LSIS Accelerates Delivery of Smart Train Control System with Comprehensive Wind River Solution
ALAMEDA, Calif. - Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, announced that LSIS, a leader in electric power and automation solutions, utilized Wind River VxWorks® Cert Platform and Wind River Professional Services to accelerate the delivery of a smart train system, and achieve Korea's first Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL4) certification for CBTC Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) wayside and on-board systems.
LSIS was engaged in a national project to develop the Korean Radio-based Train Control System (KRTCS) for the unmanned remote control of trains via Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communication and WiFi, making it the first CBTC system in the world that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE technologies. A key part of the KRTCS project was to attain SIL4, the highest safety grade in the rail sector, marking the first such certification for CBTC wayside and on-board systems in the country.
In order to deliver a certifiable solution, LSIS needed a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for delivering applications that have to meet the international railway software standard IEC62279. The company also needed a technology partner with extensive experience with similar challenges to help minimize risks and satisfy the project requirements.
LSIS selected VxWorks Cert Platform, part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and secure operating systems, along with the company's professional services. To meet the rigid safety requirements, Wind River provided support for the entire certification process in the development of a board support package (BSP), as well as the entire development lifecycle including plan, design, test, prototype development, verification, and validation. With a comprehensive Wind River solution, LSIS successfully delivered an advanced smart train control system with SIL4 certification.
"Wind River not only provided us the long-term technical roadmap, but also demonstrated a long track record of successful software implementations in the rail and communications industry," said Yonggee Cho, project leader at LSIS. "Wind River holistically delivered on our core requirements, and had the expertise to systematically manage the entire process, from development to certification to minimize testing and validation risks."
"The successful implementation of VxWorks, development of the BSP through services, and systematic management of the certification process led to the success of this project," said Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms. "Wind River technology and services allowed LSIS to meet its critical project goals of reducing development time and certification risk, strengthening its position as a leading player in the global rail signaling industry."
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