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 and diagnostic data. The equipment racks that EKE will deliver consist of WTB and CAN communication modules and PowerPC-based central processing units. The EKE-Trainnet gateways are fully compliant with both the IEC TCN standard and EN50155 standard for railway rolling stock.

Mr Pekka Kuusela, chief executive officer of EKE-Electronics, comments, “We are honoured to start our co-operation with Škoda Transportation, one of the leading manuacturers of rail vehicles in Europe. With our gateway solution, Škoda will find it easy to implement the standard-compliant train communication network onboard the new trains.”