SmartVisionTM Functions

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Modular End to End Solution

SmartVision™ has been designed with a modular architecture enabling common hardware and software elements to be applied to different customer applications, simplifying set-up/configuration and reducing costs, whilst maintaining the ability to meet specific customer requirements where appropriate.

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Multifleet Functionality

SmartVision™ is intended to manage fleets of multiple assets from different generations, allowing access to data for the whole fleet from a single system. Open interfaces, APIs and a flexible/comprehensive data repository enables information to be compared/correlated for all assets with varied configurations and functional requirements, on a per-type basis or across the whole fleet.

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Customisable Visualisations

SmartVision™ allows the user to personalize the appearance of the dashboard. Each of the components in the user interface are built as widgets so they can be configured to meet the needs and requirements of each individual user. For example, emphasis on alerts, data tables, location maps, data time-series, risk tables can be tailored to meet individual user preferences.

SmartVision™ allows the use of different user profiles. Operating center, maintenance planning, depot or fleet management personnel can all be provided with a SmartVision™ graphical user interface tailored to their needs.

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Secure Data Management

SmartVision™ provides a high level of protection for the exchange of information within the system. SmartVision™ can be implemented on secure cloud servers or on customer owned servers. Cybersecurity measures are taken to guarantee the privacy of customer data and avoid intrusion. Firewalls are used for restricting access to the SmartVision ™ gateways and servers.

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Scalable Cloud Environment

The SmartVision™ software is available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) providing a turn-key solution for rolling stock and track condition monitoring. SmartVision™ utilizes server virtualization and is based on microservice architecture. This allows true scalability providing the optimal computing power to process the varying data flow from fleets as well as to execute the analysis procedures initiated by the users. This allows flexibility when adding new fleets or applications to the system.

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Onboard Data Acquisition

The on-train element of SmartVision™ comprises of vibration sensors and a sensor gateway equipped with integrated 3-axis gyroscope and accelerometer. The sensor gateway is mounted on the bogie frame to measure its movements in all dimensions and the sensors are mounted at the axle bearings, gear boxes and traction motors. This makes it a unique solution as it captures both the condition of the critical components of the bogie and the condition of the track. The track monitoring detects tiny problems in the rails via the hard contact between the wheels and the rail as well as geometrical problems of the track impacting the movement of the bogie.

Edge processing on the sensor gateway combines sensory data from the gyroscope, accelerometers and any other required sensors to create condition indicators (CIs) – parameters which are influenced by typical failure modes for the assets being monitored.

A wireless 3G/4G/WiFi router provides a secure mobile data connection to send data to the cloud. This data is always sent in real-time when the data connection is available.

The sensor gateway can be further interfaced to other train systems, including the EKE Train Control & Management System (TCMS), allowing further integration and expansion.

Core Functions

SmartVision™ enables operators to receive information from their rolling stock fleets and tracks and visualize it in real-time. The core functions include:

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Fleet status dashboards

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Centralized faults and alarms

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Fault filtering and analysis tool

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Standardized support procedures

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Integration to Maintenance Management System with automatic or semi-automatic ticketing.

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User and role management

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