INTRO: Two-day Dialogue-Forum at the InnoTrans Convention 2004

One of the major factors behind the success of InnoTrans in Berlin is the way it combines a trade fair with a high-quality supporting programme and product presentation in the static track displays.

The InnoTrans Convention will once again group a number of high-quality specialist events this year. The focal point will be the InnoTrans Dialogue-Forum for transport experts from Germany and abroad, hosted jointly by the German Transport Forum with the Association of German Transport Undertakings (VDV), the Union of European Railway Industries (UNIFE) and the Association of the Railway Industry in Germany (VDB).

On the programme for the two-day Forum are topics such as ’Perspectives for the railway industry in an expanded Europe’ and ’How much interoperability do the railways need?’

Cooled LEDs keeps displays going

The ultra-flat provi slim complete LED modules for outside displays, developed by eprovi electronic & service GmbH of Bochum, caused a sensation at InnoTrans 2002. According to the company, its development work set a new benchmark in the field of dynamic passenger information displays. Its flat and comparatively lightweight design, with all components fully integrated, makes it possible to realise extremely elegant display technologies.

Since then, eprovi has been working to improve its LED module. A major factor in increasing the service life is an inexpensive patented cooling system. Unlike those of other manufacturers, which can switch off when the temperature gets too high, to ’conserve the electronics’, eprovi displays keep on working.

Metro modernisation

As part of a large-scale programme to modernise the train control and route protection systems for five of its metro lines, Paris operator RATP has selected Siemens Transportation Systems to equip Lines 3, 5, 9, 10 and 12 with spread spectrum radio, reaffirming the role that the company plays in the field of metro automation.

The technology is drawn from the communication-based train control system being installed on the New York subway’s Canarsie Line, and Line 9 in Barcelona, in turn derived from that used on Paris Metro Line 14. The new train control systems in Paris are due to begin operation between 2007 and 2009, starting with Line 3 and finishing with Line 5.

CAPTION: The Dialogue-Forum will be the main event at the InnoTrans Convention 2004

CAPTION: LED displays with an integrated cooling system supplied by eprovi keep their cool, even when it is hot outside Photo:eprovi

InnoTrans 2004 information

Location: Berlin Trade Fair

Halls 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 25, 26a and 26c

September 21-24 - Trade Fair, 09.00 - 18.00

September 25-26 - Open days, 10.00 - 18.00

Admission (including catalogue):

One-day ticket €30·00

Permanent ticket €40·00

For more details contact:

InnoTrans 2004, Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin, GermanyTel: +49 (0) 30 3038 2036 Fax: +49 (0) 30 3038 2190