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Safe display systems for ECx

July 2021

Safe display systems for ECx

Centralp, a French specialist in embedded systems, is supplying its K-Vision DMI (Driver Machine Interface) to the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo. It is intended for use in the new ECx for Deutsche Bahn AG (DB).

Versatile operating displays

For more than two decades, Lyonbased Centralp has been producing embedded systems for future-oriented railway applications. The driver’s cab displays of the K-Vision series are available in different versions for various applications (TCMS, CCTV or even ETCS, CBTC). In the ECx, the K-Vision DMI is dedicated to the display and management of the TCMS (Train Communication and Management System) user interface. It also provides a SIL2 display, with or without redundancy. The K-Vision Extended SIL2 is immediately operational, easily customisable and available in sizes from 8 to 15 inches. The specifications of EN 50155 and EN 50121 are met. To date, Centralp has delivered around 45,000 DMIs worldwide, meeting the requirements of renowned industrial and railway operators.

ECx for more comfort on conventional lines

The ECx for Deutsche Bahn is based on the lightweight Talgo 230 platform and is intended for conventional long-distance transport as well as international connections. In the tender concluded in 2019, Talgo was awarded a major framework agreement for the delivery of up to 100 train units. As part of this agreement, DB immediately placed a firm order for 23 multiple units worth 550 million Euros. These are currently in the final stages of technical development, with delivery and commissioning scheduled for 2023.