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May 28, 2014

Alstom tests ISM module for railway operational security

French train maker Alstom has showcased the performance of the integrated security manager (ISM) module for its Iconis integrated control centre.

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French train maker Alstom has showcased the performance of its integrated security manager (ISM) module for the Iconis integrated control centre.

Alstom participated with various transport companies in the PROTECTRAIL programme, a European Union project that aims to help companies to improve rail safety.

As part of the programme, the participants’ solutions were assessed to evaluate the consumer needs across Europe.

Alstom’s ISM module was tested on 7km of track and a depot in Poland.

The solution is completely integrated into Iconis’s supervision software and is designed for railway operations and to counter terrorist attacks, vandalism, malicious acts, armed attacks and other day-to-day operational problems.

Alstom transport information senior vice-president Pascal Cléré said: "The solutions offered so far were created primarily for the aeronautical industry and then used for rail.

"Our solution stands out from the others, because it is highly intuitive for operators in the sector."

"Our solution stands out from the others, because it is highly intuitive for operators in the sector."

Alstom’s Iconis integrated control centre coordinates traffic management and other functions simultaneously. It uses the Iconis ATS for the automatic supervision of urban trains, Iconis CTC for main lines and Iconis Scada to monitor infrastructure.

The Iconis human interface is user-friendly and allows network operators to interact with the system directly.


Image: Alstom’s Iconis integrated control centre. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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