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ALSTOM is a global specialist in energy and transport infrastructure. The company serves the energy market through its activities in the fields of power generation, power transmission and distribution, and the transport market through its activities in rail and marine.
The Railway Sector, ALSTOM TRANSPORT is a leading solutions provider to the rail industry world-wide, with 27 900 employees (16 000 in Europe) and annual net sales over 5 billion €. It offers a complete range of products and services from integrated transport systems, rolling stock of all types, through signalling and train control systems, to complete customer service packages.
ALSTOM is the leader in high-speed rail system. ALSTOM locomotives are in use throughout the world. In the urban and suburban mass transit sectors, they have supplied single and double deck electric multiple units and coaches, metros and light rail systems to many major cities around the world. ALSTOM is also a leading specialist in railway automation, signalling and control systems. The Information Solutions product lines, which address signalling and control, including real-time IT-based systems and complex systems such as ERTMS and communication-based train control.
The security of persons in trains is becoming an important issue, if not treated correctly, could lead to a decrease of the attractiveness of the Railway Transport. Call for Tenders for urban and sub-urban Rolling Stocks are more and more specifying the installation of video cameras on-board and systems to record the data and/or transfer some info to Control Centres. The present technology although offering some solution does not cope with the anticipated needs of the operators : R&D activities have to be carried out on data treatment and on the telecommunication links to support this functionality.
ALSTOM is a world leader in signalling which includes data transmission between the board and the way-side and as a system integrator is mastering the integration of surveillance system on-board trains.

Role in the project

ALSTOM Transport participates to the BOSS project as railway integrator to determine the needs and participate to the establishement of the functional specifications, to make sure that requirements (especially those specific to railway communications) are met and help validate the obtained solutions.

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