We adapt customer’s personnel! Our systems – Your personnel!
No programmers are needed to make changes in the application software. It suffices to have industry specialists employed by your enterprise or specialists who have been trained at our training centres or on site during pre-commissioning activities. These specialists are granted the right to make changes in the application software similar to that as in the practice of operating relay systems (making changes in the copies of the traffic department, division, and line section). To protect from making unauthorised changes in the application software, the service personnel is assigned the following access levels:
• review and introduce changes
• only a review
The list of persons authorised to make changes in the application software is compiled by the division management and approved by the signalling and communication department management. The above-stated principle concerns all the varieties of railway automation and telemechanics systems – station, blocks, hump interlocking, level crossing signalling, dispatcher control, CTC, etc.
This approach to creation and implementation of microprocessor-based railway automation systems with an open architecture and open source software allows our customers to significantly reduce operating costs and invest the savings to develop their infrastructure. Since 2004, microprocessor centralization systems developed by RWA have been working at all the new stations of Kyiv Metro. There are 10 stations and operational staff training complex established. Two new stations have been
commissioned at the Kharkіv Metro since 2009. Also there was the reconstruction of the train control system at the
existing station without disrupting the operating mode of the metro!
RWA control systems require no user fees. Why pay more?
Using the software requires no payment of regular user fees in the future. The software includes diagnostics tools.
Such an approach enables operating RWA-developed railway automation and telemechanics systems by the standing staff of industry specialists. Upon system commissioning, the customer is given a complete package of technical documentation, including application software presented in clear graphic form that duplicates the signalling arrangement (SA) ladder diagrams.
The printed text keeps the original application software intact and allows for amendments in compliance with the procedure in effect at railway transport for making changes in SA ladder diagrams.
The following basic component systems have been designed and are batch produced according to specifications:
• Dispatcher and centralised traffic control;
• Relay-processor interlocking;
• Microprocessor-based interlocking;
• Microprocessor-based automatic hump switching system;
• Microprocessor-based automatic block signalling;
• Microprocessor-based semiautomatic block signalling;
• Microprocessor-based automatic level crossing signalling system;
• Locomotives monitoring systems;
• Microprocessor-based axle count system;
• Systems for electric power supply of railway facilities
All RWA systems are adapted to current railway maintenance regulations. Our systems use exclusively standard protocols and interfaces, and batch production equipment.
This facilitates the development of systems along the following lines: integration with other systems; identification
of mobile units, train traffic schedules, etc.
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