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					                                RAILVOXplus
Passenger information system for public transport




                                   Ascom
Increased pleasure with RAILVOXplus

The well being of the passengers is the main objective of Ascom Fahel.

The increasing consumer needs of the passengers are optimally covered by RAILVOXplus with its versatile possibilities to
provide information.




                                                                             Highlights:

                                                                               Fully automatic announcement and display
                                                                               control
                                                                               Dynamic, interactive passenger information
                                                                               Customised hardware and software
                                                                               Information optimally tailored to the needs of
                                                                               the passengers
                                                                               Integration of various systems such as ticket
                                                                               vending systems, reservation systems and
                                                                               monitoring systems
                                                                               Data supply via wireless transmission
                                                                               (GSM/GPRS, WLAN, etc.)
                                                                               Positioning via route transmitter and GPS
                                                                               signal
System controller REC, the heart of the RAILVOXplus

Equipped with the very latest generation of technology, the REC offers the following functions:


                                                           Dynamic passenger information
                                                           Fully automatic announcement and display
                                                           control
                                                           Positioning via route transmitter signal and
                                                           GPS signal
                                                           MP3 decoder for the simultaneous trans-
                                                           mission of two audio data streams
                                                           Memory capacity of up to 2 Gbyte (approx.
                                                           6 days' music)
                                                           Interactive passenger information
                                                           Integration of monitoring systems
                                                           Wireless data transmission
                                                           Standardised interfaces (UIC, IBIS, Ethernet,
                                                           CAN, ...)
                                                           Simple maintenance
                                                           Remote diagnostics
Audio transmissions                                  Displays

RAILVOXplus, the audio performer                     Information at a glance
Variety and flexibility for audio transmissions in   Thanks to the wide range of RAILVOXplus
passenger compartments are an important              interfaces, displays from various manufacturers
characteristic of RAILVOXplus.                       can be integrated.
                                                     Our LED displays can be used both as internal
                                                     and external displays on vehicles or as
                                                     weatherproof stationary displays.




 Audio transmission in sound-studio quality           TOP LED technology
 Simultaneous playing of background music             Graphic-compatible displays with a 4 mm grid
 and announcements
                                                      Brightness controlled
 Independent activation of several loudspeaker
                                                      Use as inside and outside displays
 circuits with different volume levels
                                                      Small installation depth of 25 mm
 Automatic level control
                                                      Display layout can be selected by the customer
 Connection to existing transmission wiring
 (UIC, LBT, ...)                                      Excellent reading angle
 Dynamic announcements depending on time              Long service life
 and situation                                        Proven technology in the field of railways
Customer display                                  Passenger safety

RAILVOXplus becomes dynamic and                   Passenger safety, a subject for RAILVOXplus
interactive
With the „interactive customer display“ from      The safety of passengers on public transport has

Ascom Fahel, passengers can obtain the            also increasingly gained in importance.

information they require at the press of a        For this reason RAILVOXplus also offers

finger.                                           comprehensive integration possibilities for

The passenger is presented with dynamic           security systems.

information via the on-line connection.




Highlights:
 The route of the line and the stations (pearl      Emergency call points
 string)                                            Video surveillance from the driver's cab
 Up-to-date time tables and connections to          Video recording
 other lines (e.g. the operator's web page)
 Current public transport situation
 (connections, faults)
 Places of interest, events or road maps of the
 villages and towns on the route
 Internet access and news
 Dynamic advertising space
Operation                                          Investment protection

The new operating dimension                        REC as investment protection
The use of a TFT display with a touch panel        The REC offers protection of investments made
offers the user the highest level of flexibility   in existing RAILVOX systems that are equipped
with the simplest of operation.                    with an RSC central control unit. Through
                                                   exchange with the REC, all the existing
                                                   functions are retained in their entirety and
                                                   complemented by the new high performance
                                                   functions.




Operation takes place:
  By touching the display screen                     Update from RAILVOX to RAILVOXplus (new
                                                     functions)
  Interactively and menu driven
                                                     Protection of the investments made in existing
  Ergonomically optimal                              systems
  On a large, clearly laid out surface               Plug-compatible and function-compatible to
  Via a flexible man machine interface               RSC
                                                     Well-tried and trusted combined with the
                                                     latest technology
Wireless                                        Maintenance
data transmission
RAILVOXplus goes on-line                        Maintenance made easy

RAILVOXplus is equipped with a wireless data    The maintenance of RAILVOXplus can be done
connection for the dynamic passenger            on-site or remotely.
information (e.g. delay messages, reservation   Through the self-explanatory operation, the
text, etc.), Internet access or for remote      user receives a maintenance instrument with
maintenance.                                    the following possibilities:




  GSM module with GPRS for full area coverage    Interrogation of the system status
  for voice and data communications              Read out of the recorded operating data
  Wireless LAN connection                        Influence over the system configuration
  Connection to existing transmission systems    Download of the database or parts of it
                                                 Download of the system software or parts
                                                 of it
RAILVOX Function Modules
RAILVOX is comprised of a few basic components and set up as modules in a 19" rack. Modules are equipped to meet the
needs of the current application. Modular application software and operating data, such as digital announcements and
display texts, are stored in a central database (PCMCIA card).



                                          Displays


                                                                          Carriage/                                                             Carriage/compartment
                                                                          compartment
                                    TNS                                        Gauge                                                            Gauge microphone                                         RIS      SOS

                                                                               microphone                                                             I/O




                                                                 Ethernet
                                                                                                                                                                                                     LS service


                                                                 RS422
                                                                 RS232
                                                                 RS485
                                                                                                                                                LS service




                                                                 CAN
                                                                 IBIS
                                         GPS




                                                                                         24V
                                                                                         36V
                                                                 I/O
                                                                                                                                                Microphone                                           Microphone
                                    GSM                                                                                                         Microtel handset                                     Microtel handset
                                    GSM-R




                                                                                                                                                                                     interface RAN
                                                                                          Power supply
                                   SW-module:




                                                                                                         Output stage




                                                                                                                                                                  Interface RIB
                                                                                                                        4 /30V/60V
                                   - RAS (DAG)                        System
                       Ethernet-




                                                                                                                        or 1x50W




                                                                                                                                                                                     Call point
                                                                                                                                                                  encoder
                                                                                                                                                                  Position
                                   - Positioning                      Controller
                       Switch




                                                                                                                        2x25W




                                                                                                                                                                                     station
                       RCM




                                   - TTS                              REC


                                                                                                                        RKS
                                   - Datamanagement
                   LF-Bus

                  Vehicle data bus (LON)




                                                                                                                                                  Interface RFU
                                                                                                                                bus interface
                                           I/O Interface




                                                                                                                                                  communicat.
                                                                                                            RMD/RMV




                                                                                                                                                                        MVB Inter-
                                                                                                            Audio/data
                                                                  Shortrange




                                                                                                            modulator



                                                                                                                                Train data
                                                                  TRANS-X



                                                                                  Interface




                                                                                                                                                                                        Interface
                                                                                                                                                                                        ZCOM
                                                                                                                                                                                        RGW
                                                                  Com.




                                                                                                                                                  Radio




                                                                                                                                                                        RVB

                                                                                                                                                                        face
                                                                                  RIO
                                                           REX




                                                                                                                                RIU
                                                                                  I/O




                                                                                                                                                          I/O
                                                                                                                                                  NF

                                                           I/O                       I/O
                                                                      UIC music system
          Train data bus (UIC or non-standard)


                                                                          Reference list (extract)
                                                                          Operators:                                                                         Equipment suppliers:
                                                                               BLS Lötschbergbahn railway,
                                                                               Berne, Switzerland                                                            ALSTOM, NL-Ridderkerk,
                                                                               DB AG Deutsche Bahn AG,                                                       BLS NINA
                                                                               German railways                                                               Bombardier Transportation
                                                                               FO Furka Oberalp railway, Brig,                                               SBB Swiss railways retrofit of D-
                                                                               Switzerland                                                                   class carriages, GGB, MC/SNCF,
                                                                               GGB/BVZ Gornergrat-Bahn/Zer-                                                  SBB ICN (tilting intercity train),
                                                                               matt railway, Zermatt, Switzerland                                            SBB IC-2000, BLT Baselland
                                                                               GoldenPass Services CEV/MOB,                                                  Transport, SBB IC-Bt
                                                                               Montreux, Switzerland
                                                                               Jungfrau railways BOB/WAB/BLM,                                                EvoBus, Kloten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ascom Fahel / 17024402.cdr / 31.03.03 / rl




                                                                               Interlaken, Switzerland                                                       VB Biel: Technology
                                                                               Mittelthurgau travel agency,
                                                                               Zurich, Switzerland                                                           Vossloh, Munich
                                                                               RhB Rhätische Bahn railway,                                                   Metropolitan
                                                                               Landquart, Switzerland
                                                                               RM Regional transport Mittelland,                                             Stadler Rail Group,
                                                                               Oberburg, Switzerland                                                         Bussnang/Altenrhein
Your Ascom Fahel contact:                                                      SBB Swiss Federal Railways,                                                   Aare-Seeland-Mobil (ASM/BTI),
                                                                               Berne, Switzerland                                                            BVB/AOMC, CJ, GoldenPass
Ascom Fahel                                                                    SOB Schweizerische Südostbahn                                                 Service
CH-3018 Bern                                                                   railways, Switzerland                                                         (CEV), Montafoner railway, MThB,
Freiburgstrasse 251                                                            VB Biel, public transport                                                     RhB, SBB Seetal, WAB, TRAVYS
T +41 31 999 66 11, F +41 31 999 66 19                                         association of Bienne, Switzerland                                            SA
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