Maximum availability and safety
The basic role of interlocking is to authorise trains to continue to cross points or not depending on the global condition of traffic on the network. It therefore ensures a safe journey and avoids all risk of conflict between train paths. System reaction times are reduced to a minimum (less than one second) to ensure maximum network availability and safety.
Smartlock 400, the latest version of the Smartlock family, interfaces directly with trackside equipment, with no need for intermediate relays. This means that reaction time can be further reduced as well minimising trackside footprint and maintenance costs.
Smartlock 400 integrates functions linked to the ERTMS system in order to facilitate network supervision by combining information on the status of objects on the track (point machine, signals, ….) but also on the speed of trains, their location and other information – all of it available via a single interface.
Smartlock integrates a remote maintenance system which reduces the number and duration of maintenance operations. With Smartlock 400, the maintainer receives directly the necessary information for maintenance actions: where the object is precisely located, the part or board which needs replacing ….and all via a user-friendly interface to allow high system availability.