Cab radios and on-board communication

The future of GSM-R with the benefits of IP communications (FRMCS)

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Next generation: The future of GSM-R with the benefits of IP communication (FRMCS)

GSM-R has been the global communications standard for over 20 years. While GSM-R has progressively been a secure platform for voice and data communication, Siemens has already developed the hardware ready platform that will support the next generation requirements.

Communication Devices for every railway application

The Siemens range of GSM-R cab radios, dis;lay panels, applications and accessories delivers safe and secure voice and data communications.  THe cost-effective products are designed for ease of installation, replacement, maintenance and operation.  Siemens offers retrofittable radios and standard rack-mounted units.

Data radios

Data radios transfer packet switched data over GSM-R network, with systems suitable for wasy installation with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment.

SDR 200 ETCS data radio

The Siemens SDR 200 ETCS on board data radio provides an important link for the transmission of movement authorities fromthe Radio Block Centre (RBC) to the train where an in-cab display allows the driver to control the train without reference to line-side signals.  The radio is a compact unit designed for ease of installation with ETCS equipment from other suppliers.  All of the main components within the data radio are fully duplicated to provide the necessary high availability required for the application.

Nexus ETCS data radio 19"

NExus ETCS Data Radio 19" builds upon the SDR 200 ETCS on board data radio by introducing a 19" rack solution and meets the EIRENE 8/16 specification.  THe Nexus ETCS data RAdio provides an important link for the transmission of movement authorities from the Radio Block Centre (RBC) to the train where an in-cab display allows the driver to control the train without reference to line-side signals. The radio is a compact unit designed for ease of installation with ETCS equipment from other suppliers.  All of the main components within the data radio are fully duplicated to provide the necessary high availability required for the application. 

Cab radio remote management terminal

Let administrators manage cab radios remotely

The Cab radio remote management terminal (CRMT) lets administrators manage cab radios remotely via an IP connection.   This allows for easy updates of a cab rradio's sofrware, phonebook entries and message templates.  THE management terminal is able to keep track of a whole fleet's cab radios via their types and serial numbers.  Error logs and language files can also be administered.   Maintenance and management tasks can be scheduled to run while a radio is idle, automating certain tasks is also possible.

Control panels: Relevant information and intuitive interaction at all times

Siemens drivers control panels benefit from long-standing development and research.  All design decisions are founded on real-world operations. Train drivers' feedback and assessments are being fed back into product development.

Train digitization: On-board applications

Nexus cab radios can be used as a platform for applications that offer completely new ways to support drivers, train staff and operators without requirinf new hardware.  If a Nexus cab radio is not in use Nexus stand-alone devices are also available enabling the use of applications independent of a cab radio system.

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