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Our Online Rail Academy help address the skills gap and delivers effective integrated training programmes that truly engage employees in their own development, whether its new starters, identified talent or experienced engineers. Our proven platform combined with our Gold Standard training material covers the major rail communications systems, (Incl. GSM-R, ERTMS/ETCS and FRMCS) as well as a thorough ground on the technologies that underpin them, and effectively enables knowledge transfer and upskills staff across an organisation. We empower industry giants like Vodafone and Network Rail to fill their skills gap and develop, retain and attract the industries best talent and ensure they...

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Live Webinar, Transport Industry -

Webinar Recorded:  9th November 2021 FRMCS is the Future Railway Mobile Communications System and is an integral part of the digital railway. The term digital railway was coined when GSM-R was deployed on the European networks to provide train to trackside communications. GSM-R is a digital radio system that has been used successfully over the past 20 years - over 100,000 Km of lines have been covered with more to come in the coming years. However, GSM-R has a limited lifespan with equipment vendors stating that they no longer wish to support GSM-R beyond 2030. GSM-R, as well as providing...

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Transport Industry -

There is a lot of news in the press concerning the ‘digital railway’ as if this is a recent development.  In fact the digital railway came into being with the first operational implementation of GSM-R in 1999.  The International Union of Railways (UIC) describe GSM-R as ‘the bearer for the first Digital Railway Radio Communications System’.  GSM-R is a second generation (2G) digital radio system based on the commercial GSM mobile telephony system, but adapted for use on the railways.  It have been hugely successful across Europe, being used in over 20 countries across 100, 000 Km of tracks and...

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Transport Industry -

Rail networks increasingly depend on efficient and reliable communications networks, the demand for up-to-date technical skills for those involved in maintaining and developing transport communications systems continues to grow, investing in the right training to develop up-to-date skills is vital. Designed and delivered by our industry leading subject matter experts, our collection of live and tutor supported self-study courses cover current transport communication technologies including GSM-R and GSM-R support for ERTMS/ETCS, including future developments that will come with FRMCS. As well as in-depth investigation of the technologies each course also considers operational procedures and practices, network performance and radio planning....

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5G, Transport Industry -

Railways across Europe rely on GSM-R for voice and data communications including ETCS (European Train Control System) signalling, however GSM-R is predicted to reach end-of-life by 2030.  A replacement needs to be found.  The International Union of Railways (UIC) having already specified GSM-R have now outlined the Future Railway Mobile Communications System.  FRMCS is not intended to simply be a replacement for GSM-R but it’s an opportunity for railway undertakings to harmonize all of their railway related communications needs.  GSM-R is ideal for voice and low bit rate data communications, but a modern railway demands broadband capability to support applications...

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