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  • Efficient rail transport with the Vicos OCoperations control system familyCost-effective operations management

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  • Ensuring mobility is one of the big chal-

    lenges in our society. To ensure our

    mobility in future, we need networked

    transportation and information systems.

    And we will only meet these mobility

    requirements through efficient coordina-

    tion and perfect meshing of all modes

    of transportation. This is why Siemens

    with its Complete mobility approach

    is offering integrated transportation and

    logistics solutions for safe, cost-effective

    and environmentally friendly passenger

    and freight services.

    For Siemens has the necessary compe-

    tence to provide everything from infra-

    structure systems for railways and roads

    to solutions for rolling stock, airport

    logistics and postal automation. More

    and more railway operators are turning

    to intelligent operations control systems

    made by Siemens to control and monitor

    their increasingly complex infrastructures.

    Made-to-measure automationThe operations control systems of theVicos OC (Vehicle and InfrastructureControl and Operating System) productfamily with their numerous modularautomation functions, adaptable userinterfaces and maximum availabilityenable train operations to be controlled,monitored and optimized cost-effectively.

    The Vicos OC operations control systemfamily can be matched to both the indi-vidual needs of railway operators andtheir requirements. From individual ope-rator consoles to large control centerswith the most sophisticated automationfunctions, Siemens has successfullyimplemented a wide variety of configu-rations.


    Cost-effective operations management

    Future-proof rail transport with the Vicos OCoperations control system family



    Availability and performance

    > Easy tailoring to growing system size

    > Functional upgrades > Cost-effective, low-risk inte-

    gration of external systems

    > Individual user-friendliness for each customer

    > Flexible adaptation to a wide range of requirements due to unique configurability

    > Smooth operations> High performance> Minimized downtimes> Uninterruptible switchover

    in event of faults

    Customer requirements

    > Modular software> Open-interface concept

    > Adaptable user interfaces (design, language)

    > Open-interface concept

    > Reliable hardware> Distributed processes /

    multi-server processing> Hot-standby concept> Redundancy of all com-


    Solution with Vicos OC

    Benefits of Vicos OC

    The future-oriented solutionIn the Vicos OC product family, thefunctions are structured in accordancewith their degree of automation anddependencies and mapped to moduleswhich can be freely combined. With growing line network size and the de-mand for increasing automation or moreoperator consoles, Vicos OC can be ex-panded by adding hardware or softwarecomponents. This means that perfor-mance and functionality can be adjustedto customer requirements even yearsafter initial commissioning.

    Thanks to its open-interface concept,Vicos OC can be used to integrate a widerange of different external systems.Furthermore, the operations controlsystem enables future connection of new system components or adjoiningtransport infrastructures.

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  • With its performance and adaptability,

    the Vicos OC operations control system

    family has proven itself in daily use in

    rail transport worldwide

    Maximum availability and performanceReliable hardware and a tried-and-tested multi-server processing systemensure smooth operations. The uniquehot-standby concept of Vicos OC withredundancy of all components requiredfor operations permits uninterruptibleswitchover in the event of faults.Maintenance and repair are possible without any operational restrictions.Thus, downtimes are minimized and customers profit from more reliabilityand service.

    The use of standard hardware meansthat Vicos OC is already adapted for future computer generations.

    Adaptable and international in serviceOf course, Vicos OC complies with inter-nationally recognized standards such asthose of CENELEC or the ISO. For all con-tinents, the following applies: the user-friendly user interface can be tailored tothe regional particularities of operationswith regard to design, language and lettering with a minimum of effort.

    Thanks to clear visualization and needs-based automation, railway systems canbe controlled and monitored both effi-ciently and safely. Thus, for example,relay and electronic interlockings can beoperated in a standard and convenientmanner irrespective of the manufacturerinvolved.

    The open interfaces of the Vicos OC oper-ations control system family permit verydifferent applications to be integratedcost-effectively and with a low level ofrisk. Existing installations and externalsystems (for example, SCADA systems,passenger information systems, CCTV,communication systems, large-screenmonitors, etc.) can be connected flexibly.


    Successful application worldwide

    Vicos OC performance and flexibility

    From switch machine to state-of-

    the-art operations control center

    For some 30 years now, Siemens

    has come to represent trend-setting

    concepts and innovative products

    of computer-aided rail automation,

    and equally long for successfully

    completed projects and short exe-

    cution times. From the renewal of

    individual components to the reali-

    zation of a new transport system,

    Siemens offers customized turnkey

    solutions from a single source. Our

    mix of experience and future orien-

    tation and of technology and ser-

    vice competence has made us the

    market leader and won over

    customers throughout the world.

    That customers confidence is justi-

    fied has been demonstrated in

    numerous projects.


    Resources planning (lines, rolling stock, staff)Work site planning / signaling systemsTimetable design and validationSimulation

    Dispatching and optimization


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    Operations control

    Monitoring and control

    DispatchingConflict detection / resolutionTrain run forecasting / deviationsAutomatic train regulation

    Integration of subsystemsTimetableAutomatic train trackingAutomatic route settingRemote control

    Local monitoring and control

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    High performance in complex line networks

    Integrated mass transit with Vicos OC

    Mass transit places special demands onoperations control systems. Passengersexpect short headways and interchangetimes, many stops and up-to-date infor-mation at all times. Other transport,information and dispatching systems are thus frequently linked to rail trans-port and have to be integrated intooperations control systems.

    Relief of operating staffDue to the automation of all principalprocesses thanks to Vicos OC, staff isrelieved of routine tasks. Hence, the riskof errors in control and monitoring isreduced and staff can fully concentrateon a trouble-free flow of transport.

    Efficient timetable managementVicos OC can be used for compiling, vali-dating and optimizing timetables bothonline and offline. Shorter intervals and harmonized interchange times areensured by means of an efficient, event-and timetable-orientated route settingsystem, and optionally also by an auto-matic train regulation system.

    Train regulationThe use of a train regulation system enables traveling and stopping times or speed profiles to be adjusted entirelyautomatically in order to compensate for deviations from the timetable bothquickly and efficiently. The effects of disruptions are taken into account in the train run forecast.

    Interlocking operator control and connection of train control systemsIn addition to interlocking control, verydifferent train control systems can alsobe integrated with Vicos OC. Evenmoving-block and driverless systems can be controlled.

    Clear and safe operator controlAll current train and line data is dis-played with the easy-to-understand andoptionally procedure-protected controland display unit of Vicos OC.

    Simple integration of other systemsInterfaces to external systems such asSCADA systems, train radio and passen-ger information systems (or their com-plete integration) ensure efficient staffdeployment, standard operator controland a high level of transparency even incomplex systems. The possibility of con-necting CCTV systems ensures moresecurity on platforms.

    Vicos OC cost-effective automation for mass transit

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    In mainline services, passengers wish toreach their destination both on time andsafely. Convenient connections to masstransit and air links are just as importantas reliable, trouble-free operations in themainline network itself.

    Centralization of monitoring and control tasksVicos OC displays all up-to-the-minutetrain and line data and status indicationsof the overall system. A large-screenmonitor can be connected as an option.This enables network-wide dispatching

    and central junction management andthus smooth operations. Signalers anddisp