If metros usually run for more than 30 years, a mid-life overhaul often takes place after 15-20 years. The overhaul gives the opportunity to refurbish the metros but also bring in the latest technology for conformity and improved performance.
EKE provides technology for train automation, system integration, onboard safety and communication within the train and beyond. We have solutions for high speed trains, commuter trains, metros, trams, passenger coaches and locomotives. Our technology is suitable for new trains as well as refurbishment and retrofitting projects. Our expertise ranges from developing complete Train Control and Management System (TCMS) or Train Communication Networks (TCN) to providing specific technology such as Gateways or event recorders (JRU). We also offer advanced TCMS integrating Passenger Information Systems (PIS), video surveillance (CCTV) and wireless communication devices for a complete turn-key solution.
We have already installed more than 12,000 systems around the world under our Trainnet brand and continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and reliability. EKE is IRIS certified and our products comply with the railway industry standards such as EN 50155.
Trainnet Train Control and Management System (TCMS)
The Trainnet TCMS system is responsible for the automation of your train, making operations easier and faster while increasing safety and reliability. The Trainnet TCMS gives one point of control over all sub-systems, monitoring their status and providing diagnostics in real-time to the driver and maintenance depot. The TCMS can automatically take action and issues relevant instructions, simplifying tram management. Trainnet allows automation of almost any sub-system: see train illustration on the page for the most common examples.
The Trainnet TCMS usually includes a Trainnet Train Communication Network (TCN) which is described below. The Trainnet TCMS can also be combined with other systems for a fully integrated train architecture. EKE can provide integrated solutions including: Event Recorders (ER), Passenger Information Systems (PIS), Public Announcement Systems (PA), Video Surveillance Systems (CCTV), Passenger Emergency Intercoms (PEI) and Mobile Applications.
Trainnet Train Communication Network (TCN) and Gateways
Trainnet TCN enables the integration of all your train sub-systems. It provides a unique point of control over all sub-systems (including third-party systems) and facilitates communications across the train via a common TCN. The train architecture is simplified and cabling is reduced, enabling cheaper development, installation and maintenance. The Trainnet TCN allows combination of various bus technologies including WTB, MVB, CAN, S/L and Ethernet. Automatic inauguration enables the operator to easily add or remove train sets: the train is quickly and automatically configured. EKE has extensive experience integrating third party sub-systems to Trainnet, including displays, speakers, cameras, sensors, brakes, traction or batteries.
If you are interested in our gateways (WTB, MVB, CAN, S/L, Ethernet), Wire Train Bus Interface Module (WTB), Multifunction Vehicle Bus Interface Module (MVB), CAN Vehicle Bus Interface Module (CVB), Input and Output Interface Modules, ETB node and Ethernet Switches, please look at the relevant product pages.
Trainnet Event Recorder (ER) with rugged memory module
Trainnet Event Recorder (ER) is more than the so-called train ‘black box’. It is an on-board event recorder for collecting and storing vital train-borne information. Depending on needs, it can record all kinds of data including audio and video recordings. Data can be retrieved at any time using the Trainnet TIP (Train Inspection Program) Software which enables system performance analysis and optimisation. Data can be copied from the event recorder to a USB stick for convenient transport or storage. Trainnet ER proves useful beyond traditional use following an incident or accident. Trainnet Rugged Memory Module (RMM) is available as an option whenever a high level of data protection is needed.
Please contact us using the contact details below for additional information, quotations and complete references. You can watch our video for an overview of our capabilities.
Modern trains are equipped with an increasing number of intelligent sub-systems to cope with the demand for improved performance, safety, energy efficiency and comfort.
We provide technology for train automation, system integration, on-board safety and communication within the train and beyond. We have solutions for high speed trains, commuter trains, metros, trams, passenger coaches and locomotives.
Integrated Train Control and Management Systems
EKE-Electronics will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2014 to present its latest innovations for train automation, system integration, onboard communication and safety.
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 University (Law) in 2001. He possesses a PhD in Law (2005) and an additional diploma in foreign languag
EKE-Electronics has announced that it has received International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS) certification (Rev 02). The certification covers on-board vehicle control, passenger information and communication system categories. The IRIS certification was received 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 particular strength is a flexible IP-train concept that can be customized to specific operator needs. Our portf
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 two major areas: firstly, EKE Electronics now has its own office in Moscow, which reinforced its operat
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 double-deck sleeping coaches for deliveries in 2010 to 2011. EKE-Electronics' scope of supply includes coa
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 CFR passenger sleeping coaches are state-of-the-art, equipped with coach computers for diagnostics
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 will be manufactured by Kryukovsky Vagonzavod in Ukraine. EKE-Electronics' scope of supply incl
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 (TCMS) development platform from EKE-Electronics. TŽV Gredelj plans to use EKE-Trainnet TCMS in it
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 the depots and passenger coaches. New and refurbished CFR passenger coaches are equipped with
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 includes event recorder racks, PCP contol panels and speedometers. The trains will be manufactured by Alstom Tr
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 maintenance machines manufactured by Plasser&Theurer. The EKE-Trainnet® event recorder is the sm
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 supply includes EKE-Trainnet® gateways that manage data traffic in the train, including control
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 records stored in the train data recorder. The delivery agreement includes the program licencies and the tr
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 signed a contract with ÖBB Technical Services for the modernisation of ÖBB's locomotive series Rh
EKE-Electronics has been certified according to the international ISO14001:2004 quality standard for environmental management. The audit was performed by Det Norske Veritas. Environmental management is part of EKE-Electronics' management and quality systems. EKE-Electronics is committed
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 all rolling stock on Metro Line 2. The deliveries will take place in 2008-2009. The EKE-Trainn
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 the Board at Engineering Office Bertel Ekengren Oy, the main company of the EKE-Group. EKE
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, 49 trains will be delivered in 2009-2011. EKE-Electronics scope of supply includes EKE-Trainnet&re
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. The customer for the train delivery project is Reliance Rail, in which Downer EDI Rail's parent company, Do
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 contract includes an electronic train information system (eTIS) for the 78 eight car sets, which are to be bu