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Telecommunications and Train Control Forum  

Telecommunications and Train Control Forum

The Telecommunications & Train Control Conference will explore new technologies and applications of train control systems.

18 - 19 August 2015 | Intercontinental Sydney

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It's an exciting time for rail as the industry looks to improved communications and digitalisation to enhance network capacity, reliability, safety and productivity.

Last year, in a world first, the Australian rail industry was awarded a nation-wide dedicated spectrum which will bring massive benefits to rail including allowing up to 50% more trains at peak times and facilitating moves towards a nation-wide interoperable system. More recently, the Federal Government, approved a first instalment payment of $15.5 million towards the implementation of the $65 million Advanced Train Management System (ATMS) project in April as part of the roll out of Stage 1 of the ATMS project.

Telecommunications & Train Control 2015 will bring together passenger and freight rail operators, transport agencies, track owners, regulators and technology suppliers to assess telecommunications solutions and explore the capabilities of a shared future.

As new technologies are developed and organisations look to make substantial investments in maintenance and systems updates, there has never been a better time to gather and review the telecommunications and train control needs, expectations and advances of the industry now and into the future.

The two day conference will address key topics including:

  • Development and implementation of the Advanced Train Management System (ATMS)
  • Rail Spectrum considerations and limitations
  • New Developments in the Interoperability of Train Control Systems
  • Signalling and its use in increasing performance of existing infrastructure
  • The positive train control (PTC) mandate in the US: overview and issues
  • Telecommunications and train control and their critical communications role in safety management
  • New Technologies to Construct an Automatic Onboard IP Network in a Dynamic Train Composition
  • CBTC Application Status in Australia
  • CBTC Data Communications Network Requirements
  • ‘Bearer Independent Communication’: Reducing the reliance on bearer network technology for the implementation of rail specific communication services
  • CASE STUDY Management of the network during adverse weather systems – Case study on the April 2015 Sydney storm

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Tony Eid, Director of Operations, Sydney Trains 
  • Derel Wust, Managing Director, 4Tel Pty Ltd 
  • Enzo Chen, Solution Architect, Moxa Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Rodrigo Alvarez, Senior Project Engineer | Network and Infrastructure, Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
  • Dr Frank Heibel, Director, Doc Frank Pty Ltd
  • Alistair McGill, Telecommunications Engineer, Frequentis 
  • Jeffrey Peters, Doctoral Candidate in Energy Economics; Systems Engineer, Purdue University (USA, via Skype)
  • Tony Crosby, General Manager – Services, 4Tel Pty Ltd

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