Ecocomputer, an engineering company specialized on railways and security industry, has implemented its Passenger Information System (RailMan Digital Signalling System) on the railways stations of Renfe RAM, updating a prior solution.
The new system RailMan DSS provides real-time passenger information based on the GPS positioning of the trains.
The system allows multiple configurations, from basic installations with only information displays to complex sites with onsite servers, reducing and minimizing cost and infrastructure. Furthermore, it could be integrated with prior infrastructure.
A web site module provides a centralized management, publishing and generating remote messages on text panels and public address systems on the stations that are selected individually or grouped. This facilitates the reporting of incidents, notices or possible changes in train schedules.
RailMan DSS was already in use through an app for mobile platforms (Android, IOS and BlackBerry), providing passenger information about train services and issues on the service. Another module not implemented on this project would allow users to interact with a touch screen kiosk.
Renfe RAM Passenger Information System covers a total of 31 railway stations in six regions (Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla-León, Galicia, Murcia and Basque Country), including key stations such as Oviedo, Gijón, Santander and Bilbao. It comprises 46 large format display screens, 103 LED panels of single or multiple lines and a public address system.