Hitachi to Launch New Signalling Design Software

LONDON: Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd. (HICSE) today announced that the company will launch an exciting new Railway Signalling Design tool ‘dessan Design’ in September. This intuitive new software enables signalling designer’s to easily create and edit new signalling layouts using an integrated library of signaling components.

It can be used to create design sketches during the option selection phases of a new project, and provides graphical outputs for the assessment of new design options. This integrated tool helps to reduce errors with its in-built validation and improves productivity for signalling designers. Less time spent manually transferring data between tools will improve efficiency and accelerate the design process.

dessan Design is part of the dessan Rail portfolio – a comprehensive suite of products that can increase efficiency throughout project lifecycles, via scheme optimisation, design validation, operational modelling and simulation, through to operator training.

Tim Gray, HICSE Managing Director, commented:

dessan Design is a great addition to the HICSE portfolio of software and data products designed for use in the railway industry. It draws on our excellent software expertise, but coupled with a real-world understanding of the signalling design process, so it also offers our clients opportunity to work more efficiently in delivery of projects. It is also a further step within Hitachi’s Digital Railway ambitions and our drive to become ‘An Innovation Partner for the IoT Era’.

InnoTrans 2018 – Berlin, Germany

HICSE will be demonstrating the new software on Hitachi Rail’s stand at InnoTrans on September 18-21.

About Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd.

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe brings together many years of experience in delivery and support of simulation, control and traffic management systems. In the U.K. our products form an essential part of Network Rail’s operational infrastructure, enabling safe and efficient performance via our training simulator and automated route setting systems.

To meet rail sector challenges, our team are driving industry-changing innovations in full lifecycle modelling and simulation, including automated data validation and design optimisation solutions. We are now combining our products and experience with those of our parent company, Hitachi Limited, to deliver market leading information and control solutions such as the Tranista Traffic Management platform and related Digital Railway solutions.

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