It’s a question often asked by railway operators: Is my GSM-R/GPRS network ready for ETCS? By measuring all Subset-093 metrics based on real ETCS traffic, QATS Signalling can produce a comprehensive assessment of the network’s accessibility, retainability and integrity by measuring KPIs such as connection establishment delays/errors, the connection loss rate and many other metrics.
QATS Signalling monitors all updates during an ETCS train run in Level 2, such as balise group reference ID and location. It is also able to detect several errors related to balise group reading and treating. Troubleshooting and triggering features are there to alert if a balise group has generated a message consistency error, or if a balise group linking error occurs. (E.g. Missed balise group in an expected area)
With QATS Signalling, operators are able to determine whether or not a train delay is the result of an ETCS issue. The solution can be used either proactively or in response to a detected issue by comparing any current train run with a reference timetable. QATS Signalling can instantly detect and locate a train delayed by more than five minutes.
QATS Signalling includes multiple features which are constantly improved based on user feedback. Main features include:
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