Railway systems are large and complex networks of networks. Many different component systems, including human, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications infrastructure, must operate reliably and simultaneously. When errors occur in any of these areas—a defect in the track, an overheated generator, or a damaged microwave transmitter—the entire composite railway network is affected.
A single, small problem can multiply into serious service interruptions or accidents. This potentially results in endangered lives and millions in downtime costs, repairs, fines, and lawsuits. SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) networks allow remote monitoring of failure conditions in complex systems. As such, SCADA applications in railways are a critical component of your efficient operation.
SCADA applications in railways are a critical component of your efficient operation.