Benefiting from a new generation of video wall controllers loaded with multiple Matrox MuraTM MPX output/input graphic cards, display systems used in the control room can create large-scale and highly functional video walls to display any incoming video or data, such as VGA or DVI feeds from any of a range of sources: operator workstations running maps, Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Operation (ATO) programs or Passenger Information System (PIS), platform live video CCTV feeds, set-top BOX HDMI feeds, etc. Broad video walls composed of multiple monitors provide the viewers with a large virtual desktop that can be easily manipulated in response to rapidly changing conditions. This helps to enhance situational awareness, which can be a crucial factor in executing safe and efficient transportation management.
For modern railroad systems, a reliable supply of electrical power is a matter of life and death. Power substations along rail lines transform voltage from the city grid into voltage suitable for trains. The equipment in these power substations requires close monitoring to ensure normal operations and security. Advantech Industrial Server are ideal for PSCADA applications as they are particularly rugged and durable, delivering massive computing performance and data storage capacity with power and networking redundancy, and most importantly, supporting remote control and management. These features ensure the system can operate smoothly 24/7, with maximum security. This is important for monitoring railway power supplies, where there is no room for errors.