SOUTH KOREA: Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Hyukshin Engineering Co have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of commercial-off-the-shelf train control and signalling systems based on Artesyn’s ControlSafe Platform, which has been certified at Safety Integrity Level 4 by TÜV Süd.
‘The adoption of the SIL4 safety standard is a global trend in the rail industry’, said Hyukshin Engineering Marketing Director Seunghyun Park on January 18. ‘Artesyn's ControlSafe Platform provides an application-ready, cost-effective solution that can help us substantially accelerate time-to-market for our next generation computer-based interlockings. By adopting the platform as a safety computing engine, we do not have to start our development from scratch, and therefore we can focus on the differentiation and value that makes Hyukshin a leading player in the industry. More importantly, we can significantly reduce the costs and risks of the SIL4 system development and certification process, saving potentially millions of dollars and many years.’