Kontron Transportation - the S&T's international expert in Railway Dedicated Networks

20.01.2022 | Bulgaria

When we talk about the synergetic effects as a key S&T Group's advantage, we pay special attention to Kontron Transportation - the S&T's international expert in Railway Dedicated Networks. Today, more than ever, the railways are an institution open to progress.  

Kontron Transportation is a leader in Railway Dedicated Networks (RDN), supporting safe and efficient travel on more than 84,000 km of railway tracks across Europe, Africa and Asia. The company takes care of the safe operation of freight and passenger transport on high-speed rails in Germany, Russia, China, India and many other countries. It has been designing, building, deploying and supporting RDN solutions based on the UIC EIRENE standards for more than 20 years. Kontron Transportation RDN solutions support operators’ mission-critical voice and data communications at speeds of up to 574 km/h. 

From GSM-R to FRMCS: Commitment for an evolution in continuity 

Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by UIC, in close cooperation with the different stakeholders from the rail sector, as the successor of GSM-R but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalization.

Kontron Transportation will allow railway operators to increase the capacity and reliability of their tracks infrastructure. The process of digital transformation also prepares operators and authorities for future technologies and wireless standards that will support rich applications and new business models, enabled by Industrial IoT, cognitive analytics, machine learning, AI and much more. 

Kontron Transportation provides a wide range of products or solutions to support the digitalization of transport organization and mission critical customers: 

  • eGPRS : first step of digitalization of GSM-R network;
  • IIoT solution: network usage digitalization, predictive maintenance, asset management;;
  • Cybersecurity: network securing becomes unavoidable
  • Software Defined Wide Area Network (SDWAN): foundation to bring connectivity and security everywhere.

The company's portfolio includes GSM-Railways, FRMCS, TETRA, DMR, LTE solutions for mission critical networks as well as mobility solutions for the public transport sector and is enabled with the entire service value chain, from planning, developing and producing to deploying, integrating, maintaining and operating. A further mission is to provide a critical E2E IIoT solution dedicated for railway operators to support data collection, transport, monitoring and analysis. 

Kontron Transportation invests in research and development and is driving the evolution into the next generation of broadband solutions for mission-critical networks, for instance as an associated member of the European research initiative Shift2Rail.