Automatic information system for the railway vehicles of the 405 – cog railway

The automatic information system for passengers has been drafted by the REGONIK Ltd. Bratislava company in collaboration with BUSE Ltd. Blansko company, designed for light railway vehicles of regional transport.

The information system consists of REGONIK VRZ train broadcasting system elements, that are used in ZSSK and ČD trains and it corresponds with the UIC 568 recommendations of the European railway union. Further, it consists of optical information „BUSE SIS“ unit elements, that meet the requirements of the current european standard for information systems for transportation, according to the german VDV 300(IBIS) recommendation.

Control part of the system:

Consists of the BS100.1 board-computer, placed on one of the control stands and of a terminal unit placed on the other control stand. The board-computer operates all of the peripheries connected to it, following the program and connected inputs. The ticket markers and a digital indicator are connected to the IBIS conductor bar.
The board-computer is also equipped with a RS485 conductor bar for attaching a device that requires a faster communication for its function due to the large amount of data transmitted (speed recorder, chip card reader and so on). The board computer also provides a periodical check of all connected peripheries and displays their potential malfunctions on a BS100 display. Those are, at the same time, saved to the memory of the BS100 for a latter analysis.

Acoustic part of the system provides:

Automatic standardized announcements about the course of the ride and up-to-date informations, or a live announcement directly from the driver. The automatic announcement of the stops and other standardized announcements are realized via the ICU06 digital indicator, with the possibility of automatic control via the IBIS conductor bar, using the BS100.1 board-computer, according to the programmed criteria (time, unlocking and opening the door).

Dispatch part of the system

Consists of four Mikroelektronika NJ24CS ticket markers. It serves for marking the tickets in the mass transportation of persons. The number of the service, the stop and time and date of marking are printed on a ticket max. 76 mm wide. The markers are controlled via the IBIS conductor bar from the BS100 board-computer, that is able to monitor their status and potential malfunction at the same time.

Basic description of function of the information system

The activating element at the control stand also activates the board-computer and performs the diagnostics of the elements connected in the set. The information system prepares for the drive by inducing the number of the train according to the traffic time table. Before the door closes and before the vehicle leaves the starting station, the driver activates the whole system by pushing the activating key on the board-computer. The next stop is announced after the programmed time criterion passes.
The title of the next stop is announced after unlocking the door on the next stop, and the following stop is announced after the door is closed and the programmed time criterion passes. This cycle repeats itself until the final stop.
The automatic acoustic and optic information system for passengers is an open system and makes it possible to work out other functions for passengers (e.g. working out a system for the blind), but also for the operating personnel of the railways ( e.g a dispatcher system of operation), without altering the hardware.

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