HARDWARE and software to integrate broad-band and internet-protocol communications networks have been developed for the transport industry by Neumann Elektronik of Mülheim an der Ruhr. Neumann’s new Multifunctional Digital Communications system (MDK) was unveiled in September at the InnoTrans 2000 show in Berlin.

MDK will allow operators to manage all communications links in and out of integrated control centres, including safety-critical GSM-R radio data links, voice communications, ISDN and fax. It can also handle CCTV links to and from stations or depots, and automated passenger information announcements. Running on standard PC-based hardware, the software includes real-time system management and fault diagnosis with remote intervention functions.

Neumann Elektronik GmbH, Germany

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