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HIMA takes COTS technology to the next level
SIFER 2019

SIFER 2019

Date and Venue

  • Tuesday Mar 26 - Thursday Mar 28, 2019
  • Hall 3 #231 Lille, France

HIMA takes COTS technology to the next Level
HIMA will be presenting pioneering safety technology for the rail industry under the slogan “Flexible. Proven. Off the Shelf." at SIFER this year in Lille. COTS controllers with CENELEC SIL 4 certification will form the central focus at booth 3/231. These safety systems have been installed in countless rail projects around the world. Thanks to their open architecture, they allow operators, system integrators and rolling stock manufacturers to benefit from a high level of flexibility in terms of the choice of supplier, the long-term availability of components and maximum safety.

"COTS technology is now standard in many rail applications run by world-leading end users and system integrators," says Sedat Sezgün, Group Vice President Business Segment Rail at HIMA.

HIMA has been one of the first manufacturers to offer SIL4-standard controllers compliant with CENELEC. Today they are used by 50 partners in over 30 countries. The controllers are part of the “Smart Safety Platform” which is the first comprehensive solution in the world to combine safety and security. The hardware and software components in the platform are uniformly tailored to each other. HIMA's COTS controllers make it possible to realize safety solutions for signals, level crossings and rolling stock cost-effectively, easily and quickly. Another benefit of the platform is the extremely high level of security – a crucial factor at a time when the digitization of the rail industry is gaining pace around the world.
Irrespective of whether a controller is central or decentralized, redundant or not, the COTS components from HIMA guarantee reliable and continuous operation for safety-critical railway applications such as electronic signaling technology, level crossings, sensor-monitored door opening systems, electronically controlled slide and wheel slip protection, safety controllers, remote control, safe train movement and much more.

HIMA at SIFER 2019: Hall 3, Booth 231