Railway stations are becoming increasingly automated and their systems more integrated. Included in typical Station Management Systems (SMS) are the various sub-systems required for efficient station operation, for example:
- Passenger information displays and PA systems
- Help points
- Access control
- Communications management
- SCADA systems
- Alarm systems
All systems have to be effectively managed and require appropriate computers to achieve this.
SMS computers can be installed in a number of different locations according to their functionality, including trackside cabinets, control rooms and equipment rooms. Such locations require computers to be approved to the appropriate rail standards, in particular EN50121, to ensure compatibility with the relatively severe electromagnetic environment. Captec’s Rail Certified Computers and Servers have been developed and certified to this requirement, even for trackside installation.