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Embedded Computer Systems for Real-Time Rail Applications

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

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

Rolling stock applications for increased passenger safety

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

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

Computing solutions meeting international standards

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

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

Data-driven transportation for signalling and train control

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

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

IRIS-certified solutions provider

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

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

About Kontron

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

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

On-Board Entertainment Systems for Rail

Kontron and Axinom have collaborated on the transportation industry's first integrated and validated standards-based hardware and software on-board entertainment platform.

Making Mass Transit More Secure

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

Importance of Computing Health Management

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

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Kontron Joins the LoRa Alliance™

Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announced that it has become a member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing alliance responsible for developing a global low power wide area network (LPWAN) standard for internet of things (IoT).

Kontron Receives FAA PMA on Next-Generation ACE Flight 600 Airborne Server

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 airborne server. This milestone signifies that the airborne server meets the high safety and regulatory standards required for commercial aviation, and is suitable for aircraft installations worldwide.

Kontron StarVX HPEC System Brings Supercomputing Datacenter Bandwidth and Performance Directly to the Battlefield

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 on mainstream IT technology (TCP/IP, PCIe, Intel processors ) for greater platform support and assured longevity, the 3U VPX-based Kontron StarVX enables military systems developers to drastically reduce the process from design to field deployment of radar, sonar, autonomous vehicles and other 3D reconstruction-based systems.

Kontron SMARC Starterkit Offers Fast Entry into the World of Embedded ARM Processors

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 scalable thanks to SMARC Computer-on-Modules. The SMARC kit comes in a sturdy transport case, has all the cables already connected and is equipped with all the necessary components, including a display and power supply.

Kontron 6U CompactPCI Processor Board and Chassis Innovation Provide an Industry First with 10 GbE System Throughput

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 the Embedded World 2013 trade show (hall 1, stand 460). For the first time, a CompactPCI system supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCIe over backplane in addition to the common interfaces such as PICMG 2.16, SATA and HDMI.

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

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 CPS3003-SA comes equipped with latest 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and, for the first time, offers PCI Express Gen 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6G and Gigabit Ethernet over backplane.

Kontron Launches ‘High-Speed CompactPCI Initiative’

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 two CompactPCI standards, CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) for 3U form factors with PCIe, GbE, USB and SATA over backplane, as well as CompactPCI Serial Mesh (based on PICMG 2.20) for 6U form factors with 10GbE over backplane.

Kontron MicroTCA Carrier Hubs Now Support MTCA.4 Specification

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 rear I/O and precision timing, the MCHs are ideally aligned with the requirements of high-speed data acquisition and processing applications.

Kontron M2M Smart Services Developer Kit Supports Cumulocity M2M Application Platform

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 (M2M) application platform delivers an integrated server-side database platform, network agents and sensor libraries to significantly reduce the efforts needed to bring the M2M connected sensors and devices into the cloud.

PLX and Kontron Announce PCI Express Fabric Breakthrough

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, have announced an industry breakthrough in the deployment of PCI Express (PCIe) technology as a backplane interconnect.

Kontron Welcomes Ratification by PICMG of COM Express Mini

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 specification. Computer-on-modules matching the now official "mini" standard were commonly referred to as nanoETXexpress.

Kontron Multi-Mission Rugged Computer System ApexVX

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 avionics applications.

Kontron Chassis Monitoring Board Selected for Editor’s Choice Award by Military Embedded Systems Magazine

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 for their October 2011 issue for its monitoring and management of key VME and VPX system parameters that help maintain operation even if the system crashes. Kontron's new CMB is designed as an effective VME and VPX system condition monitoring and management unit that enables improved reliability and availability of mission-critical COTS applications. The editors at Military Embedded Systems magazine regularly evaluate new innovative technologies and products for their selection of editor's choice award recipients.

Kontron Reports Two Design Wins Totalling $41m

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 Kontron technology for its EXT wireless communications test sets. Over the next five years, the new p

Kontron CP3002 Completes Series of 3U CompactPCI Processor Boards

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 Intel Platform Controller Hub QM57. The fanless Kontron CP3002 with low power consumption, low heat dissipat

Kontron Introduces the World’s First PCIe/104 Embedded Single Board Computer

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 Atom E600 series processor with an Altera Field programmable gate array (FPGA) in a single package. With th

Kontron Introduces Two New Conduction-Cooled 3U CompactPCI Boards

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. The conduction-cooled Kontron processor board CP3002-RC with integrated graphics based on the latest Intel C

New Kontron Industrial Silent Server Generation

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 for faster maintenance, higher temperatures and improved protection against demanding environments. The

Kontron Expands its Real Time Starter Kit Program

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 Kontron microETXexpress Starterkit VxWorks validated by Wind River. The new COM Express compact kits e

Kontron Introduces 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3: PICMG 1.3-Compliant Backplane

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 any previous solution, 32 in total, the PICMG 1.3-compliant backplane tackles bandwidth-intensive

Kontron’s NanoETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks

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 Express compatible Kontron nanoETXexpress Starterkit for the latest VxWorks platform. This special starter

Kontron Releases their Embedded Computing Product Guide for 2010

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. The number of featured products has increased by 30% over last year and includes COTS boards and mezzani

Kontron Presents their Industrial Mini Panel PC with ARM9 Processor

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 energy-saving industrial panel PC. The front-side IP65-protected Kontron Pico Client with resistive 5.7in

Kontron Introduces Rugged Railway Box PC with Intel Atom Z530 Processor

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 receiving certification and compliance, Kontron's latest rugged Box PC helps OEMs accelerate their time to ma

Kontron Releases Computer-on-Module with Improved Graphics and Performance

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 energy efficiency, wide graphics support, customisable PCI Express configuration and ECC dual-channel RAM to ensure

Kontron Enhances Global Software Services

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's in-house design services for customer applications by offering enhanced, complex software support, help

Kontron Launches AdvancedMC with Quad-Core Performance

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. This new Kontron double-wide, full-size AMC module features the new Intel Xeon processor L

Kontron Introduces New PCI Express Butterfly Backplane

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 PCI Express x4 cards and one PCI Express x16 (PEG) card. Based on a PICMG 1.3 CPU board, the processor

Kontron Introduces First Intel Core I7 Processor-Based VPX Blade

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 VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications. With two indepe

Kontron Introduces New Multicore Board with CP308-MEDIA Extension Card

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 interface standard DisplayPort. With S/P-DIF-Out audio and the stereo audio ports for line in, line ou

Kontron Unveils New Fanless Touch-Panel PC

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 as an HMI for harsh environments with high hygiene requirements. Its open x86 architecture also f

Kontron Unveils New MicroTCA Carrier Hubs

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 of nearly all data-intensive MicroTCA applications, with GbE, sRIO, PCIe or even 10GB fabrics,

Kontron Unveils New Long-Term Industrial Server

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 Quad processor Q9400 performance and a wide range of management features. Equipped with In

Kontron Introduces Robust Dual Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Board

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 Ethernet interfaces, which can be individually routed to the front or to the backplane. Equipped with

Kontron Introduces Fanless Compact Server for Rugged Environments

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 the backplane. The modular Kontron CP-ASM3-RAID boasts a high-speed RAID array comprising up to

Kontron Launches Long-Life Processor Board with Intel Atom Processor

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. The rugged Kontron CP305 features EN50155 compliant reliability, extremely low thermal design po

Dedicated MVB Remote I/Os for Large OEMs

According to the specificity of embedded railway constraints, industrial networks cannot satisfy the requirements of availability and long-term disposibility. However, the request of telecontrol and real-time maintenance information collection is increasing day by day. This is the main reason for

More than a simple HMI !!!

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 railway applications. The main topics of the architecture are : Wide range of ETX CPU Modules

More than a HMI, a Real TMS!

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 equipped with a 10.4 TFT colour display and a touchscreen panel. Because it is modular and scalable


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