AMARO, Italy, September 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Eurotech, a long-time major provider of embedded technologies and leader in IoT enablement, announced today that they have been selected by DB Cargo AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, to supply the on-board hardware and end-to-end software tools to enable their TechLOK project.
The Eurotech BoltGATE 20-25, a railway-certified on-board computer designed to meet the demanding requirements of rolling stock installations, has been selected as the intelligent IoT Edge Gateway installed on at least 450 vehicles. Powered by the Eurotech IoT Edge Framework, Everyware Software Framework (ESF), the BoltGATE 20-25 provides on-board functions for safe non-invasive signal sampling and recording of Multifunction Vehicle Bus (MVB) data as well as the real-time data communication feature.
In the project, which aims at gaining insight on the real-time status of the fleet of locomotives, Everyware Cloud (EC), Eurotech IoT Integration Platform, provides the off-board tools and management functionality to integrate the data collected to a ground server and to remotely configure the systems on the field.
"During our proof of concept in 2017, Eurotech did an excellent job in terms of delivering high quality data and fulfilling the need of our users and data scientists. They were able to provide most of our required functionality with their standard telematic system and IoT-platform. We look forward to scaling up what we have seen within the PoC to 450 vehicles in several fleets," said Stephan Häger, Senior Manager Systems & Telematics of DB Cargo AG.
"I got to know Eurotech in the proof of concept as well as during the following negotiations as a professional and extremely efficient partner. It seems that they can speed up the digitalization process of the railway sector with their highly standardized IoT-products. I am glad to welcome Eurotech in our amspire lab as a strategical partner for the upcoming challenges," said Fabian Stöffler, Vice President Asset Digitization at DB Cargo AG.
"We are honored to have been selected by DB Cargo AG for their TechLOK project providing the communication and infrastructure backbone to support their smart transportation solutions," comments Marco Carrer, CTO of Eurotech. "Eurotech offers modular hardware and software components to enable connected services and products; we are extremely excited to partner with DB Cargo in their challenging project, where we will combine our IoT technologies with our expertise in the railway sector."