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Products offered by Clear CinCom in cooperation with Comtest Wireless

Together with our partner Comtest Wireless, Clear CinCom offers a range of products for advanced GSM-R and ETCS testing, verifying, monitoring and optimizing:

Report, analyse, investigate and pinpoint telecom and signalling issues

Comtest solutions test and measure GSM-R and ERTMS signalling performance, so operators can use the combined data to determine trends and identify issues.

The GSM-R environment

Telecoms and signalling issues impacting rail costs and safety, need troubleshooting and regular network quality assessments. GSM-R environments are technically complex with many challenges and requirements, including:

Comtest NetProbe Combined Monitoring

A uniquely powerful and comprehensive processing platform that allows users to collect, compile and analyse real-time telecom and signalling data.  Railway telecom and signalling connectivity and integrity needs to be continuous. The ideal combined testing and monitoring solution requires on-board diagnostics to actively monitor high-speed and conventional lines and trackside (passive) monitoring solutions, especially where ETCS L2 is operational. This means signalling and telecoms failures can be sourced and identified, using a common platform to process, analyse and report on the data. NetProbe Combined Monitoring provides an in-depth view of:

The Comtest GSM-R Combined Monitoring Solution delivers:

Features

NetProbe Combined Monitoring provides state-of-the-art technology and services delivered by experts Features include:

Reporting tools

Powerful reporting tools that can be configured to deliver a variety of reports. The tools provide a customer friendly GUI interface and automatic scheduling.

Benefits of working with Clear CinCom and Comtest

Based on proven deployments in several countries, Clear CinCom and Comtest deliver solutions to provide a uniquely powerful and comprehensive service, by aggregating multiple data sources. NetProbe Combined Monitoring provides an in-depth view of:

A range of solutions are available, to suit the needs of different customer types, including: rail operators, signalling operators and vendors, telecom vendors and railway communication system integrators. These can be customised to meet local and industry requirements and our team is highly experienced at designing and delivering practical solutions.

Monitor and identify GSM-R interference

Comtest provides the hardware and software to monitor GSM-R networks and equipment, to identify and prevent failures in quality of service caused by interference.

GSM-R and 4G/LTE interference

Interference can cause issues and failures in GSM-R voice and data communication. Drivers, dispatchers, shunting team members, train engineers and station controllers use GSM-R for many types of communication. These include: group calls (VGCS), voice broadcast (VBS), location-based connections, and call pre-emption, in the case of an emergency. Interference in GSM-R networks are also used to transmit data between trains and railway regulation centres with ETCS level 2 and 3. When the train passes over a Eurobalise, it communicates its new position and speed, and receives back an agreement (or disagreement) to enter the next track and its new maximum speed. Interference in the GSM-R network causes ETCS disturbances and failures such as, random emergency braking because of the lost communications.

The introduction of 4G/LTE mobile communication can cause interference because the new frequency bands are close to the GSM-R bands. As well as the close proximity issues, any alterations to signal strength by the mobile operators can cause also interference.

Comtest NetProbe Interference Monitoring

A full hardware and software solution to test and measure quality of service, and identify interference issues on GSM-R networks. Comtest solutions measure the RF coverage along the GSM-R network using high quality receivers and scanners, which support technologies from multiple suppliers. GSM-R operators then use the state of the art NetProbe software to measure and analyse the data collected from the hardware devices. Comtest NetProbe Interference Monitoring delivers software and hardware to enable customers to collect data and monitor for interference in GSM-R network communications on the track and trackside as well as on trains and at stations.

Features

NetProbe Interference Monitoring provides state-of-the-art technology and services. Features include:

Reporting tools

Powerful reporting tools that can be configured to deliver a variety of reports. Based on proven deployments in several countries, Clear CinCom and Comtest deliver solutions to provide a uniquely powerful and comprehensive service, by aggregating multiple data sources. The NetProbe Interference Monitoring offers:

Interference solutions can be configured or customised to meet local and industry requirements. The team is highly experienced at designing and delivering practical solutions.

Collect and analyse GSM-R data

Comtest solutions enable rail operators and GSM-R equipment vendors to actively test and measure network performance, using drive-test and unattended systems.

The GSM-R environment

Telecoms and signalling issues that impact rail costs and safety, need troubleshooting and regular network quality assessments. GSM-R environments are technically complex with many challenges and requirements, including:

Comtest NetProbe Active Monitoring

A range of services and technology to enable customers to collect, compile, analyse data variables. Using test trains, trains in normal service and unattended systems, data on time, train geo-location and radio message events can be initiated, collected and collated, as single events or as part of a regular schedule. Comtest NetProbe Active Monitoring delivers:

Features

NetProbe Active Monitoring provide state-of-the-art technology and services.

Features include:

Reporting tools

Powerful reporting tools that can be configured to deliver a variety of reports.

Benefits of working with Clear CinCom and Comtest

Based on proven deployments in several countries, Clear CinCom and Comtest deliver solutions to provide a uniquely powerful and comprehensive service, by aggregating multiple data sources. The NetProbe Active Monitoring offers:

A range of solutions are available, to suit the needs of different customer types, including: rail operators, signalling operators and vendors, telecom vendors and railway communication system integrators. These can be customised to meet local and industry requirements and our team is highly experienced at designing and delivering practical solutions.

Process and analyse true end-to-end ERTMS transactions

Comtest solutions enable operators and equipment vendors to test and measure ERTMS, GSM-R and interlocking networks for true end-to-end signalling performance.

The ERTMS environment

Signalling networks need to be monitored, managed and maintained. ERTMS networks are complex environments that present many monitoring challenges and issues, including:

Comtest NetProbe Passive Monitoring

A range of services and technology to enable customers to collect, compile, analyse and investigate telecom and signalling statuses and issues. Using scanners, responder units and other monitoring hardware, NetProbe passive monitoring enables signalling data streams from the trackside and on-board units to be collected in real-time from a wide variety of network and train equipment. Comtest NetProbe Passive Monitoring delivers:

Features

NetProbe Passive Monitoring Solutions provide state-of-the-art technology and services. Hardware and software features include:

Reporting tools

Comtest’s powerful reporting tools can be configured to deliver a variety of reports. They can be customised on request.

Benefits of Working with Clear CinCom and Comtest

Based on proven deployments in several countries, Clear CinCom and Comtest deliver solutions to provide a uniquely powerful and comprehensive service, by aggregating multiple data sources.
NetProbe Passive Monitoring offers:

The Next Step

Clear CinCom is there to support you throughout the project lifecycle.
We can advise and create the initial requirement designs, starting from the formal specification, through to project management, and the delivery and support of the solution – including providing the training and maintaining the equipment.

 

Services

Clear CinCom is a small, flexible, hands-on organization. We can provide you with telecom consulting services including temporary staffing or even complete turnkey project teams. We have an all-round expertise in all types of cellular radio networking, but highly specific experience in GSM-R (GSM-Rail), LTE (4G), UMTS (3G) and Tetra networks. We use advanced equipment and in-house developed software for validation, benchmarking and network audits.

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Experts

Martijn Kuijpers

Director, Principal
Radio Planner

Do you have a specific question or would you like to know if Clear CinCom is the right partner for your project? Just send me an e-mail or give me a call on phone or Skype. My name is Martijn Kuijpers and I am director and principal radio planner at Clear CinCom. You can reach me by clicking the below button now.

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Clear CinCom has worked on diverse telecom consulting projects in numerous countries, often alongside the largest telecom consulting companies, network and infrastructure providers.

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