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 ETCS trains driving mode updates. If a train turns into Trip Mode, its emergency brakes are automatically applied which will disturb the railway traffic. QATS Signalling is able to identify the root cause of the Trip mode activation (e.g. T_NVCONTACT expired, missed linked Balise group, Unconditional Emergency Brake, and more), and enables a troubleshooting within the Subset-026 messages for behaviour analysis
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:
As technology is constantly evolving, it’s possible that Expandium might already cover other protocols not mentioned here. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about our latest updates. Expandium is vendor-independent and uses non-intrusive passive probes (eProbes) coupled with high performance servers, allowing 24/7 real-time monitoring over ethernet, E1 or STM-1, with both copper and optical support, and all monitored by the Expand Management System (EMS) platform.