BERLIN, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/. At InnoTrans 2016, Huawei rolled out two core Digital Urban Rail 2.0 solutions for the industry, which include the cloud-based Traffic Control Integrated Automation Systems (TIAS) solution and next-generation Urban Rail Data Communication System (DCS) solution. Jointly developed by Huawei and its partners, the two solutions are designed to build a smarter, safer and more efficient rail traffic network for global clients with innovative technologies such as cloud computing, big data and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
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Huawei also hosted a summit with the theme of "Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected Railway," which served as a platform for over 200 rail experts, global renowned operators, integrators and associations, including International Union of Railway (UIC), Deutsche Bahn (DB), Singapore's SMRT Corporation Ltd., Thales, Bombardier and Alstom and so on.
Leading New ICT, Building a Smarter, Safer, and More Efficient Connected Railway
Due to the never-ending demand for capacity increase, rail transit systems are also facing challenges with regards to punctuality, safety and efficiency. For that reason, rail operators are looking to adopt innovative ICT solutions and infrastructure that not only support elastic and efficient service expansion, but also facilitate the development of future-oriented and intelligent urban rail transit systems.
Yuan Xilin, President of the Transportation Sector of Huawei's Enterprise Business Group said: "Today, powerful technologies are rebuilding the transport industry. For over two decades, Huawei has been at the forefront providing high-quality services to the railway industry. Using LTE, cloud computing, and big data technologies, we enable customers to achieve safe train dispatching and visualized management; efficiently managing assets and resources with urban rail cloud and BYOD technologies, we support customers to integrate their services and share information; using convergent and elastic technical architectures and big data analytics, we capacitate customers to implement intelligent full lifecycle management and formulate appropriate passenger ticket marketing plans to improve efficiency and increase revenues. We are also implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable customers to improve performance in disaster prevention, freight transport, and full lifecycle management of resources."
Huawei Jointly Releases Digital Urban Rail 2.0 Solutions, Facilitating Urban Rail Evolution
The innovative cloud-based TIAS solution is jointly developed by Huawei and HollySys, which introduces a groundbreaking design that integrates Huawei's cloud technology into the TIAS from HollySys. Huawei deploys a cloud platform in the Operation and Control Center (OCC). This architecture offers data computing and storage features towards a manifold of services and systems along rail lines and operation centers.
Next-generation DCS solution is an urban rail signal bearing solution jointly developed by Huawei and Thales; while Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier also tested communication-based train control (CBTC) over LTE with Huawei. Featuring enterprise LTE's anti-interference design, seamless dispatching and high scalability, the solution effectively enhances the reliability of wireless network and enables a more secure traffic signal bearer system, as a means to alleviate current public Wi-Fi's interference problem.
At Huawei's Railway Summit, Deutsche Bahn's Klaus-Dieter Masur said: "GSM-R has clearly been a success story. Today this universal standard supports and enables telecommunication services for all the railways' interoperability-relevant operational needs. However, Future Mobile Radio Technology can help rail operators to implement new services and applications. At the moment the frequency and migration aspects are still complex challenges. First steps have already been made in projects and activities to overcome these obstacles. We think that Huawei is one of the most important players in terms of research and development in the pathway to full deployment of such a new standard over the last few years. The full implementation is still going to take two decades."
Committed to the principle of "Openness, Cooperation, and Win-Win", Huawei has teamed up with partners for comprehensive and joint innovation to build end-to-end solutions, which support the railway industry to successfully journey through digital transformation. So far, Huawei's digital urban rail solutions cover 100,000 km of railway around the world and serve over 50 urban rail lines in more than 30 cities globally, in open collaboration with more than 60 partners in the railway industry.
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