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SISS – The move from analogue to digital

Today we hear more and more about the digital railway and how it will transform the railway of the future by deploying more modern effective signalling to enable trains to run safer, much closer together taking advantage of existing rail infrastructure.

Station Management however has been using Digital Technology for years and this technology continues to evolve by integrating multiple systems to what we recognise as SISS or Security Information Surveillance Systems. Migration from analogue to digital has introduced plug & play architecture using IP connectivity and has largely reduced the footprint of centralised equipment.

Previously this category could be broken down into much smaller systems that would work independently and the link between them would be person dependant and time consuming. These categories were known as CCTV, (PA) Public Address, (CIS) Customer Information Systems, with the integration of these systems and the formation of SISS stations can be managed much more safely and efficiently.

This integration uses SMART Technology and offers much more powerful connectivity using IP data driven devices to allow a more connected system. To give an example in simple term if a fire alarm was activated in a public area SISS allows the ability to monitor and review the target of interest and safely guide passengers, emergency services or rail maintenance staff safely through stations to clear the emergency. In addition, other linked transport services can be managed accordingly using SISS to manage following chain of events to other connecting transport services.

The future of SISS will continue to evolve and with the introduction of (AI) Artificial Intelligence which is in its early stages promises great things ahead.

COMMSAFE™ has been deigned specifically to support these changes to SISS and provide maximum protection to keep your systems safe inside.

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