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Railway Technical Centre Derby Derbyshire DE24 8UP, UK
Welcome to Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Limited
Working with the railway industry worldwide to deliver solutions designed to improve safety, training and technology for signalling and rail controls.
Hitachi Information Control Systems (HICSE) is a market driven, growing company, rich in innovation and diversity in our products, technology, services, and staff.
The rail industry is facing many challenges today, developing solutions that can deliver both cost saving efficiencies whilst ensuring that safety is also maintained is critical to the industry’s future.
HICSE is working on the next generation of software products to support the changing world and focusing on the interoperability and accessibility of software to deliver an improved user experience to support engineering activities throughout the whole lifecycle of signalling works on one easily accessible platform, allowing users to identify issues earlier in the works saving money.
Bringing together developments and solutions for exciting concepts and technology – and identifying how we can help support the rail industry worldwide.
A training and assessment system for railway signalling designed to link to various VDU signalling systems and NX panels. For simulation to have maximum value in the training environment, it must accurately mimic the ‘real world’.
Modelling is used to evaluate major project designs prior to implementation. By using complex modelling techniques, the exact signalling infrastructure of any part of the railway network can be replicated including mainline, station areas, yards and depot facilities. Options can then be changed in a virtual way to fully test the integrity of the design.
Design allows scheme plans to be created and edited quickly using a library of signalling components. The tool is used in the earliest stages of a project when options for the signalling layout are being considered. It also provides automated drawing validation to check for basic errors. Once an option has been selected, users can export the design as a System Data Exchange Format and add further detail in other tools to create the final scheme plan.
Trackside Guardian - a novel system that offers both increased safety and improved efficiency. This system will operate in parallel with the existing processes, independently calculating what signalling protection is required to protect a worksite without the need for any lineside equipment. The system also monitors the state of the railway and continually checks to see if anything unexpected occurs, such as a protecting signal showing a proceed aspect or track occupations indicating a train is moving beyond the protection towards a line block or possession.