EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder (ER) is an onboard data recorder for collecting and storing vital train-borne information.
The Event Recorder can record all kinds of data including audio and video streams.
EKE-Trainnet Event Recorders are able to record virtually any available signals, analogue or digital. The Event Recorder can be programmed to record safety critical information like train speed, train position or brake temperature. The Event Recorder can also record video streams from onboard digital video recorders (DVR) or directly from the cameras. For easy data retrieval, the stream format can be made compatible with your CCTV Software or any other video analysis Software that you are using. Alternatively, we can develop customized video analysis tools to fit your needs.
EKE-Trainnet Event Recorders have an Ethernet port and an RS-485 port at the front for easy access. The Ethernet port can be used to download the data stored in the recorder. Alternatively, the Ethernet port can be used to connect to a sub-system or an Ethernet Switch. The RS-485 port can also be connecting sub-systems.
All the EKE-Trainnet Event Recorders are protected against shocks, vibration, humidity, temperature variations, excessive emissions and excessive voltages (following the EN50155 standard). The Event Recorder can be equipped with a rugged RMM module if crashworthiness according to IEEE 1482-1 and GM/RT2472-1 is required.
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Additional interfaces can be easily added to the EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder, as the system is modular. You can add bus interfaces such as MVB, CAN, S/L or Ethernet to connect with train sub-systems or Train Communication Network (TCN) in order to acquire data. You can also add Input/Output Interfaces to record various signals. Available I/O Interface Modules include Analogue Input, High Speed Analogue Input, Digital Input/Output, Digital Relay Output, Analogue Output and Pt-100/Pt-1000/NTC temperature sensor input.
For a compact and efficient system, EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder can be integrated as a part of a broader EKE-Trainnet system, for instance, integrated to a Gateway, a VCU or a TCMS.
Data can be retrieved at any time via the Event Recorder Ethernet port using the EKE-Trainnet TIP Software (Train Inspection Program). The TIP Software enables the download and analysis of the train data. Alternatively, the data can be transferred to a USB stick, for convenient transport or storage. The data is easily imported from the USB stick to the TIP Software.
The EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder proves useful beyond traditional use following an incident. The retrieved data can be visualized with the TIP Software in order to perform regular system performance analysis and train operational optimization.
EKE-Trainnet Rugged Memory Module (RMM) is available as an option whenever a high level of data protection is needed. This crash-proof construction guarantees that the memory board is protected against fire, magnetic fields and any liquids, as well as against any mechanical stress during an impact or continued pressure. In practice, the memory board is embedded in a protected fire insulation block, surrounded by a special steel case that is hermetically sealed.
The design of the EKE-Trainnet Rugged Memory Module fulfils the British (GM/RT2472-1.2002) and European (EEIG 97E461-3.1998) crashworthiness as well as the IEEE (1482.-1.1999) standards. This makes the EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder suitable for trains worldwide.
EKE-Trainnet Juridical Recording Unit (JRU) is a train event recorder complying with the ERTMS/ETCS standard. The EKE-Trainnet JRU has all the features of the EKE-Trainnet Event Recorder and it is equipped with the EKE-Trainnet Rugged Memory Module for data protection.
EKE-Trainnet JRU can record data from the ETCS (i.e. European Vital Computer, EVC) and/or from nation-specific control systems (i.e. Specific Transmission Module, STM). The ETCS architecture illustration highlights the two standard setup options.
As an option, a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver can be integrated into the Event Recorder. Versions with GPS+GLONASS and GPS+BeiDou are available. This option requires 4TE of additional space in the rack (one free bus interface slot).
The modularity of the EKE- Trainnet Event Recorders means you can choose a rack size based on your needs: the more additional interfaces or features you need, the larger is the rack that you need to select. Compact side mounted racks, 20TE, 44TE and 84TE standard rack mounted options are available.
Redundancy can be achieved by using 2 sets of modules or 2 separated event recorders. It is possible to create 2 independent event recorders in the same rack. Dual homing for Event Recorders using RMM is possible with an additional CPS-module. Dual homing can also be built up efficiently using CPD-module when crashworthiness (RMM) is not required.