Kontron is actively involved in the development of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), which shows a clear preference for 5G - a decision supported by many major European railroad operators.
The development of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) shows a clear preference for 5G, a decision supported by many major European rail operators.
5G will fully support the mission-critical needs of railroad operators and the FRMCS framework with ultra-reliable, low-latency, high-speed networks that enable standardized mission-critical communications and support new automation technologies.
Railways need communications technology that provides higher speeds, security, and capacity to support safety-critical operational applications such as train signaling and safety-critical applications such as CCTV and on-board communications.
Kontron 5G solution eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of managing a mix of network technologies, including GSM-R, TETRA, DMR and various analogue systems used in today’s railways networks. It offers high-speed and extreme traffic handling capabilities.
Together with ultra-low latency, high reliability, and support for massive IoT communications, it enables rail networks to improve efficiency, optimize costs and offer new services to professionals and passengers.
Kontron closely follows developments through its membership in many dedicated organizations (UNIFE, ETSI) and actively contributes to the emerging FRMCS standardisation documents.
We have already incorporated many advanced features such as local and geographic redundancy at the Control and User plane and options for improved packet routing and routing to specific data networks such as Uplink Classifier / UL-CL and Intermediate UPF (I-UPF) in the case of deployments of combinations of centralised and distributed sites.
We have also customised the Session and Service Continuity (SSC) features that ensure minimal impact and best-in-class performance when moving equipment to different coverage areas.