supplies CCTV Displays to Bombardier
15 September 2011 by GDS GDS has been selected by Bombardier to supply HMI displays for onboard applications. GDS’s CCTV displays will be installed in 200 new trains built for the French market. GDS has been chosen...

Rugged Transit Power Converter from Schaefer Converts 600/750VDC to 24VDC
15 September 2011 by Schaefer Schaefer, a manufacturer of robust and reliable power supplies, is pleased to announce the MHVC250 high voltage dc/dc converter. The MHVC250 design features a wide input range of 420VDC...

The London Underground Prepares for the 2012 Olympics with New Power Supplies
15 September 2011 by Powernet The London Underground Central Line is ensuring its reliability for the 2012 London Olympics by upgrading electronic component systems together with two Finnish companies. The power...

Pure Sine Wave Inverter: 3kVA in 1U Rack with Optional SNMP Interface
15 September 2011 by Schaefer Schaefer's AEP-A3000R Series of highly efficient, pure sign wave inverters provide 3kVA of power in a compact 1U rack design and are available in standard input configurations of 24VDC and...

Enjoy Railroad Switches Without Snow or Ice Problems
14 September 2011 by OSBORN International Winter is approaching but before that Nordic Rail at Elmia in Jönköping is due to take place, and visitors from the whole of Europe are expected to attend. This time OSBORN International...

Nencki to Exhibit at IREE 2011 in New Delhi
12 September 2011 by Nencki Nencki gives a warm welcome to its exhibition stand at IREE - booth 11.75. Visit our stand to be convinced of the benefits of the Nencki bogie test stand, NBT, where you can learn...

Compact, Rugged DC / AC Inverter for Rail and Industrial Applications
08 September 2011 by Schaefer Schaefer announces the PRP-1500 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 1500VA of power in a chassis mount package. The PRP-1500 Series has versions that...

Explore Mobatime World - New Optics, New Content and New Functions
06 September 2011 by Mobatime The redesign of the Mobatime homepage has kept Mobatime very busy for the last few months adding lots of new content and...

Zonegreen Launches New Generation Points Converter for Greater Efficiency and Safety
01 September 2011 by Zonegreen A state-of-the-art Points Converter, designed to improve safety, efficiency and traceability, has been launched by Zonegreen in response to demand for a cost-effective automated solution. ...

ContiTech Railway Engineering to Showcase Air Suspension Systems at IREE 2011
01 September 2011 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Railway Engineering will be showcasing its products at the International Railway Equipment Exhibition 2011 (IREE) in New Delhi, India, 28-30 September. The systems manufacturer...

IDAC Holds Free Simulation Open Day
01 September 2011 by IDAC IDAC's simulation open day is taking place on Thursday 6 October 2011 at Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ. IDAC is opening its doors to the engineering community free...

August 2011

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Cut Production Time with CAN-Enabled Interfaces from EAO
31 August 2011 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces, supplies control panels with embedded serial bus interfaces for plugging-in to a range of industrial equipment. Each panel is...

Gotcha Contactless Uplift Monitoring System
26 August 2011 by Gotcha Monitoring Systems® Gotcha Monitoring Systems have extended their product line with a fully integrated uplift monitoring system. With the uplift monitoring system, the Gotcha platform offers new possibilities...

Nencki to Exhibit at Suissetraffic 2011
26 August 2011 by Nencki From Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September 2011 the international trade fair for public transport will be held at the Exhibition Centre in Bern BEAexpo, Switzerland. Nencki is represented as...

duagon Introduces Range of Intelligent Remote I/O Controllers
25 August 2011 by Duagon duagon is introducing a range of intelligent remote I/O controllers dedicated for rolling stock applications. These controllers are a standalone and smart solution for various applications...

First Half Year: HUBER+SUHNER Records Double-Digit Organic Growth in Net Sales
23 August 2011 by HUBER+SUHNER After the economic growth spurt of the previous year, HUBER+SUHNER's net sales in the first half year rose again significantly in organic terms (adjusted for currency, portfolio and raw...

New Orders for DC Airco's Energy Efficient Air Conditioners
22 August 2011 by DC Airco DC Airco the Netherlands has received more offers for their energy efficient 24V DC split and rooftop driver cab air conditioners for DMU's and trams. The AC features a very low consumption...

EXPO 1520 - Presentation of RFP 1
16 August 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen The III International Railway Salon 'Expo 1520' is going to take place from 7 - 10 September 2011 in Russia, Moscow. MFL will be present in hall 2, booth number A08/2. During this...

Specialised Driver's Desk Controls Compliant to UIC 612
12 August 2011 by EAO A comprehensive range of specialised controls for rail cockpits and driver desks are available from EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces. Supplying the world's most...

Nencki's First Steps to Portugal and Norway
11 August 2011 by Nencki Through the consistent efforts in the Portugese market, Nencki can now record their first success. EMEF Portugal is a maintenance operator of railway equipment and has ordered a bogie test...

Norgren Delivers World-Class Benefits for Rail OEMs and Operators
01 August 2011 by Norgren Rail manufacturers and operators do business all around the world and they need suppliers who can match their reach. The work Norgren has done over 80 years in the rail industry serves as...

Displays For UK's Largest Concourse
01 August 2011 by Infotec Work to enable hundreds of additional Thameslink trains to travel into London Bridge station every day are now well underway as part of the Government's £6bn Thameslink programme. The...

July 2011

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EAO Helps Disabled Passengers with New Stop Request
29 July 2011 by EAO A new, 'stop Request' button for public transport vehicles has been developed by EAO, the expert for human machine interfaces. The new stop request features a high-reliability series...

IDAC Performs Structural Analysis on Shaft Lift Structure
27 July 2011 by IDAC Stannah Lifts required a lift shaft structure originally designed for hydraulic lifts to be reused in a traction lift. As such a new set of forces and boundary conditions needed to be...

Extended Firmware Package for Rugged Ethernet Switches
22 July 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik As stand-alone units or in CompactPCI® format, MEN's industrial ethernet switches are easily customisable low-power platforms for harsh environments. They come with an extended firmware...

Invensys Rail Named Supplier of the Year by Network Rail
18 July 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail collected three major industry awards at Network Rail's annual Partnership Awards ceremony which were held at London's Natural History Museum on 13 July 2011, winning the 'best...

Case Study: Improve Customer Service with Qmatic's Matchmaker® Solution
13 July 2011 by Qmatic In the highly competitive world of retail banking, customer retention is one cornerstone of profitability. Customer retention strategies can take many forms from improving the overall...

Qmatic Helps Create 'Best Consulate Ever Visited'
13 July 2011 by Qmatic As a foreign country's diplomatic office in the US, embassies and consulates represent the home country and preserve the rights of its citizens while they are in the host nation. On a weekly...

Case Study: Save Five Days a Week on Reporting with Qmatic's CFM Statistical Reporting System
13 July 2011 by Qmatic In order to increase their operational efficiency and improve customer service, Commercialbank in Qatar have invested in CFM from Qmatic. So far ten Retail and three Islamic Banking branches...

Queuing Technology Improves Sales and Morale and Helps to Target Staffing Needs
13 July 2011 by Qmatic Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications company with approximately 6.7 million total customers: 6.4 million of which are basic cable subscribers. As one of the ...

Case Study: New Layout Results in Increased Sales
13 July 2011 by Qmatic In order to take advantage of more cross sell opportunities and to meet modern demands on retail banking, the bank branch format is changing. These days, the boundaries between tellers and...

Invensys Rail Awarded Resignalling Framework Contract for Thameslink Programme
07 July 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail announced today that it has been selected by Network Rail to deliver one of Britain's largest ever resignalling schemes at London Bridge station and the approaching railway. ...

Alstom Invite UK Rail Safety Experts to Upgrade Depot Protection
06 July 2011 by Zonegreen A decade after first working together, rail transport giant Alstom has invited UK rail safety company Zonegreen to provide the latest in depot protection systems at a number of...

DB German Railways Rates Voith as Outstanding
04 July 2011 by Voith Turbo DB German Railways has rewarded Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik (VTLT) for its product quality and commercial performance. The rail operator has assessed VTLT's services from the quotation for...

Interpipe Presents Wheel Brand KLW in Canada
04 July 2011 by KLW WHEELCO One of the largest global manufacturers of railway wheels, Interpipe, has presented its wheel brand KLW to the 10th International Conference of the Association of Heavy-Load Transport, which...

June 2011

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AECOM’s Davis Langdon Commissioned to Produce the Cost and Risk Model for High Speed Two Rail Project
29 June 2011 by AECOM Global construction consultancy Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, has been appointed by High Speed Two (HS2) to produce the cost and risk model to support the economic case for the proposed...

RICHOR Orders Heavy-Duty ID-Tags from TagMaster for Mainline Rail Project in China
29 June 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications has received an important order from RICHOR, TagMaster's premium Chinese distributor, to supply 10,000...

Fibre Optic Cable from HUBER+SUHNER Gains Approval for Use Throughout London Underground
29 June 2011 by HUBER+SUHNER HUBER+SUHNER, recognised by many as the leader in fibre optic connectivity, announces that its latest fibre optic cable has been authorised for use throughout the London Underground (LUL)...

IDAC Carry Out Rotary Railcar Dumper Analysis
28 June 2011 by IDAC IDAC was approached by Metso Minerals to carry out the finite element analysis work using ANSYS for three separate design projects of rotary railcar dumpers to evaluate the stress and...

Melvelle Equipment Designs Track Pack System for Rail Industry
28 June 2011 by Melvelle Equipment Melvelle Equipment is an Australian manufacturer of rail track maintenance equipment, geotechnical drilling rigs, portable hydraulic equipment and hand tools. It is a second...

Absopulse 280W Encapsulated DC / DC Converter for Railway Environments
22 June 2011 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics RWY 280H Series is a rugged, railway quality DC / DC converter that utilises high-efficiency push-pull power conversion topology. This 280W converter has significantly...

Absopulse 100W Triple-Output DC / DC Converter Suits Railway, Mobile and Other Severe Environments
22 June 2011 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics DCW 153R series, a triple-output railway quality DC / DC converter, utilises high-efficiency power conversion topology to deliver 100W output power. It provides 24Vdc /...

Universal CompactPCI® Serial FPGA I / O Interface Card
22 June 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Get the highest adaptability via SA-Adapter™ PHYs and FPGA. While COM ports are still included in the relevant CPU chipsets at the moment, they are only partly led to the front panels...

Absopulse 150W Dual-Output DC / DC Converter Suits Railway and Other Mobile Environments
22 June 2011 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics DCW 202R is a dual-output, railway quality DC / DC converter that utilises high-efficiency power conversion technology to deliver 150W output power, depending on the...

Choosing the Best Touchscreen for Your Needs
16 June 2011 by Steatite Users of high-tech equipment in the consumer world as well as professional sectors such as industrial, medical, military and e-commerce are becoming increasingly familiar with touchscreens and...

Invensys Rail Commissions Moorthorpe Resignalling Project
13 June 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has successfully commissioned the resignalled areas of Hickleton, Moorthorpe Station and South Kirby, effectively completing the Moorthorpe resignalling programme. This type...

Westermo Viper Switches Installed on New Subway Trains in Rio De Janeiro
13 June 2011 by Westermo Westermo Singapore has won a contract with ST Electronics worth about €80,000. Westermo will supply Viper Ethernet switches that will manage the data communications on-board the new...

Zonegreen Presents New Product - Closing Force Monitor
10 June 2011 by Zonegreen Zonegreen is delighted to present its brand new product, closing force monitor (CFM). The zonegreen CFM is a unique device in the railway industry designed to precisely measure and assess...

Zonegreen is Maintenance-Ready as Always
09 June 2011 by Zonegreen Zonegreen is now able to undertake additional servicing maintenance and installation at Rail and Tram maintenance facilities. Zonegreen is now able to undertake addtitional...

Kontron Reports Two Design Wins Totalling $41m
08 June 2011 by Kontron Kontron, a global leading provider of embedded computer systems, has announced two design wins totaling $41m. One of the world's largest measurement technology company's will deploy...

Powernet Accelerates Growth in Scandinavia
07 June 2011 by Powernet Following a strong start, new appointments are made in support of Powernet Oy’s expansion in the Scandinavian market. Finnish power electronics supplier, Powernet Oy, has opened a new office...

Design Improvements for Rittal’s RiLine60 Busbar Technology
07 June 2011 by Rittal Easier assembly of busbar systems will save time and money using Rittal's RiLine60 busbar technology for the construction of low-voltage switchgear. Design improvements to the busbar supports...

Quad-Core CPU for CompactPCI PlusIO: Intel Core i7
07 June 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Equipped for applications with high data rates and high bandwidth, MEN's new CompactPCI® PlusIO SBC also offers many new Intel® features. Based on the Intel i7-2715QE quad-core...

IFPL Reveals its Solution For Audio and Power in One Module
07 June 2011 by IFPL IFPL has revealed the latest addition to its connector family, The audio power jack (AP jack). The module has an audio jack and a USB port. The AP jack is aimed at train and aircraft...

High-Speed Over Long Distances - Fiber Optics Interface for 3HE CompactPCI Serial
07 June 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The constant extension of MEN's CompactPCI® Serial product range is now continued with the launch of another peripheral board. Equipped with four optical fiber channels which are connected...

System Examples for CompactPCI Serial
07 June 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik CompactPCI® Serial is not only robust but also extremely versatile. Requiring no switches or bridges, the architecture is simple, the configuration of hardware and software...

Sway Carriage Analysis
06 June 2011 by IDAC The Cussons Marine Hydrodynamic Division were required to supply their client, National Research Council Canada, Institute for Ocean Technology (NRC IOT) with a Planar Motion Mechanism (PMM)...

Knorr-Bremse Wins Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award
03 June 2011 by Knorr-Bremse Melksham based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) is celebrating after being announced as the winners of the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2011 Wiltshire Health and Wellbeing...

Interpipe Presents Forthcoming International Wheelset Congress in France
02 June 2011 by KLW WHEELCO Interpipe has started to promote the 17th International Wheelset Congress in the international railway industry sector. One of the first events, where Interpipe presented the Wheelset Congress,...

Invensys Rail Commissions Thameslink Stage 1A
02 June 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has successfully commissioned stage 1A of the Thameslink project at Kentish Town, the last of the signalling enablement stages to have been completed in preparation for phase 1 of...

MFL Rail Milling process is Most Environmentally Friendly Way to Repair or Re-Profile Rails
01 June 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei (MFL), Austria is a world-leading supplier of stationary and mobile rail milling and rail processing machines. In an interview Wolfgang...

Mardones Supplies Sleepers to Rehabilitate Old Arica to Visviri Railway on Chile-Bolivia Border
01 June 2011 by Mardones BPB Creosote Treaters Chile is rehabilitating the old Arica to Visviri Railway, in the Chile-Bolivia border. The construction and maintenance of this railway infrastructure is part of the Peace and...

May 2011

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KEYMILE Defines Core Issues of Safety-Critical Communications Networks
31 May 2011 by KEYMILE Not all communications networks are the same. For telecommunications network operators in railways, public authorities, transport and utility companies, maximum availability of...

Series for Medical Applications with Certification: PMmed / PCMmed
27 May 2011 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has been approved the AC / DC power modules series PMmed / PCMmed acc. to CB-Scheme, EN 60 950, EN 60 601, UL 60 950 and UL 60 601. ...

Voith Delivers Complete Driveline for Helsinki Tram
26 May 2011 by Voith Turbo Helsinki City Transport (HKL) has placed an order with the Finnish vehicle manufacturer Transtech for the delivery of 40 new trams. As a partner of Transtech, Voith will supply the entire...

Nencki Goes Down Under
26 May 2011 by Nencki With the company SAM Technology Engineers, Nencki of Langenthal, Switzerland was able to find a strong and well-established partner for the Australian market. SAM Technology will represent...

Additional Functionality for Effective Surveys
25 May 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) The advanced ULTRAWave MkIII system from Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research (CATER) boasts the capability to effectively process five ultrasonic channels for each...

Portable Ultrasonic Testing Gets Clever
25 May 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research(CATER) challenges the current industry standard of short length rail inspection with a creative concept and very effective portable...

TagMaster Announces the Acquisition of Free2move’s RFID Operation
23 May 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range and high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) has announced the acquisition of the...

Airex Composite Structures Successfully Wins Order Stadler Rail
23 May 2011 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures (ACS) receives the acceptance of Stadler Rail for the production of FLIRT front ends for 38 train units. All trains for Tallin, Estonia will be supplied with the...

TagMaster Presents the New UHF EPC Gen 2 Reader XT-3
23 May 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long range identification in access control, rail applications and asset tracking presents the new UHF EPC Gen 2 reader model...

Reliability and Performance Secure Repeat Order for Trelleborg Industrial AVS Chevrons for SMRT Trains
20 May 2011 by Trelleborg Industrial AVS Trelleborg Industrial AVS, the international specialist in anti-vibration and suspension technology, has won a repeat contract to supply chevron springs for bogies in use on the Singapore...

Bombardier Transportation visited Interpipe NTRP
20 May 2011 by KLW WHEELCO The representatives of Bombardier Transportation, the global leader in rail technology visited Interpipe NTRP, producer of the railway wheels under KLW brand. The delegation of...

Airquick Attending Railtex 2011
20 May 2011 by Airquick Airquick will be attending Railtex 2011 at Earls Court, 14-16 June. You will find them at stand D77. ...

MTM Power Offers 30W in a 2in x 1in Case
20 May 2011 by MTM Power MTM Power , the specialist for individual power supplies, offers in its extensive programme of standard industrial converters a type in a 2in x 1in case with an output power of 30W. ...

Tensar International Announces Acquisition of Mulch and Seed Innovations
20 May 2011 by Tensar International Tensar International has announced the completion of its acquisition of Mulch and Seed Innovations. The combination of Tensar International and MSI supplements an industry-leading portfolio...

EAO Sets New Worldwide Standard with Shortest Stop Switch
20 May 2011 by EAO The world's first stop switch with a mounting depth of less than 19mm has been developed by EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces. The new series 51 stop switch utilises...

Trelleborg IAVS Half-Hourglass Bearer Springs Chosen for Hong Kong Airport Express
20 May 2011 by Trelleborg Industrial AVS Metalastik® bearer springs from Trelleborg Industrial AVS have been chosen to replace the original units within air springs that the company supplied for the Hong Kong Airport Express...

Kontron MICROSPACE MSM-LP: Dual-Core PCI/104-Express Single Board Computer for Demanding Environmental Conditions
17 May 2011 by Kontron With the new Kontron PCI/104-Express single board computer (SBC) MICROSPACE MSM-LP, Kontron expands its PC/104 portfolio with an energy-efficient platform for demanding environmental...

HEINE Resistors Announce More Exhibits and Fairs for 2011
13 May 2011 by HEINE Resistors HEINE Resistors plan to be present at quite a number of fairs this year. In order to keep its business partners and potential new customers up-to-date and be able to present its innovative...

Microelettrica Scientifica Completes 51% Acquisition of HEINE Resistors
13 May 2011 by HEINE Resistors HEINE Resistors is one of the worldwide leading companies in the design and production of power and control resistors for railway and industrial application. The company provides a complete...

How to Improve Ultrasonic Testing Performance
12 May 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research(CATER) has released its latest powerful new rail flaw detection (RFD) module that is the base of its range of rail inspection vehicles...

Ferrabyrne to Exhibit at Inter Rail 2011 in Changchun, China
12 May 2011 by Ferrabyrne Ferrabyrne will be showcasing 40 years of experience in the design and manufacture of rail suspension components at the Inter Rail 2011 Exhibition in Changhchun, China from 24-26 May. This is...

Passenger Information Displays for Dundee Station
10 May 2011 by Infotec A renewal project for the replacement of 18 life-expired CRT displays on the concourse, platforms and waiting areas of Dundee Station has been completed with the help of Ashby-based...

Sperry Completes Production of 50th 950 Series Hi-Rail Detector Car
05 May 2011 by Sperry Rail Sperry Rail is excited to announce the commissioning of the 50th 950 series hi-rail detector car in Danbury, Connecticut, US. This marks a major milestone for Sperry and this incredibly...

Railway Escalator Step Analysis for NEXUS
05 May 2011 by IDAC Nexus is the Tyne and Wear passenger transport executive and provides plans and promotes public transport to improve the economic prosperity of Tyne and Wear, and the daily lives of its...

Simulation Open Day Announced for 9 June 2011
05 May 2011 by IDAC IDAC's simulation open day is taking place on 9 June 2011. IDAC is opening its doors to the engineering community free of charge. This is an opportunity for you meet computer aided...

Mobile, Wireless and Battery Powered Passenger Information Displays
03 May 2011 by Infotec The success and popularity of a wireless enabled mobile passenger information unit created for Paddington Station by display specialist Infotec has resulted in orders for a further 12 being...

Current Product Developments at HEINE
03 May 2011 by HEINE Resistors The clocks never stand still at HEINE. All the time its dedicated employees from the development department work meticulously on new products, concepts, improvements and enhancements. And thanks...

Liljedahl Bare Wire Exhibits at Railtech Europe 2011
03 May 2011 by Liljedahl Bare Wire Liljedahl Bare Wire is a leading supplier of copper wire rod, wires, stranded conductors, profiles and overhead catenary systems in aluminum, copper and copper alloys. Its products can be...

April 2011

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Mont-Ele - DC Traction Substation
28 April 2011 by Mont-Ele The transportable prefabricated DC traction substations for railway supply are designed and built to satisfy any temporary feeding due to revamping or extension works in other substations or...

Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (Burton) Opens for Business
27 April 2011 by Knorr-Bremse In September 2010 Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group acquired the Australian HVAC systems specialists Sigma Coachair Group. The move forms part of the long term...

Tensar International to Assume CONTECH Construction Products’ Distribution Business for Tensar® Biaxial and TriAx® Geogrid Products
27 April 2011 by Tensar International After 25 years of successful collaboration, Tensar International and CONTECH Construction Products have mutually agreed that Tensar will take on distribution responsibility for geogrid products...

Nord-Lock Thanks Everyone who Visited Them at SIFER
21 April 2011 by Nord-Lock Nord-Lock would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at France's leading exhibition of rail technology, SIFER from 5-8 April 2011. ...

Martek Power will Showcase Latest Railway Power Supply Products at Railtex 2011
21 April 2011 by Martek Power Martek Power, recognised as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of power supplies and power converters, will exhibit several new railway qualified products at Railtex 2011, the...

ISIS XL Embedded Board to be Deployed in US Positive Train Control Programme
21 April 2011 by Eurotech Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announced today its ISIS XL embedded computer has been chosen as one of two hardware reference designs for...

Absolutely Cool: Modules for Use up to -55°C
21 April 2011 by MTM Power Due to growing demand for power supplies suitable for extreme temperatures MTM Power has developed the modules of the new CoolLine. The 24 Vout power supplies of the series PCMAS100,...

Invensys Rail Leads ERTMS Debate
21 April 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation As one of the sponsors of this year's Signalling and Train Control Conference, Invensys Rail will be running a workshop during the event, specifically looking at signalling issues at...

London Midland Upgrade Passenger Information Displays
19 April 2011 by Infotec Dozens of stations including Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Northampton, Tamworth and Wolverton have been supplied with new customer information display equipment by Ashby-based display...

Sqills Signs Contract with Hamburg-Köln-Express for Booking and Revenue Management Software
15 April 2011 by Sqills Sqills, a leading systems provider of website, booking and revenue management solutions for worldwide travel, transport and accomodation industries, has signed a contract...

Leading-Edge Safety Technology for New Zealand Rail Network Development
15 April 2011 by Zonegreen UK-based rail safety experts Zonegreen have completed the commissioning process for advanced safety equipment at major traincare depots in Wellington, New Zealand. With the co-operation...

Theft Deterrent Cable
14 April 2011 by SAFETRACK BAAVHAMMAR As the supplier of several kinds of rail bonding systems to the railways worldwide, SAFETRACK understands client frustration over copper cable thefts, which are constantly increasing. These...

AEG Belgium Thanks Everyone who Visited them at SIFER
12 April 2011 by AEG Belgium AEG Belgium would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at France's leading exhibition of rail technology, SIFER from 5-8 April 2011. ...

AEG Belgium Thanks Everyone who Visited them at SIFER
12 April 2011 by AEG Belgium AEG Belgium would like to thank everyone who visited their stand at France's leading exhibition of rail technology, SIFER from 5-8 April 2011. ...

Handheld Group Wins Large Public Transportation Tender for Rugged PDAs
12 April 2011 by Handheld Europe Handheld will supply Netherlands Railways (NS) with more than 10,000 rugged handhelds for ticket control, travel information and support of workflow processes. Lidköping, Sweden, 12 April 2011...

LCD Passenger Information Displays for London
12 April 2011 by Infotec As part of the redevelopment of City Thameslink, display specialist Infotec has upgraded customer information displays on the London station's platforms and concourses. This was the first...

Absolutely Economic: Series PMAS/PCMAS with 15W
11 April 2011 by MTM Power The primary switched AC/DC power modules of the new series PMAS/PCMAS15 have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC/DC wide input ranges (90-264 VAC, 100-353 VDC) for...

INGETEAM Present at UITP Exhibition in Dubai
11 April 2011 by Ingeteam INGETEAM is presenting at the UITP Exhibition in Dubai, from 10 to 13 April, 2011 on Hall 7, stand B250. Everyday, INGETEAM experts will be presenting latest advances on energy recovery...

Atkins Wins Major Bridge Assignment in Denmark
11 April 2011 by Atkins Atkins has been appointed to provide the preliminary studies and design work for several new and existing bridge structures, as part of a widening programme on the Køge Bay motorway...

Rittal The System Provides Integrated Concept for Modern Data Centres
06 April 2011 by Rittal An integrated overall concept for modern data centres, 'Rittal The System' offers support for the active and passive side of a data centre with five perfectly matched modules: rack, power,...

Connecting Trains and Networks: High-Tech Antennas for the Railway Industry
06 April 2011 by HUBER+SUHNER Train-to-shore communication is a big issue in the railway market. HUBER+SUHNER supplies this market with a huge portfolio of...

Eurotech ISIS XL Embedded Board to be Deployed in US Positive Train Control Programme
01 April 2011 by Eurotech Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, announced today its ISIS XL embedded computer has been chosen as one of two hardware reference designs for...

March 2011

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Pack of Cards for CompactPCI® Serial
31 March 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The PICMG specification CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI serial as a successor of the parallel CompactPCI paves the way to serial point-to-point connections at the backplane. As a manufacturer of...

Ulm's Public Transport Operator Switches its Sales and Billing System to SAP AddOn PTnova
30 March 2011 by HanseCom SWU Verkehr (public transport operator), part of the Stadtwerke Ulm group (Ulm Municipal Utilities, Ulm, Germany), will in future be relying on a central standard solution for its sales and...

Leading Products and Recognised Federal-Mogul Brands Provide Enhanced Power and Safety to Rail Transport
29 March 2011 by Federal-Mogul Systems Protection Federal-Mogul, known first and foremost as a leading global automotive supplier, is also a specialist in the rail vehicle sector. Under Federal-Mogul’s brands, FERODO and Bentley Harris,...

Large Format LCD Clocks for Railways
29 March 2011 by Infotec The development of large format clocks for London Waterloo by Ashby-based display technology and communication company Infotec is helping to make work easy for dispatch staff on the London...

TagMaster's Premium Partner to US Market Announces Monterrey Airport Installation
29 March 2011 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced long-range and high-performance identification systems based on radio frequency identification (RFID) systems for automatic vehicle identification...

Leading Products and Recognised Federal-Mogul Brands Provide Enhanced Power and Safety to Rail Transport
29 March 2011 by Federal-Mogul Corporation Federal-Mogul, known first and foremost as a leading global automotive supplier, is also a specialist in the rail vehicle sector. Under Federal-Mogul’s brands, FERODO and Bentley Harris,...

MEN Presents the 3U CompactPCI® Serial Ethernet Switch
28 March 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik On the occasion of the embedded world, MEN Mikro Elektronik presents an Ethernet switch to extend its CompactPCI Serial portfolio. The G301 completes the offer of CompactPCI Serial boards...

CATER Launches New Refurbished Website
28 March 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) CATER announces the release of a refurbished website to reflect the enhanced capabilities of this forward thinking and experienced rail inspection company. It has built a reputation...

Master Bond's Two-Component Epoxy Offers Excellent Resistance to Cryogenic Conditions
25 March 2011 by Master Bond For demanding applications where highly flexible, impact-resistant bonds are required, Master Bond has developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF. This optically clear, two-component epoxy has...

MEN Releases CompactPCI® Serial SBC G20 with Intel® AMT and Flexible Mezzanine I/O
24 March 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The G20 single-board computer which is based on the new PICMG CompactPCI serial standard has got reinforcements. MEN has constantly extended its product range of CompactPCI Serial...

Trelleborg at SIFER 2011
22 March 2011 by Trelleborg Industrial AVS Trelleborg Industrial AVS will be joining Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Sealing Profiles in exhibiting at the SIFER International Exhibition of Rail Technology. The show will...

A to Z Passenger Information Displays
22 March 2011 by Infotec A to Z customer information displays created and supplied by technology and communication company Infotec are making train journeys easier for infrequent users of three South West Trains stations....

Series PCMDS80 for Railway Applications
21 March 2011 by MTM Power The primary switched DC/DC converters PCMDS80 from MTM Power are specially designed for applications in vehicle and rail technology but also for use in industrial and...

Airex Composite Structures Attends International Trade Fair UITP in Dubai
18 March 2011 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures (ACS) will be attending the international trade fair (UITP). Under the umbrella theme 'boosting public transport,' the 59th world congress will take place in Dubai...

High Performance Rail Approved Computing
18 March 2011 by Amplicon Amplicon’s industrial computer division has announced the release of two rail certified rackmount computers. Both fully certified to EN50121-4:2006 and based on Amplicon’s latest generation...

DSTA Supplies Real Time Passenger Information Systems for the Bus Network in Rybnik, Poland
16 March 2011 by DSTA DSTA, in collaboration with its Polish partner, Sprint, has recently won one of the most important projects regarding real time information for buses in Poland: "Network of electronic...

Airex Composite Structures Successfully Wins Orders of GANGLOFF Cabins
15 March 2011 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures (ACS) receives the acceptance of GANGLOFF Cabins for the production of doors, floors and roofs of the new cable cars for Como-Brunate. GANGLOFF Cabins is a world...

Nencki Expands Market Leadership in China
15 March 2011 by Nencki After working with bogie test stands from several well known suppliers, Changchun Railway Vehicle decided to buy two more machines from Nencki. The NBT Coach bogie test stands will be mainly...

Balfour Beatty Rail Takes on Echo Barrier as Best Practice on London Underground
15 March 2011 by Balfour Beatty Rail A new and highly effective solution to the problems of excessive noise pollution generated during rail works has now been included as best practice by Balfour Beatty Rail (BBR) on their...

CATER Releases White Paper on Rail UT Method
10 March 2011 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) The Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research (CATER) has released a free white paper on the Railway-Technology website. The white paper looks at a set of circumstances that...

SpinetiX HMP Hyper Media Players Power Digital Signage System at European Figure Skating Championships
09 March 2011 by SpinetiX The event solutions team from Swisscom supplied venue-wide digital signage located throughout public areas of the Postfinance Arena at the recently held European Figure Skating Championships...

Sunday Times Names Eland Cables Best Cable Distributor to Work For in the UK
09 March 2011 by Eland Cables Eland Cables, a leading international cable supplier, is celebrating the success of being crowned the 13th best company to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100 List 2011. The Best Company...

System Examples for CompactPCI® Serial
09 March 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik CompactPCI® Serial, PICMG CPCI-S.0, is a new standard for modular 19in systems based on fast serial connections, which excels through a multitude of application possibilities, while...

EADS Defence & Security Changes its Name to CASSIDIAN
08 March 2011 by CASSIDIAN EADS Defence & Security, a world leader in global security solutions and systems for civil and military markets has announced its official name change to CASSIDIAN. CASSIDIAN remains a...

Absolutely Dustproof DIN Rail Module with 24W for Sophisticated Requirements
03 March 2011 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has designed the DIN rail modules series HSA24 with AC (90-264VAC) and DC (100-353VDC) wide input range as universal compact power...

MTM Designs Dustproof 24W DIN Rail Module
03 March 2011 by MTM Power Individual power supplies specialist MTM Power has designed a dustproof standardised metal DIN rail modules series HSA24 with AC- (90…264 VAC) and DC (100…353 VDC) wide input range as...

Master Bond's New Epoxy Proves Resistant to Sulphuric and Hydrochloric Acid for Over a Year
03 March 2011 by Master Bond For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this...

KEYMILE Boosts Functionality of its XMP1-LCC and XMP1-SL Multiplexers
02 March 2011 by KEYMILE At this year's CeBIT in Hanover, KEYMILE will showcase a range of innovations for the next-generation XMP1-LCC multiplexer and the compact XMP1-SL multiplexer which expand both...

Infotec Delivers Down Mexico Way
01 March 2011 by Infotec A range of developments and adaptations has been made by information display specialist Infotec to fulfil an order for a new rail line in Mexico...

Infotec Returns To King's Cross Station
01 March 2011 by Infotec The new Western concourse at London's King's Cross, which features a new customer information display supplied by Infotec, is now open for business, with thousands of passengers passing...

February 2011

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Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk Complete TETRA LMR Trial in United States with NJ TRANSIT
28 February 2011 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent and PowerTrunk have successfully completed a trial of a terrestrial trunked radio/land mobile radio (TETRA/LMR) network with NJ TRANSIT in Newark, New Jersey. This is the first...

Swiss Federal Railways Creates a Smarter Railroad with IBM and Alcatel-Lucent
28 February 2011 by Alcatel-Lucent IBM and Alcatel-Lucent have announced that they are helping Switzerland's leading transportation company, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB), improve on-time arrivals and increase...

Nencki Wheel Weighing Facility Gives More Safety and Less Maintenance Costs
24 February 2011 by Nencki The requirements regarding safety are increasing and passengers are also asking for reliable departure and arrival schedules and more comfort on trains and metros. In case of a breakdown,...

Martek's Open Frame DC/DC Converters for Railway Applications Have a Smaller Footprint
14 February 2011 by Martek Power Martek Power, an industry leader in power supplies designed specifically for railway applications, announces significant additions to its industry leading Powertron® family of ...

Handheld Expands Its Global Reach
14 February 2011 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group of Sweden has announced the opening of Handheld APAC in Sydney, Australia. The new subsidiary will provide sales, marketing and support services to Handheld's business partners...

Martek's New Railway Qualified DC/DC Converter Series Accepts Very Wide Input Voltage Range
14 February 2011 by Martek Power Martek Power has extended its technology leadership in power supplies designed specifically for railway applications, with the introduction of a DC/DC converter designed to satisfy the majority...

Kugel is the Preferred Partner for Sophisticated Solutions in Stainless Steel
14 February 2011 by Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung Three years ago, it was in deep distress. Today, it is a flourishing business again, specialised in stainless steel processing. Kugel Edelstahlverarbeitung has streamlined its product and...

Esterel Technologies and Altran Announce Global Partnership for Embedded and Critical Systems and Software Development
11 February 2011 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based development solutions for critical systems, and Altran, the European leader in innovation consulting and high technology,...

HUBER+SUHNER Always One Step Ahead of Technology and Standardisation Bodies
10 February 2011 by HUBER+SUHNER HUBER+SUHNER is once again proving that its cables are of the best quality and can be well placed in the demanding railway...

Westermo Provides Enhanced On-Board Information System for Tyne and Wear Metro
09 February 2011 by Westermo The Tyne and Wear Metro system, connecting Newcastle, Sunderland and surrounding communities in north-east England, was Britain’s first modern urban mass transit system. An important part...

Master Bond Electrically Conductive Epoxy Complies with Nasa Low Outgassing Standards
09 February 2011 by Master Bond Master Bond EP21TDCS-LO is an electrically conductive silver-filled epoxy that passes ASTM 595 for Nasa low outgassing specifications. It is widely used for demanding applications in...

Nord-Lock Introduces New Laser Marking on Products - Traceability Down to First Assembly
08 February 2011 by Nord-Lock In 2011, Nord-Lock will gradually introduce a laser marking on each washer pair, including the Nord-Lock brand, the control number and a type code. This new feature offers added value for...

No More Waiting – CompactPCI® Serial at Embedded World 2011
07 February 2011 by MEN Mikro Elektronik During Embedded World 2011 in Nuremberg, the PICMG will officially release the new bus standard CompactPCI® Serial. MEN Mikro Elektronik, together with PICMG Europe and other PICMG...

Westermo Provides Networking Equipment for TfL's Cooling the Tube Programme
07 February 2011 by Westermo Extracting heat from the London Underground Network is a huge and ongoing engineering challenge, especially on the deep tunnel lines. To meet this need Transport for London (TfL) established...

Westermo Supplies Switches for Singapore's High-Tech Subway System
03 February 2011 by Westermo The Viper series of rugged Ethernet switches from Westermo have been installed in the driverless trains operating on Singapore's new subway line. This year, the first phase of...

HEINE Receives ThyssenKrupp Award for Excellent Quality Management System
02 February 2011 by HEINE Resistors HEINE Resistors is pleased to report a successful attendance at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2010. Besides offering and showcasing new products and services to our clients, we also got a surprise award...

January 2011

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MTM Power Presents MPG - Multi-Power Supply Systems
28 January 2011 by MTM Power The DC/DC power supply systems of the series MPG from MTM Power, the specialist for innovative power supplies, are designed among others for the supply of electrical applications from DC mains...

ACS to Supply COMFLOOR® for New VNS Double-Deck Trains
26 January 2011 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures (ACS) is pleased to announce that the new double-deck trains of the Verkehrsnetz Stadtbahn (VNS) will receive the heatable COMFLOOR, standing for highest...

LPI to Attend Middle East Electricity 2011
24 January 2011 by LPI LPI, a leading Australian manufacturer of direct-strike lightning, surge and transient protection equipment as well as earthing products and solutions, is pleased to announce its attendance...

On the Move with Industrial Ethernet from Amplicon
21 January 2011 by Amplicon Amplicon has released the 6KM industrial Ethernet switch, the latest addition to its GarrettCOM industrial-grade Magnum™ range of switches. The 6KM is designed to provide...

Invensys Rail Achieves Major Project Milestone in Norway
21 January 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Building on the success of earlier infrastructure projects in Norway, Invensys Rail has completed a number of commissionings on the Oslo Metro system. On Monday, 6 December 2010, the King...

Kontron Announces Support for AMD Embedded G-Series APUs on Three Embedded Platforms
20 January 2011 by Kontron Parallel to AMD's launch of the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, Kontron has announced that it will support the world's first accelerated processing units (APUs) on three of the company's small...

Master Bond Presents the New Supreme 33
19 January 2011 by Master Bond Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80°F to +425°F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock...

Railmilling - Effective and Efficient Servicing of Rails
18 January 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Mobile railmilling machines by MFL offer economic and environmental friendly servicing of rail track. The application Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei (MFL) has been engaged with...

MFL Presents Modern Rail Technology at Innotrans 2010
18 January 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen In September 2010, Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei GmbH (MFL) attended the Innotrans Show in Berlin for the first time. The company presented interesting and innovative products for...

MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Presents the Milling Train RFP 1
18 January 2011 by MFL Maschinenfabrik Liezen Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei (MFL), Austria, has been working with the rail milling technology for more than ten years. Special attention is drawn onto the repair of cross and...

Invensys Rail Delivers Successful Commissionings
18 January 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Over the recent Christmas and New Year period, project teams from Invensys Rail have successfully commissioned a series of major main line schemes. On 30 December 2010, the Reading...

Interpipe Launches New Product Website
17 January 2011 by KLW WHEELCO Steel pipe and railway wheel company Interpipe has announced the launch of a new product website (www.klw.biz), created for its clients in the railway industry. On the new website customers...

Eao.com Reaches the Parts Other Websites can't Find
13 January 2011 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces, is proud to announce the introduction of a new product finder at their corporate website, www.eao.com. The product finder helps...

Norbert Klapper to Lead Market Division Rail
12 January 2011 by Voith Turbo As of 1 January 2011, Norbert Klapper (47) has assumed the management of the Voith Turbo market division rail. Over the last few months, the market division had been temporarily headed by...

Replacement of the Langmanbridge Cable Transit Systems
11 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg The Langmanbridge is a moveable bridge in Groningen (northern part of the Netherlands), managed by the municipality of Groningen. The existing transit systems, located in the two underground...

First Elektrotechniek Belgium a Success
11 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg Elektrotechniek Belgium was held for the first time in 2010. This exhibition is actually a spin-off of the highly reputed exhibition Elektrotechniek, held every second year over many years...

Renovation of Pumping Station in Rotterdam
11 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg Recently, the renovation of a pumping station in Rotterdam, commissioned by Public Works Rotterdam, has been completed. This pumping station in the Tweede Schansstraat in Rotterdam serves as...

MCT Brattberg Continues to Supply Cable Transit Systems for the New Valhall Redevelopment Project (VRD)
10 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg The Valhall complex consists of five separate steel bridge linked platforms for: quarters, drilling, wellheads, production and water injection respectively. In addition the field has two...

New Planning Software for RGSC Transit Frames
10 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg MCT Brattberg's WinRG Plan cable transit planning software for frames with square corners has been available for a long time. However, what is new is that this program now includes software...

MCT and Piemme Broker Expanding in Italy
10 January 2011 by MCT Brattberg We are pleased to announce that MCT Brattberg together with its agent in Italy, Piemme Broker, are benefitting from increased business in the country. So much that Piemme Broker has recently...

Kontron Announces Over Ten Embedded Platforms Based on Second Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processor Family
07 January 2011 by Kontron Parallel to the launch of the second generation Intel Core processors, Kontron has announced that it will be supporting this advanced new microarchitecture with CPU, processor graphics,...

Firstco Wins Two New Projects as Part of London Underground's Cooling the Tube Programme
07 January 2011 by Firstco The Cooling the Tube programme has been established to minimise the problem of increasing temperatures across the London Underground network, which can surpass 30°C at some locations...

OTN Systems Wins Multi-Million Contracts with Chinese Metro Lines
07 January 2011 by OTN Systems OTN Systems, the global market leader for fibre optic-based telecommunications backbone systems in metros, has been awarded several multi-million Euro contracts from various Chinese metro lines. ...

Invensys Rail Strengthens Asian Team
05 January 2011 by Siemens Rail Automation Leading train control and communications systems provider Invensys Rail is strengthening its senior management team in Asia with the appointment of Michel Obadia as president of its Asia...

DSTA Supplies Passenger Information Displays for New AVE High-Speed Train Station in Valencia
04 January 2011 by DSTA December 2010 marked the public inauguration of the high-speed train line connecting Madrid with Valencia, whereby commuters will be able to complete the journey in fewer than 95min. DSTA...

December 2010

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Mobile Safety Thanks to E1 Certification
23 December 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik has achieved an e1 type approval by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. This qualification is based on ISO 9001 (quality management) and is required for...

Kontron PICMG 1.3 System Host Board PCI-761 Featuring the Intel Q57 Chipset for Real-Time and Image Processing Applications
16 December 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the PICMG 1.3 System Host Board Kontron PCI-761, a slot card-sized industrial server board, which is equipped with the Intel Q57 Express chipset. The new CPU board...

Master Bond Launches New Highly Thermally Conductive Epoxy System
15 December 2010 by Master Bond Master Bond has developed a highly thermally conductive epoxy system that is specially designed to help mitigate the issues associated with tightly packed components and miniaturized...

Established Turbocharger Business Emerging Under New Name
15 December 2010 by Drivetrain Power and Propulsion Drivetrain Power and Propulsion has entered the turbocharger market through its Drivetrain Americas operation, located in Plain City, Ohio and its Hedemora diesel engine operation, based in...

Absolutely Economic: Series PMAS / PCMAS with 48W
15 December 2010 by MTM Power The primary switched AC/DC power modules of the new series PMAS / PCMAS48 have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC/DC wide input ranges (90...264 VAC, 100…353 VDC)...

FerroRAIL – Made According to SNCF Conformity
14 December 2010 by Polyrack Tech-Group Holding The new 19in subrack series named FerroRAIL was developed consistently for applications of the French railway/SNCF (Société national chemins de fer français). The subracks are based on the...

Kontron Micro Client IIA 170: Intel Atom-Based Touch Panel PC Now Available in Five Sizes
14 December 2010 by Kontron Kontron's fanless panel PC, the Micro Client IIA is now available in five sizes up to 17in. The Intel Atom-based touch panel PC enables Kontron to support the trend towards ever increasing...

Nord-Lock at InnoTrans 2012
13 December 2010 by Nord-Lock Nord-Lock, a leading provider of bolt-securing systems and solutions, is pleased to announce that it will attend InnoTrans on 18-21 September 2012 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans is...

Nord-Lock to Exhibit at Senex 2011
13 December 2010 by Nord-Lock Nord-Lock, a leading provider of bolt-securing systems and solutions, is pleased to announce that it will attend Senex 2011 on 16-18 February in Goyang, Korea. The Senex exhibition takes...

Nord-Lock to Attend Rail-Tech Europe 2011
13 December 2010 by Nord-Lock Nord-Lock, a leading provider of bolt-securing systems and solutions, is pleased to announce that it will exhibit at the Rail-Tech Europe, the 8th international conference and exhibition on...

Halcrow Completes Maintenance Contract in Australia
13 December 2010 by Halcrow Train manufacturer Bombardier has developed a new maintenance facility in Dandenong, on the south-east fringes of Melbourne, Victoria, to support a new fleet of VLocity trains. These trains...

Prestressed Concrete Replaces Steel for Railway Poles in Durban
10 December 2010 by INFRASET A number of 880 prestressed concrete poles, manufactured by INFRASET Infrastructure Products, have been installed in place of steel masts for the support of overhead electrical equipment OHTE...

INFRASET Building Products Enters Concrete Roof Tile Market
10 December 2010 by INFRASET INFRASET Building Products, which forms part of the Aveng Group, has thrown its hat into the ring and built a multi-million rand state-of-the-art concrete roof tile plant at its Rossway factory...

INFRASET Prestressed Concrete Poles Specified for Traffic Surveillance System
09 December 2010 by INFRASET INFRASET Infrastructure Products has supplied over 500 fully prestressed concrete poles to support electronic surveillance and monitoring equipment for a freeway management system which is...

Invensys Rail's Manufacturing Capabilities
08 December 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail's Chippenham site is home not only to the company's headquarters, but also to around 60,000m² of manufacturing facilities, dedicated to the design and production of a wide...

ERTMS Level 2 for Turkish High-Speed Line and Other News
08 December 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail is to install its FUTUR 2500 ERTMS Level 2 system on the Ankara-Konya high-speed line, the first such deployment on Turkish Railways (TCDD). Working in conjunction with the...

INFRASET Street-Lighting Poles Prevent Cable Theft
08 December 2010 by INFRASET Some 250 street-lighting poles, specifically designed and manufactured by INFRASET Infrastructure Products to inhibit cable theft, have been installed in Knights, Germiston, for the...

Wolverhampton Commissioning Braves Freezing Temperatures
08 December 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation On Monday, 29 November at 04:40, Invensys Rail successfully commissioned the Oxley resignalling project at the end of a nine-day blockade. The 16-month programme of works involved...

Invensys Rail on Display at InnoTrans and Further News
08 December 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail had its biggest ever presence at this year's InnoTrans exhibition, with a stand packed with demonstrations of the company's latest developments and innovations. At the heart...

Record-Breaking Train on Track with Bogies Tested by Nencki
07 December 2010 by Nencki China's newest fast train set a world record during a trial run as it hit 486.1km/hr on the Beijing-Shanghai line. The train is a 16-car bullet train, designed and built by CSR Qingdao...

New Ri4Power Form 1-4 Low-Voltage Switchgear from Rittal
07 December 2010 by Rittal Rittal has significantly expanded the flexibility and modularity of Ri4Power. Combining Ri4Power low-voltage switchgear with designs 1 and 2-4 to form a single system technology, Ri4Power Form...

Rittal Re-Configures its Electronics Configurator
07 December 2010 by Rittal Rittal has responded to customer requests by updating their online subrack configurator. No longer limited to only those units shown in the catalogue, the subrack configurator now includes all...

INFRASET Reticualtion Poles Assist with Safe Power Delivery
07 December 2010 by INFRASET Prestressed concrete poles, manufactured by INFRASET Infrastructure Products, have been successfully deployed for medium and low voltage reticulation at most of City Power's...

Kontron CP3002 Completes Series of 3U CompactPCI Processor Boards
07 December 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the standard air-cooled version of the high-performance Kontron 3U CompactPCI processor board CP3002 based on the latest Intel Corei7 mobile processor technology and...

New Range of PMC 12 UPS Systems from Rittal
07 December 2010 by Rittal Rittal has launched its new range of PMC 12 UPS systems based on one of the most robust design topologies. The PMC 12 takes the strain in the event of mains electrical supply problems ensuring...

Concrete Poles Chose for Winnie Mandela Park Electrification Project
06 December 2010 by INFRASET Prestressed concrete poles, manufactured by INFRASET Infrastructure Projects, are being installed to carry three-phase cabling for the electrification of over 5,100 informal settlement houses...

INFRASET Manufactures 12,400t of Replacement Railway Sleepers for Saldanha / Sishen Ore Line
03 December 2010 by INFRASET During a three-month period, which ran from mid-June to mid-September this year, INFRASET Railway Products supplied 48,000 precast concrete sleepers to Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). Weighing...

INFRASET and Transnet Develop Second-Generation Transition Beam
02 December 2010 by INFRASET A second-generation transition beam has been designed and developed by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and INFRASET Railway Products. Transition beams smooth out the difference in resilience...

Kontron Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard KT690/mITX (BGA): Cost-Optimised with High-Graphic Performance
01 December 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced the BGA-version of its embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KT690/mITX (BGA) with an increased level of robustness and improved cost-performance ratio. Customers benefit...

November 2010

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Transnet Selects Concrete Masts for Saldanha / Sishen Electrical Feeder Line
30 November 2010 by INFRASET Prestressed concrete masts have been specified by Transnet for a capacity upgrade at Saldanha / Sishen iron ore rail link. Manufactured and delivered by Concrete Manufacturers Association...

Kontron COM Express FPGA Starterkit Enables Quick Evaluation with Extremely Flexible I/O
24 November 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the new COM Express starter kit featuring the Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA. It provides all the required components to evaluate board designs with open-definable I/Os. With...

Kontron Introduces the World's First PCIe/104 Embedded Single Board Computer
24 November 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the world's first PCIe/104 embedded single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel Atom E600C processor series with industrial temperature range, which pairs an Intel...

Mixed Doubles: CompactPCI Serial and CompactPCI 2.0
24 November 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN presents a new pair of boards, offering an easy connection of CompactPCI® Serial and CompactPCI 2.0 which makes it possible to keep existing CompactPCI systems in use while at the...

Nencki to Deliver 25th Bogie Test Stand to China
24 November 2010 by Nencki The fast-growing Chinese rolling stock manufacturer Puzhen, from Nanjing, has ordered one more bogie test stand NBT Coach 2 x 250kN from Nencki, in order to increase its production...

Absolutely Waterproof: PM-IP67A200 Now with UL-Certification
19 November 2010 by MTM Power The AC/DC power modules series PM-IP67A200 with 24V single and dual output voltages of MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, have been UL/cUL certified according to the...

Indian Railways Awards Phooltas Harsco with $15m Contract
11 November 2010 by Phooltas Phooltas Harsco is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract for delivering 20 rail bound maintenance vehicles to Indian Railways, winning the bid against fierce international...

Halcrow to Carry Out Demand Forecast for Proposed New Rail Link in Queensland
11 November 2010 by Halcrow International transport and infrastructure consultancy Halcrow has won a contract from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) in Queensland to carry out a complete demand forecast...

ACS Presents COMFLOOR - Comfortable Heating Systems for Rail Vehicles
10 November 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Sturctures (ACS) is one of the first suppliers of COMFLOOR heated floor panels for the mass transit industry. The heatable floor panels are based on the sandwich...

Zonegreen Wins KiwiRail Safety Contract
09 November 2010 by Zonegreen Leading UK rail safety company Zonegreen has won a major contract to supply KiwiRail with state-of-the-art depot protection products as part of New Zealand's program of railways development. ...

Absopulse Electronics Releases New 300VA, Rugged Railway Quality Sine Wave Inverter
09 November 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' RSI 300 series railway quality, DC/AC inverter uses field proven topology to generate a 300VA pure sign wave output voltage. It meets all relevant railway standards...

New Southco Cam Latch Option Adds Push-to-Close Convenience
04 November 2010 by Southco Europe An expanded selection of Southco® E5 cam latches now adds intuitive push-to-close convenience to the existing versatility and affordability of this modular line. Styling and access control...

Passenger Door Controls get Illuminated Symbols
04 November 2010 by EAO A new series 56 door opening pushbutton with illuminated open / close symbols is now available from EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces. The switch is carefully designed...

The Xpress Seven-Day Modification Service from Rittal
04 November 2010 by Rittal Following a great deal of investment into machinery and equipment, Rittal has launched a new service branded RittalXpress. The main aim of the service is to save customers time and money by...

Rittal's New Thermoelectric Cooler with Heating Function
04 November 2010 by Rittal Last year, Rittal has launched its new award-winning thermoelectric cooling unit. With a 100W cooling capacity and a weight of only 3kg it is the lightest and most efficient thermoelectric...

Kontron Announces Feature-Enhancements to its High-Performance Embedded Computer COBALT
03 November 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced to have made several key feature enhancements to its Kontron high-performance embedded computer COBALT (Computer Brick Alternative). New features to the highly versatile...

Absolutely Variable: the New 19in MTM Power Card MPK1
03 November 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power, a specialist for high-quality power supplies, offers in its product range the 19in Euro Card with up to six different, galvanically isolated outputs with 6TE or 8TE. With the MTM...

TDI to Exhibit at Railway Interiors Expo Asia 2010
01 November 2010 by TDI Transport Design International (TDI) specialises in interior design and exterior styling of railway rolling stock and marine vessels. With design teams based in Sydney, Australia and...

October 2010

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Firstco Undertakes Study for TFL Tramlink
29 October 2010 by Firstco Transport for London (TfL) is investing in the future of Tramlink and is developing a comprehensive programme of enhanced maintenance, renewals, upgrades and capacity enhancement for...

Increased Demand for Booyco's Functional Cooling Unit
28 October 2010 by Booyco Booyco Engineering has reported an increased demand for its 24V DC ventilation unit. Developed for use in locomotive cabs, this functional unit provides an alternative to air conditioning...

Ian Fugeman Joins Firstco as Non-Executive Director
27 October 2010 by Firstco Ian Fugeman has joined the board of Firstco, the specialist controls and communications systems company, as a non-executive director. Firstco chairman Mark Calnan said: "We are...

Nencki Delivers Bogie Test Stand to Iran
27 October 2010 by Nencki At InnoTrans 2010, the company Mapna Locomotive Engineering & Manufacturing from Tehran ordered a bogie test stand NBT 2 x 500kN. The test stand will be used in the new factory in...

Kontron Introduces Two New Conduction-Cooled 3U CompactPCI Boards
25 October 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced two conduction-cooled 3U CompactPCI boards for mission critical, data intensive, and network-centric platforms at several military shows in Europe and North America....

DSTA Launches Innovative Passenger Information System
25 October 2010 by DSTA DSTA, a provider of state-of-the-art LED technology in the rail industry, has launched one of the most innovative passenger information system (PIS) yet to date. It combines the power...

Rio Tinto Rewards CATER with Terry Palmer Award for Outstanding Innovation
21 October 2010 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Rio Tinto has awarded the 2010 Terry Palmer Award for outstanding innovation in the workplace to the Pilbara Iron Railways division based in Karratha, Western Australia. The Terry Palmer Award,...

Versatile Low-Depth Switch Range Launched by EAO
21 October 2010 by EAO A new low-depth switch range for mounting in shallow and space-restricted areas has been launched by EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces. The series 51 is a...

DC2: Rugged Panel Computer with Touch
21 October 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN presented its latest complete display solution in September 2010 at InnoTrans, the world's biggest railway exhibition in Berlin. The DC2 is MEN's first panel-PC with capacitive...

SpinetiX Wins AV and DOOH Award
21 October 2010 by SpinetiX SpinetiX is celebrating the success in winning the Best Digital Signage Product (category sponsored by Sony) at the AV Awards as well as being involved in the DOOH Award 2010, Installation...

New Kontron Industrial Silent Server Generation
21 October 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced the next generation of Kontron Industrial Silent Servers (KISS). The Kontron 4U rackmount server KISS 4U Q57 features a system chassis that has been completely redesigned...

EAO Becomes First HMI Supplier with IRIS Certificate
20 October 2010 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces, has become the first switch manufacturer to receive the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) quality certificate, revision...

New TSI PRM Sound Module Helps Persons of Reduced Mobility
19 October 2010 by EAO A new TSI PRM-suitable version of the MT sound module is now available from EAO, the expert partner for human machine interface. The new series 56 MTSM (multi-tone sound module) can...

DC/DC Converter for Wind Energy Plants
18 October 2010 by MTM Power Based on the well-established 150W converter series PCMDS150 for railway and industrial applications, MTM Power has designed the DC/DC converter PCMDS150 350S24 UK especially for the use in...

Switch Confidently with EAO's Rugged Selector Switch
18 October 2010 by EAO A rugged, large-lever selector switch for switching clearly between two positions has been developed by EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces (HMI). Featuring a tough,...

Powernet Reinforces its Sales Organisation
18 October 2010 by Powernet Finnish power electronics supplier, Powernet, has appointed MScTech Harry Lilja as vice president, marketing and sales, effective from 13 September 2010. The former general manager of the...

GAI-Tronics Becomes Alcatel Certified Application Partner for VoIP Phones
18 October 2010 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics is pleased to announce the newly achieved Alcatel-Lucent 'certified application' status for its weather and vandal resistant VoIP telephones. The Alcatel-Lucent alliance...

VDS Presents New Train Switch for Ethernet Train Communication Networks
18 October 2010 by VDS Rail VDS has launched a new train switch suitable for an Ethernet train communication network implementation. The major part of system integrators and train makers implement their on-board...

Ressorts Masselin Widens its Product Range
15 October 2010 by Ressorts Masselin Ressorts Masselin is known for its ability to design and manufacture suspension components for railway applications. We are continuously striving to widen our product range and are...

Cisco Compatibility for GAI-Tronics VoIP Telephones
15 October 2010 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics SIP VoIP telephones have been tested for their emergency / industrial telephone interoperability in conjunction with the following Cisco equipment: Phones - Cisco 7960, 7941,...

Anshan Zizhu Material at InnoTrans 2010
14 October 2010 by Anshan Zizhu Material Berlin, as Germany's transportation technology centre and an international communication platform for railway technology, brought together once more a large number of transportation projects...

OEM Triples Revenue
14 October 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions Railway technology company OEM Technology Solutions (OEM) has tripled its revenue since 2005 by servicing a growing worldwide railway technology market. OEM is an Australian-based...

Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT: Flexible and High-Speed Storage Solution for 3U and 6U CompactPCI
14 October 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced a high-speed storage solution for 3U and 6U CompactPCI systems, the Kontron CP-HDD-S-KIT, which enables OEMS and system integrators to set up powerful and robust storage...

Quick and Reliable Connections with Series 04 Push-In Terminals
14 October 2010 by EAO EAO, the expert partner for human machine interfaces, is offering a new spring terminal connector technology for the popular series 04 switch range. The series 04 PIT (push-in terminal),...

MIPIOS Ethernet Switches Provide More Safety
13 October 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The main focus of MEN Mikro Elektronik is on mobile and safety-critical solutions. The MIPIOS® Ethernet switches are designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions. The robust 220mm...

TagMaster Automatic Vehicle Identification at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in India
13 October 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for long-range identification, has announced that the vehicle access identification (AVI) installation at the Commonwealth Games 2010...

Voith Turbo Presents Components for Eco-Friendly and Efficient Rail Vehicles
13 October 2010 by Voith Turbo At InnoTrans 2010 Voith Turbo presented components which reduce operating costs, as well as fuel consumption and emissions – all under the motto 'The Future of Rail Technologies'. Voith Turbo...

Nautiz X3: Rugged Handheld Computing to its Smallest, Lightest and Most Mobile Form
12 October 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group, the global supplier of rugged computers, has introduced the Nautiz X3®, Handheld's smallest and lightest rugged handheld PDA yet. With an unparalleled combination of size,...

Rittal Introduces Heaters for Outdoor Cabinet Range
11 October 2010 by Rittal One of the biggest enemies for users of outdoor enclosures is the onset of cold weather and with it the possibility of condensation within the structure. In order to eliminate this unwanted...

KZV News and Updates
11 October 2010 by KZV Komercni Zeleznicni Vyzkum (KZV), a developer and provider of complete track geometry measuring devices as well as rail and wheel profilemeters, is proud to announce the following news: ...

Voith Turbo Presents New Locomotive
06 October 2010 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo presents the second locomotive from the Gravita range with central driver's cabin: the Gravita 15 BB. The locomotive is suitable for both shunting and mainline service. The...

Voith Turbo Develops Rail Vehicle Heads for Passenger Trains
06 October 2010 by Voith Turbo Safety and energy consumption - in rail traffic, both are strongly dependent on the vehicle head. In order to optimise these aspects, Voith Turbo Scharfenberg will in future also build rail...

Deutsche Bahn Adopts New Tamping Surveying Solution for Track Installation
04 October 2010 by Amberg Technologies Deutsche Bahn Netz, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn (DB), has switched to a new tamping surveying solution from Amberg Technologies, supporting maintenance measures of automated tamping of tracks...

Lamifil Announces the Qualification of its CuSn Contact Wire by SNCF
04 October 2010 by Lamifil Lamifil is pleased to announce the qualification of its CuSn contact wire by the French national railway company SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français). Lamifil is...

Lamifil Celebrates Successful Trip to InnoTrans
04 October 2010 by Lamifil Lamifil recently exhibited at this year's InnoTrans in Berlin. The event was a huge success, attracting visitors from around the world. Lamifil would like to thank all of the visitors to its...

China's High Speed Rail Construction Uses Amberg's GRP Track Surveying Systems
04 October 2010 by Amberg Technologies With train speeds up to 350km/hr (217mph), precise track geometry is crucial. To achieve this accuracy, China has deployed 288 Amberg GRP track surveying systems on projects throughout the...

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Outstanding Success for COMFLOOR at InnoTrans 2010
30 September 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Sturctures (ACS) looks back on a remarkably successful InnoTrans exhibition 2010. The booth concept was aligned with the introduction of the latest innovations COMFLOOR,...

InnoTrans 2010: Drive Stability That Knows No Boundaries
29 September 2010 by Schenck Process Schenck Process specialists presented their new MULTIRAIL® InterScan flat sleeper with Y / Q option at the InnoTrans trade fair this year. The major advantage of this new product is that Q...

Mardones BPB in Saudi Arabia
29 September 2010 by Mardones BPB Creosote Treaters This year, Mardones BPB Creosote Treaters has exported creosoted sleepers for the doubling railway line project at Dammam sea port in Saudi Arabia. The project is being performed by...

NextSense Revolutionises the Measurement of Wheel Diameters of Railroad Wheelsets
28 September 2010 by NextSense NextSense unveils its latest development, the wheel diameter module for the Calipri high-tech measuring device, for the first time at the Innotrans 2010 railroad technology trade show, which...

TagMaster and CONFIDEX Sign Letter of Intent to Cooperate on Supply of UHF ID-Tags
28 September 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, and Confidex, the world’s leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions, have signed a letter of...

Rivard Celebrates a Successful Visit to InnoTrans
28 September 2010 by Rivard At this year's InnoTrans 2010 Rivard were discussing the removal of hardened grease of leaf residue on tracks as just one of the significant benefits to InnoTrans in their new...

Track Australia Becomes Rhomberg Rail Australia
27 September 2010 by Rhomberg Rail Since being acquired by the Rhomberg Group in 2005, Track Australia has developed at an extraordinary pace in response to both a dynamic management approach and a burgeoning Australian rail...

Absopulse Electronics Releases New 150W, Rugged DC/DC Converter for Railway Environments
27 September 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' RWY 150 Series rugged, railway quality DC/DC converter utilizes high efficiency power conversion topology to deliver 150W output power. It complies fully with the...

TagMaster and Confidex Cooperate on Supply of UHF ID-Tags
27 September 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, and Confidex, the world’s leading supplier of high-performing RFID tag solutions, have signed a Letter of...

Nencki's Bogie Test Stand Generates Huge Interest at InnoTrans
27 September 2010 by Nencki At this year's InnoTrans 2010 Nencki showed the bogie test stand NBT for customer Shanghai Electric at booth 111 in hall 23. There was a lot of interest in our bogie test stand, as well as...

New TLM from Voith Turbo Enables Undisturbed Data Transmission on the Train
27 September 2010 by Voith Turbo The new Train Line Modem (TLM) from Voith Turbo Scharfenberg controls the uninterfered transmission of high data volumes. It establishes an Ethernet connection between coupled rail vehicles...

Cool Booyco System for Refurbished Locomotives
27 September 2010 by Booyco Booyco Engineering has successfully completed its contract to engineer and manufacture both the air conditioners and heaters for the 50 locomotives produced for Transnet Freight Rail by...

Voith Supplies Couplers, Final Drives and Complete Front Ends for Chinese High-Speed Train
27 September 2010 by Voith Turbo An operating speed of 380km/hr makes the ZEFIRO 380 the fastest commercially used train of the world. From 2012, the high-speed train will be in service on China's rails. Voith is...

Visit Sqills at INNOTRANS - Stand No. 5.2/244
24 September 2010 by Sqills To provide collegues in the railway industry with more insights on the possibilities of booking engine and revenue management solutions, we invite them to drop in for a demo, discuss their needs...

New Adapter Coupler Provides Almost 50% Weight Savings
24 September 2010 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo Scharfenberg, TU Chemnitz and the manufacturer of fibre compound components, East-4D, have, in close cooperation, developed a new adapter coupler for rail vehicles. The coupler is...

First Voith-Engine for Rail Vehicles
24 September 2010 by Voith Turbo Since March, Voith Turbo has been a recognised engine manufacturer approved by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). This status was preceded by nearly one and a half years...

Stadler Rail Chooses Powernet to Supply Converter Solution for Railway Vehicles
23 September 2010 by Powernet Stadler Rail and Powernet have signed a contract for the delivery and services of a 3kW high-power DC/DC converter. The converter will be installed in Stadler's railway vehicles in the...

AP Avionx Receives Production Orders from Row 44 to Support Deployment of Wireless-in-the-Sky
22 September 2010 by Kontron AP Avionx, recently acquired by Kontron, has been awarded purchase orders by Row 44 for production quantities of the Server Management Unit (SMU) and the Modem Data Unit (MDU). These products...

City Thameslink Gets New Look with Infotec Information Displays
22 September 2010 by Infotec As part of the redevelopment of City Thameslink, display specialist Infotec has recently completed work to upgrade customer information displays on the London station’s platforms and concourses. ...

Kontron Introduces New 3U CompactPCI Building Blocks Dedicated to Rolling-Stock and Rugged In-Vehicle Applications
22 September 2010 by Kontron Yesterday at InnoTrans Kontron announced the expansion of its product portfolio for the transportation market. Launching a series of new railway-compliant 3U CompactPCI products to accelerate...

Kontron Railway Server MICROSPACE MPCR50R: Fanless 19in Server with Railway Certification
22 September 2010 by Kontron Yesterday at InnoTrans Kontron announced the EN50155-compliant 19in Kontron railway server MICROSPACE MPCR50R with the low-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor L7400 (2x 1.5GHz). Features such as...

Kontron HMITR: Rugged Display Computer for Mobile Applications with the Intel Atom E6xx Processor
22 September 2010 by Kontron Yesterday at InnoTrans Kontron announced the EN50155-compliant 10.4in Kontron Display Computer HMITR. The application-ready display computer is characterized by an extended temperature...

Kontron nanoETXexpress-TT: COM Express Equipped with the Intel Atom Processor E6xx Series
17 September 2010 by Kontron The launch of the Kontron computer-on-module nanoETXexpress-TT brings four major innovations to the market, available in one single product. In addition to being Kontron's first ultra small...

RTR Technologies to Attend InnoTrans 2010
17 September 2010 by RTR Technologies RTR Technologies, of Stockbridge, MA, USA, preeminent manufacturer and supplier of custom-engineered, sustainable heating and deicing systems for the worldwide rail and mass transit industry,...

Visit TRAINELEC at InnoTrans 2010
17 September 2010 by TRAINELEC TRAINELEC are pleased to announce that they will be attending InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The event runs from 21 to 24 September 2010 and you will be able to visit TRAINELEC in hall...

EAO to Attend InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin, Germany
17 September 2010 by EAO At EAO we are ready for the future. Our passenger access switches were among the first to be compliant to the TSI-PRM. We were also the first of our kind to reach the IRIS Revision 2.0 standard. ...

ENSCO Awarded Patent for Rail Components Video Inspection System
17 September 2010 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO, Inc. announced today that it has received a patent for its video inspection system for rail components from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers our...

Safe Mounting in Winter with Heated Floor Panels
17 September 2010 by Winkler The German companies Winkler from Heidelberg and Metawell from Neunburg developed a heated floor panel for rail cars in a joint venture. The result is a lightweight, compact and...

Nencki to Show Bogie Test Stand of Shanghai Electric Transport at InnoTrans 2010
17 September 2010 by Nencki Nencki, founded in 1947, is a Swiss designer and manufacturer of modern and efficient equipment for railway workshops and depots as well as stationary rail-welding plants. Be convinced of...

GINO to Participate at InnoTrans 2010
17 September 2010 by GINO From the 21 to 24 September 2010, the doors will open for the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin. For the sixth time, Gino will attend the world's largest trade fair for transport...

Innotrans 2010: Fast and Accurate Measurement Systems for Railways
16 September 2010 by Fraunhofer IPM Fraunhofer IPM has specialised in systems for condition monitoring of railroads, including, the overhead wire: height, stagger and thickness, position and clearance of poles and clearance...

TagMaster to Launch New HR-2 Handheld Reader at InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster will be attending InnoTrans 2010, the International Railway Transportation Exhibition, held in Berlin, Germany from 21 to 24 of September 2010. TagMaster will be launching its new...

Schaltbau Introduces New Generation of Toggle Switches and Master Controllers
16 September 2010 by Schaltbau Schaltbau is appearing at the InnoTrans international trade fair in Berlin from 21 to 24 September 2010), where it is presenting a new generation of master controllers and toggle switches...

Vossloh Cogifer to Attend InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Vossloh Cogifer Under the motto 'Economic Mobility', the Vossloh Group is showcasing its innovative products and solutions to an international trade audience at this year's InnoTrans in Berlin. From 21 to...

Ferrabyrne to Attend InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Ferrabyrne Ferrabyrne will be attending InnoTrans 2010 from 21 to 24 September in Berlin, Germany. You will be able to find us at stand 208, in hall 6.2B. Ferrabyrne are pleased to announce that we...

Sjolund Release White Paper and Attend InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Sjolund At Sjolund we transform straight profiles into intricately curved shapes with a wide ranfe of geometric possibilities. From 21 to 24 September, we will be exhibiting at this years...

Vossloh Rail Vehicles to Showcase Products at InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Vossloh Rail Vehicles Under the motto 'Economic Mobility', the Vossloh Group is showcasing its innovative products and solutions to an international trade audience at this year's InnoTrans in Berlin. From 21 to...

Winkler to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Winkler Winkler will be in Berlin, Germany for 2010's InnoTrans event. The event showcases innovative components, vehicles and systems for railways from all over the world and is the biggest annual...

Amberg to Visit InnoTrans 2010
16 September 2010 by Amberg Technologies INNOTRANS is the international industry showplace for railway technology, showcasing products ranging from rail vehicles to railway infrastructure and carriage interiors. We will exhibit...

HEINE Resistors to Attend InnoTrans 2010
14 September 2010 by HEINE Resistors On 21 September 2010, along with 1000 other exhibitors mainly from the railway technology sector, HEINE will be at the international trade fair for transport technology, innovative...

TVAB Gets New Owners
14 September 2010 by AQ Wiring Systems TVAB have signed an agreement to sell all our shares in TVAB International to Aros Quality Group – AQG. AQG is one of Sweden's leading suppliers of components and systems with an...

BAUMANN SPRINGS to Showcase New Product at InnoTrans 2010
14 September 2010 by BAUMANN SPRINGS BAUMANN SPRINGS will be attending this years' InnoTrans exhibition from 21 to 24 September 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Their newest product, ALUCOILS, are a range of high technology and...

ASTRA to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2010
14 September 2010 by ASTRA Vagoane Calatori ASTRA is preparing for it's fifth consecutive participation at the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, INNOTRANS, in Berlin, Germany. Every two years, this event succeeds to...

Vossloh Kiepe to Showcase at InnoTrans 2010
14 September 2010 by Vossloh Kiepe Under the motto 'Economic Mobility', the Vossloh Group is showcasing its innovative products and solutions to an international trade audience at this year's InnoTrans in Berlin. From 21 to...

Kontron Expands its Real Time Starter Kit Program
14 September 2010 by Kontron Following the successful release and market adoption of the Kontron nanoETXexpress starter kits earlier this year, Kontron is introducing a second tool to help jump start design - the...

Rhomberg Bahntechnik Sign Major Contract with Brenner
09 September 2010 by Rhomberg Rail ARGE Alptransit Energie, a consortium consisting of Rhomberg Bahntechnik and DB Bahnbau, was awarded the contract for the installation of the electrical infrastructure for the Brenner North...

GDS Secures Contract to Supply Daylight Readable Displays to Norway Railways
09 September 2010 by GDS GDS Displays has won a public tender to supply LCD screens to Norway Railways. 32in and 46in sunlight readable displays will be used outdoors to display train timetables and other...

Handheld Announces the New Nautiz E-Ticket Pro
07 September 2010 by Handheld Europe The Handheld Group introduced today the all new Nautiz e-Ticket Pro® rugged PDA with an integrated smart card reader. The built in reader complies with the latest e-ticketing requirements...

New Module Enables Enhanced Digital Graphics Capabilities to Support Multi-Display Applications
03 September 2010 by Kontron Coinciding with the launch of the COM Express 2.0 specification by the PCI Industrial Manufacturers' Group (PICMG), Kontron presents an additional version of the computer-on-module...

Absolutely Reliable: High Voltage Converter for Operation at Contact Wire
03 September 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high-quality power supplies, offers in its programme DC/DC converters of the series HVC with 150W and 250W for railway applications. The devices are...

Airex Composite Structures to Attend the International Trade Fair InnoTrans
03 September 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures will be attending the leading international trade fair for railway technology, InnoTrans in Berlin. As a forward-looking and future-oriented company, Airex...

August 2010

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AEG Power Solutions Signs Frame Agreement with Bombardier Transportation
27 August 2010 by AEG Power Solutions AEG Power Solutions signs frame agreement with Bombardier Transportation for customized battery chargers. Bombardier is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions....

Noske-Kaeser Releases White Paper
26 August 2010 by Noske-Kaeser Noske-Kaeser are specialists in providing customised systems and componants for air-conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, piping and fire fighting within the rail industries. Owning...

Absopulse's 30W Rugged DC/DC Converter Modules for Railway Applications
23 August 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' DCW 30R sSeries railway quality DC/DC converter modules deliver 30W output power. They meet all relevant railway standards including EN50155, EN50121-3-2 conducted...

Absopulse's Encapsulated 1kW DC/DC Converter for Extreme Applications
23 August 2010 by Absopulse The PDC 765 series industrial DC/DC converter delivers up to 1kW output power. It is encapsulated in a thermally conductive MIL-grade silicon rubber compound to ensure resistance to high levels...

DC Airco Shows Energy-Efficient Cooling at Innotrans 2010
23 August 2010 by DC Airco DC Airco, The Netherlands, is showing its latest energy-efficient dc-powered air conditioning products for railway cabs and saloons suitable for locomotives and passenger trains. You will...

Rail Audit and Inspection Take on a New Dimension
19 August 2010 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Two established Australian Rail Inspection companies have combined forces to provide an expanded view of rail networks' assets. Using proven ultrasonic, vision recording, magnetic induction...

KEYMILE Presents New XMP1-LCC Multiplexer with Large Cross-Connect Capacity
18 August 2010 by KEYMILE At CeBIT, KEYMILE will showcase its compact XMP1-LCC (Large Cross-Connect), a new member of the recently acquired XMP1 product range. The XMP1-LCC combines extensive cross-connect capacities...

Dr D Wehrhahn's 2D OPTImess Laser Sensor
18 August 2010 by Dr D Wehrhahn The constantly growing demand of quality assurance for a 100% inspection without touching the object being measured leads to an increased use of laser sensors in the field of...

KEYMILE Adds SDH Access to MileGate
18 August 2010 by KEYMILE KEYMILE's new card for its multi-service access platform MileGate, allows network operators to connect TDM and Ethernet services directly to the SDH core network. Therefore, MileGate can...

Fast-Fit Weighing System Keeps the Coal Wagons Rolling at Ferrybridge Power Station
18 August 2010 by Railweight The fast fit installation of an in-motion rail weighing system from Railweight meant that Ferrybridge power station suffered no delays to its coal deliveries. Requiring no civil work, the...

Rittal introduces New IT Management Software, RiZone
18 August 2010 by Rittal Rittal and Microsoft partnership shows that when two giants of the data centre start working together how real energy savings and business efficiency can be achieved. This is made possible by...

Austrak to Supply 500,000 New Concrete Sleepers for ARTC Track Upgrades
18 August 2010 by Austrak On August 5, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) announced that Austrak had been awarded the $50m contract to produce 500,000 new pre-stressed concrete sleepers for ARTC...

The Absolutely Waterproof 100W Thermoselective Vacuum Encapsulation
18 August 2010 by MTM Power Whether splash water, condensed water or completely under water – MTM Power modules are absolutely waterproof. The worldwide unique Thermoselective Vacuum Encapsulation enables an...

KEYMILE Agrees to Acquire Aastra Networks
18 August 2010 by KEYMILE KEYMILE agreed to acquire Aastra Networks, a supplier of transmission systems for voice and data networks. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in...

Wehrhahn to Exhibit at Innotrans 2010
17 August 2010 by Dr D Wehrhahn Wehrhahn will be attending this years' InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin where we will be showcasing our sevices and products. You will be able to find us at stand number 108 in hall 23 from 21...

First OPTImess In-Track Measuring Instrument for Wheel Profiles of Railway Vehicles in Operation
16 August 2010 by Dr D Wehrhahn A new in-track measuring instrument for railway vehicles with the OPTImess laser system has been put into operation by German traffic company Stadtwerke München. Up to a speed of...

MEN Introduces Peripheral Boards for CompactPCI PlusIO
16 August 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik After the introduction of the first CompactPCI PlusIO CPU boards, high-performance I/O boards are evidently also needed for being able to benefit from the higher bandwidth and data...

Rittal Introduces New Connector Gland
16 August 2010 by Rittal Rittal's new connector gland offers significantly less assembly work, a flexible sealing system for different cable diameters and simple entry of pre-assembled cables for easy...

LEONI to Attend InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin
13 August 2010 by LEONI Business Unit Traffic We will be exhibiting our latest solutions, extensively and convincingly at InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin, in hall 12 at booth 106. As system providers, we will not only present technical...

Security Improved at Webro
12 August 2010 by Webro The UK's leading supplier of composite and bespoke communication cables and connectors has seen its sales to the security industry more than double in the past six months thanks to the addition...

European Athletics Championships Controlled by Handheld's Nautiz X5
12 August 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld has been selected to provide handheld computers for the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. On Tuesday 27 July, at the start of the European Athletics Championships...

ENSCO, Inc. Awarded Operations, Maintenance, Instrumentation and Analysis Contract
12 August 2010 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Operations, Maintenance, Instrumentation and Analysis Support contract from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of...

EPLAN Introduces the New EPLAN Electric P8 2.0
12 August 2010 by Rittal EPLAN unveiled the new EPLAN Electric P8 2.0 electrical controls design software, in beta version at the Hanover Fair. Whether point wiring, active device protection or channel oriented PLC...

Ultrasonic Contact Wire-Measuring System OVHWizard
12 August 2010 by Dr D Wehrhahn The OVHWizard is a mobile, non-tactile contacts wire measuring system for determining the contact wire height and side position as well as an assessment of the tendency of the contact wire to...

GDS to Exhibit Transportation Display Solutions, LED Lighting and Photovoltaic Systems at InnoTrans 2010
11 August 2010 by GDS GDS will be exhibiting and demonstrating products from its industry-leading range of display solutions as well as some of its latest innovations in the LED lighting and photovoltaic markets at...

Rittal Introduces the Ripac Vario Subrack
10 August 2010 by Rittal Rittal introduce the Ripac Vario subrack for mounting multiple board electronic solutions in 19in (482.6mm) racks, as the range is easily upgraded from standard to EMC after it has been...

The New Series PMAS/PCMAS with 60W
06 August 2010 by MTM Power The primary switched AC/DC power modules of the new series PMAS/PCMAS60 have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC/DC wide input ranges (90VAC to 264VAC, 100VDC to 353VDC)...

ContiTech is Safely on Track with Rail Know-How at InnoTrans 2010
03 August 2010 by ContiTech Railway Engineering At InnoTrans 2010, the international trade show for rail transport technology in Berlin, ContiTech will be focusing on safe products and systems for rail vehicles. New technological...

Rittal Introduces Outdoor Enclosure Cooling Unit Range
03 August 2010 by Rittal Rittal have introduced a range of cooling units specifically designed for outdoor enclosure applications. Any outdoor enclosure will suffer from solar gain on long and hot summer days and as...

July 2010

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Liaoning Zizhu Group Signs Cooperation Agreement with MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation
30 July 2010 by Anshan Zizhu Material On July 21, 2010, Liaoning Zizhu Group signed a cooperation agreement with MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation to establish a long-term business relationship in the field of steel...

Nencki to Exhibit Highlights at InnoTrans 2010
30 July 2010 by Nencki Nencki will be showcasing the benefits of the bogie test stand NBT, as we present the impressive machine in full size at this years' InnoTrans convention. Other highlights at our booth...

Anshan Zizhu Material Moves to New Office
29 July 2010 by Anshan Zizhu Material On 16 July 2010, Anshan Zizhu Material moved to a new office. The new address is 16th Floor, Block C, Dashang Shangchengguoji, Street 6, Tiedong District, Anshan, 114001, Liaoning, China. ...

Handheld to Provide Handheld Computers for the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona
27 July 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld has been selected to provide handheld computers for the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. On Tuesday July 27, at the start of the European Athletics Championships...

Major Chemical Producers Implement Lat-Lon Tracking and Security Solutions for Tank Cars
23 July 2010 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon today announced it is completing deliveries of its GPS tracking and security monitoring systems for toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) shippers. The department of homeland security is...

The Series URC With 75 W and 10:1 Input Range
22 July 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for high quality power supplies, offers in its program the DC/DC converters series URC for automotive applications. They have been designed as power supplies for...

PMC Polarteknik Appoints Tomi Ojala as Divisional Manager for Door Systems Division
22 July 2010 by PMC Polarteknik Tomi Ojala, has been appointed divisional manager of the door systems division at PMC Polarteknik, and a member of management board as of 1 August 2010. Jouni Saarnia, who is current...

Prestigious IGS 2010 Award for Tensar Development
22 July 2010 by Tensar International Tensar International Corporation's innovative TriAx™ geogrid, and the technical developments it represents, has won one of civil engineering’s most prestigious awards, from the...

Chinese Vehicle Manufacturer Delivers Railcars to Tunisian State Railways
22 July 2010 by Voith Turbo For China, this order is a milestone in the country's continuously growing export business. In January 2010, the association of southern Chinese rail vehicle manufacturers China...

Demonstration of DeltaRail's Flagship Scalable IECC Signalling Control Product
20 July 2010 by DeltaRail Group Having recently visited Signalling Solutions at Beeston, Roger Ford said, "Completing the system is DeltaRail's Scalable IECC®. DeltaRail is, of course, the descendant of British Rail...

3U CompactPCI Diagnosis Buffer with PowerPC MPC8314 and FPGA
19 July 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The F218 is a slave CPU board in 3U CompactPCI format and was developed for use as an Ethernet diagnosis buffer. It is based on the MPC8314 processor from the PowerQUICC II Pro family and...

Rittal Ri4Power Switch Disconnector Fuse Sections
19 July 2010 by Rittal The construction of Rittal Ri4Power switch-disconnector-fuse section is based on Rittal's Ri4Power well-known components. In the highest design version, an internal separation to installation...

Rittal's Advanced Cabling Solutions
19 July 2010 by Rittal Handling fibre and the new 10 Gb/s augmented category 6 cabling in data centres is becoming significantly more difficult to deal with. With greater core diameters, which in turn cause larger...

SpinetiX Announces Technology Relationship with Texas Instruments
15 July 2010 by SpinetiX SpinetiX is delighted to announce a new business relationship with Texas Instruments (TI), the globally renowned silicon manufacturer, supporting SpinetiX technology as its reference designer...

Chinese Enthralled by Pickersgill-Kaye's Lock Making Excellence
15 July 2010 by Pickersgill-Kaye Leading UK lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye Ltd's successful export drive into the Far East has been officially recognised after the company was chosen for a visit from a high-powered...

Rittal Rain Canopy Enhances Outdoor Enclosures Use
15 July 2010 by Rittal Although most of Rittal's AE compact enclosure range is rated to IP66, they were not designed to be used as outdoor enclosures. The introduction of stainless steel models improved the...

Rittal Introduces Invisible Cooling for Outdoor Cabinets
15 July 2010 by Rittal Rittal has introduced a secure outdoor cabinet complete with hidden cooling solutions. Designed for use in remote areas, or those subject to high levels of vandalism, the WK4 enclosure has...

EPLAN Electric P8 Update
13 July 2010 by Rittal EPLAN Service Pack 1 for electrical controls design software EPLAN Electric P8 v1.9 adds extensions in reports, schematic and master data creation, such as intelligent PDF export, and...

Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3: PICMG 1.3-Compliant Backplane for PCI Express Gen 2 System Designs
13 July 2010 by Kontron The new Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems. With double the PCIe lanes of...

Rittal's Electronics Cooling with a Difference
13 July 2010 by Rittal Designed for use in MicroTCA applications, the new compact cooling package (CCP) from Rittal has the flexibility and scalability to provide targeted cooling in many rack mounted applications...

Anshan Zizhu Material Awarded ISO9001:2008 Certificate
13 July 2010 by Anshan Zizhu Material Anshan Zizhu Material was awarded ISO9001:2008 Certificate in 2006. The product range covers light rail, heavy rail, crane rail, angle steel, I steel, channel steel, flat steel, hot-rolled L...

TagMaster and RICHOR Signs Collaborative Research Agreement with Tongji University, Shanghai
13 July 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for railway applications, together with representatives from the Tongji University in Shanghai, has today signed an agreement...

New Service Brings Competitive Advantage to Bonatrans Group
09 July 2010 by Bonatrans Bonatrans Group, the largest European manufacturer of railway wheels and wheelsets, started providing a new service with its products. It can provide, for each delivered wheel, wheelset or axle,...

Olympic Games Participants Were Carried on Czech Wheels
09 July 2010 by Bonatrans Bonatrans Group, a member of KKCG investment group, left a significant footprint at the technical assurance of the Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver. The company supplied wheels and axles...

EKE Electronics Reinforces Sales Team in Russia
09 July 2010 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics has appointed Mr Viatcheslav Naryskin as deputy director of sales for Russia, the Baltic States and CIS Countries. Mr Viatcheslav Naryshkin graduated from Udmurt State...

Kontron Introduces 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3: PICMG 1.3-Compliant Backplane
09 July 2010 by Kontron The new Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs, boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems. With double the PCIe lanes of...

Airex Composite Structures FRP Front Ends Fulfil EN 45545/HL2
09 July 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Airex Composite Structures FRP front ends fulfil already today the requirements of the new European Fire Safety Standard EN 45545 level HL2. To protect human and material with state of the...

3A Composites Introduces Distinctive Visual Identity
09 July 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Following the introduction of its name a few months ago, the leading supplier of composites materials, 3A Composites today has launched a comprehensive new corporate identity, including a...

Webro Recieves First Worldwide Cabelcon Training Certification
08 July 2010 by Webro A Nottingham-based cable and connectors firm has become the first company in the world to be officially trained by Corning Cabelcon. Webro, a leading supplier of composite and...

Handheld Launches New “No Questions Asked” Service Option - MaxCare Premium
05 July 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group today announced the new MaxCare Premium option to its comprehensive MaxCare service offering. The new MaxCare Premium is an addition to the existing three year service...

Handheld Bolsters Management Team with Appointment of New Vice President of Business Development
05 July 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group today announced the appointment of Mike Zelman as new Vice President of Business Development. Swedish based Handheld Group, a global supplier of rugged mobile computers,...

Million Pound Turnover for Fibre Optic
02 July 2010 by Webro The UK's leading supplier of composite and bespoke communication cables and connectors has announced a record £1m turnover in fibre optic cable alone in the last financial...

UK Broadband Access Needs To Catch Up With World
02 July 2010 by Webro A leading cable expert is calling out to the government to accelerate its nationwide broadband roll-out programme before the UK lags even further behind the rest of the world. Roger...

MTM Power Re-Audited to the Requirements of the Standard DIN EN ISO 9000:2008
02 July 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power wants always to fulfil its demand on top quality and durable products. The company was certified accreditation to the international Quality Management System ISO 9001 already in...

June 2010

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Nottingham Company Helps London Underground Stay Safe
29 June 2010 by Webro Five years on from the London bombings of 7/7, Nottingham-based Webro Cables and Connectors is working closely with London Underground Limited (LUL) to ensure higher safety standards are adopted...

Mechan Appoints Agent in Saudi Arabia
29 June 2010 by Mechan Sheffield-based rail depot equipment manufacturer, Mechan, is expanding its presence in the Middle East after forging links with a second agent in the area. Mechan has joined forces...

Webro Appointed as Brand-Rex Distribution Partner
29 June 2010 by Webro Brand-Rex, the UK's market leader in the manufacturer and supply of high performance copper and fibre cabling systems for communication systems, has appointed specialist communications...

Rhomberg to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2010, Berlin
29 June 2010 by Rhomberg Rail Rhomberg will be attending this years' InnoTrans convention in Berlin, Germany, from 21 to 24 September 2010. InnoTrans is one of the most established international industry showplaces...

Local Links Get Mechan on Track for Blackpool
29 June 2010 by Mechan Sheffield-based handling equipment manufacturer, Mechan, is joining forces with a fellow South Yorkshire railway specialist to equip a new multimillion pound tram depot in Blackpool. Mechan...

Easier Access for International Customers to Nencki Website
28 June 2010 by Nencki Nencki are very happy to present the new railway technology section of thier company website, which is available in Chinese, Russian and Spanish languages. Nencki are a company who highly...

Handheld Launches New 'No Questions Asked' Service Option
28 June 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group today announced the new MaxCare Premium option to its comprehensive MaxCare service offering. The new MaxCare Premium is an addition to the existing three-year service...

Football Fans Travel to World Cup Stadiums on ContiTech Air Spring Systems
24 June 2010 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Air Spring Systems, Hanover, has equipped all 96 vehicles of the new Gautrain in South Africa with air spring systems. The systems ensure that the football fans have a safe...

3A Composites Unveils New Corporate Identity
24 June 2010 by Airex Composite Structures We are pleased to inform you that, on the occasion of its first global management meeting in June 2010, our company has launched a new corporate design, including a dynamic logo and...

Schroff's Sister Companies Introduce New Printed Circuit Board Accessories for Applications Exposed to High Shock and Vibration
22 June 2010 by Schroff Particularly harsh environmental conditions often demand special fixing components for electronics mounting systems. Now Schroff has added products of this type from its sister companies...

Schroff's Dual-Thread PCB Retainer Design Cuts Installation Time
22 June 2010 by Schroff The new Series 236 Card-Lok from Schroff incorporates a dual-thread design that allows the device to be compressed from both ends by turning a single screw, which means that it can be...

Triple-Redundant VMEbus SBC for Extremely Safety-Critical Applications
16 June 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Mobile applications are the most important target market of MEN Mikro Elektronik. Following many years of experience in the railway and vehicle markets, MEN now also enters the...

High-Performance IPv4/IPv6 Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 for VPX and OpenVPX Platforms
16 June 2010 by Kontron The new Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch VX3910 offers 3U VPX (VITA 46.x) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms Enterprise-Class Switching functionality with a total of 28Gb Ethernet ports and...

ASL Safety & Security Introduces a Professional Life-Safety-Rated Network Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Audio System
16 June 2010 by ASL Safety & Security Building on experience in the voice alarm (VA) market for the rail and airport sectors, ASL has developed Vipedia to bridge the gap between professional audio industry networks and...

ASL’s Confident Tone at Sellafield
16 June 2010 by ASL Safety & Security ASL Safety & Security have supplied a high-integrity building evacuation system (BES) to Sellafield Ltd at the company’s nuclear processing facility in Cumbria. Sellafield currently...

TagMaster Selected for ProRail Gotcha Installation
14 June 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has again, been selected by Lloyds Register Rail to provide RFID systems for the Gotcha Monitoring...

3U Compact PCI IPv4/v6 Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch CP3923 with Superior Price and Performance
11 June 2010 by Kontron Kontron announced today the latest member of the 3U CompactPCI product family for IPv4/v6 communication networks and network-centric applications: the Kontron Gigabit Ethernet Switch...

GAI-Tronics Introduces New Features for its VoIP Telephones
10 June 2010 by GAI-Tronics GAI-Tronics in the UK is proud to announce several new features and improvements in its range of rugged VoIP telephones. Each VoIP telephone now has two programmable isolated relays that can...

DB Calls SBB for Measurement Service on High Speed Line
10 June 2010 by MERMEC Group The SBB multi-diagnostic vehicle, developed by MERMEC Group, used to inspect the German Nürnberg and Ingolstadt high speed line operated by DB. The Nuremberg-Ingolstadt high-speed line, with...

GAI-Tronics Gains Network Rail Approval for Vision Hardware
10 June 2010 by GAI-Tronics In January this year GAI-Tronics' Vision hardware was approved by Network Rail for webCIS applications on platforms and stations. The approval number is PA05/03958; PADS 087/037928. Vision...

Voith Turbo to Deliver 1,830 Couplers to Belgian State Railways
10 June 2010 by Voith Turbo Brussels, the 'European City of Congestion', is currently making efforts to reduce its urban car traffic. From 2011, Belgian State Railways will put 305 new three-car electric trains in service...

Kontron CompactPCI Processor Board CP6002 Brings Latest Intel Core i7 Performance to 6U Systems
09 June 2010 by Kontron Kontron has introduced the 6U CompactPCI processor board CP6002 based on the latest Intel Corei7 mobile processor technology. It is designed to bring leading-edge performance with low...

RAIL.ONE Wins an Additional Major Contract in Taiwan
08 June 2010 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, has been awarded a major contract for the project TTY Airport...

ContiTech Supplies Air Spring Systems to Shanghai Metro
07 June 2010 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Preparations for the 2010 World Expo have been keeping Shanghai working tirelessly now for over seven years. A gigantic project of the 20-million megacity is the extension of its metro...

Anshan Zizhu Material to Participate in Middle East Rail 2010 Exhibition
07 June 2010 by Anshan Zizhu Material Middle East Rail is the region's largest rail exhibition and conference and will be taking place from 10 to 13 May, 2010 at Dubai Industry. The event will consist of seminars on railway...

ContiTech Equips 50 New High-Speed Trains in China
04 June 2010 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech is strengthening its position in China's railway engineering sector. The Hanover, Germany-based company will supply air spring systems for 50 of the new China Railways CRH1...

The BAP 3kW Compact DC/DC Converter Modules Target Railway Environments
03 June 2010 by Absopulse The BAP 3KR Series rugged, railway quality DC/DC converter delivers up to 3kW output power. It accepts a nominal input voltage of 110Vdc (66 – 154V range) and is rated for a single output...

Absopulse's 50W Compact DC/DC Converter for Railway Applications
03 June 2010 by Absopulse The MIM 50R is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' DC/DC converter series designed for low power railway and mobile applications. The design is based on Absopulse's MIM 105, which has...

ELPA to Exhibit at Innotrans 2010, Berlin
01 June 2010 by ELPA Environmentally friendly WONROS™ technology fights friction noise and wearing out problems on source. Multiactive rail preserving systems enable reduction of noise caused by excessive...

EXPO Ferroviaria 2010 Returns to Turin with Important New Features
01 June 2010 by Trasfor Taking place in Turin on 8-10 June, EXPO Ferroviaria 2010 will be the fourth edition of Italy's only regular dedicated exhibition of railway technology. The last show in 2008 was highly...

HEINE Resistors to Exhibit its Power Resistors at InnoTrans 2010
01 June 2010 by HEINE Resistors HEINE Resistors is a leading manufacturer of power resistors for railway applications. HEINE's power resistors range from 40W to several megawatts and can be used as braking resistors,...

May 2010

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Intel Atom Platform for Intelligent Displays
27 May 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The railway and mobile markets, with their wide range of different segments and requirements, are the focus markets of MEN Mikro Elektronik. In order to meet all requirements of the field...

Invensys Rail Commissions Glasgow Central Platforms
26 May 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation As part of the advanced works associated with the Paisley Corridor Improvement (PCI) project, Invensys Rail has successfully commissioned two new platforms at Glasgow Central. Marking...

Alcan Composite Structures Changes its Name
24 May 2010 by Airex Composite Structures We are pleased to inform you about our new company name: due to the transaction of Alcan Composites Group to Schweiter Technologies, Airex Composite Structures replaces the present company...

Kontron Introduces MicroTCA Robust Platforms for Multicore Processing and 10Gb/s Switching
24 May 2010 by Kontron The new, robust Kontron MicroTCA platforms OM6090D and OM7090D, which conform to MTCA.1, are specifically designed for high-end AdvancedMCs and feature an outstanding 10Gb/s Ethernet...

MTM Power Introduces New Space-Saving DC/DC Converters with 250W Output Power
24 May 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power's primary switched DC/DC converters with 250W output power are specially designed for automotive applications. They operate according to the push-pull principle; i.e. the input...

New EPLAN Data Portal Released Online
14 May 2010 by Rittal The new version of the EPLAN Data Portal is now online with functions that accelerate the organisation and administration of devices and components. Numerous search and administration functions...

Rittal Releases New Comprehensive RiLine60 Catalogue
14 May 2010 by Rittal Rittal has released a new dedicated, 120-page catalogue on their extensive range of RiLine60 power distribution components. In the full-colour catalogue Rittal details three and...

Rittal Provides Grounding to UL1950
14 May 2010 by Rittal Various solutions have been developed for protection from electrostatic charge and to combat it effectively. One major problem exists where a plug-in board has been tested immediately prior...

Kontron Panel PC Pico Client Receives Editor's Choice Award from Embedded Computing Design
12 May 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced that the panel PC Pico Client received a Deep Green Editor’s Choice award from Embedded Computing Design magazine on 14 April 2010. The Kontron Pico Client was singled out...

MTM Power Introduces HSD DIN Rail DC/DC Dustproof Converters
07 May 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has introduced primary-switched HSD DIN rail modules with DC input voltage. The devices offer an input voltage range of 20VDC-72VDC...

Nencki Welcomes New Agent in Sweden
06 May 2010 by Nencki Nencki are very pleased to introduce a new agent in Sweden, AWI Maskin. AWI Maskin is specialised in sales of machines and process equipment mainly to the railroad industries. Since 1993,...

B3 Future Technologies Announces Strategic Acquisition of Catway Sverige
06 May 2010 by B3 Cable Solutions On 4 May 2010 B3 Cable Solutions announced the launch of its new brand B3 Future Technologies, which provides unique end-to-end solutions for FTTx passive infrastructure, from the...

Nencki to Exhibit at Metro China in Shanghai
03 May 2010 by Nencki Nencki will exhibit at the Metro China trade fair, held from 19 to 21 May 2010 in Shanghai, New International Expo Center (SNIEC). To recieve detailed information about the excellent...

April 2010

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Eurotech Announces Secure and Robust Zywan G9 Cellular Router
29 April 2010 by Eurotech Eurotech a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, today announces the ZyWAN G9 cellular router offering data solutions to 3G, CDMA and GSM/GPRS cellular networks....

Mechan's Marathon Man Achieves Personal Best
29 April 2010 by Mechan An engineer from Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialists, Mechan, has made a marathon effort to raise more than £850 for a charity that supports the terminally ill. Mechan's...

Handheld Opens New Worldwide Software Support Centre
29 April 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Group, supplier of rugged mobile computers, announced today the opening of a new software support centre in order to further increase its global customer service. The fast...

Mechan Wins First Sand-Filling Order for Trams
29 April 2010 by Mechan Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is celebrating after securing its first order for sand-filling systems from a tram operator. Mechan is supplying two...

Invensys Rail in A$1.1bn Upgrade to Malaysia's Key Rail Route
28 April 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has announced that it is set to play a key role in a major enhancement of Malaysia's rail network by delivering the new signalling system for the Seremban to Gemas...

Zonegreen Wins Safety Contract for Dubai Metro
27 April 2010 by Zonegreen The Dubai Metro Red Line will be fully open in a matter of months, and UK company Zonegreen is delighted to be playing a key safety role in the development of the world's most advanced...

MTM Power Releases Series PMmed/PCMmed100 Primary Switched Modules
26 April 2010 by MTM Power Based on the well-established and globally used modules of the series PMAS/PCMAS100 from MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, the series PMmed/PCMmed100 for...

The New MM50 ESMini Module - PowerPC® and Low Power Dissipation for Mobile Applications
23 April 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The world is becoming faster, harsher, more critical and more space saving. So are the demands for modern technologies, and these demands are just right for MEN. The MM50 is the second...

Kontron's NanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks
23 April 2010 by Kontron Designed to enable easy and efficient development and validation of real-time appliances based on the smallest x86 solutions, Kontron introduced the Intel Atom Processor-based COM...

Plymouth-Based Rail Safety Company Wins the Queen's Award for Innovation
22 April 2010 by Vortok International Vortok International, the technically advanced company which received a 'Railway Oscar' in 2008 for its clever engineering, has won another and much coveted award. It is to be presented with...

Invensys Rail Awarded Mainline Signalling Contract in Finland
20 April 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail has been awarded a contract by the Finnish Transport Agency (formerly the Finnish Rail Administration) for the Iisalmi mainline and railway yard signalling project. Located on...

Kontron Releases their Embedded Computing Product Guide for 2010
19 April 2010 by Kontron With over 130 pages, the new Kontron product guide offers a comprehensive overview of over 300 products and Kontron value-added services including custom design and manufacturing for OEMs....

Rittal Opens Revamped London Demonstration Facility
16 April 2010 by Rittal Rittal are proud to announce the opening of its newly revamped London demonstration facility, strategically placed at Enfield, on the outskirts of London. The facility actively demonstrates all...

Phooltas Tamper Changes Name to Phooltas Harsco Rail Solutions
16 April 2010 by Phooltas Staying true to our policy of working more closely with our US joint-venture partner Harsco Rail on a global scale, Phooltas Tamper is pleased to announce a change in its name: as of 2...

Phooltas to Attend Africa Rail 2010 and Middle East Rail 2010
16 April 2010 by Phooltas Phooltas is delighted to tell customers it will be exhibiting at two major industry shows in the coming months. Our first appearance, together with Harsco Rail, will be at Middle East...

VDS Becomes a Member of UNIFE
14 April 2010 by VDS Rail On 3 February 2010 VDS became a member of UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Industry. UNIFE's role is to represent its members' interests at the level of both European...

Alcan Composite Structures Recertifies its ISO Certifications
13 April 2010 by Airex Composite Structures Alcan Composite Structures has successfully renewed the certifications by ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The international norm ISO 14001:2004 controls the...

HBM Presents their Universal Amplifier for QuantumX
13 April 2010 by HBM HBM's new MX440A universal amplifier complements the QuantumX amplifier system with a compact 4-channel amplifier. Like the other models from the QuantumX series, the MX440A...

HBM Announces their Universal 8-channel Amplifier for QuantumX
13 April 2010 by HBM HBM's new MX840A 8-channel universal amplifier, for the QuantumX system, supports up to 15 different transducer types per channel at an attractive price. This amplifier supports strain gages...

1000W On-Board Battery Charger for Vehicles in Cold Climates
12 April 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' BCP 1K-27CB series is a rugged industrial quality battery charger specifically designed to assist vehicle warm-up during extremely cold weather. Typically...

25W Low Profile Encapsulated DC/DC Converter for Railway Applications
12 April 2010 by Absopulse The FLP 09R is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' dc/dc converter series designed for low power railway requirements. With a height of just 20mm, this compact 25W unit is suitable...

Zetica Rail Announces the Launch of the RASC
12 April 2010 by Zetica Zetica Rail is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new asset management inspection system, the Railway Asset Scanning Car (RASC). The RASC is a multi-sensor...

Kontron Presents their Industrial Mini Panel PC with ARM9 Processor
12 April 2010 by Kontron The new RISC-based Kontron Panel PC Pico Client with 5.7in touch screen, which Kontron introduced at Embedded World in Nurnberg, Germany, is an extremely compact, cost-effective and...

The MPG Multi-Power Supply Systems
12 April 2010 by MTM Power The DC/DC power supply systems of the series MPG from MTM Power, the specialist for innovative power supplies, are designed among others for different applications in...

Zonegreen Releases Latest 'Skirt Detector' Safety Innovation
09 April 2010 by Zonegreen An innovative safety product, already nicknamed the 'skirt detector', has been launched this week by Zonegreen, and the first installation at Siemens' prestigious Heathrow Express depot has...

Transportation Market is Key to Amplicon Success
08 April 2010 by Amplicon Industrial computing and networking specialists Amplicon have continued to grow despite the global recession and a subdued economic outlook. As a company supplying multiple key markets,...

Mainframe Communications and Eurocom Launch TransCom Joint Venture
06 April 2010 by Mainframe Communications During the Infrarail 2010 exhibition, from 13 to 15 April 2010 at the NEC, Mainframe Communications and Eurocom will be unveiling their new Joint Venture, TransCom (Projects). Building...

ENSCO Awarded Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Contract for Track Geometry Vehicle
06 April 2010 by ENSCO, Inc. ENSCO announced today that it has received an initial $7.8 million contract for a self-propelled Track Geometry Vehicle (TGV). The contract was awarded by the Washington Metropolitan...

Southco Announces the Release of the EA-R01 Wireless FRO Remote Controller
01 April 2010 by Southco Europe Southco® announces the release of the EA-R01 wireless FRO remote controller. The EA-R01 provides a durable method of controlling access to multiple locked compartments from distances up...

March 2010

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Nencki to Exhibit at Infrarail 2010
31 March 2010 by Nencki Nencki will exhibit at the Infrarail trade fair, held from 13 to 15 April 2010 in Birmingham, UK. To recieve detailed information about the excellent advantages of Nencki machines, please...

Alcan Sandwich Modules Fulfil European Fire Safety Standard EN 45545
30 March 2010 by Airex Composite Structures After an intense period of tests, Alcan Composite Structures' aluminium-sandwich modules (for roofs, floors, sidewalls and intermediate floors) have been verified as fulfilling the requirements...

10GPlus Zone Cable Certified by 3P
29 March 2010 by Brand-Rex Brand-Rex's high performance augmented category 6 (10GPlus) zone cable has now been fully certified by 3P Third Party Testing, the independent testing laboratory. 3P's certification confirms...

Webro Receives First Worldwide Cabelcon Training Certification
29 March 2010 by Webro A Nottingham-based cable and connectors firm has become the first company in the world to be officially trained by Corning Cabelcon. Webro, a leading supplier of composite and...

OEM Wins CIP Most Innovative Project Award
26 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions (OEM) was voted the most innovative project for 2009 at the Citect Integration Partner Awards. The award was given for energy usage reporting, for a project OEM has...

OEM and Dominion Electronics Win Distributor of the Year Award
26 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions Mikro Elektronik Numeberg (MEN) announced Dominion Electronics as the distributor of the year for 2009. This is a great accolade for Dominion Electronics and is a result of the multi-million...

AMECO's Iraqi Division Named US Department of Transportation’s 2009 Small Business of the Year
26 March 2010 by American Equipment Company The US Department of Transportation has awarded the 2009 Small Business of the Year to Mafeks International, AMECO's Iraqi division, and AMECO's president, Howard E McCall, Jr. The award...

OEM Exhibit Their PC3 Controllers in Europe
25 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions partnered with ISaGRAF at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES exhibition in Nuremberg, November 2009, where they demonstrated their proven capability to service the rail industry with...

Iris Rev 02 Certification Achieved by EKE-Electronics
25 March 2010 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics has announced that it has received International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification (Rev 02). The certification covers on-board vehicle control, passenger...

Safety Platform Released for Safety-Critical Applications in the Railways and Avionics Market
25 March 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik At Avionics Europe on 25 March 2010, MEN Mikro Elektronik debuted a triple-redundant single-board computer in lock-step architecture for building up safe computer systems. Wind River...

Rittal Produces Power Engineering Software Tool
25 March 2010 by Rittal Power Engineering v4.1, is Rittal's new version of planning and configuration software for type-tested low-voltage switchgear of their Ri4Power systems, Form 1, Form 2-4 and Ri4Power Form 1...

OEM Used Tight Controls on Tight Budgets
25 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions Using their rail hardened, embedded technology products, Australia's OEM Technology Solutions recently provided a state-of-the-art control solution to eliminate passenger discomfort when it...

OEM Introduces Tight Controls on Tight Budgets
24 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions Using their rail hardened, embedded technology products, Australia's OEM Technology Solutions recently provided a state-of-the-art control solution to eliminate passenger discomfort when it...

OEM Welcomes Uwe Ruettger to the Team
24 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM is pleased to announce their expansion into the European market with the opening of their Munich office in July 2009. Taking the lead and managing sales at this location, we would like...

OEM/Dominion Electronics wins Distributor of the Year Award 2009
24 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions Mikro Elektronik Numeberg(MEN) announced Dominion Electronics as the distributor of the year for 2009. A great accolade for Dominion Electronics and is a result of the multi-million...

OEM Exhibits PC3 Controllers in Europe
24 March 2010 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions partnered with ISaGRAF at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES exhibition in Nuremberg where they demonstrated their proven capability to service the rail industry with their PC3 series...

TagMaster Delivers UHF Readers for Proof-of-Concept with Banverket
24 March 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for access control and rail applications, has delivered a newly developed UHF RFID system to Banverket (The Swedish...

Pickersgill Kaye Targets Global Security and Rail Markets to Boost Order Books
23 March 2010 by Pickersgill-Kaye Leading UK lock manufacturer Pickersgill-Kaye is targeting the global security and rail markets as part of a new export-driven initiative to boost its order books. The Leeds-based...

Network Rail Approval for PHP400 Help Points
23 March 2010 by GAI-Tronics The PHP400 has been approved by Network Rail. PHP400 is a rugged, public access hands-free telephone housed in a white enclosure. The units are compact (400mm diameter, 88mm deep) and have...

Kontron CG2100 Carrier Grade Server Contains Latest Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series
22 March 2010 by Kontron Kontron announced today the new Kontron CG2100 Carrier Grade Server, with support of the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series, further extending Kontron's commitment to Telco customers by providing...

MTM Power Unveils Primary-Switched Modules for Vertical and Horizontal Mounting
22 March 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power has released primary-switched modules for vertical and horizontal mounting in rail applications. The PMAS5-S and PMAS-L primary-switched modules have been designed as a...

Norwegian National Rail Administration, Jernbaneverket, Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy High-Speed Communications Network
22 March 2010 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent has announced that it has been selected by Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian National Rail Administration, to deploy an advanced high-speed network based on IP/MPLS technology to...

New-Generation Derailer Launched
16 March 2010 by Zonegreen An innovative new derailer, designed for simpler installation and maintenance, and to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions, has been launched by Zonegreen. The product, which...

Tammermatic Delivers a High Tech Metro Train Washing Line
15 March 2010 by Tammermatic Interclean Group The new Tammermatic XJ model metro train line is based on the most advanced design technologies with touch screens and capabilities for front, side, rear and roof washes with multiple wash...

New AC Speed Controller for Rittal Fan and Filter Products
15 March 2010 by Rittal Rittal's new SK3120.200 is an electronic speed control for two-pole single-phase AC motors which replaces the older controllers SK3120.000 and SK3120.115. The new device has a supply range...

Imagemap Changes Name to MERMEC
15 March 2010 by MERMEC Group On 15th March 2010, the MERMEC Group's US subsidiary, Imagemap, changed its company name to 'MERMEC Inc.' and started a new chapter in its history by completing transitioning to corporate...

American Equipment Company Uploads Free White Paper
11 March 2010 by American Equipment Company American Equipment Company, an export management company specializing in the sale of US and foreign manufactured equipment to railways across the globe, has uploaded a free white paper...

Mezzoteam Chosen for Project Management of Metz Métropole's Transport Network
11 March 2010 by Prosys Prosys is delighted to announce that Mezzoteam, its collaboration electronic document software for document management, workflow, reporting, web services, etc. on rail projects, has been...

Lamifil to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2010
10 March 2010 by Lamifil We are pleased to announce that Lamifil will be present at InnoTrans 2010, the top trade show for transport technology which will be held from 21-24 September at the Berlin Exhibition...

The Future has Begun with MEN's First CompactPCI Serial SBC G20
08 March 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN presents the G20, its first 64-bit CompactPCI® Serial single-board computer, which opens up a new era in terms of speed and robustness. CompactPCI Serial is based on CompactPCI...

Westermo Wolverine Products Used in ERTMS Level 2 Rail Traffic Management System
08 March 2010 by Westermo Banverket, the Swedish rail operator, required a solution that would allow Internet Protocol (IP) traffic to be transmitted on long stretches of existing telecoms grade twisted pair cables...

HEINE Resistors Obtains IRIS Certification and Uploads Free White Paper
05 March 2010 by HEINE Resistors HEINE Resistors, a company established in 1904, has now obtained International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification. The IRIS regulations are internationally accepted rules for...

Mainframe Communications Uploads Details of its Fibre-Optic Cables
05 March 2010 by Mainframe Communications Mainframe Communications, a provider of systems for terminating, splicing, housing and managing fibre-optic cabling, has uploaded a free white paper on railway-technology.com about its...

New Product Short-Form Brochure Now Available Online
05 March 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has published its new bilingual (German/English) product short-form brochure online. This overview introduces MTM Power products...

ASL Safety & Security Supplies PA/VA on Gautrain Rapid Rail Project
04 March 2010 by ASL Safety & Security UK-based ASL Safety & Security has been awarded a contract for the supply of IP-based BS 5839-8-compliant long-line public address and voice alarm equipment for the £2bn Gautrain...

Kontron Introduces Rugged Railway Box PC with Intel Atom Z530 Processor
03 March 2010 by Kontron At embedded world 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany, on 2-4 March 2010, Kontron will introduce the Kontron MICROSPACE MPCX28R, an EN50155-certified and TX-compliant rugged railway box PC. By...

Kontron Enhances Global Software Services
03 March 2010 by Kontron At the embedded world 2010 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, held on the 2-4 March 2010, Kontron announced its centralised global software design center. This move further extends...

Kontron Releases Computer-on-Module with Improved Graphics and Performance
03 March 2010 by Kontron The new Kontron ETXexpress-AI COM Express computer-on-module offers OEMs a new level of design flexibility thanks to its 32nm Intel Core i7 / Core i5 processor technology, high...

Invensys Rail to Showcase Systems and Manufacturing Solutions at Infrarail
03 March 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail will be demonstrating a number of its market-leading systems and solutions at this year's Infrarail exhibition, as well as showcasing the company's proven manufacturing capability. ...

Joptek Uploads Details of its Pre-Engineered Toilet Modules for Trains
03 March 2010 by Joptek Composites Joptek Composites, a designer and manufacturer of composites for the interior and exterior surfaces of trains, has uploaded a free white paper about its toilet solutions for the railway...

OAS Launches Online Results, Reporting and Trending Facility
02 March 2010 by OAS Oil Analysis Service (OAS) operates laboratories offering a comprehensive range of tests and analysis for electrical, machine, lubrication and hydraulic oils. The oils are analysed for the...

Webro Appoints Business Manager
01 March 2010 by Webro Nottingham-based supplier of specialist communications cables, Webro, has appointed a new business manager to grow the company's diverse client portfolio. The leading supplier of...

Uniaxial Geogrids Awarded British Board of Agrément Certification
01 March 2010 by Tensar International Tensar International’s newly developed RE500 series of uniaxial geogrids have been awarded British Board of Agrément certificates 99/R109/1, 99/R109/2 and 99/R113/1 for roads,...

February 2010

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Mechan Brings Innovative Italian Plant to UK
26 February 2010 by Mechan Leading Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, has signed an exclusive deal to supply unique Italian mini cranes and mould-handling equipment to the UK and Irish markets. Thanks to...

Mechan Welcomes Egyptian Rail Experts
26 February 2010 by Mechan An international delegation has swapped the sand dunes of Egypt for the seven hills of Sheffield to visit local heavy lifting manufacturer, Mechan. Representatives from Cairo Metro's...

EKE-Electronics Uploads Free White Paper
19 February 2010 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of train control and management systems and train communication networks, has uploaded a free white paper detailing its products. Our...

MTM Power Introduces New Microcontroller-Equipped Battery Chargers
19 February 2010 by MTM Power MTM Power's new BLG series microcontroller-equipped battery chargers are modularly built. They are available with an output power of 650W, 1,300W or 2,000W and are freely scalable. The...

Absopulse Electronics' Rugged, Industrial Quality DC/DC Plug-In Converter Delivers up to 1500W
18 February 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics presents the BKP 419-EH, a rugged, industrial quality DC/DC plug-in (Eurocard) converter that uses field-proven technology to generate up to 1500W output power, depending...

Qualified for Harsh Environments: MEN's XM1L Computer-on-Module with Intel Atom XL Processor
18 February 2010 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN presents a new computer-on-module (COM) featuring the Intel® Atom™ XL processor, an upgrade from the Intel Atom which makes it possible for the user to operate the board in...

Absopulse Electronics Presents 2500W Battery Charger for 120V Batteries in Railway and Industrial Environments
18 February 2010 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics presents the BCH 2K5-120NP-EQ, a rugged, industrial quality battery charger that uses field-proven high-frequency conversion technology to deliver up to 2500W...

RAIL.ONE Wins Further Major Order from Saudi Arabia
17 February 2010 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, has successfully bid for delivery of an additional 600,000 concrete sleepers...

Kontron Launches AdvancedMC with Quad-Core Performance
16 February 2010 by Kontron Kontron has announced the introduction of the Kontron AM5030, one of the first advanced mezzanine cards (AMC) designed with a quad-core processor, at the Mobile World Congress on 15 February 2010....

Eurotech Launches DuraNAS 1000 Rugged Network Attached Storage for Harsh Environment Applications
16 February 2010 by Eurotech Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, announces the availability of the DuraNAS 1000 rugged network attached storage (NAS), a reliable high capacity mass storage solution...

GDS Launches 4,000cd/m² High Bright LCD Displays for Full Outdoor Applications
12 February 2010 by GDS At the ISE show in Amsterdam from 2-4 February 2010, GDS unveiled its new high bright family of products: Sirius. The excitement and expectations around these brand-new products are very...

Tours Uses Mezzoteam Collaboration Electronic Document Software for Light-Rail Construction
11 February 2010 by Prosys Prosys is delighted to announce that Mezzoteam, its collaboration electronic document software for document management, workflow, reporting, web services, etc. on rail projects, has been...

MERMEC Becomes New Associate Member of the UNISIG Consortium
11 February 2010 by MERMEC Group The UNISIG Consortium (UNISIG) is pleased to announce its acceptance, with effect from 1 January 2010, of an application for associated membership from MERMEC. MERMEC, based in Monopoli,...

Handheld and IPWireless Sign Partnership to Serve the Public Safety Sector
11 February 2010 by Handheld Europe San Francisco, CA, US and Lidköping, Sweden — Handheld Group, supplier of rugged mobile computers, and IPWireless, a leading provider of 3GPP solutions for new applications and...

Handheld Launches New Algiz 7 Rugged Tablet
09 February 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld Europe has announced the launch of its new Algiz 7 tablet, which possesses extensive built-in features plus IP65 and MIL-STD 810G ruggedness. The Algiz 7 ultra-rugged,...

ASL Safety & Security provides PA/VA for Gautrain Rapid Rail Project
04 February 2010 by ASL Safety & Security UK-based ASL Safety & Security has been awarded a contract for the supply of IP-based BS 5839-8-compliant long-line public address and voice alarm equipment for the £2bn Gautrain...

TVAB Receives Orders for 20 Driver Desks
04 February 2010 by AQ Wiring Systems TVAB International in Sweden has been nominated as a supplier of 20 driver desks for a new train project. Deliveries will take place during 2010. Similar products are currently produced...

Kontron Introduces New PCI Express Butterfly Backplane
04 February 2010 by Kontron Eching, Germany — Thanks to the new PCI Express Butterfly backplane, the Kontron industrial silent server (KISS) 2U may be flexibly and cost-efficiently equipped with up to four...

Lamifil Details its Catenary Wires
04 February 2010 by Lamifil For more than 50 years Lamifil has been manufacturing a comprehensive range of overhead wires for railway electrification. The company has uploaded a free white paper providing details about...

Amberg Technologies' Track Measurement Trolley Delivered to Mid-City/Exposition Light Rail Project
03 February 2010 by Amberg Technologies Amberg Technologies is pleased to announce Balfour Beatty Rail has taken delivery of a GRP track measurement system. The system was purchased from Amberg's North American distribution partner,...

Zonegreen Offers 'Safety First' Service for Depot Personnel Protection Systems (DPPS)
03 February 2010 by Zonegreen Leading UK-based rail safety company Zonegreen is urging SMART DPPS users to take advantage of Zonegreen's specialist 'Safety First' service contracts, in a drive to promote safety, reduce...

New MIL-COTS Rugged Mission Computer Subsystem Displayed by Parvus at AFCEA/USNI West 2010
03 February 2010 by Eurotech Amaro, Italy — Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation will preview a new MIL-COTS rugged mission computer subsystem based on the low-power Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor with...

Alcan Composite Structures Receives DIN 6701-2 Certification
02 February 2010 by Airex Composite Structures After intense preparations, Alcan Composite Structures has become one of the first bonding experts in the mass transit market to receive the DIN 6701 certification (class A1). With this...

Suomen Vaimennin Uploads Free White Paper
02 February 2010 by Suomen Vaimennin Suomen Vaimennin (SV), a traditional shock absorber and damper manufacturer that has produced and designed shock absorbers for railway vehicles over 35 years, has uploaded a free white paper...

Handheld Launches the All New Ultra-Rugged PDA Nautiz X7
01 February 2010 by Handheld Europe Handheld announced today the worldwide premier of the ultra-rugged Nautiz X7 PDA. The IP67 rated Nautiz X7 is a one of a kind ultra-rugged PDA with a lightning fast processor and more...

PHOENIX Details its Sub-Ballast Trackbed Mats
01 February 2010 by PHOENIX PHOENIX Dichtungstechnik has been working for more than 35 years on the development of resilient components for reducing vibrations, sound and stray current in track installations. Our...

January 2010

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Tensartech Embankments Build Solid Base for Business Park Sustainability
29 January 2010 by Tensar International Prominent landscape features for Nottingham's new high-sustainability Castle College Technology Park and Number 1 Science and Technology Park are the surrounding green embankments. By using...

Nencki Welcomes CSR Qingdao Sifang Delegation for Factory Pre-Acceptance
29 January 2010 by Nencki Nencki has the pleasure to welcome the delegation of CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. Ltd. to our workshop for pre-acceptance of two units Nencki bogie test stand NBT 2x250kN. ...

Handheld Named 'Gazelle Company' by Dagens Industri for Second Consecutive Year
29 January 2010 by Handheld Europe Since 2000, Dagens Industri (DI), the leading business magazine in the Nordic countries, has been designating the fastest growing companies in Sweden as 'Gazelle companies'. According...

Ralf Sobottka Becomes RAIL.ONE's New CEO
28 January 2010 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany — In a change in management at RAIL.ONE, Tilo Brandis (42), until now CEO, has left the company amicably and at his own wish, to take effect immediately. His successor...

DC Airco Awarded Air-Conditioning Contract from EMDiesels
28 January 2010 by DC Airco Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands — DC Airco has announced it has received a substantial contract from EMDiesels in Aberdeen, the UK, for the supply of energy-efficient...

BLS Installs Another Spring Test Press from Nencki at Boenigen Workshop
28 January 2010 by Nencki Following the BLS workshop in Spiez, Switzerland, the workshop of BLS in Boenigen is also introducing a spring test press by Nencki. BLS, the operator of trains in the area of the...

Nencki Looks for New Agents in Europe and Middle East
27 January 2010 by Nencki Nencki, a globally leading manufacturer of bogie testing and maintenance equipment, is looking for new agents in European and Middle East countries that are not yet represented by us or...

Eurotech Announces Availability of DuraNET 1268 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
27 January 2010 by Eurotech Amaro, UD, Italy — Eurotech has announced the availability of its DuraNET® 1268 gigabit Ethernet switch, an ideal commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) IP networking solution to...

Kontron Integrates Intel Core I7 Processor Technology across Multiple Embedded Platforms
27 January 2010 by Kontron Poway, CA, US — Kontron today announced the integration of the new Intel Core i7 processor across many of the company's popular embedded platforms including AdvancedMC, CompactPCI,...

Amplicon, Moxa and Arkessa Team Up for Transport Seminar
26 January 2010 by Amplicon Brighton, UK — Calling all system integrators and OEMs working in the road, rail or marine sectors: the Transport Technology Seminar will take place at the Russ Hill Hotel, Gatwick, UK, on...

Kontron Extends Performance and Scalability of COM Express Computer-on-Modules
25 January 2010 by Kontron Eching, Germany — Kontron's COM Express computer-on-modules (COMs) family ETXexpress now includes three new Kontron ETXexpress-PC SKUs, adding support for the Mobile Intel GM45...

Rio Tinto Sells Alcan Composites to Schweiter Technologies
25 January 2010 by Airex Composite Structures We are very pleased to announce that Rio Tinto has entered into an agreement with Schweiter Technologies to sell the business of Alcan Composites as a whole, in¬cluding Alcan Technology...

MTM Power Introduces DC/DC Converters for IP65 Applications
22 January 2010 by MTM Power The PCMDS150WK-IP65 primary switched DC/DC converters from MTM Power are specially designed for applications in vehicle and rail technology but also for use in industrial and...

Invensys Rail Wins Major Signalling Contracts
20 January 2010 by Siemens Rail Automation Network Rail has awarded Invensys Rail two major signalling contracts; the first for the resignalling of the Water Orton area in the West Midlands under the company's Type A...

Russell Taylor is Appointed President and CEO of IMAGEMAP
18 January 2010 by MERMEC Group MERMEC Group has announced that Russell Taylor has been appointed president and CEO of its American subsidiary Imagemap, effective as of 01 January 2010. Taylor has over 32 years of railroad...

Dynamic Rail Weighing Ensures Efficient Train Deliveries for Major Cement Supplier
13 January 2010 by Railweight In-motion rail weighing technology from Railweight is ensuring efficient transport of cement on train deliveries between the Indonesian factory PT Semen Padang and the local port, from where...

Kontron Introduces First Intel Core I7 Processor-Based VPX Blade
11 January 2010 by Kontron Poway, CA, US – In the wake of the Intel Core i7 processor announcement at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Kontron has introduced the Kontron VX6060, an innovative...

TagMaster Receives Major Railway Order from Italian Partner
05 January 2010 by TagMaster TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions for rail applications, has received a new major order from its Italian partner Generale Sistemi. ...

Indian Railways Invests in Better Spring Testing
04 January 2010 by Nencki Nencki AG can deliver three spring test presses of the type Nencki NST 250kN – 1'000mm to the Central Organisation for Modernization of Workshop. The spring test presses will be commissioned...

December 2009

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AECOM Looks to Grasp the Initiative on Climate Change
21 December 2009 by AECOM AECOM's chief executive for Europe, Ken Dalton, believes the construction industry has an opportunity to grasp the initiative on climate change following the COP15 talks in...

Amplicon Launches ATOM-Based Embedded Computers
17 December 2009 by Amplicon Amplicon has recently launched the Impact-E 30 series of ATOM-based embedded computers, adding new innovation to Amplicon's existing industrial PC range. Features of the Impact-E 30...

New MTM Power Modules Withstand Temperatures Down to -55°C
17 December 2009 by MTM Power Due to growing demand for power supplies suitable for extreme temperatures, MTM Power has developed the new CoolLine modules. The 24V out power supplies of the PCMAS100, PM-IP67A100...

Amplicon Launches Unique Test System Hardware Service
17 December 2009 by Amplicon Amplicon's new test systems division has been developed to provide system integrators and end-users with the widest range of test system hardware at a price that only a manufacturer and...

Amplicon Announces Free 3G Router Evaluation Service
16 December 2009 by Amplicon Industrial networking specialists Amplicon have partnered with SIM card provider Vianet to provide an end-to-end service for evaluating and developing 3G, HSDPA and HSUPA communication systems. ...

Eurotunnel Selects Alcatel-Lucent to Install New European Standard, Interoperable GSM-R Radio-Communications System
15 December 2009 by Alcatel-Lucent Eurotunnel has selected Alcatel-Lucent to modernise the communications infrastructure in the Channel Tunnel. The new system will raise the railway communications capacity in the Tunnel to...

Amplicon Introduces New Active Ethernet I/O Module
15 December 2009 by Amplicon The new ioLogik W5340 Active Ethernet I/O module uses quad-band GPRS for communication over the mobile telephone network from anywhere in the world. It can monitor both analogue and digital...

Amplicon Sells First 6KL Industrial Ethernet Switch in Europe
15 December 2009 by Amplicon Amplicon's data communications group has recently sold the very first 6KL industrial Ethernet switch in Europe. The 6KL, codenamed 'London', is Garrettcom's most competitive industrial...

Vortok Looking for Sales / Marketing Executive
14 December 2009 by Vortok International Vortok International, a leading manufacturer of permanent way equipment for railway maintenance companies, is searching for a professional sales / marketing executive with overseas...

Daisy-Chaining Ethernet I/O Cuts Costs in Remote Monitoring
14 December 2009 by Amplicon Amplicon's new Ethernet I/O range delivers major cost savings to customers that want to monitor and control devices over an IP network. The Moxa ioLogik E1200 series have an Ethernet...

Amplicon Signs Distribution Agreement with QNAP
14 December 2009 by Amplicon Industrial computing and networking specialists Amplicon have signed a distribution agreement with QNAP — one of Taiwan's fastest growing NAS storage manufacturers. The deal is...

AECOM Presents Copenhagen Communiqué to Gordon Brown
04 December 2009 by AECOM AECOM Europe's head of sustainability, Richard John, together with other business leaders, last night presented the Copenhagen Communiqué to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. AECOM, one of...

Transtelecom Selects Alcatel-Lucent’s Solutions to Transform Railway Communications Network Across Kazakhstan
04 December 2009 by Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent and Transtelecom JSC, one of the leading service providers in Kazakhstan, have announced that they have signed a US$100m agreement to modernise the telecommunication network...

Infotec Devises Mobile Customer Information Display for Paddington Station
03 December 2009 by Infotec A 'moving' solution has been devised by Infotec, the company recognised as the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic displays to the UK rail industry, to...

Kontron Introduces New Multicore Board with CP308-MEDIA Extension Card
01 December 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany — The new Kontron CP308 3U CompactPCI multicore board with CP308-MEDIA extension card is one of the first embedded products to feature the new HD digital display...

November 2009

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MIPIOS Switches Offer Safety and Reliability in Every Application
30 November 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Right on time for the SPS/IPC/DRIVES, MEN Mikro Elektronik presents the first Ethernet switches of the robust, modular MIPIOS® family. As a managed or unmanaged version, in mobile...

Wind River and Kontron Sign Distribution Agreement for VxWorks and Wind River Linux
26 November 2009 by Kontron Almeda, California and Eching/Nuremberg, Germany — Wind River and Kontron today announced a global, multi-year agreement under which Kontron will distribute Wind River's...

Danobat to Provide Open House Programme
26 November 2009 by Danobat Railway Systems Railway industry demand has increased in recent years due to social awareness regarding energy saving and the environment. Furthermore, in terms of comfort and savings, many travellers...

Zonegreen Launches its Products in the Australian Market
25 November 2009 by Zonegreen Leading UK-based rail safety company Zonegreen has become the first company in its sector to join forces with an Australian agent to launch its products into the fast developing...

MERMEC Diagnostic Portals to Check Safety of Turkish Trains
25 November 2009 by MERMEC Group The MERMEC Group has won two new contracts with State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) to supply track measurement services and automatic train examination portals to enforce the...

MERMEC Wins Contracts for New TCDD High-Speed Diagnostic Train
25 November 2009 by MERMEC Group MERMEC Group, the leader in cutting-edge solutions for the high-speed railway industry, has won two contracts with State Railways of the Republic of Turkey (TCDD) to supply several...

New Digital Borescope Launched by Snap-on Industrial
23 November 2009 by Snap-on Industrial Our new BK6000 digital-image capturing borescope offers unlimited uses for inspecting and photographing those hard-to-see places. With the BK6000, technicians can diagnose problems...

Nencki Builds NRG Grinding Machines for Chinese Baotou Iron & Steel
20 November 2009 by Nencki Good references and short delivery times have helped Nencki AG win the international tender of China Railway Materials Import & Export Co., Ltd in China, for two NRG type rail grinding machines. ...

Atkins' Derby Office Move Pays Homage to Local Heroes
18 November 2009 by Atkins Atkins, the UK's largest engineering and design consultancy, has moved its Derby operations to a fully refurbished 'sustainable' office which acknowledges some of the city's heroes of past...

Lat-Lon Introduces New Solar Tracking Unit
16 November 2009 by Lat-Lon Denver, Colorado — The saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is now true for asset and logistics managers. Lat-Lon's new solar tracking unit, with built-in camera, provides much...

Lat-Lon Launches Mobile Application for Accessing Mapping and Monitoring Data
16 November 2009 by Lat-Lon Denver, Colorado — Mobile asset and logistic managers leverage their iPhone, or other internet-capable cell phones, to access real-time mapping and monitoring data to...

B3 Celebrates another Network Rail Approval
13 November 2009 by B3 Cable Solutions Within the space of ten days, B3 Cable Solutions has triumphed by gaining two Network Rail product acceptances. The latest is for twisted pair copper trackside communications cables, and...

Zetica and Balfour Beatty Commence Rail Ground Penetrating Radar Survey
13 November 2009 by Zetica Zetica Rail and Balfour Beatty Rail (BBRI) have commenced a 1,000 mile rail ground penetrating radar survey to characterise ballast quality for the BNSF railroad company in the US. The works...

MTM Power Introduces Universal Compact Power Supplies with AC and DC Input Ranges
12 November 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power's PMAS and PCMAS100 primary switched modules have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC and DC wide input ranges for worldwide application, and provide...

Zonegreen to Attend AusRail 2009
12 November 2009 by Zonegreen A team from Zonegreen will fly to Australia next week to take part in the largest annual rail event in the Asia Pacific region. The UK-based company – a world leader in the provision...

B3 Awarded Product Acceptance by Network Rail
11 November 2009 by B3 Cable Solutions B3 Cable Solutions is the only cable manufacturer in the world holding Network Rail approval for all axle counter cable specifications. B3 is currently celebrating the fact that it is the...

Infotec Details its Rail Passenger Information Displays
09 November 2009 by Infotec Infotec is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic customer information displays to the UK rail industry. It designs, manufactures, tests and distributes LED and...

AECOM Completes European Business Integration and Announces New Management Structure
09 November 2009 by AECOM AECOM, the leading global professional services consultancy, has announced the completion of the full integration of six European businesses under the AECOM brand name, and confirmed...

Nencki to Exhibit at suissetraffic
06 November 2009 by Nencki Nencki will exhibit at the Suissetraffic fare trade, held on 11-14 November 2009 in Bern, Switzerland. We look forward to seeing you. Please take the opportunity to receive detailed...

Invensys Rail Awarded Finnish Re-Signalling Contract
06 November 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation Invensys Rail, the new name for Westinghouse Rail Systems, has been awarded the contract for re-signalling the Siilinjärvi depot and mainline railway in Finland. The contract,...

Gmundner Fertigteile to Attend suissetraffic
05 November 2009 by GMUNDNER FERTIGTEILE Gmundner Fertigteile, a producer of rail level crossing systems, noise protection systems and prefabricated station buildings, is to exhibit at this month's suissetraffic exhibition in...

Kontron Unveils New Fanless Touch-Panel PC
03 November 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany – The new Kontron Nano Client 10.4in fanless touch-panel PC with Intel Atom Z5xx processor is protected by a fully-sealed IP66 stainless steel housing and recommended for use...

ASL Safety & Security to Provide IP-Networked Public Address Systems for London Overground
02 November 2009 by ASL Safety & Security ASL Safety & Security are providing IP-networked public address systems for installation at over 50 stations on London Overground Rail Operation’s network, with some of the locations...

October 2009

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NR Approves Eland Cables' New Axle Counter Cable
30 October 2009 by Eland Cables A new Network Rail-approved axle counter cable, developed by Eland Cables, is set to make installation quicker, cheaper and easier than ever before. The new axle counter cable...

Low-Floor Buses in Bremen Fitted with MBB Passenger Lifts
29 October 2009 by MBB Palfinger In compliance with the requirement of the Disability Discrimination Act, which gives equal opportunities to handicapped people, including wheelchair users, low-floor buses in Bremen have...

Voith Delivers Turbo Transmissions for Taiwan Rolling Stock Corporation
28 October 2009 by Voith Turbo The manufacturer Taiwan Rolling Stock Corporation (TRSC) is currently building two overhead inspection vehicles for the vehicle operator Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA). Capable of...

Voith Delivers Cooling Systems for Saudi Arabian Trains
28 October 2009 by Voith Turbo From May 2010, Voith Turbo will deliver a comprehensive cooling system to the Spanish vehicle manufacturer CAF, which is producing eight push-pull units for Saudi Arabia to be configured...

German Museum of Technology Honours Georg Knorr's Work
28 October 2009 by Knorr-Bremse The 19 October 2009 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Georg Knorr. Knorr was one of the world's pioneers in the field of railway brakes. Without his inventions - which enabled the...

Design Triangle Provides Interior and Exterior Concept Designs for New DLR Trains
27 October 2009 by Design Triangle Transport design consultants Design Triangle specialise in rail vehicle design, including rail vehicle interiors, exteriors, cabs and components. High-profile projects include the...

KEYMILE Introduces Ethernet Aggregation Unit for UMUX
26 October 2009 by KEYMILE Hanover - KEYMILE's multi-service access platform UMUX has now been improved with a new Ethernet aggregation unit. It enhances the switching and routing functions of UMUX and enables...

NDT Moves to New Headquarters
23 October 2009 by NDT Systems & Services Stutensee - Only one year after construction works got underway, NDT Systems & Services (NDT) has moved to its new premises in Stutensee, Germany. The ongoing success and growth of...

MTM Power Releases 400W Primary Switched DC/DC Converters
23 October 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has released primary switched DC/DC converters with 400W output power especially designed for automotive applications. They...

Kontron Module Delivers Breakthrough Performance for COTS Software Defined Radio
23 October 2009 by Kontron Boston, Massachusetts, US – Kontron has announced that the company's Kontron nanoETXexpress-SP computer-on-module was tested in a software defined radio (SDR) solution and...

Kontron Unveils New MicroTCA Carrier Hubs
21 October 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany - Kontron supplements its AdvancedMC/MicroTCA portfolio with the rollout of the new modular Kontron AM4904/AM4910 MicroTCA carrier hubs (MCHs). To fulfil the management needs...

Canada Line Driverless Railway Opens Three Months Ahead of Schedule
21 October 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation The new Canada Line which links Richmond, Vancouver International Airport and downtown Vancouver opened to passenger service on 18 August 2009 – more than three months ahead of schedule - and...

AECOM Appoints Andie Harper as European Director of Programme Management
21 October 2009 by AECOM Andie Harper has been appointed as the European director of programme management for transportation and infrastructure at the multi-disciplinary consultancy firm AECOM. Andie will...

Telma Details its Personnel Protection Equipment for Rail Depots
20 October 2009 by Telma Telma, a specialist in personnel protection systems for rail, tram and trolley bus depots, has uploaded a free white paper detailing its range of equipment. The need for high productivity,...

Southco Release New Total Rail Solutions Brochure
19 October 2009 by Southco Europe Engineered access products specialist Southco has published a new brochure to illustrate its expertise as a single supplier for all latching, locking, electronic and positioning control...

Kontron Unveils New Long-Term Industrial Server
15 October 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany - Kontron's new KISS4U KTQ45 long-term available industrial server offers highest-level data processing for industrial applications thanks to its attractive Intel Core2...

Snap-on Industrial Torque Multipliers Increase Productivity
15 October 2009 by Snap-on Industrial Torque multipliers from Snap-on Industrial are suitable for any high torque, confined space situation. Not only will a torque multiplier help to make sure your fasteners are properly tightened,...

Snap-on® Industrial Increases Impact Socket and Combination Wrench Range
14 October 2009 by Snap-on Industrial Following a higher demand for heavy-duty bolting tools, Snap-on Industrial has expanded its line of ¾in Drive Flank Drive® impact sockets and combination wrenches. Both products are...

Zonegreen Launches State-of-the-Art Traincare Depot Planning Tool
14 October 2009 by Zonegreen A state-of-the-art traincare depot planning tool, which looks set to revolutionise operational efficiency and mark the end of the handwritten whiteboard, has been launched by...

Besançon Chooses Mezzoteam Electronic Document System for Light-Rail Construction
13 October 2009 by Prosys The French town of Besançon has chosen Mezzoteam's electronic document system for its light-rail construction project. The 14km tram line will have a Y-shape. The estimated cost...

TagMaster Regains Momentum and Revenue Growth in China
13 October 2009 by TagMaster Stockholm, Sweden - TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions, has seen an increase in volume of new business in China. The new go-to-market strategy in China, including the...

Prosys to Exhibit at BcnRail
13 October 2009 by Prosys Prosys will be exhibiting at the Ubifrance stand at BcnRail, the international showroom of the railway industry, in Barcelona, from 30 November – 3 December...

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg Visits Knorr-Bremse
09 October 2009 by Knorr-Bremse Thursday, 8 October saw a visit to Wiltshire-based Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) by a delegation from the Liberal Democrat party including their leader, Nick Clegg, and their deputy leader...

Handheld Named Supercompany for Second Consecutive Year
08 October 2009 by Handheld Europe The Handheld Group has been named one of this year's supercompanies by the Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer. This is the second consecutive year that the Handheld Group has received...

MTM Power Releases New Decentralized Modules without Cabinets
07 October 2009 by MTM Power Following the state-of-the-art trend in automation for decentralized systems without cabinets, MTM Power, the specialist for high-quality power supplies, has designed the new series...

Kontron Introduces Robust Dual Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Board
06 October 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany – With the new dual gigabit Ethernet mezzanine board Kontron XMC-ETH2, all VPX, VME, CompactPCI and custom boards offering a PMC or XMC slot can be extended by two gigabit...

Zetica Rail to Exhibit at Trako Rail 2009
06 October 2009 by Zetica Zetica Rail is pleased to invite you to visit its stand at the Trako Rail exhibition, held on the 14-16 October 2009 in Gdansk, Poland. At the show, Zetica will introduce its...

Eland Cables Doubles its Range of NR-Approved Rail Telecoms Cables
02 October 2009 by Eland Cables Eland Cables is once again strengthening its railway telecoms portfolio, with a further 32 Network Rail approvals. In securing product acceptance on a full range of ZHLS telecom cables, Eland...

Kontron Introduces Fanless Compact Server for Rugged Environments
01 October 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany - For the first time, the new rugged CompactPCI RAID server, Kontron CP-ASM3-RAID, combines tried-and-tested CompactPCI technology with high-speed SATA connections via...

September 2009

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AECOM Boosts Rail Team with Appointment of David Watters
29 September 2009 by AECOM David Watters has joined AECOM’s transport team as international director of rail and transit. David has more than 20 years' experience of rail consultancy and rail operations /...

DeltaRail Appoints WorleyParsons as Solution Partner in Australia and New Zealand
28 September 2009 by DeltaRail Group DeltaRail is pleased to announce the appointment of WorleyParsons as its new technology and solutions partner for Australia and New Zealand. Over the last year DeltaRail has run a program...

Grau Elektronik Introduces RIA 12 Approved 25W DC/DC Rail Converters
28 September 2009 by Grau Elektronik Grau Elektronik's 25W DC/DC high-reliability rail converters for chassis or PCB mounting are available for two different input voltage ranges: 14.4V-50.4V and 43.2V-154V at EN 50155. ...

Future of Reinforced Soil Structure Engineering Identified
28 September 2009 by Tensar International A call for industry and universities to drive forward key opportunities for research into polymer geogrid applications has been made following a successful symposium to mark 25 years...

DeltaRail Undertakes Coaching Stock Design Contract for Chiltern Railways
28 September 2009 by DeltaRail Group DeltaRail is undertaking design work for Chiltern Railways to refurbish their Mk3 coaching stock for use on the London Marylebone to Birmingham service. DeltaRail's scope of work...

Mainframe Communications Delivers Fibre Optic Connections for Dubai Metro
25 September 2009 by Mainframe Communications The new Dubai Metro Red Line officially opened to passenger service in the United Arab Emirates on 9 September 2009, with the country's vice-president, minister and ruler of Dubai,...

Grau Elektronik Introduces 250W DC/DC High-Reliability Converters for Chassis Mounting
25 September 2009 by Grau Elektronik Our 250W DC/DC converters for railway applications have a 10ms hold-up time, as well as the following features: Voltage in: 43.2V-154V or 14.4V-50.4V at EN 50155 Voltage out: 24V or...

MTR Training Changes Name to Hydrex Training
24 September 2009 by Hydrex Training MTR Training has been part of the Hydrex Group since 2004 and following a strategic review with our parent organisation, we have decided to change the trading name of our business from...

Nencki Receives Further Order from CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock
23 September 2009 by Nencki With a production of approximately 1,500 coaches per year, CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock is one of the biggest and most modern rolling stock manufacturers in Asia. The...

MEN Mikro Elektronik Presents New PMC Module
23 September 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik presents a new PMC module with four fast RS422/485 UART interfaces. The P507 is qualified for the extended temperature range of -40° to +85°C, and prepared for...

Handheld Launches New DGPS Receiver for Ultra-Rugged PDA
22 September 2009 by Handheld Europe Hemisphere GPS and Handheld have jointly introduced a new Kenaz GPS receiver, from the InterGeo Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany. This product marks the start of a strategic partnership...

British Designers Win Swiss Rail Competition
22 September 2009 by Design Triangle Design Triangle, the UK transport design firm based in Cambridge, has been appointed by Swiss National Railways SBB-CCF-FFS (SBB), to redesign, modernise and standardise its current and...

Booyco Engineering Custom-Designs and Manufactures PTC Heater for Class 40 Locomotives
21 September 2009 by Booyco Booyco Engineering has an established reference base of climate control systems within the railway sector which include both heating and cooling systems. One such system, custom-designed...

MTM Power Supplies Microcontroller-Equipped Battery Chargers
18 September 2009 by MTM Power BLG series microcontroller-equipped battery chargers are modularly built. They are available with an output power of 650W, 1,300W or 2,000W and are freely scalable. The devices have been...

Schaffner Group Confirms Major Order for High-Speed Trains in China
17 September 2009 by Schaffner The Schaffner Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: SAHN) will supply, in a first batch to be delivered by mid-2010, transformers and reactors valued in the upper single-digit millions for new...

Magdalene to Provide Eurotunnel with a Keymile Transmission System Replacement Solution
17 September 2009 by KEYMILE Magdalene has signed a contract with Eurotunnel Group to design, model, pilot and supply a replacement telecommunication solution for the Channel Tunnel connecting England and France....

ZF Faces Sharp Declines in Sales and Profits for 2009
15 September 2009 by ZF Friedrichshafen Friedrichshafen, Frankfurt, Germany - Sales for ZF have fallen by a third from January to August 2009 compared to the first eight months of 2008. For the entire year, ZF estimates that...

Traffic Congestion Tackled within North Colchester Business Parks
15 September 2009 by AECOM The North Colchester business parks area travel plan is being formally launched this week. The area travel plan is being developed by the Highways Agency and their consultants AECOM, in...

Kontron Launches Long-Life Processor Board with Intel Atom Processor
15 September 2009 by Kontron Eching, Germany – Kontron is bringing record-breaking performance per watt to 3U CompactPCI systems with the launch of the long-life Kontron CP305 processor board with Intel Atom processor....

Invensys Rail to Showcase Innovative Solutions at Nordic Rail
14 September 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation The Nordic Rail exhibition, which will be held in Jonkoping, Sweden, from 7-9 October 2009, is set to see the formal launch of Invensys Rail – the new brand name for Westinghouse Rail...

HUBER+SUHNER's Skills and Experience Prove Ideal for a Variety of Rail Products
11 September 2009 by HUBER+SUHNER HUBER+SUHNER has many years of skilled experience in the rail sector, meaning our qualified employees can work on the most complex projects demanding different areas of skill. Our cable...

Eland Cables and Unipart Rail Win Bid for Network Rail Supply
10 September 2009 by Eland Cables Unipart Rail and Eland Cables are to play an important role in the development of Britain's rail infrastructure, after Unipart Rail secured a three-year cable contract with Network Rail....

Handheld Group Expands its Reach into Australia
10 September 2009 by Handheld Europe Handheld today announced its continued global expansion by joining forces with Australian-based distributor AvanTEC. Led by general manager and seasoned industry veteran Dave Cawsey,...

EKE-Electronics and VNIIZHT Form Co-Operation
09 September 2009 by EKE-Electronics Market understanding and local presence are key elements in the railway industry. EKE-Electronics, a leading Finnish railway electronics firm, is actively pursuing the Russian railway market in...

Information Uploaded About TRAINELEC's Rail Electric Traction Converters
09 September 2009 by TRAINELEC TRAINELEC, formed in 2002, has uploaded a white paper detailing its design and production of electric traction converters for the rail industry, from metro and light rail vehicles to...

Free White Paper Demonstrates NORD-LOCK's Wedge-Locking Bolt-Securing System
09 September 2009 by Nord-Lock It is vital that joints holding subassemblies together remain secure. Bolts need to be easily removable during maintenance, but resist loosening effects of vibrations and dynamic loads....

AECOM Boosts Rail Engineering Team with Six New Appointments
08 September 2009 by AECOM AECOM has made a number of new appointments to its rail engineering team, as part of its recent global rebranding programme. One of the world's leading engineering consultancies, AECOM has...

Mezzoteam Electronic Document System to Manage Lusail Development Light Rail Transit System Project
03 September 2009 by Prosys QDVC, the joint venture between Qatari Diar and Vinci Construction Grands Projets, has chosen Mezzoteam's electronic document system to manage their Lusail development light rail transit...

HBM Releases Latest Transducers for Measuring Static and Dynamic Pressures up to 3,000bar
03 September 2009 by HBM Darmstadt, Germany – HBM's latest, compact P3IC-series of pressure transducers are ideal for measuring static and dynamic pressures with measuring ranges from 10bar to 3,000bar. The...

MTM Power Introduces Primary Switched DC/DC Converters for DIN Rail Modules
02 September 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has completed the HSD15 series for DC input voltage by introducing a range of primary switched DC/DC converters for DIN rail modules....

Vortok Appointed as Rosenqvist's Distributor for the UK and Ireland
02 September 2009 by Vortok International Vortok International has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor its for its sister company, Rosenqvist Rail of Sweden (which was recently acquired by the Pandrol Group). Vortok...

HBM Uploads Free White Paper about its SoMat eDAQ Mobile Data Acquisition System
02 September 2009 by HBM Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM), which has more than 50 years' experience in the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities and successfully operates in many sectors including the...

Invensys Rail Becomes the New Name for Westinghouse Rail Systems
02 September 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems has announced that from 1st September 2009 it will change its name to Invensys Rail. For many years, Westinghouse has been one of a number of companies comprising...

Tecsa Aiming to Receive IRIS Certification
01 September 2009 by Tecsa Tecsa is aiming to receive IRIS certification, and hopes to do so as soon as possible. Tecsa is a specialist in customised connections and harness assemblies for the railway, energy,...

August 2009

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World’s Leading Train Wash Experts Form Strategic Alliance
27 August 2009 by Tammermatic Interclean Group The world's leading heavy-duty train wash technology companies Tammermatic InterClean Group and Frutiger Group have agreed a strategic alliance. The heavy-duty train wash systems manufactured...

Tammermatic InterClean Group Sells Two Rainbow Ultima Train Washes to Storstockholms Lokaltrafik
27 August 2009 by Tammermatic Interclean Group Tammermatic InterClean Group has sold two Rainbow Ultima train washes and their related water circulation and filtration systems to Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). The train washes will...

Glasgow Team Scoops Network Rail Partnership Award
27 August 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation In recognition of the importance of effective partnership working, Network Rail has decided to hold an annual awards event to recognise and reward excellence in this area. The inaugural event...

Westinghouse Awarded UK's First Modular Signalling Contract
27 August 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems, part of Invensys Rail, has been awarded the first modular signalling contract in the UK by Network Rail. The contract, which runs until May 2010, covers the...

TFL Uploads Free White Paper about its REBs
27 August 2009 by TFL TFL has uploaded a free white paper about REBs for rail applications, in which the company is a market leader. Our extensive range is designed to house signalling, power, telecommunications, ...

Westinghouse Updates Presence Online
27 August 2009 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems has launched a completely new website, developed to provide more detailed information about the company’s range of signalling and control solutions, as well as reviews...

Absolutely Reliable: 19ft DC/DC Converters for Automotive - SMM50
24 August 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high quality power supplies, has designed the DC/DC converter series SMM50 for use in vehicles, particularly for railway applications. These converters have...

Mainframe Communications Achieve Link-Up Registration
24 August 2009 by Mainframe Communications Specialist fibre-optic solutions provider, Mainframe Communications, is now registered in the railway sector of the Achilles Link-up supplier qualification scheme. The scheme provides a...

Schaltbau Gains IRIS Certification
21 August 2009 by Schaltbau Schaltbau was recently audited by Bureau Veritas Certification and was found to easily comply with the requirements of the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) quality standard. ...

Encapsulated, Low Power DC/DC Converter for Railway, Mobile and Industrial Applications
19 August 2009 by Absopulse The RWY 30 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' RWY Series of dc/dc converters designed for low power railway applications. This 30W unit is housed in a new, ultra compact,...

ALPTRANSIT BRENNER Awarded Austria's Largest-Ever Contract for Railway Engineering Infrastructure
19 August 2009 by Rhomberg Rail Brenner Eisenbahn GmbH (BEG), a subsidiary of ÖBB Infrastruktur Bau, has awarded Austria's largest-ever contract for railway engineering infrastructure, which has a total value of...

MIPIOS® New-Generation Box Computers Revolutionize the Mobile Market
19 August 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The first member of the new MIPIOS family from MEN is a fanless and maintenance-free box computer for extreme and harsh fields of application. The RC1 has a robust 220mm x 130mm x 86mm...

Caltrain Taps ARM for Multi-Year Turnkey Rail Management Contract
18 August 2009 by Advanced Rail Management San Carlos, California - The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) has announced that Advanced Rail Management Corporation (ARM) has been selected for development and operation of a...

ARM Awarded Long-Term Rail/Wheel Management Contract with San Diego Trolley
18 August 2009 by Advanced Rail Management San Diego, California - Advanced Rail Management Corporation (ARM) has been awarded a five-year contract for turnkey rail/wheel optimization services on the San Diego Trolley Transit system....

HBM Announces the Latest Release of nCode Automation
17 August 2009 by HBM Darmstadt – The new 5.1 release of HBM's nCode Automation provides a higher level of flexibility for engineers needing to interrogate and learn from their test data. The release offers a...

Interpipe Presents its KLW Brand Wheels in China
17 August 2009 by KLW WHEELCO Leading steel pipe and railway wheel company Interpipe presented its KLW wheel products at the 9th International Heavy Haul Conference and Exhibition for Modern Railways 2009, which was held...

UniControls Gains International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) Certification
17 August 2009 by UniControls UniControls has, for its key spheres of activity (including traction drives, vehicle on-board control systems, passenger information systems and communication systems) successfully completed...

NENCKI Delivers Bogie Test Stand for Stadler Bogie Competence Centre
13 August 2009 by Nencki The rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler Rail has built a bogie competence centre for 120-140 employees on approximately 10,000m² of industrial fallow in Oberwinterthur (CH). The workshop...

KLW Wheels Products Receive Railway Group Standard Certificate
12 August 2009 by KLW WHEELCO Interpipe NTRP mill (Dnepropetrovsk), which produces railway wheels and wheel treads under the KLW brand, has passed an audit for the certification of both equipment and employees working at...

Microsoft, Esterel Technologies and Geensys Join Forces to Enable the Advancement of Software Development Technologies and Methods
11 August 2009 by Esterel Technologies At the second French/German Embedded Systems Symposium held at Bercy in Paris, France, it was announced that Microsoft, Esterel Technologies and Geensys have taken a leadership role in...

Faiveley Transport Australia Secures Equipment Supply
10 August 2009 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport Australia Ltd has secured the order for the supply of brake control, bogie brake and air generation equipment for the third phase of the Outer Suburban Car project. The...

WMATA Takes Delivery of GRP Track Measurement System by Amberg Technologies
10 August 2009 by Amberg Technologies Amberg Technologies is pleased to announce the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has taken delivery of the first GRP Track Measurement System in North America. The system...

Firstco Appointed At Gatwick Airport for Specialist Systems at the North Terminal Landside Redevelopment
05 August 2009 by Firstco Firstco have been appointed by Costain as systems integrator for the specialist systems work across the programme; these systems involve security, wireless communications and operational systems...

Absolutely Variable: 19in MTM Power Card MPK2
05 August 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high quality power supplies, offers in its programme the 19in Euro Card with up to six different, galvanically isolated outputs with 6TE or 8TE. With the...

July 2009

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The All-Rounder for Measuring Torque at an Optimal Price – the T40 Torque Flange with Increased Measurement Ranges
30 July 2009 by HBM The all-rounder for measuring torque – at an optimal price – the T40 torque flange from HBM is now available with two new nominal (rated) torques of 5kN/m and 10kN/m. The T40 measurement...

HBM Wins Silver Best of Sensors Expo Award in Data Acquisition Category
30 July 2009 by HBM HBM today announced it has been awarded a Silver Sensors Best of Sensors Expo award in the data acquisition category for its portable high-speed data acquisition and transient recording...

HBM Launches the Latest Version of Perception Data Acquisition Software
30 July 2009 by HBM HBM has released version 6.0 of its leading Perception data acquisition software. Perception integrates multi-platform hardware control, live display, data acquisition, review, analysis,...

Another Tool for Predictive Maintenance - Enhanced Location Recording Embedded in Post-Processing Software
28 July 2009 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Another function has been added to the already impressive array of rail inspection instrumentation developed by the progressive rail flaw detection systems (RFD) developer, CATER. CATER (The...

Tracklink Uploads Free White Paper about its Rail Preventative-Maintenance Thermal Imaging Cameras
28 July 2009 by Tracklink Tracklink, a highly successful supplier of tools, equipment, components and calibration for railway applications, has uploaded a free-to-download white paper about its thermal imaging...

ECO Components Set Standards in Hybrid-technology
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo ECO components for rail vehicles help to save fuel, reduce noise and minimise harmful emissions. They add to the ecological advantage of rail vehicles and thus underline the position of...

First Monorail Trains in Bombay to Be Equipped With Voith Turbo Technology
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo The city of Bombay is currently building its first monorail network. The 20-km track is scheduled to be put into service in June 2011. For the first 15 trains, Voith Turbo Scharfenberg will...

New Driver Assistance System from Voith Turbo
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo Hybridisation is increasingly an issue for the rail vehicle industry. In 2008, Voith Turbo presented the SteamTrac/SteamDrive in the EcoPack – a drive system that is nearing series maturity,...

Knorr-Bremse's EP2002 Distributed Brake Control System Wins Award
24 July 2009 by Knorr-Bremse Following the announcement of the honour in April of this year, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, yesterday officially presented Knorr-Bremse with the Queen's Award for enterprise in the...

Systems Solutions for Repowering and Upgrading of Vehicles
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo New exhaust regulations, increasing demands on traveling comfort and obsolete technologies force owners and operators of rail vehicles to think about reinvestment. The best example: the...

Absolutely Economic - AC/DC Modules with Reduced Stand-by Power
24 July 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has developed a series of primary switchers with low power consumption in un-switched position. This so-called stand-by power...

The New Voith Turbo Scharfenberg Coupler Head One4
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo The new Voith Turbo Scharfenberg coupler head One4 was launched at InnoTrans in 2006. Since then, it has been installed in over 2,000 vehicles. Train operators utilise the advantages of the...

Voith Expands Product Portfolio with Traction Inverter
24 July 2009 by Voith Turbo The traction inverter is another core component of the electro-mechanical drive system of Voith Turbo. As a result, the competency of Voith Turbo in rail vehicles now ranges from vehicle...

Nencki Leads in Three-Axle Bogie Test Stands
23 July 2009 by Nencki In the first half of 2009, Nencki AG delivered several bogie test stands to customer across the world. Among other companies, two big units were delivered to Siemens, with two 600kN for the...

T&R Williamson Uploads Free White Paper about its Rail Paints and Coatings
22 July 2009 by T&R Williamson T&R Williamson, a company at the forefront of rail locomotive paint technology, has uploaded a free-to-download white paper detailing its range of railway paints, varnishes, lacquers...

MEN Paves the Way Into the Future: First PICMG 2.30 SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo
22 July 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The first step has been done – CompactPCI PlusIO paves the way into the future. MEN's F19P is the first of a completely new generation of 3U single-board computers. It is the first...

Network Rail Awards CCF Support Contract to DeltaRail
21 July 2009 by DeltaRail Group DeltaRail has been awarded a three-year contract by Network Rail Information Management to support CCF, the Network Rail Operations Control System. CCF is used by Network Rail and...

Nashik Insulations Uploads Free White Paper about its Banding Tapes
21 July 2009 by Nashik Insulations Nashik Insulations has uploaded a free white paper providing details of its range of tapes for railway traction applications. Its banding tape is a high strength non-woven glass tape used...

Metro-North Railroad Buys DeltaRail WheelChex System
21 July 2009 by DeltaRail Group Following a successful trail of its WheelChex® wheel impact load measuring system, DeltaRail has won a contract to supply Metro-North Railroad with a four-track system. WheelChex, will be...

DeltaRail Success in Upgrading Quality Management Standard
21 July 2009 by DeltaRail Group As part of DeltaRail's programme of continuous improvement its certified management system has been upgraded by LRQA from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008. This means that the company's...

Multi-Million Pound IECC Contract Won at Reading
21 July 2009 by DeltaRail Group DeltaRail is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the provision of an integrated electronic control centre (IECC) based signalling control solution at...

Coaching Stock Design Contract for Chiltern Railways
21 July 2009 by DeltaRail Group DeltaRail is undertaking design work for Chiltern Railways to refurbish their Mk3 coaching stock for use on the London Marylebone to Birmingham service. DeltaRail's scope of work...

HBM Launches SoMat eDAQ and eDAQlite Rugged, Mobile Data Acquisition Systems
16 July 2009 by HBM HBM, provider of state-of-the-art transducers, signal conditioning electronics, data acquisition systems and measurement software, announced today the release of their newly acquired SoMat eDAQ...

Hanson Springs: Expanded Range of Cold-Coiling Facilities
14 July 2009 by Hanson Springs Hanson Springs has announced further investment in cold-coiling capacity. CNC 63mm (2 1/2in) cold-coiling machine The 63mm coiling machine has now been commissioned at the Halfpenny...

Knorr-Bremse Charts Safe Course Through Crisis
14 July 2009 by Knorr-Bremse Despite the massive slump in the commercial vehicle markets and falling global demand for freight cars and locomotives, in 2009 Knorr-Bremse has charted a safe course through the crisis. ...

RIFTEK Uploads New White Paper about Portable Rail Profilometer
14 July 2009 by RIFTEK RIFTEK, a private enterprise specializing in the development and fabrication of electronic instrumentation for measuring geometrical, magnetic, mechanical and optical quantities, provides...

1,956km to the Roof of the World with nora
13 July 2009 by nora systems The most altitudinous railway line in the world has been connecting inland provinces and Tibet in China since 2006. This is the largest railway project of the 21st century, with many...

Safe Connections with Connectors from Schaltbau
08 July 2009 by Schaltbau The new DN series from Schaltbau is a low-priced technological alternative to traditional push-pull connectors. It makes sure that connections remain undisturbed no matter how harsh the...

KEYMILE's UMUX Now Also Supports Power-Over-Ethernet
08 July 2009 by KEYMILE KEYMILE has added an additional Ethernet switch unit, enhancing capabilities of its multi-service access system UMUX with Power-over-Ethernet functions. With this feature, devices with no...

Firstco Successfully Completed Their Way-Finding Project for Heathrow Express
02 July 2009 by Firstco Firstco are pleased to have successfully completed their Way-Finding project for the Heathrow Express. The project involved delivering 11 new digital displays throughout Heathrow Express...

SINTEF's TransQ Qualification Renewed
01 July 2009 by SINTEF TransQ is a collaboration between transport utilities in the Nordic countries. They use the system to disseminate information and select suppliers when buying goods or services etc. Buyers...

Certification to IRIS
01 July 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik is the first German company, and one of a total of less than ten companies worldwide, which is certified according to the quality management systems EN9100 (transportation)...

June 2009

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New Contactor Concept for Global Use in Railway Applications
30 June 2009 by Schaltbau Schaltbau is bringing out a completely new railway contactor as part of its CT1000 model series. Realising the demanding requirement profile in a solution that would be convincing overall, was...

Optical Strain Gage with Robust Plastic Encapsulation Simplifies Sensor Handling
30 June 2009 by HBM HBM has developed optical strain gages with a plastic encapsulation that significantly simplifies handling and makes the sensors highly resistant to mechanical damage. The encapsulation...

Analysing Large Data Volumes Easily with nCode GlyphXE
30 June 2009 by HBM The new data processing system nCode GlyphXE™ from HBM is intended for highly efficient processing and analysis of very large data quantities, such as those produced with complex...

Weld-A-Rail Win Major Contract For Network Rail
26 June 2009 by Weld-A-Rail Weld-A-Rail, one of the rail industry's leading suppliers of track welding services, are proud to be appointed principal suppliers for the provision of Alumino Thermic track welding services for...

250W DC/DC High Voltage Converter for Operation at Contact Wire
25 June 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high-quality power supplies, offers in its programme DC/DC converters of the series HVC with 250W for railway applications. The devices are available with...

Absolutely Reliable: DC/DC Converters Series WRC for Automotive Applications
25 June 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for high quality power supplies, offers in its programme DC/DC converters for automotive applications. The series WRC is available with 30W, 60W, 100W and 150W....

Absolutely Safe: Thermoselective Vacuum Encapsulation
25 June 2009 by MTM Power After many years of research, MTM Power has developed and patented an encapsulation technology which is unique in the world: the thermoselective vacuum encapsulation. Thus, MTM Power modules...

Knorr-Bremse to Equip New Metro in Mecca's Biggest Order for Platform Screen Doors in Company’s History
25 June 2009 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse is to supply braking systems for the trains and platform screen doors for the stations on the new metro in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Worth almost €40 million, the contract includes...

Big Order from Australia for FOGTEC Rail Systems for the Public Metropolitan and Suburban Commuter System in Sydney
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems For the public private partnership (PPP) project of the Reliance Rail Consortium (consisting of Downer EDI, ABN Ambro, Babcock & Brown and AMP Capital) for the public metropolitan and...

Firema Orders Fire Protection System from FOGTEC Rail Systems
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems To comply with the comprehensive approval requirements of the Italian public authorities and corresponding regulations, Italian vehicle manufacturer Firema has trusted the technology of FOGTEC. ...

FOGTEC Fire Alarm Technology for the Bombardier Tram in Bursa
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems The established fire alarm technology of the 1000 series for monitoring electrical equipment boxes will also be used for vehicles to be supplied by Bombardier to the city of Bursa. Some...

Follow-Up Orders from Bombardier for the Sprinter Light Train
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems Even before the Sprinter Light Trains from Bombardier were successfully put into operation by the national railway of the Netherlands, the operator called off further options. These...

Follow-Up Orders for More Flirt Vehicles from Stadler
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems Swiss vehicle manufacturer Stadler continues to rise. Further orders could be secured for vehicles of the Flirt family to be operated in Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, France and Norway. ...

FOGTEC Rail Systems Supply Fire Protection Systems for Regional and Metropolitan Trains in Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems Spanish rail vehicle manufacturer CAF has been awarded two contracts for the development, manufacture and delivery of 80 four-car regional trains (320 rail cars for Compania Paulista des...

More PESA Orders for ATR 220 to FOGTEC
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems After FOGTEC Rail Systems equipped 13 local traffic trains of the ATR220 type with fire protection systems during the past two years, another 10 units for final stationing in the Italian region...

Extended Product Portfolio for the 3000 Fire Alarm Series
19 June 2009 by FOGTEC Rail Systems As an extension to the module platform of the 3000 series, the system module Heating is now also available to take charge of the monitoring of the measuring sensors integrated in the...

Eland's Rail Telecoms Cables Get NR Seal of Approval
18 June 2009 by Eland Cables Eland Cables now has more Network Rail approved rail telecoms cables than any other rail cable supplier. That's the message from the Eland rail team, which is celebrating after securing...

Phooltas at Africa Rail 2009
13 June 2009 by Phooltas We are pleased to announce our participation in the Africa Rail 2009 exhibition, which takes place in Johannesburg on 24 June and 25 June. For passes please e-mail us at...

Dual Role of HANDWave Portable Tester
11 June 2009 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) The HANDWave portable ultrasonic single rail tester, (SRT) released recently by CATER, has generated considerable interest in the UT and NDT industry. This robust unit is the latest...

Firstco Gains a New Senior Engineer
10 June 2009 by Firstco Firstco are delighted to announce that Adam Anderson has joined the company as a senior engineer. For the last six years Adam has worked with or for BAA. Most recently he has been...

EKE-Electronics Ltd to Supply Coach Computer System to Transtech Oy
09 June 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics Ltd will supply coach computer systems to new double-deck sleeping coaches manufactured by Transtech Oy for VR Finnish Railways. Transtech has won a contract for 20...

Esterel Technologies and Wind River to Offer Webcast
04 June 2009 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based solutions for the development of critical embedded software, and Wind River, the global leader in device software...

PMC Module with Four CAN Bus Interfaces
04 June 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The PMC P506 is equipped with four galvanically isolated CAN bus interfaces, which support data transfer rates of up to 1Mbit/s according to ISO 11898-1/2. The channels support CAN protocol...

May 2009

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Mechan Celebrates Record Orders
26 May 2009 by Mechan Sheffield-based Mechan, a leading supplier of rail industry lifting products, is looking forward to a bumper year after new orders placed since January topped £1 million. The...

EKE-Trainnet® Coach Computers and TCN Gateways for New CFR Sleeping Coaches
22 May 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics Ltd. will deliver coach computers and TCN gateway solutions to CFR Calatori's (Romanian Railways) new sleeping coaches, manufactured by S.C. Astra Vagoane Calatori S.A. New...

Firstco Wins Prestigious Support Contract
21 May 2009 by Firstco Firstco are delighted to announce that, following a competitive tender process, Heathrow Express has chosen Firstco to support all their communication and control systems. The contract will run...

Power System Technology to Display DC-DC Convertors at SIFER 2009
19 May 2009 by Power System Technology Power System Technology will be attending the trade show SIFER 2009, the 6th International Railway Industry Exhibition. The show will be held between 26-28 May 2009 at the Lille Grand...

Handheld Announces New Nautiz eTicket Rugged PDA for Electronic Ticketing
19 May 2009 by Handheld Europe Handheld today announced the Nautiz eTicket™, a new version of the versatile, rugged mobile computer Nautiz X5™ designed specifically for transactions and ticket validations in...

Interpipe NTRP Successfully Passes Association of American Railroads Audit
18 May 2009 by KLW WHEELCO Interpipe NTRP mill (Dnepropetrovsk), manufacturers of railway wheels under the KLW brand, has successfully passed an audit by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). The audit confirmed...

KEYMILE Upgrades UMUX Platform With Ethernet Aggregation Unit
12 May 2009 by KEYMILE A new Ethernet aggregation unit enhances the switching and routing functions of KEYMILE's multi-service access platform UMUX. The unit enables direct connection of Ethernet networks and other...

MEN Introduces First Ultra-Small-Computer-On-Module
11 May 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN's MM1 is the first ultra-small-computer-on-module of the new ESMini™ family. Based on Intel Atom processor in 45nm technology, the COM module offers huge advantages: Processor...

Amberg Rail: A New Dimension in Railway Surveying
05 May 2009 by Amberg Technologies Amberg Rail is the new master solution for comprehensive railway surveying. Amberg Rail's extensive functionality consists of the proven and established hardware configuration GRP System FX,...

Faber Maunsell Rebrands as AECOM
04 May 2009 by AECOM Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Faber Maunsell today changed its name to AECOM Ltd (known as AECOM), completing its full integration into the global AECOM group. For...

EKE-Electronics to Supply Train Communications Gateways to Ukraine Metro Train Project
04 May 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply train communication gateway solutions to a metro train project in Ukraine. EKE's Polish partner Medcom will be the system integrator for the project and the trains...

April 2009

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Stone Wool for Anti-Vibration Mats
30 April 2009 by RockDelta Track engineers often encounter conflicting demands when designing a track system. On the one hand they seek uncompromised track stability ensuring safety and comfort for the passengers...

Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn Monitors Railway Network With KEYMILE Technology
24 April 2009 by KEYMILE Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has chosen a KEYMILE solution to control and monitor radio and data connections between the signal boxes in its railway network. A key proviso was that the products...

Schenck Process Headquarters and Test Center Opened for Viewing
21 April 2009 by Schenck Process Will you be visiting Achema 2009? Would you like to find out about the latest products from Schenck Process? Then don't forget to stop by. Our headquarters are in Darmstadt, a stone's throw...

ZF Excellently Achieves IRIS Certification
21 April 2009 by ZF Friedrichshafen In mid-February 2009, the special driveline technology business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen passed certification according to the new International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). Thus,...

Firstco Reduces Heathrow Express' Energy Consumption
16 April 2009 by Firstco Firstco devised ways of saving Heathrow Express money and time by helping them to reduce their carbon burden by 200t/year, saving them annual charges of over £30,000 at Heathrow Central...

Railweight System Provides 0.4% Weighing Accuracy For Bombardier Derby
16 April 2009 by Railweight Bombardier Transportation can now weigh rail vehicles to a high degree of weighing accuracy thanks to a solution developed by Avery Weigh-Tronix's Railweight division. Gross weight and...

CompactPCI Conduction Cooling Rack for Extreme Environments
09 April 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The CompactPCI conduction cooling rack for extreme environments is made for standard 3U boards with convection cooling in a CCA frame. Its features include: Three-slot backplane with PSU...

Mechan Signs Deals with Four European Companies
02 April 2009 by Mechan Sheffield-based handling equipment manufacturer Mechan has signed exclusive deals with four European companies in a bid to expand its product portfolio. Mechan looked to the Continent to...

TŽV Gredelj to use EKE-Trainnet® Application Development Environment
02 April 2009 by EKE-Electronics Croatian train manufacturer TŽV Gredelj doo and EKE-Electronics Ltd have reached an agreement under which TŽV Gredelj has ordered an EKE-Trainnet® train control and management system...

KEYMILE to Co-Operate With Spanish Systems Integrator Revenga
01 April 2009 by KEYMILE Hanover - KEYMILE, a leading manufacturer of Next-Generation data transmission systems, has signed a partnership agreement with Revenga. National and regional Spanish railway companies and...

March 2009

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OEM PC1: the First Generation of Success is Tough and Smart
31 March 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions Before the award-winning PC3 programmable controller, OEM Technology Solutions was already making waves with its PC1 series of programmable controllers, which are still the company's...

OEM Accolades Keep on Coming
31 March 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions The pinnacle of Australian engineering was celebrated in Canberra in November 2008 at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, and OEM Technology Solutions was there. As a winner of the...

DIWApack from Voith Turbo for Power Class Up To 320kW
31 March 2009 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo's rail division has announced details of further innovative systems solutions for railcars. Now, with the Voith DIWApack, a complete drive package has come on to the market,...

OEM Programmable Controller Displayed at Powerhouse Museum
31 March 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions The future generation of engineers are getting a closer look at engineering innovations, including = OEM Technology Solutions' award-winning PC3 programmable controller, as part of an exhibition...

Personalised OEM Designs Helping Business
31 March 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions Being able to monitor field devices and retrieve the data it collects is becoming increasingly more important to businesses who can't afford to lose staff for hours in travel time. The...

OEM on Track for AusRAIL 2009
31 March 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions In 2008 OEM was one of 60 companies represented at the annual AusRAIL trade show in Melbourne, in order to showcase its latest products and attend a symposium about the future of the industry....

PICMG Approves Connectors for CompactPCI Plus
26 March 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik, one of the leading members of the PICMG CompactPCI Plus working group, has announced the members have agreed on the connectors to be used. This is a decisive step...

Voith Turbo Scharfenberg Unveils Coupler Head One4
26 March 2009 by Voith Turbo The new Voith Turbo Scharfenberg coupler head One4 was launched at InnoTrans in 2006. Since then it has been installed in more than 2,000 vehicles. Train operators enjoy the advantages of the...

MEN introduces 3U CompactPCI® SBC with MPC8548 and Conduction Cooling for Mobile Applications
26 March 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Once again facing the issue of safety-critical embedded applications, MEN Mikro Elektronik has introduced the first 3U CompactPCI board with conductive cooling at Embedded World 2009. The F50C...

MEN Achieves EN 9100 Certification
26 March 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik In September 2008, after an intensive preparatory phase, MEN Mikro Elektronik was officially certified according to EN9100 as a supplier for the aviation and space industry. As an...

Managed Fast Ethernet Switch with Eight Ports for Fast and Safe Communication
26 March 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik expands its product line of robust Ethernet switches by another CompactPCI card. The F302 offers eight fast Ethernet channels on RJ45, M12 or D-Sub, corresponds to the EN...

Voith Turbo Scharfenbergs Offers New Contact-Free Data and Signal Transmission Facility
26 March 2009 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo Scharfenberg's newest innovation allows passenger information, films, internet or telephone connections to be established by radio via automatic train couplers. Voith is...

Voith Turbo Offers Systems for Repowering and Upgrading Vehicles
26 March 2009 by Voith Turbo New exhaust regulations, increasing demands on travelling comfort and obsolete technologies force owners and operators of rail vehicles to think about reinvestment. The best example of this...

Voith Turbo Unveils New Driver Assistance System
26 March 2009 by Voith Turbo Hybridisation is increasingly an issue for the rail vehicle industry. Last year Voith Turbo presented the SteamTrac/SteamDrive in the EcoPack – a drive system that is nearing series maturity...

Voith Turbo to Support Intercity Express Programme with Cooling Systems:
26 March 2009 by Voith Turbo Some 134 Voith Turbo cooling systems have been in service in the British class 43 HST high-speed trains for several years. Up to 15,000 operating hours per vehicle are quite common. Following...

ABB Switzerland Successfully Passes IRIS Recertification
24 March 2009 by ABB ABB Switzerland has successfully passed its recertification to the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS). IRIS is a promotion of the Union of European Railway Industries (UNIFE). It...

HANDWave: Most Powerful Portable UT Tester is Now Available
24 March 2009 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) This month sees the much anticipated release of arguably the most powerful portable ultrasonic tester for rail flaw detection. CATER, an Australian company with over a decade's experience...

SMA Railway Wins SBB Bid
20 March 2009 by SMA Railway Technology The Swiss Federal Railways, SBB, has commissioned SMA Railway Technology with the delivery of static inverters for the modernisation of their EuroCity passenger cars. This is the largest order...

EKE-Electronics to Deliver WLAN Depot Network for Coach Diagnostics to CFR Romanian Railways
16 March 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply a depot WLAN network to CFR Romanian Railways. The WLAN network will be built to cover every major railway depot in Romania and it will enable communication between...

Encapsulated DC/DC Converter Delivers 500W in Extreme Environments (PDC 500)
16 March 2009 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics’ PDC 500 is a recent addition to its line of rugged DC/DC converters. This unit is encapsulated in a thermally conductive MIL-spec silicon rubber compound for immunity...

Helsinki - St. Petersburg High-Speed Trains to be Equipped with EKE-Trainnet® Event Recorders
11 March 2009 by EKE-Electronics New Pendolino high-speed trains ordered by Karelian Trains will be equipped with the latest generation train data recorders supplied by EKE-Electronics. EKE-Electronics' scope of supply...

Mechan Makes Move for Future Success
10 March 2009 by Mechan Established Sheffield manufacturer Mechan is making an unprecedented investment in the future of its business with a move across the city to new premises. Chapeltown-based Mechan is relocating...

Eland Makes History at Best Company to Work For Awards 2009
05 March 2009 by Eland Cables Rail cable supplier Eland Cables is celebrating after reaching the highest ever rank of any electrical cable supplier in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For awards...

The High-End of the COM-Standard - ESMexpress® Module with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo
03 March 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik presents a new ESMexpress module - the XM2 - with a performance range that has not been reached on computer-on-modules until now. Equipped with the new Intel Core 2 Duo...

Esterel Technologies and Aitech Offer Integrated Software Development and Deployment Platform for Critical Embedded Software
03 March 2009 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based development solutions for mission and safety-critical systems, and Aitech Defense Systems, the largest independent supplier...

Danobat Railway Systems Celebrates Winning the Largest Order in the Spanish Machine Tool Industry's History
01 March 2009 by Danobat Railway Systems Danobat Railway Systems is celebrating winning the largest order in the Spanish machine tool industry's history. On 4 December the Danobat Group, the machine tool division of the...

February 2009

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$31.5 Million Contract for Phooltas
27 February 2009 by Phooltas Phooltas has been awarded a $31.5 million contract for the supply of 128 OHE inspection vehicles, commonly called tower wagons, by the Indian Railway Board. Phooltas was chosen over several...

EKE Train Data Recorders to VR-Rata
27 February 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics has delivered new generation train data recorders for VR-Rata, the infrastrucure arm of VR (Finnish Railways). The train data recorders will be used in the new track...

EKE-Electronics to Supply TCN Gateway Solution to ŠKODA Transportation
27 February 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply a train communication gateway solution for the new Škoda 671 ZSSK EMUs that Škoda Transportation will deliver to Slovakian Railways. EKE-Electronics' scope of...

Fibre Optic Cables Approved for London Underground – From Stock
25 February 2009 by Webro Webro cable and connectors is pleased to announce that it is able to supply fibre optic cables, which meet the high performance and test criteria of section 12 London Underground...

EU's INTERESTED Project to Target Rapid Design, Prototyping and Code Generation of Complex Embedded Systems
23 February 2009 by Esterel Technologies The interoperable embedded systems tool chain for enhanced rapid design, prototyping and code generation (INTERESTED) project, a new initiative targeting complex embedded systems and...

Finnish Rail Agency to Use EKE-Trainnet® TIP tool
20 February 2009 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply the EKE-Trainnet® train inspection program, the TIP tool, to the Finnish Rail Agency. With the TIP tool the user can easily visualise, analyse and print the...

MTM Power Introduces New Multi-Power Supply Systems With Up To 1.2kW Power
19 February 2009 by MTM Power MPG series DC/DC power supply systems from MTM Power, the specialist for innovative power supplies, are designed for different applications in transportation, telecommunications and the charging...

Schenck Process Acquires the Bulk Material Handling Assets of the TEDO Company
18 February 2009 by Schenck Process Schenck Process is pleased to announce the acquisition of the bulk material handling assets of the TEDO Company, based in the Czech Republic. This acquisition further strengthens the position...

New PMC Module with Two Fast Ethernet Channels for New Flexibility
18 February 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Right on time for Embedded World 2009 MEN Mikro Elektronik presents a dual fast Ethernet PMC. The P511 is qualified for the extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and prepared...

OEM Technology's Latest Innovation: PC3 Programmable Controller
10 February 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions The award-winning PC3 series programmable controller is the one-stop answer to all sorts of questions when it comes to industrial computer applications. Its ease of use and...

OEM Technology Solutions Wins Major Awards
10 February 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions Being recognised by your peers is one of the best accolades for any business and, in September, OEM Technology Solutions was awarded one of the highest honours in the NSW engineering...

OEM Technology Solutions Gains Accreditation from Digi International
09 February 2009 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions has become the first company in the southern hemisphere to be granted partner status with Digi, one of the world’s leaders in embedded technology. The partner status...

Absolutely Dustproof: DIN Rail Module with 24W for Sophisticated Requirements
06 February 2009 by MTM Power MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, has designed the DIN rail modules series HSA24 with AC (90VAC-264VAC) and DC (100VDC-353VDC) wide input range as universal compact...

January 2009

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Reflective Memory PMC for Maximum Data Safety
26 January 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Right on time for Embedded World 2009 MEN, for the first time, presents a reflective memory PMC mezzanine card. The PMC module P512 is well suited for use in safety-critical applications,...

MEN Expects PICMG 2.30 PlusIO Standard to be Officially Adopted During 2009's Summer
26 January 2009 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik expects the PICMG 2.30 PlusIO standard - the first of the two planned draft standards for CompactPCI Plus - to be officially adopted during the summer of 2009, after...

Absolutely Economic: Series PMAS/PCMAS with 60W
23 January 2009 by MTM Power The primary switched AC/DC power modules of the new series PMAS/PCMAS60 have been designed as universal compact power supplies with AC/DC wide input ranges (90VAC-264VAC, 100VAC-353VDC)...

Model Behaviour from Eland Cables
21 January 2009 by Eland Cables Eland Cables, a cable supplier, is set to reveal all in a new initiative designed to make the cable buying experience quicker and easier than ever before. The initiative, launched on the 16th...

Cactus Wins Signalling Contract for Haparandabanan Line
16 January 2009 by Cactus Automation Mölndal - Cactus has won a subcontract for supplying CTC systems according to European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) level 2 at Haparandabanan. The main contractor is Ansaldo...

ContiTech in India: Air Spring Production is Going Local
16 January 2009 by ContiTech Railway Engineering The share of the rail vehicle market has increased by 50% since 1994, and manufacturing operations are due to expand significantly by 2013. In order to meet growing requirements in India...

ContiTech Testing Technology Simulates the Cold of Siberia
16 January 2009 by ContiTech Railway Engineering High-speed trains must provide top comfort, even in Siberian winters. As market leader and globally active equipment manufacturer for high-speed trains, such as the ICE 3, ContiTech provides...

ContiTech Contributes to "Quiet Train" Research Project with GIGABOX
16 January 2009 by ContiTech Railway Engineering GIGABOX provides freight cars with greater running smoothness and lower maintenance costs, noise reduction of up to 3dB(A), and is suitable for Y25 bogeys. In the framework of...

Knorr-Bremse Continues to Grow in 2008
15 January 2009 by Knorr-Bremse In the 2008 fiscal year, the Knorr-Bremse Group reported a 4% increase in sales, which totaled €3.38 billion (2007 figure: €3.25 billion). After adjustment for foreign exchange...

Firstco Designing Communications and Controls Systems for Crossrail
14 January 2009 by Firstco Firstco has been continuing its work with the London Crossrail project throughout 2008 and 2009. Currently work is being performed on the design of intervention and escape shafts which need to...

Firstco Improve PA System on Heathrow Express
14 January 2009 by Firstco Between the end of October and early December 2008, Firstco carried out improvement works to enhance the PA systems at Heathrow Central and Heathrow Terminal 4 stations. Heathrow Express...

Tensartech Systems Enable Natural Appearance and Sustainable Construction of Steep Slopes
12 January 2009 by Tensar International Vegetated embankments and steep slopes are favoured methods of construction for infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and railways. Tensar International's Tensartech NaturalGreen...

MTM Power Introduces New Primary Switched DC/DC Converters for Railway Applications
09 January 2009 by MTM Power The primary switched DC/DC converters PCMDS80 from MTM Power are specially designed for applications in vehicle and rail technology but also for use in industrial and...

Esterel Technologies Introduces Esterel SCADE 6.1: An Integrated and Open Platform for Critical Software Development
08 January 2009 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies has announced the availability of Esterel SCADE® 6.1, further bolstering its position in model-based development for critical embedded applications. SCADE 6.1...

Absopulse Releases 500W DC/DC Converter for Railway and Harsh-Environment Applications
02 January 2009 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics has recently released the HVI 500R series, a 500W addition to its line of high input voltage DC/DC converters. The unit accepts 750VDC input voltage (525VDC–975VDC range),...

December 2008

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Compact 500W DC/DC Converter Built To Last In the Toughest Environments
23 December 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics’ new RWY 65 series fully encapsulated, DC/DC converter uses field-proven topology to generate 500W output power from a compact 153mm x72mm x 269mm enclosure. Designed...

Absopulse Launches 200W DC/DC Plug-In (Eurocard) Converter
23 December 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' BAP 236R-EH Series is a rugged, plug-in (Eurocard) DC/DC converter designed for 19in rack-mount applications for railway and other harsh-environments. This 200W unit...

MTM Launches New DC/DC Power Converter
22 December 2008 by MTM Power The MTM DC/DC power converter series UVC60 has been designed as a power supply for the use in vehicles, particularly for railway applications. All usual on-board and battery voltages are covered...

Rail Foot Corrosion Identified by ULTRAWave
17 December 2008 by C.A.T.E.R (Centre for Advanced Transport Engineering and Research) Corrosion in the foot of the rail is particularly difficult to identify. Despite this difficulty, rail networks need to assess the likelihood of rail damage by identifying the extent of any...

Rittal Fuel Cells Provide Efficient Emergency Power Supply
16 December 2008 by Rittal Rittal have recently unveiled their new ready-to-connect modular fuel cell, RiCell, to supply back up power supplies for critical processes that demand high availability. RiCell is available in...

CompactPCI® Plus Seminar at the Embedded World Conference 2009
09 December 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik As part of the Embedded World Conference in Nuremberg a seminar series with ten papers was dedicated to CompactPCI Plus on 4 March 2009. Suppliers and potential system providers had a first...

New York Air Brake Acquires Anchor Brake Shoe Company
09 December 2008 by Knorr-Bremse New York Air Brake Corporation, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group based in Watertown, NY, has acquired Anchor Brake Shoe Company, a leading North American manufacturer of locomotive and...

Schenck Process Introduces New Rail Vehicle Scales for Fully Automatic 'Weigh-in-Motion' (WIM)
03 December 2008 by Schenck Process Steel is a high-quality material. The raw materials used in its production are just as valuable. High-precision weighing and documentation of basic raw materials is therefore extremely...

Amberg Technologies Introduces New Absolute (3D) Clearance Surveying System
02 December 2008 by Amberg Technologies The new system from Amberg Technologies for absolute (3D) clearance surveying provides unique, comprehensive, 3D environment surveying, track geometry and clearance envelope management. ...

OEM’s Berlin Showcase: Review of InnoTrans 2008
01 December 2008 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions was one of more than 1,600 exhibitors at the largest international rail technology show in the world in September. Managing director Richard Gobee and CEO James...

November 2008

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Schaffner Group Wins Important Order from China
28 November 2008 by Schaffner The Schaffner Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: SAHN) has been selected as the main supplier by Bombardier Transportation for delivery of power quality components for deployment in locomotives...

New VMEbus PC Stands the Test in Particle Acceleration
25 November 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik The new VMEbus SBC from MEN Mikro Elektronik will be used in the world's largest particle accelerator at the CERN research centre in Switzerland. The A20 supports a multitude of Intel Core 2...

Contract Signature for TransAdelaide PIS, CCTV and Door Upgrade
20 November 2008 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport Australia today concluded a deal to deliver enhanced PIS, CCTV and door upgrade solutions to trains maintained by Bombardier Australia at their Adelaide maintenance facility. ...

New Baying Kit for AE Vibration Resistant Enclosures
19 November 2008 by Rittal Rittal's AE wall boxes can now be installed as a suite with the introduction of the new AE baying kit. Available for AE enclosure sizes from 800mm high to 350mm deep, the new kit comes...

UMUX Data Communications System Approved for Use in Closed Transmission Networks
18 November 2008 by KEYMILE Hanover, Germany - UMUX, KEYMILE’s multi-service access platform and next-generation SDH transmission system, was approved for use in closed transmission networks in Switzerland in early...

Schenck Process Made the "Hessen-Champions 2008"
14 November 2008 by Schenck Process Schenck Process has a high standing in Hesse. On the 28th of October 2008, the company was awarded first prize in the "World Market Leader" category of the Hessen-Champions 2008 competition....

Protect Cooling Efficiency with Rittal RiNano Technology
13 November 2008 by Rittal Rittal's TopTherm Plus cooling units are now supplied with RiNano technology on the condensor coil. In extreme conditions, such as heavily contaminated environments, it is vital to keep the...

Vibration Tested Air-Air Heat Exchangers
06 November 2008 by Rittal Rittal has developed an air-to-air heat exchanger, which has been specifically tailored to cater for the needs of the mobile railway engineering industry. Available in both 24VDC and...

3U CompactPCI® Universal Interface Board with SA-Adapters™ and FPGA
03 November 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik With an innovative combination of FPGA and SA-Adapters™, MEN Mikro Elektronik introduces a completely new I/O concept on 3U CompactPCI®. The interfaces of the F215 can be configured...

OEM Technology Solutions Granted ISO 9001: 2000 Approval for a Range of Quality Management Systems
01 November 2008 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions has had a range of its quality management systems assessed and approved to the ISO 9001: 2000 standard. The approved quality management systems apply to the provision...

October 2008

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Esterel Technologies to Offer Webinar Series on Safety-Critical Software Development Under EN 50128
24 October 2008 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based solutions for the development of critical embedded software, will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 29 to explore the...

Eurotech: New Strategic Focus on Transportation Industry for US-Based Subsidiary, Eurotech, Inc.
22 October 2008 by Eurotech Eurotech, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of Eurotech Spa, today announced a new strategic focus on the transportation industry. Eurotech, Inc. assumes responsibility for the US transportation...

The Madrid-Valencia High-Speed Line to be Equipped with RHEDA 2000®
14 October 2008 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany – As part of a contract from the Spanish railway authority ADIF, RAIL.ONE Group will deliver approximately 120,000 concrete sleepers for construction of the high-speed...

Nora Systems Presents New Product at Railway Interiors in Amsterdam from 4-6 November
13 October 2008 by nora systems Floorcoverings in rail vehicles and buses must meet high requirements. nora® systems have added a floorcovering with a slip resistance of R11 to its proven assortment of rubber...

Highest Standards in Design and Technology
07 October 2008 by HÜBNER For the InnoTrans 2008, HÜBNER GmbH will be focusing on vehicle design - both inside and out. At the exhibition booth, visitors will have the opportunity to view flexible gangway systems...

Rugged Ethernet Switch Family
06 October 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik On the occasion of the InnoTrans railway show in Berlin, MEN Mikro Elektronik introduces a new product family of rugged Ethernet switches. Designed for harsh environments that meet the EN...

Knorr-Bremse Develops First Production-Ready Wheel Flat Protection System for Freight Cars
06 October 2008 by Knorr-Bremse At the InnoTrans 2008 exhibition in Berlin, Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems presented its EP1001 wheel flat protection system for freight cars. EP1001 is a robust, low-cost and...

Encapsulated DC/DC Converter for Railway and other Extreme Environments Delivers 200W
06 October 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' RWR 212 series is a fully encapsulated, 200W DC/DC converter designed to meet the stringent requirements of EN 50155 for electronic equipment used on railway rolling...

EKE-Electronics to Supply Locomotive Control Equipment to ÖBB Locomotive Modernisation Project
02 October 2008 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply locomotive control equipment for the modernisation of ÖBB locomotive series Rh 1044. At Innotrans 2008 EKE's Swiss system integrator partner Railtec Systems...

Vortok International Wins the 2008 “Railway Oscars” for Innovation
02 October 2008 by Vortok International Vortok International, a Plymouth company, has won this years prestigious Award for Innovation at the 2008 National Railway Awards, known as the “Railway Oscars”. The Roborough-based company...

To Past and Future Clients
02 October 2008 by Vector Lifting Vector Lifting is a totally independent company and is not associated in any way with the “Vector Group”. Vector Lifting Pty Ltd is an Australian based company, established in 1989, engaged...

TagMaster Launch New CableTag at InnoTrans
01 October 2008 by TagMaster Stockholm, Sweden - TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, launched the new S1470 CableTag at InnoTrans. CableTag is the latest addition to...

September 2008

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Esterel Technologies Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification for Design and Sale of Mission and Safety-Critical Software Tools and Services
29 September 2008 by Esterel Technologies Elancourt, France, and Boston, Massachusetts - Esterel Technologies is the first and only provider of model-based development solutions to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification for the design...

Schenck Process Acquires Screenex from the Locker Group
29 September 2008 by Schenck Process Schenck Process, Germany, is pleased to announce agreement on the acquisition of Screenex Pty Ltd ("Screenex") of Australia from the Locker Group. Serving both the pre and after sales markets,...

Precision Even When in Motion: Exact Weighing with MULTIRAIL® LiquidWeight – Class 0.2
29 September 2008 by Schenck Process The more valuable raw materials become, the more important it is to handle them responsibly. This also applies to weighing systems, as small inaccuracies can add up and become major cost...

Esterel Technologies' KCG™ Code Generator Achieves Certification Standards
29 September 2008 by Esterel Technologies Certification validates latest SCADE Suite™ Code Generation Technology for critical software application generation in rail, industrial, and automotive applications. Esterel Technologies, an...

Certification According to EN 9100
26 September 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik After an intensive preparatory phase, MEN Mikro Elektronik has been officially certified according to EN9100 as a supplier for the aviation and space industry. As accredited partner, MEN, chose...

Knorr-Bremse Acquires Hübner Rail Vehicle Door Division
26 September 2008 by Knorr-Bremse At the InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin, Hübner announced the sale, with effect from January 1, 2009, of its rail vehicle door division to Knorr-Bremse's IFE automatic door systems division. ...

RAIL.ONE at InnoTrans 2008, 23–26 September 2008, Berlin Fairgrounds: Neumarkt and Berlin, Germany
23 September 2008 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE, the internationally successful manufacturer of concrete railway sleepers and system provider for advanced track systems, presents its comprehensive portfolio of track systems...

Esterel Technologies and AbsInt Form Strategic Technology Partnership to Offer AbsInt Timing and Stack Usage Tools in the SCADE® Product Family
22 September 2008 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies SCADE Suite Timing Verifier™ and SCADE Suite Stack Verifier™, powered by AbsInt's aiT and StackAnalyzer tools, provide worst case execution timing (WCET) and stack...

Esterel Technologies' KCG Code Generator Achieves Certification to SIL 3/4 under EN 50128 and SIL 3 under IEC 61508 Standards
22 September 2008 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is proud to announce that the latest release of the proven KCG™ Code Generator has been certified by TÜV SÜD...

Knorr-Bremse at InnoTrans 2008: Responding to Megatrends: Urbanization, Environment, Safety and Globalization
18 September 2008 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems will be attending InnoTrans 2008, the world's biggest international trade fair for rail vehicle technology, which takes place from 23-26 September, 2008 in...

Eight UART Interfaces for Expansion of 3U CompactPCI® Systems
17 September 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik completes its 3U CompactPCI product range with F216, a new board with eight channels, for individual extension of COM interfaces within a system. Minimum availability for...

SCT Awarded Best Technical Development by RFG Rail Freight Group
17 September 2008 by SCT Europe Standard Car Truck Company has announced that at the inaugural United Kingdom RFG Rail Freight Group awards on 16 September 2008, Jim Longton, managing director of SCT Europe, and Ian...

SCT Europe Barber Low Ride 14.25 Delivers with WH Davis Super Low 45
05 September 2008 by SCT Europe SCT Europe has recently delivered its newest bogie, the Barber Low Ride 14.25 (BLR14.25), to UK wagon builder W.H. Davis. A feature of the bogie is 577mm diameter wheels that allow a wagon...

More Lifting Jacks for EDI Victoria
02 September 2008 by Vector Lifting Railway maintenance specialists, Vector Lifting, have received an order for a further four 35t lifting jacks from Downer EDi Rail, Victoria. The four extra jacks will join eight others...

August 2008

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EKE-Electronics Receives ISO 14001 Certificate
29 August 2008 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics has been certified according to the international ISO14001:2004 quality standard for environmental management. The audit was performed by Det Norske Veritas. ...

Leipzig City Tunnel Chooses RHEDA 2000 Patented Ballast-less Track Technology
26 August 2008 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany – One more win can now be chalked up on the list of victories for the RHEDA 2000® ballastless track system: the City Tunnel in Leipzig – currently the prime...

Phoenix Contact at the InnoTrans 2008 'Reliably on Track'
21 August 2008 by Phoenix Contact We invite you to take part and experience our innovative products live and up close. Learn more about our product developments and technical highlights for the railway industry, which keep...

Schlüchterner Tunnel Upgraded with GETRAC A3
20 August 2008 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany – An important milestone has been reached for attainment by GETRAC® A3 of the 'standard-design' (Regelbauart) classification for tunnel upgrading on the Deutsche...

Prestigious ETAG 27 Compliance for Maccaferri Barrier System
13 August 2008 by Maccaferri Geotechnical and erosion control specialist Maccaferri is claiming a first for its new CTR range of deformable rock-fall containment barriers. According to Maccaferri, their system is the only...

Schenck Process Voted "Top Employer for Engineers 2008"
04 August 2008 by Schenck Process The results of a study conducted by CRF are in and Schenck Process has been voted one of the "top employers for engineers 2008" in Germany alongside 24 other well-known companies. ...

July 2008

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Faiveley Transport Successfully Completes the Acquisition of Ellcon-National
31 July 2008 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport, a company controlled by Faiveley and Sagard, confirmed today that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Ellcon-National equity shares, a US based railway brake...

Faiveley Transport Enters Consortium Agreement with Railway Braking Systems Specialist MTZ Transmash
22 July 2008 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport, a company controlled by Faiveley and Sagard, has confirmed it has entered into a consortium agreement with MTZ Transmash (Russia). MTZ Transmash is recognised as a...

Eland Cables awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Certification
21 July 2008 by Eland Cables Eland Cables has achieved the prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation, illustrating their current and future commitment to minimising environmental impact. The ISO 14001 international standard...

Double-Skinned Modular Flexible Outdoor Enclosures
21 July 2008 by Rittal Rittal introduce a new range of double skinned aluminium outdoor enclosures built from a series of modular sections to enable quicker delivery times and reduce purchasing costs. Centred around...

InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin: KEYMILE to show UMUX with Enhanced Functions for Migrating Dedicated Telecommunications Networks
17 July 2008 by KEYMILE KEYMILE, a leading manufacturer of next-generation access systems, will exhibit its latest technical developments for railway and transport companies’ telecommunications networks at the...

BERNMOBIL Chooses RockDelta Vibration Isolation Mats
16 July 2008 by RockDelta RockXolid® 50 has been installed for BERNMOBIL in the Bahnhofplatz area. The solution was chosen based upon performance, unique lifetime expectancy and fast installation. BUNDESGASSE ...

Stone Wool Vibration Isolation Mats for Phase Three of the Copenhagen Metro
16 July 2008 by RockDelta RockBallast® 3515 has been installed for the third phase of the Copenhagen Metro at several sections covering about 13,000m² in all. RockBallast 3515 was chosen after studies...

RockDelta Supplies Anti-Vibration Mats to ADIF High Speed Tracks, Spain
16 July 2008 by RockDelta RockDelta has supplied more than 45.000m² of high-tech stone wool based anti-vibration mat solutions to several AVE high-speed track projects in Spain, including track sections...

750VDC Input DC / DC Converter for Railway Applications Delivers 300W
15 July 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics has recently released the HVI 300 series, a 300W addition to its line of high input voltage DC / DC converters. The unit accepts 750VDC input voltage (525V – 975VDC...

Esterel SCADE Display™ 6.0 - Design and Development Environment for Safety-Critical Embedded Display Applications
11 July 2008 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies has announced the immediate availability of Esterel SCADE Display™ 6.0, the first design and development environment for mission and safety-critical embedded...

Esterel Technologies' Eclipse-Based Applications Programming Interface for its SCADE Suite Safety-Critical Model-Based Development Solution
11 July 2008 by Esterel Technologies Nürnberg, Germany – Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based solutions for the development of mission and safety-critical systems, has expanded its open...

Esterel Technologies and National Instruments' Integrated Model-Based Development and Rapid Prototyping Solution for Safety-Critical Applications
11 July 2008 by Esterel Technologies Esterel Technologies, the leading worldwide provider of model-based solutions for the development of mission and safety-critical systems has integrated its technology with the leading...

Atkins Signs 2012 Programme Agreement with Network Rail
11 July 2008 by Atkins Atkins, the multidisciplinary design and engineering consultancy, has signed a contract with Network Rail to deliver engineering management services on the 2012 programme. Under the...

Bombardier and Knorr-Bremse Conclude Framework Agreement
10 July 2008 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse has concluded a long-term framework agreement ("Long Term Supply Agreement") for braking systems with Bombardier Transportation, the world's largest manufacturer of rail...

KEYMILE Technology Makes Gotthard Base Tunnel Safer
01 July 2008 by KEYMILE Hannover – KEYMILE's multi-service access node UMUX is one of the key elements in the axle counter application in the new Gotthard base tunnel and makes a vital contribution to line and...

June 2008

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Official Opening of New Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems Plant in Spain
27 June 2008 by Knorr-Bremse In the presence of their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, Knorr-Bremse officially opened its new plant in Getafe near Madrid on June 25. Knorr-Bremse has merged the...

Global Awards for Tensar’s TriAx™ Triangular Structure Geogrids
26 June 2008 by Tensar International A year since its launch, Tensar International’s innovative TriAx™ geogrid has won a hat trick of awards. Adding to its UK triumph at Civils 2007, where it was awarded the...

SMA Announces Company Name Change and Spin Out of Railway Technology
23 June 2008 by SMA Railway Technology Kassel, Niestetal – SMA Technologie is now trading as SMA Solar Technology. The new name reflects SMA's strong focus on solar technology and the increasingly international scope of...

Deutsche Bahn Orders Inverters for Bistro Coaches
23 June 2008 by SMA Railway Technology Deutsche Bahn has ordered 15 inverters for the air-conditioning system and 15 inverters for the kitchen supply on Bistro coaches from SMA. The order is a follow-up to the 196 inverters supplied...

Automation Products from Phoenix Contact now Certified to the EN 50124-4 Standard
19 June 2008 by Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact has fulfilled the requirements of the EN 50124-4 standard for their automation products. This is an important railway norm for supplying the industry. Part 4 deals with emission...

New Product Catalogue for Voith Universal Joint Shafts
17 June 2008 by Voith Turbo A completely revised product catalogue describing its line of universal joint shafts is now available from the drive specialist Voith Turbo. The catalogue contains not only technical data...

Airquick Quality System Passes LRQA Assessment and Achieves UKAS Accredited ISO 9001:2000 Standard
17 June 2008 by Airquick Airquick (Newark) are proud to announce that their quality system has recently undergone and passed an assessment by LRQA and achieved the UKAS accredited ISO 9001:2000 standard. We chose...

Railtec Trends in Theory and Practice
06 June 2008 by Schenck Process The International Rail Meeting has become an established professional event at Schenck Process. The third International Rail Meeting, held by Schenck Process between the 15th and 17th...

Automated Rail Wheel Hardness Measurement
06 June 2008 by NDT Technologies A stand-alone Brinell Hardness measurement machines of rail wheels has been commissioned and certified for accuracy by third-party auditors. The machine automatically picks up wheels from...

Testing and Commissioning Fixed Telephony
03 June 2008 by Firstco One of the main responsibilities of Firstco recently was to test and commission the telephone and public address / voice alarm systems within the new T5 rail station and tunnels. The...

Testing and Commissioning Passenger Information Systems
03 June 2008 by Firstco Firstco has been responsible for the passenger information systems at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 rail station. This includes the PA, clocks, and four train-information display systems. ...

T5 Live Media Case Study
03 June 2008 by Firstco The advertising at Heathrow Central and T4 previously was in the form of static illuminated posters, scrolling illuminated posters and tunnel-mounted posters. The scrolling posters could only...

ContiTech Receives the IRIS Certificate
02 June 2008 by ContiTech Railway Engineering At Hanover in May 2008 ContiTech Air Spring Systems received a quality certificate according to the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) from the international railway industry....

May 2008

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DC/DC Converter with Five Individually Fused Output Terminals for Mobile and Other Heavy-Duty Applications Delivers 300W
29 May 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics has recently released the BAP 65-5FD-24/12FT, a 300W, single-output DC/DC converter. This unit utilizes field-proven topology to provide 12Vdc at 25A, which is distributed...

EKE-Electronics to Supply Sao Paulo Metro with Event Recorders for Surveillance Video
23 May 2008 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply crashproof event recorders for Sao Paulo Metro in Brazil. The trains will be delivered by Alstom Transport Canada. EKE-Trainnet Event Recorders will be installed in...

InnoTrans 2008 - Visit us at Hall 26, Stand 302
14 May 2008 by Lamifil We are pleased to announce that Lamifil will be present at InnoTrans 2008, the industry's top trade show which will be held from 23-26 September at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Our brand...

New High-Current Connectors for the Railway Industry from Phoenix Contact
14 May 2008 by Phoenix Contact The HV and UHV high-current connectors extend the product range of bolt connection terminal blocks with connectable cross-sections up to 240 mm². The terminal blocks are designed for...

Ms Riitta Ekengren Appointed Chairperson of the Board
14 May 2008 by EKE-Electronics The Board of Directors at EKE-Electronics has appointed Ms. Riitta Ekengren Chairperson of the Board. Ms Ekengren is the majority shareholder of EKE-Electronics. She also acts as Chairperson of...

April 2008

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Schenck Process Group Honoured with the Oliver Wyman Best Growth Award for Mechanical Engineering Companies
29 April 2008 by Schenck Process Schenck Process is the best example of the successes a good strategy process can deliver. In recognition of the successful definition and ongoing realisation of its growth strategy, the...

ESMexpress, System-On-Module Standard for Harsh Environments
28 April 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik With the ESMexpress standard MEN Mikro Elektronik bridges a gap in the market for system-on-modules for harsh environmental conditions and safety-critical requirements in industrial...

ESMexpress Module XM1 with Intel Atom System-On-Module Standard for Extreme Environmental Conditions
28 April 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik presents the first ESMexpress modules, which comply with the new, proposed ANSI-VITA 59 standard (in preparation). The XM1 is the first Intel-based member of...

Knorr-Bremske and Alstrom Conclude Framework Agreement
25 April 2008 by Knorr-Bremse The French rail vehicle manufacturer Alstom Transport has concluded an extensive long term framework agreement with Knorr-Bremse for the development and supply of braking systems. The...

Perth Engineering Firm Completes Major Taiwan Rail Project
24 April 2008 by Vector Lifting Vector Lifting, in partnership with Taiwanese companies, China Steel Machinery Company and Teco Industries, has recently completed its largest and most ambitious project since inception in...

Schenck Process Opens New TestCenter
15 April 2008 by Schenck Process Which feeder is best for which bulk material? In order to provide customers with accurate answers to this question, Schenck Process are now offering tests at their new, modern TestCenter...

Management Change at RAIL.ONE
15 April 2008 by RAIL.ONE Ralf Sobottka (48) has become the new Chief Financial Officer at RAIL.ONE Group. Before his move to the internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers and railtrack systems,...

EKE-Electronics Ltd to Supply TCN Gateway Solution for Alstom Transport X61 Trains in Sweden
08 April 2008 by EKE-Electronics EKE-Electronics will supply train communication gateways for new Coradia Lirex (X61) commuter trains that Alstom Transport will deliver to Skånetrafiken in Sweden. Under the main contract,...

Knorr-Bremse Maintains Pattern of Growth
03 April 2008 by Knorr-Bremse The Knorr-Bremse Group once again sustained the pattern of growth of previous years in fiscal 2007, attaining new record levels of sales, net income and incoming orders. Consolidated...

Rugged, DC/DC Converter Delivers 200W in Railway and Other Harsh Environments
02 April 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' BAP236R is a rugged DC/DC converter designed for railway and other heavy-duty applications. It utilizes field-proven push-pull topology to deliver 200W at any...

Multicore Technology with Flexible Mezzanine Card Extension
01 April 2008 by MEN Mikro Elektronik High graphics performance and flexible I/O configuration The CompactPCI SBC D9 has been specially developed for embedded systems with intensive requirements for computing and graphics...

Faiveley Transport Reinforces its Position in High Energy Braking by Completing Acquisition of Carbone Lorraine’s Sintered Brake Material Sector
01 April 2008 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport, a company controlled by Faiveley and Sagard, has finalised its agreement with Carbone Lorraine and acquires its sintered brake material activity. The transaction is...

March 2008

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PADS Approved Screening Cable - Exclusive from Eland Cables
31 March 2008 by Eland Cables Since 2001 Eland Cables has built up a strong reputation and is proud to be contributing towards the safety and efficiency of rail networks across the UK. Eland Cables has recently been...

Best Companies Success
28 March 2008 by Eland Cables Eland Cables is proud to announce its inclusion, for the second consecutive year, in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For listing. This acknowledges organisations...

TK Telekom Picks KEYMILE Solution for New Telecommunications Network
27 March 2008 by KEYMILE Hannover - The Polish telecommunications provider, TK Telekom, has completely modernised the telecommunications network belonging to the Polish railway company Polskie Koleje Państwowe...

DC/DC Railway Converter with Wide Input Voltage Ranges in Plug-in (Eurocard) Format for 19in Rack-mount Applications
14 March 2008 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' DCW 100R-EH Series is a plug-in dc/dc converter with wide input ranges designed for railway and other heavy-duty applications. It can be operated from 48VDC (28V to...

EKE-Electronic Awarded €15 Million Contract by Downer EDI Rail
12 March 2008 by EKE-Electronics The contract includes an electronic train information system (eTIS) for the 78 eight car sets, which are to be built by a joint venture of Downer EDI Rail Pty Ltd and Hitachi Australia Ltd....

International Manufacturer of Concrete Sleepers and Rail Track Systems Gets Fit for the Future
10 March 2008 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE strengthens management for further growth Tilo Brandis will be appointed new President and CEO Neumarkt, March 4, 2008 - Tilo Brandis - previously in senior positions in Siemens...

February 2008

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Sigma Coachair Group Secures Metro Taipei Air Conditioning Contract
26 February 2008 by Sigma Coachair Group Sigma Coachair Group has secured a contract for the design and supply of 642 high capacity saloon air conditioning systems for Metro Railcar vehicles to be built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries...

EKE-Electronics to Supply IP-based Train Information System for Sydney Suburban Trains
26 February 2008 by EKE-Electronics DOWNER EDI Rail Pty Ltd has awarded a €15 Million contract to EKE-Electronics Oy Ltd to supply an IP-based Train Information System for Sydney’s suburban train project. The...

Metro-Boom in Growth Market India
19 February 2008 by Voith Turbo Over the last seven years, Voith Turbo has delivered 600 final drives to India for the metro trains in Delhi. The operator Delhi Metro Railway Co. is firmly convinced of the reliability of...

Systems Approach Successful in Ghana
19 February 2008 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo will equip new suburban rail vehicles of the Chinese manufacturer Tanshang Locomotive with eight motor-transmission units each. The special feature of this order: the new...

50W, Encapsulated DC/DC Converter for Railway and Other Heavy Duty Applications
01 February 2008 by Absopulse The RWY 50-72/48 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' RWY Series of rugged, field-proven DC/DC converters. Designed for operation in railway and other harsh environments, this 50W...

January 2008

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Capacitive Keyboard Made by CENTRALP
31 January 2008 by CENTRALP This revolutionary keyboard in tempered glass is integrated as a synergetic man-machine interface in trains, tramways and subways. In addition to its new features in terms of design and...

Tensar Celebrates Triax Success
16 January 2008 by Tensar International Tensar International has won the prestigious Civils 2007 'Product of the Year' award with its innovative new TriAx™ at Civils 2007 (20-22 November, Earls Court 2, London). ...

Sales for Knorr-Bremse Group Up 4.1% at €3.25 Billion in 2007
15 January 2008 by Knorr-Bremse During fiscal 2007 the Knorr-Bremse Group continued to grow, with the company posting record results. Sales rose by 4.1% to €3.25 billion (2006: €3.12). Adjusted for currency effects,...

Controller and I/O System INLINE from Phoenix Contact Approved According to EN 50155
08 January 2008 by Phoenix Contact The highly modular controller and I/O system INLINE from Phoenix Contact conforms to the high demands of DIN EN 50155. This allows the system to be used in rolling stock under the...

Faiveley Transport Acquires Shares in NOWE Streugeräte
08 January 2008 by Faiveley Transport Faiveley Transport, a company controlled by Faiveley and Sagard, today acquired 75% of the shares of NOWE Streugeräte, a sanding systems’ company based in Hannover, Germany, on 2nd...

Faiveley Transport Increases its Presence in China in the Railway Compressor Market
08 January 2008 by Faiveley Transport On 20th December 2007, Faiveley Transport, a company controlled by Faiveley SA and Sagard, completed the acquisition of 50% of Shi Jia Zhuang Jia Xiang Precision Machinery, based in the...

December 2007

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750VDC Input, 2kW Rugged DC/DC Converter for Railway and Similar Applications
21 December 2007 by Absopulse The HVI 2K-750/24 high input voltage DC/DC converter uses field-proven design topology to generate 2kW output power. It accepts 750Vdc input voltage (525V to 975Vdc range), which is the...

Kinematic Option
17 December 2007 by Amberg Technologies Even better performance in day-to-day practice with the new kinematic tool for rail surveying systems GRP1000 and GRP3000 from Amberg Technologies. GRPwin KINEMATIC is the new GRP software...

Private Railway Relies on Powerful Voith Diesel Hydraulic Locomotives
14 December 2007 by Voith Turbo The Brandenburg-based private rail operator Havellandische Eisenbahn AG (HVLE) has ordered two Maxima 40 CC locomotives from Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik and thus made a systems decision in...

Train Lifting-Gear Deals Won
13 December 2007 by Mechan A new Hitachi traincare centre at Ashford and upgraded DLR depot at Beckton have generated substantial orders for Sheffield-based heavy-handling gear specialist Mechan Limited. New depot action...

Southern Backs Manufacturer Expertise
13 December 2007 by Mechan Bogie-drop and heavy-handling specialist Mechan Limited has been contracted by Southern to maintain mechanical equipment and electronic control systems at three of the train operator's key...

Boscastle Flood Defence Project Uses Maccaferri Erosion Protection Systems
12 December 2007 by Maccaferri Products from geotechnical and erosion control specialists, Maccaferri are being used to construct new flood defence measures in the Cornish village of Boscastle. Over 7000 sq metres...

GPS Integration for GRP 1000/3000
11 December 2007 by Amberg Technologies GRP 1000 GPS and GRP 3000 GPS are configurations of the GRP System FX. The GPS option is an expansion of the established GRP 1000 and GRP 3000 solutions. Existing systems are easily upgraded...

XMC and Conduction-Cooled PMC – New Mezzanine Cards Based on FPGA
10 December 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik FLEXIBLE I/O CONFIGURATION THANKS TO FPGA TECHNOLOGY The USM concept allows to realize even unusual I/O combinations on very small space for moderate volumes and at low cost. For this...

RAIL.ONE Collaborates in Upgrading the Western and Central Railway Line in the Republic of Ghana
06 December 2007 by RAIL.ONE Agreement with KAMPAC Oil Group of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for production and delivery of two million railway sleepers for this railway project in the Republic of Ghana Construction of...

Faiveley Acquires the Australian Subsidiary of the Integrian Group
06 December 2007 by Faiveley Transport Saint-Denis, France - Faiveley Transport, a company owned by Faiveley and Sagard, has today completed the acquisition of the railway assets of the Australian company Integrian, formally known...

New 2eSST VMEbus Single-Board Computer with PowerPC MPC8548
04 December 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik was introducing a new 6U VMEbus single-board computer at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2007 in Nuremberg. The A17 is built around Freescale's new MPC8548 with clock frequencies of up to...

Derailment Detectors Help Avoid Serious Freight Train Accidents
03 December 2007 by Knorr-Bremse Knorr-Bremse demonstrates effectiveness in field test With the help of elaborate derailment tests Knorr-Bremse, the world's leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and...

November 2007

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Atkins Awarded Gauge Clearance Contract
28 November 2007 by Atkins Atkins has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to undertake detailed design works to increase the gauge clearances on a section of the North London Line. The work, to widen the...

Firstco’s Three Peaks Challenge Nets £1,200 for COSMIC Children’s Charity
25 November 2007 by Firstco Seven members of staff at Firstco, the technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists - Rupert Exham, Darren Grey, Steve Haynes, Peter Laing, Stephen Nuttall,...

FCM Orders Six Tampers and One Grinder from Harsco Track Technologies
23 November 2007 by FCM Rail a Progress Rail Leasing Company FCM recently ordered six Jackson 6700S tampers from Harsco Track Technologies valued at more than US$2.5 million. By May 1, 2005, Harsco will deliver the machines, which FCM plans to add to...

Large-Capacity Carriages for Ile-de-France Commuter Trains
23 November 2007 by Voith Turbo In early 2008, the first of altogether 344 modern one4 couplers will be delivered to Bombardier by Voith Turbo Scharfenberg. The rail vehicle manufacturer has received a major order from...

FCM Rail CEO Donates US$1 Million to Michigan State University for Railway Management Program
23 November 2007 by FCM Rail a Progress Rail Leasing Company Michigan State University (MSU) recently received a gift from a principal donor to establish a railway management program. Dennis J Gilstad, CEO, founder and controlling owner of FCM Rail,...

FCM Receives Order for 38 Portable Railroad Toilets
23 November 2007 by FCM Rail a Progress Rail Leasing Company Fenton, November 2007 FCM Rail, Ltd. recently received an order from BNSF Railway for an additional thirty-eight Waterloo portable toilet system. The new order will be in addition to the...

RAIL.ONE Signs Delivery Agreement for Saudi Arabia
19 November 2007 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE GmbH, successful international manufacturer of concrete sleepers and systems provider for railtrack infrastructure, will participate in the coming years in construction of a new rail...

Firstco Oversees HEx Optical Transport Network Upgrade
19 November 2007 by Firstco Firstco, the technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, have recently completed an upgrade to the Heathrow Express (HEx) Optical Transport Network (OTN)...

Firstco’s Project Management Experience and Expertise Helps the Channel Tunnel Rail Link
09 November 2007 by Firstco When Union Railways North (URN), a subsidiary of London and Continental Railways (LCR), needed some experienced engineers on site to report on progress and advise on problems involved in...

October 2007

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New JAQUET High-Resolution Family of Speed Sensors
30 October 2007 by JAQUET In harsh environments where non-contact speed sensing and control are required, for example to control the slip of AC induction motors, the measurement resolution is usually derived from the...

RHEDA 2000 – Ballastless Track System - RAIL.ONE Achieves Double Project Success in South Korea
25 October 2007 by RAIL.ONE RAIL.ONE Group, the leading international manufacturer of concrete sleepers, as well as systems provider for railway tracks, has further consolidated its market presence in Asia by winning...

New M-Module with 16bit Analog Inputs
24 October 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik With the new M-Module M36N, MEN Micro prove their long experience with complex analog technology and now present an input board for high speed, resolution and precision requirements in...

Pit-Stop Wheel Change for Eurostar
19 October 2007 by Mechan Eurostar trains that pull into the brand new CTRL maintenance facility in east London will receive daily servicing and even wheelset changes that are the railway equivalent of a motor...

RJ45-Quickon – Industrial Plug Connectors with Fast Connection System
16 October 2007 by Phoenix Contact The VARIOSUB RJ45-Quickon from Phoenix Contact is the world's first RJ 45 plug connector for tool-free assembly in accordance with Cat 5e with eight positions. In compliance with standards,...

Rugged DC/DC Converter with Built-in RIA 12 Protection for Railway Applications
08 October 2007 by Absopulse The BAR 65 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' series of rugged, field-proven dc/dc converters designed for railway applications. This design meets the requirements of EN 50155...

September 2007

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Central Workshop for Voith Locomotives in Europe
26 September 2007 by Voith Turbo Voith has entered into a new cooperation regarding the service and maintenance of its first in-house-built locomotive. With Häöfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG (HGK), an...

Westinghouse Completes North Erewash Commissioning
25 September 2007 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) has successfully completed the commissioning of Phase 1a of the North Erewash project. The project has operated under Network Rail's 'hub and...

New – Bolt Connection Technology from Phoenix Contact for Railway Applications
18 September 2007 by Phoenix Contact The RT Ring Lug Terminal product line, approved for use in railway applications through EN 50155 certification, extends the Clipline complete modular terminal block system from Phoenix Contact...

Dual-Output, DC/DC Converter Delivers 80W in Railway and Other Demanding Environments
11 September 2007 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' DCW 152R series is a rugged, dual-output, DC/DC converter designed for railway and other heavy-duty applications. This field-proven 80W converter has two 12Vdc outputs...

Rugged, 30W DC/DC Converter for Railway Video Monitoring and Wireless Networks
11 September 2007 by Absopulse The RWF 30 is a rugged DC/DC converter specifically designed for low power railway applications including video monitoring and wireless networks. It is also suitable for operation in...

New Step towards Interoperability of Rolling Stock
02 September 2007 by Schaltbau Munich – Schaltbau, located in Munich, has developed a new voltage and frequency analyser. It allows for the automatic adaptation of high-voltage loads of passenger coaches and freight...

New Solid-State High-Voltage Signalling Relay
02 September 2007 by Schaltbau Munich – Schaltbau, located in Munich, has introduced a new high-voltage signalling relay. The ZH842 H is a result of the development of the company's signalling technology. Compared to...

New Contactor / Knife Switch Combination for High-Voltage Switchgear Cabinets
02 September 2007 by Schaltbau Munich – Schaltbau, located in Munich, has launched a new safety contactor designed for use with control boxes. It combines the functions of the main contactor and the disconnecting...

Innovative AC Vacuum Circuit Breaker from Schaltbau
02 September 2007 by Schaltbau Munich – Schaltbau has introduced a special innovation for AC-driven electric locomotives and multiple units: an AC vacuum circuit breaker that can almost do without any secondary...

August 2007

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Key Railway Supplier Mechan Bought by Managers
29 August 2007 by Mechan A management buyout deal has just been sealed at a Sheffield company that manufactures specialist lifting equipment for the railways and heavy industry. Mechan has been designing, fabricating...

HgCapital Sells Schenck Process to Industri Kapital
29 August 2007 by Schenck Process Schenck Process is to embark upon further expansion with the support of Industri Kapital following two years of successful growth under the stewardship of HgCapital. Industri Kapital has signed...

Compact Surge Protection Device (SPD), Fit for All Power Supply Systems
21 August 2007 by Phoenix Contact Surge protection for power supply systems is part of a complete lightning protection system (IEC 62305). It ensures that power supplies will not be affected by surges generated by thunderstorms...

First-Generation High-Speed-Trains to be Modernised
17 August 2007 by Voith Turbo Five years ago, Voith Turbo supplied the first cooling systems for British High-Speed Trains (HST). In total, 35 cooling systems were installed into the HSTs of the rail operator First...

20 Front-End Modules for 10 Trains – More to Come
03 August 2007 by Voith Turbo Korea is currently in the process of building a high-speed railway line between Daegu and Busan, which is to be completed by 2010. Further such high-speed tracks are planned. The existing...

Restoring Speed and Reliability of ICE 3 Trains
03 August 2007 by Voith Turbo High-speed trains enjoy enormous popularity throughout Europe. The ICE 3 trains of DB German Railways have been strongly frequented – and not only since the opening of the high-speed route...

July 2007

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Firstco delivers UK’s largest Allen-Bradley SIL2 ControLogix Project
20 July 2007 by Firstco Firstco, one of the UK's leading technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, has just completed the customer factory acceptance testing of a ControLogix...

The Rheda City Ballastless Track System
19 July 2007 by RAIL.ONE Rail One achieves further project success with Rheda City. By now, more than 130km of Rheda City track has been laid in numerous German cities, including Berlin, Dresden,...

Germanys’ National Railway Relies on Fibre Optic Solution from Phoenix Contact
17 July 2007 by Phoenix Contact Deutsche Bahn (DB) chose fibre optic technology from Phoenix Contact to network the medium voltage power distribution when building the major north/south rail link in Berlin, Germany. In...

New Rockfall Containment System Keeps Rail System Operational During Engineering Works
12 July 2007 by Maccaferri Engineers were able to keep the main London to Bristol railway line operational during major repair work thanks to a new rock-fall catch fence and drapery system from geotechnical...

Dellner Launches Robust Fast Ethernet Connection
09 July 2007 by Dellner Couplers Dellner Couplers AB, world leader in coupling systems, has developed the D-REX system which makes establishing of Ethernet LAN easy and guarantees safe transmission throughout trains. It...

200W Encapsulated DC/DC Converter for Redundant Operation in Railway Applications
09 July 2007 by Absopulse The RWD 200 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' RWY series of rugged, field-proven, DC/DC converters. Designed for operation in railway and other harsh environments, the RWD 200...

250 Times Around the World - And Never a Standstill
02 July 2007 by Voith Turbo On average, the Voith powerpacks that drive the diesel-hydraulic Class 185 DMUs on the Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes route have only been in operation for approximately one year, but they...

Major Order for Voith Turbo From Spanish Manufacturer CAF
02 July 2007 by Voith Turbo The Spanish railway industry is currently experiencing a veritable boom. Over the last few years, numerous high-speed routes have been built and put into service. Additionally, large sums of...

June 2007

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Raising Living Standards in Warrington
25 June 2007 by Phi Group Situated alongside the River Mersey and less than a mile from the centre of Warrington, Saxon Park is a major new residential development within commuting range of Manchester and...

Eland Cables Signs a Contract with URL
21 June 2007 by Eland Cables Eland Cables has recently secured a multi-million pound contract to supply a significant amount of Network Rail's signalling cable requirements for maintenance 2007/2008. The contract...

Lat-Lon Locomotive GPS Monitoring Units Installed by Short Lines
21 June 2007 by Lat-Lon Two US short line railroads have selected the Lat-Lon Locomotive Monitoring Unit (LMU) for their fleet of locomotives. Both Iowa Interstate and Indiana Harbor Belt are equipping Lat-Lon LMU’s...

DC-DC Converter with 20kV Isolation Delivers 120W
18 June 2007 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' DIO 122 is a dual output, high voltage isolated DC-DC converter developed for high power gate drivers and similar applications in railway, oil and gas, mining, medical,...

Lat-Lon Posts Record Wireless RailRider DPU/i Sales
18 June 2007 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon announced today that its solar powered Damage Prevention Unit (DPU/i) equipped with the optional an 3 axis impact accelometer hit record sales for the first half of the year. ...

New Sleeper Factory in Wagga Wagga
15 June 2007 by Austrak The contract involves the supply of a minimum of 1.25 million sleepers and fasteners for its $2 billion North-South rail upgrade project, which will be delivered over the next three years....

Austrak Wins Top Employer Award
15 June 2007 by Austrak At a special event in Darwin, it was announced that Austrak had won the 'top employer' award at the Northern Land Council's 2006 Employer Excellence Awards. Judges of the awards were looking...

Highly Modular Small Controllers for Decentralized Automation
12 June 2007 by Phoenix Contact The highly modular Inline controller series from Phoenix Contact has been expanded to include a powerful small ILC 150 ETH controller. This product makes it possible for the Inline controllers...

Westcode Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Galesburg, Illinois
07 June 2007 by Westcode Officials of Galesburg, IL. and guests joined owners Ed and Carol Widdowson in the recent official opening of Westcode's newest manufacturing facility in North America. "The Galesburg...

More NDT for North America
06 June 2007 by NDT Systems & Services In order to serve the growing need for automated non-destructive testing technologies in the North American metal, rail, and automotive industries, NDT Systems & Services AG of...

Maccaferri Gabions Chosen for Toll Plaza on New Irish M1
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri GABION WALL SCREENS OPERATIONAL BUILDINGS Gabions from Maccaferri Ltd, specialists in retaining structures, soil reinforcement and erosion protection, have been specified for one of the...

Maccaferri Provides Retaining Wall Solution to Create Split Level Car Park
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri ANCHOR VERTICA PREFERRED FOR SPLIT LEVEL CAR PARK IN HASLINGDEN A segmental block retaining wall from Maccaferri, specialists in retaining structures, soil reinforcement and erosion...

Maccaferri's Steelgrid Used to Stabilise Railway Cutting
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri COMPLEX NATURE OF ROCK FACE REQUIRES SPECIALIST SOLUTION Maccaferri, specialists in retaining structures, soil reinforcement and erosion protection, has recently supplied 4,000 square metres...

Maccaferri to Co-Present Technical Seminar with Colbond Geosynthetics
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri PRESENTATION TO HIGHLIGHT THE USE OF POLYMERIC AND STEEL MESH REINFORCEMENT IN ROAD PAVEMENTS Maccaferri Ltd, specialists in retaining structures, soil reinforcement and erosion...

Bio-Engineering Products from Maccaferri Help Prevent Erosion at Rockingham Motor Speedway
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri ENKAMAT USED TO LINE BALANCING LAGOONS IN OUTFIELD Enkamat permanent erosion prevention matting supplied by Maccaferri, specialists in retaining structures, soil reinforcement and...

Maccaferri Wins Major Order to Supply Geogrid for Expansion Programme at Edinburgh Airport
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri 65,000M² ENKAGRID MAX USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PARALLEL TAXIWAYS Edinburgh airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK. To improve operations at the airport and keep...

Engineered Retaining Wall System from Maccaferri Chosen for Exclusive New Development in the Staffordshire Countryside
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri MACWALL® USED TO CREATE SWEEPING ENTRANCE TO COPPENHALL HALL AND MEWS Coppenhall Hall and Mews, an exclusive development of just 11 new homes, is built on the site of an old dairy farm...

Maccaferri's Green Terramesh® Creates Reinforced Soil Solution for Car Park Extension Adjacent to River
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri 12 METRE EMBANKMENT THE LARGEST STRUCTURE OF ITS TYPE IN IRELAND Moy Park Hatchery on Main Street, Donaghmore in County Tyrone is part of a multi-million pound business supplying...

Maccaferri Gabions Used to Retain Chalk Cuttings
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri The concept of filling baskets with stones to create 'gabion-like' retaining structures is well established, having been introduced by the Egyptians over 2,000 years ago. Today, Maccaferri...

Maccaferri Gabions Create New Water Course
04 June 2007 by Maccaferri STREAM DIVERTED TO ACCOMMODATE NEW SIDING AT OXENHOPE STATION Gabions supplied by Maccaferri Ltd, specialists in retaining structures, erosion protection and soil reinforcement, have...

May 2007

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TagMaster Selected as RFID supplier to Bombardier for DLR Project
24 May 2007 by TagMaster TagMaster, the developer of advanced RFID solutions has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide an innovative solution for trains on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in...

Rugged, DC / DC Converter Delivers 200W In Railway And Other Harsh Environments
18 May 2007 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' BAP236R is a rugged DC / DC converter designed for railway and other heavy-duty applications. It utilises field-proven push-pull topology to deliver 200W at any...

60 Front-Ends for New High-Speed Trains
14 May 2007 by Voith Turbo The second-generation Talgo 350 features several components by Voith Turbo Scharfenberg. Until October 2008, the first of 60 front ends with couplers and cross beams will be delivered,...

Atkins Attracts Plymouth-Based Team Of Specialists
11 May 2007 by Atkins Atkins, the largest UK consultant engineer in the rail sector, has secured the services of a Plymouth-based team of specialist engineers. The team is comprised of some twenty signalling,...

Modern ContiTech Air Springs for Indian Rail Cars
11 May 2007 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Together with its Indian partner, Resistoflex Dynamics (Pvt.) Ltd., Noida, ContiTech, the world's market leader in primary and secondary suspension components for rail vehicles, supports...

Variable Solutions for CompactPCI Express Systems
09 May 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik MEN Mikro Elektronik offers an uncomplicated and cost-effective migration solution from 3U CompactPCI to CompactPCI-Express. In order to guarantee a smooth migration with existing old hardware...

Atkins Completes First Phase of Commissioning on Basingstoke Resignalling Contract
03 May 2007 by Atkins Atkins, the design and engineering consultancy, has completed the first and most critical phase of its three-year, £65 million contract with Network Rail to undertake a major resignalling...

Phoenix Contact Offers D-Coded M12 Device Plugs for Cat 5 Applications
03 May 2007 by Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact now offers D-Coded M12 device plugs for Cat 5 applications. In accordance with EN 50173: 2002, this innovative plug connector assures that transmissions of 100Mbps can be...

Sunny Outlook for OEM
03 May 2007 by OEM Technology Solutions OEM Technology Solutions (OEM) has opened a Brisbane office, establishing a permanent presence in The Sunshine State. The opening of the Brisbane office is the result of a steadily...

Tensar Pioneers A Triangular Revolution In Geogrid Technology
02 May 2007 by Tensar International Tensar International, the global market leader in the supply and manufacture of geogrid solutions for soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation, has announced the launch of TriAx™ geogrid...

Low-Tech Depots Must Bite the Bullet
01 May 2007 by Mechan An industry insider has warned that train maintenance depot operators, both in the UK and overseas, who fail to invest in technologically advanced equipment face relegation to the...

April 2007

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Railroad Wheel Cold Stamping Machine
23 April 2007 by NDT Technologies NDT Technologies Inc. has recently developed a stamping machine for the rim and hub sections of railroad wheels. The system can be used as a stand-alone unit or can be incorporated in...

Esterel Technologies announces SCADE 6.0
17 April 2007 by Esterel Technologies SCADE 6.0 Unified Modelling Style combines arrayed data flow and state machine design capabilities in a single, fully integrated environment. SCADE 6.0 provides the breakthrough capability of...

Maccaferri, the Geotechnocal and Civil Engineering Specialist, Opens a New Dublin Base for Maccaferri Geotechnical Specialists
11 April 2007 by Maccaferri Maccaferri Ltd, the geotechnical and civil engineering specialist, has established a base in Ireland by opening new offices in the Plato Business Park in Damastown, Dublin. The company is...

KOLTECH Multi-Purpose Friction Drive Wheel Lathe TUU1250 for PESA Bydgoszcz
11 April 2007 by KOLTECH KOLTECH has signed a contract with PESA Bydgoszcz Holding, Poland for the supply and installation of a multi-purpose friction drive wheel lathe, type TUU1250. The lathe is scheduled to...

With Scharfenberg Couplers Through Mexico City
10 April 2007 by Voith Turbo With 25 million inhabitants, Mexico City is one of the largest metropolises in the world and runs a 200km network of metro lines, 113km of which are underground. The transport operator Sistea...

French Train Smashes World Record Train Speed On Tracks equipped With British Pandrol Fastclip Fastenings
04 April 2007 by Pandrol Rail Fastenings A French high-speed TGV train has smashed the world record for a train on conventional rails, reaching 574.8km/h (356mph). The previous TGV record was 515km/h (320mph), set in 1990. The...

Traction And Rolling Stock
04 April 2007 by Hydrex Training As part of MTR's growth strategy we are now able to offer an extensive range of Traction and Rolling Stock Training (T&RS). This addition to our portfolio now offers training that can be...

Focus On On-Track Machine
04 April 2007 by Hydrex Training MTR has a wide range of expertise in delivering both operator and controller courses for on-track machines. With the wide spread use of computers and the need to achieve exact track...

CompactPCI Server Blade with Intel®'s Dual Core Xeon for fast communication
02 April 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Four Computer Cores on One Board Heart of the blade server D7 are one or two high performance Dual Core Xeon processors, i.e up to four CPU cores with a frequency of 1.66GHz. In combination...

Firstco Plays a Part in the London Crossrail project
02 April 2007 by Firstco Firstco, one of the UK's leading technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, has completed initial Functional Design Specifications (FDS) to enable...

Firstco Establishes Companies in Dubai and Mauritius
02 April 2007 by Firstco Firstco, the technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialist, has opened companies in Dubai and Mauritius. Firstco in Dubai and Firstco (Mauritius) Ltd offer...

March 2007

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Self-Stripping Technology Offers Significant Cost Reductions For Railway Industry
29 March 2007 by Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact has launched the first application using self-stripping junction box technology in passenger information systems for SNCF trains operating on suburban Paris routes. SNCF...

New Wagga Wagga Concrete Sleeper Factory Underway
27 March 2007 by Austrak The new concrete sleeper factory at Wagga Wagga, which will supply one million concrete sleepers for Australian Rail Track Corporations Ltd's (ARTC) concrete re-sleepering of the interstate...

Rail.One Founds Chinese Subsidiary To Expand Its Market And Technology Position In China
19 March 2007 by RAIL.ONE The RAIL.ONE Group is a highly successful international provider of concrete sleepers, comprehensive track systems, and engineering solutions oriented to the entire area of railtrack...

Firstco Uses Value-Assured Engineering to Save £Millions
15 March 2007 by Firstco Thanks to the application of Value-Assured Engineering (VAE) by Firstco, technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, the Heathrow Express station at...

Export Markets Beckon Mechan
12 March 2007 by Mechan A British company that manufactures specialist lifting and control equipment for heavy industry and transport has just formed alliances with distributors in four key overseas markets and expects...

Westcode to Supply HVAC Systems for the SILVERLINER-V Fleet
02 March 2007 by Westcode Westcode will design, manufacture and supply the air comfort systems for the new 104 car (plus options) SILVERLINER-V fleet recently contracted with UTS (the ROTEM company). The air...

February 2007

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Anders Holmlund appointed Managing Director at TagMaster AB
20 February 2007 by TagMaster TagMaster's board of directors today announced the appointment of Anders Holmlund, previously acting managing director, as managing director at TagMaster AB. The appointment will take effect as...

GPS / GSM CompactPCI® Card for Wireless Communication in Vehicles
19 February 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik On the occasion of the Embedded World 2007, MEN is, for the first time, presenting an interface card with GSM-R and GPS for use in mobile applications. The CompactPCI board in single...

ESM Embedded System Module with Intel® Core™ Duo
19 February 2007 by MEN Mikro Elektronik On the occasion of the Embedded World 2007 in Nuremberg, MEN announces another Embedded System Module (ESM) - the EM6. Based on the Intel® Core™ Duo processor or the Celeron®...

Two Stars For Eland Cables
16 February 2007 by Eland Cables Eland Cables is proud to announce its two star status within the Best Companies Accreditation 2007 and its inclusion in the Sunday Times' 'Top 100 Companies to Work For' list. This...

WheeLine 2006
14 February 2007 by NDT Technologies NDT Technologies, of Montreal Canada, has completed the delivery of a multi-facet, automated rail-wheel testing system. The single test line involves the integration of: Wheel-loading system...

Rail Test System 2006
14 February 2007 by NDT Technologies NDT Technologies Inc. of Montreal Canada has completed delivery of two next-generation automated rail-test systems for steel mills in Asia and Europe. The systems feature a rail-burr gate,...

Ultra-Slim Relay For Railway Application
12 February 2007 by Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact has developed new slim PLC-...RW relays extending their PLC-INTERFACE relay series. The 6.2mm or 14mm slim relays are especially designed for railway applications and they...

January 2007

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Underneath the Desert at 110 Miles per Hour
30 January 2007 by Voith Turbo Dubai has just started with the construction work for a new metro system that is to lead right across the desert. The new Dubai Metro will be able to move 355 million passengers. As early as 2009...

Handover of First of 240 DLoco Locomotives with Voith Final Drives
30 January 2007 by Voith Turbo The first of a total of 240 electric goods locomotives, built by Chinese rail vehicle manufacturer DLoco with Voith Turbo final drives, was recently handed over to the Chinese Ministry of...

The International Symposium on The Technologies for Improving the Performance of Rail Tracks
25 January 2007 by Tensar International The International Symposium on The Technologies for Improving the Performance of Rail Tracks was held December 13th and 14th in Prague, Czech Republic. The symposium was organised by...

Front-end Gangway Creates Flexibility
19 January 2007 by HÜBNER With the front-end gangway it is possible to react flexibly and fast to an increased number of passengers. Attached to the driver cockpits, they connect trains throughout. In this way it...

Low-Cost Gigabit LAN Connection
16 January 2007 by Phoenix Contact (04/06) The SF standard switch family in the Factory Line (FL)range from Phoenix Contact now includes additional infrastructure components. The new FL switch, SFN, allows fast and...

Train Control and Monitoring System (TCMS)
02 January 2007 by Selectron Modern, forward-looking I&C systems are increasingly important for rail vehicles. Operators and manufacturers are working according to standards that have long been used in industry....

December 2006

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Lat-Lon Receives Another Patent
21 December 2006 by Lat-Lon Lat-Lon, LLC was issued another patent on its self-contained wireless GPS tracking and monitoring device. The patent covers the innovative power system that allows the device to operate on...

Technology License Agreement Signed Between UniControls and China Northern Locomotive
14 December 2006 by UniControls UniControls has signed a technology license agreement with China Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (Group) Corporation. The agreement was signed by the general manager of...

FPGA-Based Development Package for M-Modules® and PMC Modules: The USMTM Universal Submodule Concept
07 December 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik On the occasion of Embedded World 2007 in Nuremberg and Bus&Boards 2007 in the USA MEN Mikro Elektronik is going to introduce a forward-looking further development for the two most...

Chinese Railways Automate using TagMaster RFID
01 December 2006 by TagMaster The TagMaster RFID system will play a key role in the automation of power switching on locomotives on Chinese railways. The first volume order for an RFID system to be installed on...

November 2006

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Austrak and Queensland Rail sign a Concrete Sleeper Supply Alliance
29 November 2006 by Austrak Queensland Rail's (QR) CEO, Bob Scheuber, and the executive chairman of Laing O'Rourke Australia (the owner of Austrak), Andrew Wilson, took part in a signing ceremony at Austrak's ...

MTR Seeks to Appoint Signalling Trainers, Traction and Rolling Stock Trainers and LUL Trainers
24 November 2006 by Hydrex Training MTR was established in 1995 and has grown to be the leading independent training provider in the UK. Now an integral part of the Hydrex group of companies, MTR Training has a solid...

MTR Implements a New Growth Strategy
24 November 2006 by Hydrex Training MTR was established in 1995 as a railway training provider and has since built a solid reputation for developing an excellent rapport with customers. MTR joined the Hydrex group of companies...

John Howes Joins MTR Training
24 November 2006 by Hydrex Training John Howes has been appointed as the business development manager for MTR Training. He will strengthen the existing rail client base and develop the non-rail activities of the business. ...

Andy Morris Appointed as General Manager for MTR Training
24 November 2006 by Hydrex Training Andy Morris has been appointed as the General Manager for MTR Training and will be growing the railway and non-railway activities of the business. Andy joins from Catalis Rail Training,...

Chinese Railways Automate Using TagMaster RFID Technology
23 November 2006 by TagMaster Stockholm, Sweden, November 21, 2006 - TagMaster announces the first volume order for an RFID system to be installed on 100 locomotives in China. The order is placed by the Guangdong...

MTR offers the NEBOSH General Certificate
23 November 2006 by Hydrex Training MTR Training is offering the NEBOSH general certificate, in conjunction with Jays Training, at a special rate of just: £975 +VAT per delegate. All of the trainers are...

Eurotech Introduces the INT-1462
16 November 2006 by Eurotech Amaro (UD) Italy - 16th November 2006. The new Eurotech INT-1462 provides a seamless interface for video signal streaming of up to four channels over the PCI bus. Systems based on Eurotech...

Plug Connector System for all Connection Technologies
09 November 2006 by Phoenix Contact The high-performance Combi-line plug connector system from Phoenix Contact now offers users a free choice of connection technologies. Base terminals and plugs are available in four...

Disconnect Terminal Block with Three-Wire Connector
09 November 2006 by Phoenix Contact The Quickon QTC product range from Phoenix Contact with insulation displacement technology now includes a disconnect terminal block with a three-wire connector. This permits signal lines to...

October 2006

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Freudenberg to exhibit at the Railway Interiors Expo
26 October 2006 by nora systems The Railway Interiors Expo is the world’s only exhibition that is 100% dedicated to railcar interiors, passenger safety and comfort. Every exhibit relates to interiors and interior products...

Atkins Secures Major New Railway Resignalling Framework Agreement
18 October 2006 by Atkins Atkins, Europe's largest multidisciplinary consultancy, has been awarded a five-year framework agreement, extendable to 10 years by Network Rail. The signalling framework will initially...

Lower Exhaust Emissions and Higher Speeds
16 October 2006 by Voith Turbo Some 350 vehicles of the Regio Shuttle are already in operation. In line with the exhaust regulations that will come into force in 2009 (Stage III a), new Regio Shuttles will not only receive...

Pure Sine Wave Inverter for Rail
05 October 2006 by Martek Power Powertron proudly announced the launch of its 750W range of inverters for rail applications last week at Innotrans. This exhibition is held in Berlin and is the largest rail technology show of...

September 2006

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Mikro Elektronik is Introducing a High-Range WLAN Interface Card
22 September 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik NUREMBERG, Germany – September 19, 2006 - MEN Mikro Elektronik is introducing a high-range WLAN interface card for computer systems in mobile applications at this year’s InnoTrans in Berlin....

Schenck Process Strengthens its Railway Business
20 September 2006 by Schenck Process Effective from 29th September 2006, Schenck Process will take over the in-motion-scale business of Pfister Waagen Bilanciai GmbH of Augsburg, Germany. Schenck Process' MULTIRAIL®...

TagMaster Launches a New Long-Range RFID Reader for Rail Installations
19 September 2006 by TagMaster Kista, Sweden, 19th of September 2006 - TagMaster, world-wide manufacturer and marketer of RFID based identification systems in the 2.45 GHz range, launches the new LR-6 HD reader as part of...

Voith Turbo Scharfenberg: Safety First
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo In recent years, the railway industry has been focusing increasingly on the active and passive safety of railway vehicles. Being one of the leading manufacturers in this field, Voith...

Voith Turbo Becomes Systems Supplier Thanks to Maxima® and Gravita®
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo The Maxima 40 CC is the first vehicle that has been designed and produced exclusively by Voith Turbo. At InnoTrans 2006, the world's most powerful diesel-hydraulic locomotive will be exhibited...

Safer Driving and Better Protection of the Environment with Voith-Powerpacks
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo Protecting resources, minimizing emissions and reducing noise - these are not just buzzwords, but clear indicators for action, to which a systems supplier such as Voith Turbo responds...

Regional Railway in Bari Orders Pesa Vehicles
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo In collaboration with the Polish rail vehicle manufacturer PESA, Voith Turbo will deliver 26 Custompacks to the private regional railway operator FSE (Ferrovie del Sud-Est) in Bari. The Voith...

New Modular Coupler Head for All Coupler Types
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo Like any revolutionary idea, the concept behind Voith Turbo Scharfenberg's new one4® coupler head is so simple that many people had the same question in mind when it was officially...

From Istanbul to Ankara in Only Three Hours
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM - Every year, some 12 million people are traveling between the Turkish cities Istanbul and Ankara - most of them by road or by plane. With a market share of only 10...

Easy Track Change Between Spain and France
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM - The Talgo 250 is a very attractive train. Its aerodynamic power car reveals what kind of rail vehicle we are dealing with - a high-speed train. The Talgo, which is in...

Longest S-Bahn Train Takes Commuters to Stockholm
18 September 2006 by Voith Turbo In the longest S-Bahn train of the world, the X60 by Alstom, Voith Turbo is represented with the newly developed SZ-400 final drive. The prototype vehicles that were completed in 2005 have...

Voestalpine Schienen Steering on Record Course with New Rail Rolling Mill
15 September 2006 by Voestalpine Schienen The most modern rail rolling mill in the world which has been commissioned on January 31, 2006 had a successful start-up in a very short time. Only 7 months after commencement of production...

U-Lift to Exhibit the New TVA300 Lift at Innotrans 2006
14 September 2006 by U-Lift Innotrans 2006 takes place in Berlin between 19-22 September. U-Lift will be present in Hall 5.2 at Stand 214. We will be exhibiting our new TVA300 lift. This lift is fully automatic and can...

HaslerRail now IRIS-certified
14 September 2006 by HaslerRail Hasler - the company designing such groundbreaking products like the TELOC®-series - once more leads the way Berne, September 11, 2006 - We are extremely proud to announce that on...

Rex Articoli Tecnici at Innotrans 2006
12 September 2006 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Rex Articoli Tecnici will exhibit at Innotrans in Berlin at stand 217 in hall 26. We will be showing: SWISSCROSS rubber level crossings Moulded rubber parts for the...

Trans Elektro Exhibiting at Innotrans 2006
12 September 2006 by Trans Elektro The InnoTrans International Trade Fair for Transport Technology is an international platform for buyers and sellers of passenger and freight transport technology. InnoTrans has established...

Strategic Partnership of Schenck Process and D.I.C. Solutions
12 September 2006 by Schenck Process Schenck Process aims to further consolidate its software expertise in the field of dispatch automation systems and has to this end agreed a strategic partnership with D.I.C. Solutions of...

Highspeed Databus for Railways
12 September 2006 by HUBER+SUHNER HUBER + SUHNER's latest innovation for the Railways market is the CAT5/CAT5e Databus cable RADOX®RailCat. Especially developed for the Railways market it fulfills the burning...

Bonatrans at InnoTrans 2006
12 September 2006 by Bonatrans InnoTrans - The International Trade Fair for Transport Technology - has become the world's biggest railway technology trade fair. It is expected that about 50,000 visitors, mostly...

RAIL.ONE Strengthens its Railway Civil-Engineering Competency by Acquiring the International Business Unit of the Eichholz Group
11 September 2006 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany, 11 September 2006 - The RAIL.ONE Group, a leading manufacturer of concrete sleepers and a comprehensively oriented provider of engineering and systems for railway track...

Voith Turbo Receives Further Order From Rotem
08 September 2006 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM - Rotem, Korea has received an order from Syrian State Railways (CFS), for ten five-car vehicles. The railcars, capable of maximum speeds of 160 km/h, will be used in...

InnoTrans 2006 - Latest development
05 September 2006 by Schweizer Electronic SCHWEIZER ELECTRONIC is presenting its latest generation of products in the fields of Work Protection, Signalling Solutions and Radio Systems. Visit us in Hall 26 Stand 217 (Work Protection) and...

World Speed Record on Bonatrans Wheels
05 September 2006 by Bonatrans The world is a step further in the area of railway transport speed. Cooperation between Siemens Transportation, German railways (DB) and Austrian railways (ÖBB) brought about the breaking...

August 2006

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On Track Throughout the World
14 August 2006 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech AG (hall 1.2 booth 218) is the world's largest specialist in rubber and plastics technology in the non-tire rubber sector - as well as being an established system supplier for...

New Order from India
14 August 2006 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Air Spring Systems has been awarded a special order from India, the country with the world's most extensive interconnected rail system. In Bombay, the city with the highest...

Innovations in Terms of the Customer
11 August 2006 by HÜBNER For the HÜBNER company group the InnoTrans 2006 has the motto "innovations in terms of the customer". Whether it concerns the presentation of the new "door drive...

Rugged 15W DC/DC Converter Designed for Railway and Other Tough Environments
10 August 2006 by Absopulse The RWY 15 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' rugged, field-proven RWY series DC/DC converter designed for railway and other harsh-environment applications. This 15W...

RAIL.ONE at the InnoTrans 2006: In Dialog with Our Customers
03 August 2006 by RAIL.ONE For RAIL.ONE GmbH, formerly Pfleiderer track systems, their presence at the InnoTrans 2006, the international trade fair for traffic engineering to be held in Berlin from 19 to 22 September...

July 2006

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Robust Drives for the Most Powerful Six-Axle Goods Locomotive
31 July 2006 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM - A total of 240 electric goods locomotives of the Chinese manufacturer DLoco will be fitted with Voith final drives and transmission components by the end of 2007. The...

RAIL.ONE Delivers Ballastless Track for New Lines Constructed in Spain, and for a Tram Project in The Hague
25 July 2006 by RAIL.ONE Neumarkt, Germany, 21 July 2006 - RAIL.ONE GmbH, an internationally successful manufacturer of concrete sleepers, as well as a comprehen-sively oriented system and engineering provider for...

Service Contract Signed with Bombardier Transportation
13 July 2006 by Voith Turbo In recent years, the rail industry has been undergoing a rapid transformation - especially in the service business. In the past, service was mostly carried out separately by the end user....

RTR Technologies Develops New Overhead Contact Wire De-icing System
12 July 2006 by RTR Technologies STOCKBRIDGE, MA, July 12 - Rosalie Berger, President of RTR Technologies, Inc has announced the development of CAT HEAT, a new electric catenary / trolley wire de-icing system. Aimed at...

voestalpine New High-Tech Rail Rolling Mill on Track
05 July 2006 by Voestalpine Schienen On June 29th 2006 the most modern rail rolling mill in the world was officially opened by Austrian Federal President, Dr. Heinz Fischer in Leoben, Austria. The ceremony was followed by...

ContiTech Presents the GIGABOX
04 July 2006 by ContiTech Railway Engineering At this year's Innotrans (September 19 - 22, 2006), ContiTech Air Spring Systems is presenting the GIGABOX, a unique system for rail freight cars. The system, which consists of a...

For Safety-Critical Applications: SYSGO PikeOS Validated on MEN PowerPC and Intel platforms
03 July 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Hardware manufacturer MEN Mikro Elektronik from Nuremberg and Mainz-based software house SYSGO AG offers consistent solutions for safety-critical applications, especially for the aerospace...

June 2006

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Atkins Announces New Head of Rail Business
28 June 2006 by Atkins Design and engineering consultancy Atkins has announced the appointment of a new managing director of its Rail business. David Tonkin, who joined the company in 2005 as Atkins Rail's...

Spectacular Installation of a Ballastless Track Turnout in the Lötschberg Base Tunnel
22 June 2006 by Rhomberg Rail In 2005, Rhomberg Gleisbau GmbH (a company of the Rhomberg Bahntechnik group) completed pioneering work in the Lötschberg base tunnel: the largest turnout on ballastless track in Europe...

Atkins Rail Training Centre is Changing Track
20 June 2006 by Atkins The Atkins Rail training centre will be relocating from its current location in Waterloo to a new office in Vauxhall from 19 June, 2006. The centre is responsible for delivering Network Rail,...

280W Dual-Output DC/DC Converter Designed for Railway and Other Tough Environments
05 June 2006 by Absopulse The RWY282 dual-output, push-pull DC/DC converter is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics' rugged, field-proven RWY series. Designed for railway and other critical applications in...

Schenck Process Announces Acquisition of Stock Equipment Company
01 June 2006 by Schenck Process Darmstadt, Germany, 1st of June 2006: Schenck Process announces an agreement on the acquisition of Stock Equipment Company (Stock). This acquisition further strengthens the position of...

May 2006

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Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik in Kiel
31 May 2006 by Voith Turbo On 30 May 2006, Peter Edelmann, Board Member of Voith AG, and Hinrich Krey, Executive Vice President of Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik, opened the new building of Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik...

Tensar Technology Saves Serbian Railways Material and Time Costs in Track Reconstruction
26 May 2006 by Tensar International On an 8km section of the railway between Èortanovci and Petrovaradin, in Serbia, Tensar International's geogrid technology enabled essential track reconstruction by Serbian Railways to be...

Czech Pendolino Sucessfully Runs on Tensar Trackbed
26 May 2006 by Tensar International A new Pendolino train was successfully tested by Czech Railways at up to 237km/h (147mph) on a trackbed with the sub-grade stabilised by Tensar bi-axial geogrids, and laid over soft ground with...

122 British High-Speed-Trains with Voith Turbo Cooling Systems
16 May 2006 by Voith Turbo Success for Voith Turbo in the keenly-contested British rail market: From May 2006, the Voith Turbo Market Area Rail will deliver the first of a total of 87 cooling systems of the second series...

Major Overhaul of 636 Final Drives for Alstom Transport UK
13 May 2006 by Voith Turbo Transmissions from Voith Turbo are renowned for their robustness and long service life. But higher mileages still require regular maintenance and, after a certain time, a major overhaul of...

Electronic Control of the Future: The Robust and Compact VTCsmart
13 May 2006 by Voith Turbo With the VTCsmart, Voith Turbo has developed a completely new control system that is tailor-made for rail applications and perfectly combines robustness and accuracy. The first installation of...

Gangway Systems With New Technology
02 May 2006 by HÜBNER Equipped with new and modern technology, the Combino style low-floor tram is now being operated in Lisbon. The new development offers more flexibility in all movements and provides more...

April 2006

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Voith Turbo Safeset® Wins Major Contract from China for over 520 Safety Couplings
25 April 2006 by Voith Turbo The Voith Turbo product group 'Safeset Safety Couplings' based in Hudiksvall, Sweden, received a major contract from China in February 2006 for over 520 safety couplings valued at over...

PCI Express Extension Card: Four Gigabit Ethernet Lines on XMC Module
20 April 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik For the first time MEN Mikro Elektronik is presenting an XMC extension card with four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet channels and redundancy mode. This makes MEN one of the first manufacturers of...

Pfleiderer Gets a New Company Name - RAIL.ONE
19 April 2006 by RAIL.ONE Effective on 13 April, Axa Private Equity will become the new owner of Pfleiderer track systems. The company AXA Private Equity, founded in 1996, is a subsidiary of AXA Investment Managers,...

Sale of Pfleiderer track systems to AXA Private Equity Closed
13 April 2006 by RAIL.ONE M-DAX listed Pfleiderer AG, Neumarkt (ISIN DE0006764749) announced the closing of the deal for the sale of Pfleiderer track systems to AXA Private Equity. On March 10, 2006 Pfleiderer...

Further Developed Vossloh Central Cab Locomotives Will Receive Voith Transmissions
11 April 2006 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM - The TurboFLEXX transmission is one of the new developments of the Voith Turbo market area rail. It is a highly modular transmission for locomotives; after delivery it can be adapted...

Pentium® M with PCI-Express: CompactPCI® Blade-Server D6
04 April 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Nuremberg / San Jose / Paris, April 4, 2006: Right on time for the ESC Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose and for RTS Embedded Systems in Paris, MEN presents the new single-board computer...

March 2006

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Federal Anti-Trust Authority Approves Completion of Contracts for the Sale of Pfleiderer track systems to AXA Private Equity
22 March 2006 by RAIL.ONE The Federal Anti-Trust Authority has written to Pfleiderer AG, Neumarkt (ISIN DE0006764749) on March 21, 2006, informing that it sees no grounds why the transaction for the sale of Pfleiderer...

TagMaster Selected as RFID Systems Supplier to Bombardier for their Madrid Metro Projects
14 March 2006 by TagMaster Kista, Sweden, March 14th - TagMaster has received yet another prestigious order for RFID products from Bombardier Transportation. The products will be part of Bombardier’s projects for Lines...

Pfleiderer AG Sells Business Unit Track Systems to AXA
10 March 2006 by RAIL.ONE MDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG, Neumarkt (ISIN DE0006764749) signed a contract on March 6, 2006 for the sale of its business centre Pfleiderer track systems. An interim right to rescind the...

Dead Start Auxiliary Converter for Rail Applications
09 March 2006 by Schaefer Schaefer has introduced a new line of converters designed for use during the 'dead start' cranking for rail...

Power Supplies within Train Subsystems
01 March 2006 by Martek Power It is estimated that currently up to a third of the cost of a train is accounted for by the on-board electronic systems, equipment and components. As the demand for improved performance,...

February 2006

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CompactPCI® and CompactPCI Express: Single-board Computer F15
24 February 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Nuremberg, Germany - February 24, 2006: On the occasion of Embedded World 2006 and as one of the first manufacturers, MEN presents for the first time a new single-board computer based on...

Open Platform for Nios® II Applications on CompactPCI® - F206N
23 February 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik F206N - Hardware with ARM-class Soft Core The F206N is a 3U CompactPCI card that has been designed around a Cyclone™ FPGA device to support the Altera Nios II processor. In FPGA, the...

RHEDA 2000® Approved and Certified According to European Council Directive for TSI
23 February 2006 by RAIL.ONE Zoetermeer and Neumarkt, Germany, 23 February 2006: Rheda2000 vof, a joint venture by the three partners BAM Rail BV, BAM Civiel BV and Pfleiderer track systems B.V. has been awarded the...

Eurotech Releases the COM-1240, an MVB Gateway Device on PC/104 Form Factor
22 February 2006 by Eurotech The Eurotech COM-1240 is the missing link between the PC104 bus and the MVB bus. Amaro (Udine, Italy): today Eurotech released the COM-1240, a new PC/104 compliant communications...

Voestalpine New Rail Rolling Mill: Successful Start-up Well Ahead of Schedule
08 February 2006 by Voestalpine Schienen Five days ahead of the schedule announced in November last year, the hot commissioning of voestalpine's new rail rolling mill in Leoben-Donawitz, Austria took place on January 31, 2006. The...

January 2006

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Railpart Provides Exclusive Range of Kaye Spares
31 January 2006 by Pickersgill-Kaye Railpart and Pickersgill-Kaye have joined forces to provide a world class supply service for Kaye products to the UK rail passenger rolling stock maintenance market. From the 1st February 2006...

Rollout of Ballastless Track in the Czech Republic
26 January 2006 by RAIL.ONE For the first time, a section of the railway network of Czech National Railways is being equipped with ballastless track. On the test section, approx. 1,000m between Třebovice and...

Pfleiderer Track Systems Closes a Contract for Know-how Transfer to China
25 January 2006 by RAIL.ONE Today Pfleiderer track systems has signed a contract with representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Railways (MoR) for the transfer of ultramodern railway technology to China. The...

Tensar Ballast Reinforcement Reduces Track Maintenance Costs
24 January 2006 by Tensar International Tensar International reveals new data proving the ballast reinforcing benefits of its stiff polymer geogrids at RailTex 2007. The recent research conducted by Nottingham University and...

CompactPCI Single-Board Computer with PowerQUICC III
16 January 2006 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Nuremberg, Germany - January 16, 2006. MEN Mikro Elektronik is introducing D5 - a new single-board computer in CompactPCI double Eurocard format. It is based on the PowerQUICC III...

KOLTECH TUP650H UWL installed in Stockholm METRO Nyboda Depot
01 January 2006 by KOLTECH In October 2006, we completed trial production on our KOLTECH underfloor wheel lathe TUP 650H at Nyboda Depot of Stockholm Local Transport. Our customer AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik accepted...

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Network Rail and Voestalpine Strengthen Long-Term Business Relations
21 December 2005 by Voestalpine Schienen Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, and the leading European rail manufacturer voestalpine have confirmed their close co-operation by entering into...

DC-DC Converter with 20kV Isolation
21 December 2005 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' HIS120 is a high voltage isolated DC-DC converter developed for high power gate drivers and similar applications in railway track-side, oil and gas, mining and...

UniControls a.s. Will Sell Manufacture Technology to China
21 December 2005 by UniControls UniControls a.s. has signed a letter of intent on the manufacture technology transfer with China Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (Group) Corporation. The agreement was signed...

UniControls a.s. Supplies Audio Visual Passenger Information System for DMUs
16 December 2005 by UniControls Audio visual passenger information systems consist of control parts, display, inside and side information boards and public address systems. Information boards are located in each passenger...

Faber Maunsell - Winner of the 2005 British Construction Industry Award of the Year for International Projects
14 December 2005 by AECOM TAIWAN HIGH SPEED RAIL PROJECT CONTRACT C270 Faber Maunsell is an international, multi-disciplinary consultancy with a reputation for quality, innovation and value. We deliver a...

Modular Power Supply System with PFC-Input Delivers up to 600W in Railway and Industrial Environments
08 December 2005 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' 3PFC280-24BR is a rugged, modular AC/DC power supply system with power factor corrected (PFC) input. Designed to meet the stringent requirements of railway...

Pentium® M for Harsh Industrial Environments: CompactPCI® Single-Board Computer F14
01 December 2005 by MEN Mikro Elektronik Nuremberg, Germany - December 1, 2005. Right on time for Embedded World 2006, MEN is one of the first manufacturers on the market to present a new CompactPCI single-board computer based...

November 2005

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Test Operations of UniControls' Information-Advertising and Surveillance Systems Started in Metro Trainset on Line A in Prague
29 November 2005 by UniControls On 14th November 2005, test operations were started on the information-advertising and surveillance systems in the front vehicle No. 3141 of the refurbished metro trainset 81-71M. The vehicle is...

Swisscross, High Quality Rubber Level Crossings
22 November 2005 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Swisscross, high quality rubber level crossings in Roman Switzerland. The CFF started to replace several tracks with 1,435mm gauge and wooden sleepers in the areas of Fribourg and St. Maurice....

Rhätische Bahn and Swisscross
22 November 2005 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Rhätische Bahn trusts in Swisscross high quality rubber level crossings. In the station of Chur, two metric tracks were reconstructed and a new diagonal crossing for carts over two tracks...

Freudenberg Bausysteme KG Introduces noraplan® Grip
22 November 2005 by nora systems Freudenberg Bausysteme KG is pleased to introduce noraplan grip, one of several new high-performance product lines. noraplan grip represents the new generation of the extremely popular...

From Eurotech Advanced Solutions for Video Surveillance Applications
10 November 2005 by Eurotech Amaro, Udine (Italy) Eurotech will shortly be releasing a new, rugged, compact and low power system for video surveillance applications that further integrates the advanced functionalities of a...

New Diesel Railcars for Moscow Rail
09 November 2005 by Voith Turbo Next year, Russian State Railways will introduce a new generation of three-car diesel railcars in Moscow. For this project, Voith Turbo will deliver a total of 65 turbo transmissions to the...

New Diesel Railcars for Irish Rail
09 November 2005 by Voith Turbo Next year, several three- and six-car railcars will be put in service by Irish Rail all around Dublin. Voith Turbo supplies a total of 120 T 211 re.4 + KB 190 turbo transmissions to...

Orders worth Two Million Euros from China and Colombia
07 November 2005 by Gunnebo Entrance Control International security group, Gunnebo's subsidiary, Gunnebo Entrance Control has signed contracts to deliver gate barriers to the Beijing underground railway system and turnstiles for...

October 2005

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MULTIRAIL® BogieLoad Test Bed - We stand up for increased safety and reduced wear
27 October 2005 by Schenck Process When train speeds are high, there are two crucial requirements: safety and minimal wear. Only perfectly maintained bogies ensure that these demands are met. This is where the most recent...

Schenck LAS Means Value For Money
27 October 2005 by Schenck Process How does choosing a Schenck Loading Automation System offer genuine added value? Read for yourself! OPTIMAL SPRINGBOARD - ALL FROM A SINGLE SOURCE! The Schenck Loading Automation...

Major RFID Order from Telefonica
07 October 2005 by TagMaster TagMaster's Spanish partner SIMEC has won a major order from Telefónica in Spain to supply the TagMaster RFID system for use at their new head office in Madrid. Telefónica is a...

September 2005

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EDDYTRON 302X - Hollow Axle Automated Tester
23 September 2005 by NDT Technologies Custom designed hollow axle tester has been delivered to major European rail-wheels and axles manufacturer to inspect for internal bore surface flaws. A high sensitivity eddy current method...

New Wheelchair Lift Range for Rail Vehicles
22 September 2005 by U-Lift Let us help you to improve access for handicapped and disabled people boarding trains and trams. U-Lift has been developing and producing wheelchair lifts for more than 20 years, and are well...

TUP-650H wheel lathe for Stockholm
08 September 2005 by KOLTECH In the last week of July, KOLTECH Ltd. signed a contract with SL Infrateknik AB, a company within AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Stockholm Public Transport) for the supply and installation of...

August 2005

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UniControls Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Company BHEL
26 August 2005 by UniControls UniControls has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with important Indian company BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited). The memorandum covers several projects in the field of...

Series URC with 10:1 Input Range
04 August 2005 by MTM Power MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH, the specialist for high quality power supplies, offers in its program the new DC/DC converter series URC (Ultra Wide Range Converter) for...

July 2005

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MULTIRAIL® BogieLoad Test Stand
05 July 2005 by Schenck Process We Stand Up for Increased Safety and Reduced Wear When train speeds are high, there are two crucial requirements: safety and minimal wear. Only perfectly maintained bogies ensure that...

Full Speed Ahead - Let Schenck Be Your Safety Net! MULTIRAIL®
05 July 2005 by Schenck Process MULTIRAIL® Technology MULTIRAIL® is the right track for maximum safety all along the rail. Following the successfully operating MULTIRAIL® LegalWeight, WheelScan and...

June 2005

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400W Rugged, Conduction Cooled AC / DC Power Supply Operates in Railway and Other Harsh Environments
28 June 2005 by Absopulse The POL 400 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics’ POL series of field-proven, conduction cooled AC/DC power supplies. This high-density unit provides a complete 400W power solution in...

Prime Minister Paroubek Visited UniControls' Stand at International Trade Fair Czech RailDays in Ostrava
23 June 2005 by UniControls UniControls' exhibition at the 6th international trade fair Czech RailDays enjoyed considerable interest from the public. Most enquiries concerned electronic speedometer, passenger...

Unique Transmission for Rail Vehicles
21 June 2005 by Voith Turbo Worldwide, there is no comparable transmission in this power class: the L 311 reV2 has been developed by Voith Turbo especially for rail construction vehicles and small locomotives...

RHEDA 2000® Ballastless Track System on a Spring-Mass System
20 June 2005 by RAIL.ONE Increasing train speeds and greater axle loads on the rail lines of today has correspondingly increased the harmful impact of noise and vibrations on the areas around rail lines. The...

Series WRC30 for Mobile Use
20 June 2005 by MTM Power The DC/DC converters of the series WRC30 are designed as power supplies for mobile use particularly for railway applications acc. to EN 50 155, LES-DB-BN 41 1002 and IEC 571-1 and have an...

Rail Noise Damping
07 June 2005 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Trains often produce noises when entering railway stations or leaving tunnels at a curve. These noises can very simply be reduced!Rex Articoli Tecnici SA in Switzerland offers in co-operation...

"Flirt" Whizzes Through the North-East of Hesse - in Bifurcated Traffic
03 June 2005 by Voith Turbo The new commuter platform of Stadler Rail AG, carrying the sympathetic name "Flirt", will go into service in the north-east of Hesse starting 2006. A total of 14 three-car and six four-car...

Eddytron™ - 302 - New Equipment for Hollow Rail Axle Automated Inspection
01 June 2005 by NDT Technologies The Eddytron™ system provides for high sensitivity detection of surface flaws in hollow rail axle bores. This two-channel system detects and identifies transverse and longitudinally...

May 2005

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TagMaster Selected as RFID Supplier to Bombardier for Neihu Line in Taipei, Taiwan
31 May 2005 by TagMaster TagMaster, the innovative developer of advanced RFID solutions for wireless communication systems, has been selected by Bombardier Transportation to provide RFID products to their rapid...

Front Noses for New Chinese High Speed Trains
31 May 2005 by Voith Turbo The growing Chinese market has reached the doors of the Voith Turbo rail division. Only a few months ago, a major order for gear boxes has been placed, now followed by another one for 20 front...

Low Profile, Conduction Cooled Inverter Delivers 1,000VA Sine Wave Voltage in Harsh Environments
20 May 2005 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics' CSI 1KP series inverter delivers 1,000VA sinusoidal voltage at 50Hz, 60Hz or 400Hz for driving AC equipment in railway, industrial, marine, mining, utility and...

Pfleiderer Track Systems Develops Solution for Application in Asia - Compatibility Confirmed for Operations of UM71 DC Track Circuits with RHEDA 2000®
18 May 2005 by RAIL.ONE In advanced rail traffic operations with train speeds of over 160km/h, uninterrupted train control and protection functions are critically necessary. In addition to visual signalling...

Gunnebo Entrance Control’s Metro Success Continues
16 May 2005 by Gunnebo Entrance Control Gunnebo Entrance Control’s success continues when signing large orders with Taipei Metro, Marina Line in Singapore and New Delhi Metro, together worth more than €3 million. Thales,...

Annual Conference & General Assembly UNIFE in Prague
16 May 2005 by UniControls The Annual Conference & General Assembly of UNIFE - (Union of European Railway Industries) will take place in Prague from 18-20 May. It has been organized in co-operation with ACRI (Association...

April 2005

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Smooth Coupling, Secure Contacts
27 April 2005 by Voith Turbo Voith Turbo Scharfenberg has developed a new electric-pneumatic coupling system for AAR couplers (American Association of Railway) or Tightlock couplers. The new coupling system protects...

TagMaster Selected as RFID Supplier to Madrid Metro
25 April 2005 by TagMaster TagMaster, innovator and developer of advanced RFID solutions for wireless communication systems, has together with the system integrator Mondragón Sistemas once again won a prestigious...

Lathe Type TUU 1250
25 April 2005 by KOLTECH We have signed a contract for the supply of a new generation lathe type TUU 1250, designed for the machining of wheelsets. The machine is for the Customer ZNTK Olawa, Poland. The TUU 1250...

March 2005

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500VA, Low-Profile, Conduction Cooled Inverter Drives AC Appliances in Railway and Other Rugged Environments
31 March 2005 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics Ltd’s RSI 500 Series rugged, low-profile inverter delivers 500VA continuous sinusoidal voltage. Originally designed for an on-board railway application, the RSI 500 is...

UniControls Becomes Partner of EU Co-Funded R&D Project InteGRail - Intelligent Integration of Railway Systems
30 March 2005 by UniControls The InteGRail project will create a holistic, coherent information system to integrate the major railway sub-systems and deliver a higher level of coordination and cooperation between the...

Rhomberg Heading Down Under - Plasser & Theurer Sold Track Australia to the Rhomberg group
18 March 2005 by Rhomberg Rail Track Australia (TA), an Australian railway construction firm, was sold by Plasser & Theurer, the world’s leading Austrian manufacturer of railway machinery to Rhomberg, a private Austrian group...

SE-377-Final Drives to be Built at York (PA)
03 March 2005 by Voith Turbo Some 45,000 passengers will in future be able to travel the 31 miles between Randolph-Street Station and University Park in Chicago in new "Highliner Cars". As part of a modernization...

Founding of SPL–Rhomberg AG
01 March 2005 by Rhomberg Rail The SPL–Rhomberg AG with head offices in St. Gallen was founded on 19 November 2004 by SPL Powerlines GmbH & Co. KG, Vienna and Rhomberg Bau AG, St. Gallen. SPL Powerlines was the result of...

February 2005

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Sigma Coachair Group at InnoTrans 2004
26 February 2005 by Sigma Coachair Group Sigma Coachair Group, world leaders in the design and manufacture of air conditioning equipment for the rolling stock market, will be visiting the InnoTrans Exhibition in Berlin, 21 to...

200W Rugged, DC/DC Converter Designed for Railway and Other Heavy-Duty Applications
14 February 2005 by Absopulse The RWY200 is a recent addition to Absopulse Electronics’ RWY series of field-proven, rugged, high-density, DC/DC converters. Designed for railway, airborne, military, marine, off-shore...

Voith Turbo Develops its Own Diesel-Hydraulic High-Performance Locomotive
11 February 2005 by Voith Turbo Diesel-hydraulic drive concepts in the power class up to 2,500kW have firmly established themselves with state railways, private rail operators and leasing companies in recent years. The...

360 Drives Plus Matching Know-How
01 February 2005 by Voith Turbo There is almost no other country that currently records growth rates as enormous as those achieved by China. The gross domestic product of the 5.6 million metropolis, Dalian, in...

January 2005

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UniControls a.s. is the Fifth Firm in the World with the Homologated Communication Node TCN Gateway
28 January 2005 by UniControls UniControls a.s., an important Czech supplier of control systems for transport and industry, has achieved a great success. As the fifth firm in the world, it has managed to homologate...

Inteletrack Unveils New EOT Train Integrity System with Automatic Block Clearance
24 January 2005 by Inteletrack Block clearance is the concept of defining a section of the track as a block with a pre-defined start and end position. By applying the concept of block clearance, a block can be in either one...

Gunnebo Entrance Control starts 2005 in Grand Style
11 January 2005 by Gunnebo Entrance Control Gunnebo Entrance Control begins 2005 with great prospects for the rest of the year when signing large orders with TMB Barcelona Metro and Toulouse Metro worth more than €2.6 million. ...

TagMaster at EuroRail 2005
11 January 2005 by TagMaster TagMaster is one of the selected exhibitors that will be present at the EuroRail 2005 railway summit. The conference / exhibition will take place at the Hilton Hotel on 25 to 27 January in...

Activities of UniControls in Russia and Ukraine
10 January 2005 by UniControls A prestigious award in the contest "Made in Peterburg" has been granted to a new generation metro trainset with asynchronous drive under reference No. 81-553, 81-554 and 81-555, produced by...

December 2004

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Rugged DC/DC Converter with 400VDC to 800VDC Input Range Operates in -40ºC to +50ºC Environments
03 December 2004 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics’ HVI 109-WR-XT converter was designed for use in harsh environments where a wide operating temperature range of –40ºC to +50ºC and a wide input voltage range of 400VDC...

November 2004

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Progressive Assembly Reduces Lead Times by One Third
26 November 2004 by Voith Turbo With the Voith Powerpack, a drive system consisting of engine, turbo transmission, cooling unit and electronic control unit combined in a Voith Flexframe, Voith Turbo has made a name for itself...

Rex Articoli Tecnici SA at Swisstech, Basel, 16 to 19 November 2004
05 November 2004 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Rex will meet the clients to the Swisstech 2004 to Basel (CH) from 16 to 19 November. On the stand we won't introduce specific articles of the railway sector but it will be possible to...

October 2004

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Dedicated MVB Remote I/Os for Large OEMs
27 October 2004 by Kontron According to the specificity of embedded railway constraints, industrial networks cannot satisfy the requirements of availability and long-term disposibility. However, the request of...

Railtex 2004
25 October 2004 by Strainstall Strainstall UK Ltd are world-leading specialists in load measurement and stress analysis with more than 40 years of experience across all engineering disciplines. They have many years of...

September 2004

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More than a simple HMI !!!
23 September 2004 by Kontron Wemmel, September 16th 2004 - Based on the very well-know ETX form factor, Kontron BGT introduce a new family of rugged panel displays with PC capabilities dedicated to Embedded...

The Gigabox – 1 Million Kilometers Maintenance-Free
14 September 2004 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Long maintenance intervals, running smoothness and light weight are the main challenges faced by components for the rail cargo transport. All of these properties have been integrated in a new...

Air Spring Systems Expanded with New Sensor
14 September 2004 by ContiTech Railway Engineering A contactless functioning height and pressure sensor that has been integrated into the air spring is being showcased by ContiTech Air Spring Systems at the InnoTrans in Berlin (hall 1.2,...

Translucent Concertina Wall for Streetcars
14 September 2004 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech Elastomer-Beschichtungen GmbH, Northeim, is launching its transparent concertina-wall module for the rail industry. A design that has proved itself in buses has now been adapted...

Abetong Concrete Sleepers Now in Turkey and Hungary
13 September 2004 by Abetong Concrete mainline sleepers produced according to the Abetong Long Line System by our Austrian licensee MABA Fertigteilindustrie could now also be found in Turkey and Hungary. Since 1990 MABA...

Doing a Fine Job Day In, Day Out: nora Rubber Floorcoverings
10 September 2004 by nora systems Freudenberg Building Systems can point to a lengthy list of references. Top-ranking architects and designers have been using nora rubber floorings for many years now. The Transrapid...

Rail Wheel Automated Ultrasonic Rail Testing and Measuring System in Operation
07 September 2004 by NDT Technologies NDT Technologies, Inc. of Montreal, Canada, has commissioned fully integrated automated testing and measuring system for long rails. The system is designed to inspect for flaws and...

August 2004

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Meet us at InnoTrans, Berlin 21 to 24 September 2004
26 August 2004 by bvSys Bildverarbeitungssysteme Meet us at InnoTrans (Internationale Fachmesse für Verkehrstechnik) in Berlin, 21 to 24 September 2004. We are very pleased to present you our new member in our family of rail inspection systems....

SNCF Adopt Vortok's Verse for Monitoring Neutral Temperature
09 August 2004 by Vortok International SNCF in France have purchased their first set of VERSE® equipment from Vortok International. VERSE® is used for measuring the neutral temperature by truly non-destructive means in 11 countries...

Westinghouse Jubilant about Approval of Led Signals for Jubilee Line Extension
02 August 2004 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) announced that it has received approval from HMRI, Her Majesty’s Railway Inspectorate, for their WESTLED 125mm LED signal. 47 of the LED signals will...

July 2004

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Quick Start-up with Pluggable Spring Cage Terminal Blocks ST-COMBI
14 July 2004 by Phoenix Contact With the new double-sided plug outlets, the ST-COMBI pluggable spring-cage terminal blocks are transformed into a completely modular, pluggable connector. With these pin/pin variants, both...

Rail Traffic Safety!
13 July 2004 by Schenck Process In times of increased shortage of crude oil, it is safe to say that rail transport will experience a revival. In fact, rail traffic is dependable and safe, and will be more so in the future...

150W Rugged, High-density DC/DC Converter Withstands Harsh Operational Environments
09 July 2004 by Absopulse Absopulse Electronics’ RWY150 rugged, high-density, conduction-cooled, DC/DC converter provides a complete 150W power solution in a compact 2.3in x 6in x 1.5in enclosure, and weighs 1.8lbs...

Flexible Terminal Block System for Any Application
07 July 2004 by Phoenix Contact Clipline Complete is the new generation of terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact: Screw, spring cage, leg spring and fast connection Quickon provide the right connection technology for...

Rail Wheel Automated Ultrasonic
05 July 2004 by NDT Technologies NDT Technologies Inc. of Montreal, Canada has successfully commissioned "SONOTRON", Automated Ultrasonic Rail-wheel Test System for major rail-wheel manufacturer in Asia. The system features...

June 2004

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Strainstall Introduce Bridge StrikeAlert
17 June 2004 by Strainstall Strainstall UK Ltd is a world leading specialist in load measurement and stress analysis with over 40 years of experience across all engineering disciplines. They also have many years...

Westinghouse Announces Completion of Phase Two of Faro Rail Modernisation
08 June 2004 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) today announced the successful completion of phase two of the Ermidas – Faro railway project in Portugal. The completion of this section of the railway...

Westinghouse Helps Fans Train for European Championships
01 June 2004 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) announced today the successful completion of the final phase of the Oporto phase IV project, Portugal, which was undertaken in partnership with...

May 2004

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Flat and Compact: New Series PMDS/PCMDS60W
26 May 2004 by MTM Power MTM Power Messtechnik Mellenbach GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, has designed a new generation of DC/DC converters: the series PMDS/PCMDS60W. They can especially used...

Czech Technology on the North American Railways
21 May 2004 by UniControls UniControls a.s. has just signed a contract with the Canadian company Quester Tangent Corporation to provide technology transfer of communication module TCN-WTB / LonWorks developed by...

Development for Rail Vehicle Manufacturer Bombardier
10 May 2004 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Any successful cooperation needs a regular exchange of knowledge and ongoing dialogue to arrive at optimum solutions. An example of this is the project for the French state railway...

April 2004

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Westinghouse Completes Major Milestone
20 April 2004 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) announced today the successful completion of one of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link major project milestones. Westinghouse has worked closely on the...

TagMaster in Hamburg Metro
02 April 2004 by TagMaster TAGMASTER SELECTED AS THE RFID SUPPLIER BY VOSSLOH IT AND HOCHBAHN IN THE HAMBURG METRO After extensive evaluations, Vossloh Information Technologies (Vossloh IT) has selected TagMaster’s...

March 2004

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New VP of Marketing for Westcode
23 March 2004 by Westcode Westcode Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Norman Forde as their new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new Role Mr Forde will report directly to Mr Michael Hall ,...

Tagmaster Wins Major Train Order In China
17 March 2004 by TagMaster March 15th, 2004. After two years of evaluation, TagMaster received its first major train order in P R China. TagMaster and Richor Communication Co. Ltd in Shanghai, the TagMaster...

Siemens Transportation Systems Places Major Order with Voith Turbo
17 March 2004 by Voith Turbo Siemens Transportation Systems has placed a major order with Voith Turbo GmbH Co. KG for the delivery of 156 drive systems for the “Desiro” diesel railcar, which will be in service in the...

January 2004

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New High Voltage Converters Series HVC150
27 January 2004 by MTM Power MTM Power has designed a new generation of high voltage converters especially for the use in automotive applications. With this series HVC150 it is possible to supply electronical...

Setting New Standards in HVAC Reliability
20 January 2004 by Westcode Westcode Inc, manufacturers of HVAC, door systems and brake parts, has exceeded all expectations with their mean distance between failure mileage on their fully hermetic HVAC system for the...

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17 Locos for Algeria, another 13 for the Netherlands
10 December 2003 by Voith Turbo Two orders for transmission deliveries for small locomotives of state railway companies in Algeria and the Netherlands prove: the contract goes to the bidder who can offer the right product for...

Control Competence Now Also for Complete
10 December 2003 by Voith Turbo For approximately 10 years now, Voith turbo transmissions have been fitted with electronic micro-processor control systems. The 3000th Voith Turbo Control unit has just been delivered to...

Voith Turbo Scharfenberg Refurbishes 230 Couplers
10 December 2003 by Voith Turbo Well before the start of the 2004 Summer Olympics, the commuter trains of the Athens Piraeus Electric Railways (ISAP) will be modernised. Twenty-three trainsets totalling 115 cars be...

Voith Transmissions and Couplers for Guangzhou Metro Lines
10 December 2003 by Voith Turbo HEIDENHEIM/SHANGHAI. Two years ago the way was paved for Voith Turbo Power Transmission, a new subsidiary company of the Heidenheim engineering company Voith AG. In its capacity as the...

Westinghouse Celebrates Completion of £184m WARM Project
02 December 2003 by Siemens Rail Automation Westinghouse celebrates completion of £184m WARM project Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL) has completed the final stage of Network Rail's West Anglia Route Modernisation (WARM) project...

October 2003

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High-Tech Coupling Mount
16 October 2003 by ContiTech Railway Engineering A high-tech component made by ContiTech Air Spring Systems ensures safety and riding comfort in the TGV Duplex double-decker high-speed trains operated in France and in the TGV...

September 2003

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Vortok International at Nordic Rail
29 September 2003 by Vortok International Vortok International will be exhibiting at Nordic Rail, 7th - 9th October Jonkoping, Sweden. On show will be Rotorrail with the latest news and developments from the successful installations...

voestalpine Orders New Rail Rolling Mill
25 September 2003 by Voestalpine Schienen voestalpine Schienen extends its quality lead with a new rail rolling mill With the production of high-tech rails in lengths of up to 120 m, which if required can be supplied with HSH®...

August 2003

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Measuring Technology from Darmstadt is Keeping Guard at the Gates of Madrid
25 August 2003 by Schenck Process Monday, 12.54 p.m.: a freight train tears through the small station of Las Matas, bound for Madrid. This train could become a danger to Madrid. One of its wagons is overloaded and the...

Test facilities are unique in the industry: A world leader – also in test engineering
19 August 2003 by ContiTech Railway Engineering Whether in long-distance, suburban or subway trains, or in trams: Air springs and air spring systems from ContiTech Railway Engineering (CRE) are operating along many tracks around the...

July 2003

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Westcode Inc has Been Awarded Three New Major Contracts
21 July 2003 by Westcode Westcode Inc, together with it’s technology partner Mitsubishi Electric, has been awarded three new contracts to supply roof mounted air conditioning systems to both Kawasaki Rail Car, and...

voestalpine: Quantum Leap into the Rail Future
03 July 2003 by Voestalpine Schienen The corporate bodies of voestalpine Schienen GmbH, of its mother company voestalpine Railway Systems and of the group holding voestalpine AG have recently approved another large investment in...

Recent Developments in Track Surveying Methods
02 July 2003 by Rhomberg Rail The need of very high accuracy for track surveying methods on the one hand and the use of transparent software combined with light modular equipment on the other one had induced the...

June 2003

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Vortok Lightweight Magnet Now Fully Approved !
11 June 2003 by Vortok International Vortok International is pleased to announce its Lightweight AWS Magnet is now fully approved by Network Rail. Developed and tested in the UK, this product is a huge step forward from...

Vortok Safety Barrier Saves Life
11 June 2003 by Vortok International Recently, the Vortok Safety Fencing that was set up to protect staff working in the Great Western area where it possibly saved a man’s life. The Amey-SECO track worker tripped when his...

More than a HMI, a Real TMS!
02 June 2003 by Kontron PEP Modular Computers (now KONTRON Modular Computers) introduce on the railway market one of the first HMI directly connectable to Ethernet with respect of EN 50155 rules. This product is...

May 2003

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iaf Exhibition 13th-15th of May '03 in Münster
20 May 2003 by bvSys Bildverarbeitungssysteme Herewith we kindly would like to thank all our visitors who met us at the iaf exhibition (23. Internationale Ausstellung Fahrwegtechnik und Oberbaufachtagung), on 13th-15th, in Münster. It was...

March 2003

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UniControls confirms World Quality
05 March 2003 by UniControls UniControls, a.s., leading Czech supplier of industrial control systems has been certified for the development and manufacture of products for civil aviation according to the...

February 2003

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Meet us at iaf, Münster 13th-15th May, 2003
20 February 2003 by bvSys Bildverarbeitungssysteme Meet us at iaf (23. Internationale Ausstellung Fahrwegtechnik und Oberbaufachtagung) in Münster 13th-15th May, 2003. We will present our high tech visual inspection systems 'RailCheck'...

January 2003

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First of 180 Voith Powerpack Railcar Drive Packages to leave Voith Turbo
17 January 2003 by Voith Turbo The prototype of a complete railcar drive package has been operating successfully at PKP Polish State Railways in the south of Gdansk for nearly a year now. With the drive package, Voith...

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New managing Director in Dellner Kupplungen GmbH
15 October 2002 by Dellner Couplers We are pleased to announce that we have employed Rogier van den Broek as new Managing Director in Dellner Kupplungen. He will start his employment on October 1, 2002. Mr. van den Broek is...

August 2002

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Meet us at InnoTrans 2002
12 August 2002 by bvSys Bildverarbeitungssysteme Meet us at InnoTrans 2002 in Berlin, 24th - 27th September. We will present our high tech RailCheck system at SIEMENS diagnosis vehicle. TRACK-no. 2 / 2/03. Ask for more information...

"On Track Worldwide...
01 August 2002 by ContiTech Railway Engineering ContiTech at InnoTrans 2002 in Berlin "On track worldwide... ...with the right suspension concepts!" This is the motto under which ContiTech is presenting itself as international...

July 2002

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French Railways Adopt British Technology
05 July 2002 by Pandrol Rail Fastenings After an extensive evaluation lasting several years involving laboratory testing, track performance trials in curves and high speed lines, and installation performance trials, RFF/SNCF...

May 2002

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Westcode Succesful Bidder on Metro-North
23 May 2002 by Westcode WESTCODE INC was the low bidder at Yesterdays opening to determine the supplier of 488 overhauled air conditioning units for Metro-North's M2 fleet. Westcode was more competative than the...

Swisscross and Easy-Fit
23 May 2002 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Wolfenschiessen is in the tourist area of Central Switzerland. Many trains pass daily from Luzern to Engelberg. Since last summer the traffic in Wolfenschiessen crosses the track over...

April 2002

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Innovation Award for Pandrol Vanguard
08 April 2002 by Pandrol Rail Fastenings INNOVATION AWARD FOR PANDROL’S VANGUARD TRACK SUPPORT SYSTEM The PANDROL VANGUARD track support system for the reduction of noise and vibration from railway tracks has been awarded...

March 2002

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A Bird's Eye View of New Rex' Products
12 March 2002 by Rex Articoli Tecnici RAIL PADS FOR METRO A new rail pad for metro and tram lines has been developed. The difference between static and dynamic stiffness from 0 to 80 Hertz of frequency is less than 40%. This...

February 2002

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New 100W DC/DC Converter Features Rugged, Low-profile Design
06 February 2002 by Martek Power New from Cambridge-based manufacturer Powertron is a 100W DC/DC converter that features a low profile of just 19mm and is ideal for use in applications requiring high resistance to shock,...

December 2001

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Published on IRJ October 2001 : Finnish/Swiss Joint Venture
12 December 2001 by Rex Articoli Tecnici Two new types of rubber level crossings, colled TekniCross and SwissCross, have been created through the cooperation of Teknikum, Finland, and Rex Articoli Tecnici , Switzerland. Teknikum...

November 2001

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Local MP Presents Award to Leeds Engineering Company
05 November 2001 by Pickersgill-Kaye Leeds West MP John Battle presented a special award to the Yorkshire based railway parts engineering company, Pickersgill-Kaye, who employ 130 people locally, on the 5th November. The...

First-time in Europe MULTIRAIL® Dynamic Rail Weighing System Verified Using The Integrated Static Reference Scale
02 November 2001 by Schenck Process For the first time in Europe, the Westphalian Railways verified a rail weighing system designed for accurate acquisition of the weights of rail vehicles with the use of an integrated...

September 2001

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Rail 2000 - a quiet neighbour
14 September 2001 by Getzner Werkstoffe Rail 2000 - a new railroad line without rumbling and noise The Swiss Federal Railways have made strong efforts to minimize vibration and noise emissions on the new sections of the Rail...

July 2001

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Pickersgill-Kaye Response to the Cullen Report
12 July 2001 by Pickersgill-Kaye The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Report by Lord Cullen was published by the Health and Safety Executive on 19 June 2001. In response to the publication of the Cullen Report,...

May 2000

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Milestone in Safety Technology:
15 May 2000 by Schenck Process MULTIRAIL® the new weighing and monitoring system for rail vehicles. Intelligent solutions pay off when it comes to high-precision weighing and monitoring of waggons. No longer the...


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