Multitel, as an ERTMS reference laboratory, was present during the 2009 UIC World ERTMS Conference in Málaga. UIC’s purpose in organizing such events is to ensure the momentum of ERTMS towards its objective. By assembling the most knowledgeable professionals in the business to speak on the various topics, the UIC ERTMS Conferences provide the unique platform to take stock of progress and to publicly present an agenda for the future.
Multitel, Independent Innovation Centre, is specialized in technologies dedicated to the transport area. Multitel is equipped with an ERTMS Laboratory and offers its expertise in the railway signalling and controlling to notification bodies, equipment manufacturers and rail operators for the homologation, validation and verification of ERTMS implementations.
The Multitel ERTMS Laboratory is capable of testing ERTMS systems against the latest TSI requirements, in accordance with a number of EC directives on interoperability of the trans-European rail system (directives 2001/16/CE, 2006/679/CE, 2007/153/CE…), more precisely against SRS 2.2.2 and SRS 2.3.0D (for which Multitel has actively participated to its definition in the scope of the TEN 2006 project).
The Multitel ERTMS laboratory is capable of testing in complex environments, with multiple trains and its interactions with multiple onboard equipment (European Vital Computer – EVC), Radio Block Centres (RBC) or Interlock equipment (IXL), with our simulators or against real equipment (interfaces might need to be implemented in a case-by-case basis). These tests can be used to plan train traffic, test train/track interoperability issues among different manufacturers and to optimize resource consumption. Moreover Multitel has developed a DMI (Driver Machine Interface) event recognizer that speeds up the validation of the put into service of ERTMS systems.
More information about the conference itself : http://www.ertms-conference.com/