Read about the Network Rail Level Crossing Obstacle Detection upgrade project (MCB-OD), which provides automated scanning and detection of obstacles within the level crossing area using RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging) and LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) technology.
Our customer required to integrate legacy serial RS-232 based equipment with modern Ethernet-based networks on-board a fleet of UK based trains.
Our customer, a specialist in providing non-destructive testing (NDT) approached Amplicon for assistance with the design of a NDT solution to inspect the condition of railway tracks across the UK. The system needed to be installed on a train that travelled the UK rail network, so it was very important that the system could work in challenging environmental conditions and would also be able to capture data at high speeds.
A large systems integrator in the rail market approached Amplicon to provide a rail approved hardware solution for their project. The Central Line of London Underground required a complete update of its signalling system using a new form of Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Train Control.
Amplicon were approached by a leading contractor for the London Underground JNUP project to supply industrial computers capable of meeting the stringent approvals required by London Underground.
Amplicon was approached by one of the world's leading suppliers of non-destructive rail testing systems with the requirement for a highly fault-tolerant industrial PC platform to enable monitoring of the rail surface from both rail and road vehicles.