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The growing importance of computing health management for rail.

Posted by Luke Upton on Jun 1, 2016

Kontron Computer White Paper (SmartRail World)

Health management is a relatively new term in the rail industry. But today’s systems require broad computing support for varied needs from rolling stock and fleet management to video surveillance, passenger Internet and ticketing or train manager information.To maximize system availability and reliability, health management capabilities are now an important new resource allowing operators to verify vital system status.

The information provided needs to be precise when relating the computer’s vital status of critical and major resources. In case of loss or defect of one of these resources, it is important that any malfunction be detected, logged and reported so distant operators can remotely access critical status data in order to make actionable decisions.

Furthermore, uptime and customer satisfaction can be better managed from essential system resources such as power supply signals, temperature probes, watchdog counter, heart beat signals and major system components that include the main processor, memory subsystem, or interfaces.

To help our SmartRail World readers meet the demands of ensuring safety and reliability while reducing maintenance and operations costs, we have partnered with Kontron to deliver our latest White Paper Importance of Computing Health Management in Transportation Systems


Download this Exclusive 9 page White Paper to learn:

  • The benefits to implementing the unique, intelligent and autonomous health management capabilities.
  • How to go from simply reactive to positively proactive in managing application functionality and uptime
  • Dramatically reduce costs and significantly increase efficiencies using remote monitoring, fleet availability, serviceability and anticipated maintenance information gathered using advanced integrated  technologies
  • Streamlining management of contractual and program obligations for long term support and maintenance through the ability to build comprehensive databases on the operational life of the fleet. 

Download the White Paper to learn  more and help make the most of  this emerging opportunity... If you are interested in computing health management for rail, you may also like to download and read: How video surveillance is revolutionizing transit system security.

Topics: IT and WiFi

Luke Upton

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