Delivering the relevant information to passengers at the right time, in the right format, is the purpose of LiveCom, Televic Rail's latest generation of information management systems. LiveCom integrates all aspects of on- and off-board passenger information, communications and entertainment. It allows operators to combine everything related to passenger information and infotainment, using one single off-board software tool.
Combining expertise and experience with a constant drive for innovation, Televic Rail is able to deliver project-focused, cutting-edge solutions, which provide reliable communication on trains.
Televic’s vision for communication is based on four core values: innovation, flexibility, sustainability and no nonsence. The company’s focus on a close, lasting relationship with its customers allows for custom-made, high-quality products and consistent long-term support.
Solutions for rail passenger information and communication management
iCoM, Televic Rail’s integrated solution for passenger information and communication management, offers public transport and railway operators a single system for creating, managing, distributing and executing real-time on and off-board generic and commercial passenger information on the fleet, in stations and at stops.
iCoM includes all aspects of passenger communication, from fleet management software and digital signage creation, to on-board audio and visual communications. Thanks to its flexible design, iCoM can host and integrate third-party applications and content, such as advertising, CCTV systems and passenger counting, allowing the programme to be tailored to the individual needs of each operator.
Information can be communicated in a number of ways, including:
- Crystal-clear public address announcements, which provide passengers with key information on their journeys
- Accurate, TSI-PRM-compliant journey information, rendered on interior and exterior displays
- Passenger emergency communication facilities, which set passengers at ease under all circumstances, guaranteeing a reliable interaction with the driver or wayside control centre
- Automatic announcements based on various triggers, such as train location, relieve drivers and crew members of repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on passenger comfort
Infotainment systems for communication and entertainment
Reliable journey information is taken for granted; today, passengers want to be entertained as well as informed. Televic Rail boasts integrated solutions that offer excellent services in passenger communication and entertainment.
On and off-board infotainment
LiveCoM is Televic Rail’s latest generation of information management systems, integrating all aspects of on and off-board passenger information, infotainment and entertainment. It allows operators to manage their complete traffic schedules, timetables, routes, stations and everything related to passenger information and infotainment, using off-board software tools.
With LiveCoM, operators can create and manage information on stations, routes, journeys, triggers (GPS-based, door status, speed and temperature) as well as audio files, text files, graphics and commercials, in a user-friendly web-based application.
Information distribution, synchronisation and transfers
iSync distributes information in the field (rolling stock, stations, stops), synchronises files and data in the control centre with files deployed in the field, and transfers information to and from the vehicles.
Televic’s on-board passenger systems guarantee a faultless rendering of information and infotainment, making sure the right information reaches the right passengers at the right time.
On-board rail safety control systems
Through years of research and design involvement with railway engineering and in close collaboration with its customers, Televic has developed various mechatronics sensors and safety control systems.
All systems and devices are designed in line with relevant railway norms and suited to fulfil car-body, bogie and axle mounting requirements. On-board controllers process the sensor data information, sending it to the relevant actuators and train management systems. Physical parameters currently supported include acceleration, strain, rotation, temperature, acoustic noise and displacement.
Televic Rail has developed systems and applications:
- Control equipment, such as tilting, active lateral steering and active radial steering
- Selective door operation
- Wired and wireless monitoring systems, including bogie monitoring, such as torque and vibration, axle box bearings, gear box bearings and track conditions
- Safety SIL2 systems to evaluate status with reference to bogie stability and bearing or gearbox temperature
For nearly 30 years, Televic Rail has been a reliable partner of train builders and operators in developing and producing passenger information systems, on-board control systems and infotainment solutions for the railway industry. Today, more than 20,000 vehicles are equipped with Televic systems.
The company is actively involved in continuous research and improvement processes, and works in close collaboration with several industrial partners and universities in developing solutions, suiting specific requests.
As part of the Televic Group, a leader in multimedia and communication systems, Televic Rail develop and manufacture a range of high-quality passenger information systems, infotainment solutions and electronic safety-related control systems for the on-board transport industry.
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A five-member team, including two Televic Rail engineers, won the first prize at Rail Delivery Group's open data 'Hackathon' last week, for creating a customer-focused passenger information app.
Televic Rail has been selected by Siemens to supply its complete Passenger Information System on board 60 new S200 light rail vehicles (LRVs), which will be operated by Calgary Transit, the public transit service for Calgary, Canada.
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 and technically upgrade their vehicles. This will enable clients to respond the impending requirements of PRMTSI and to overcome the obsolescence and compatibility issues faced by legacy Passenger Information Systems. Onyxrail will also be the preferred installer of Televic Products for the after sales market.
Televic Rail has been selected by Siemens AG to supply Passenger Information Systems for Thameslink commuter trains that will operate in the UK.
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 UK.
Televic Rail has released a new white paper, titled On and Off-board Passenger information and Digital Signage, and it is available for free.
Televic Rail passenger information screens are currently on display in a mock-up train presented by Eversholt Rail in association with Atlantic Design.
Televic Rail's integrated solution for passenger information, infotainment and entertainment, will be amply demonstrated during Innotrans.