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We certify: SYSGO and Kontron at InnoTrans

Events & Webcasts, Railway, Safety

This is my last day at InnoTrans in Berlin. I have two messages to share with you:

1st: Berlin is really a nice city. After leaving the fair in the late afternoon I used some time to walk around to check out Berlin. Worth to see is definitely Brandenburger Tor, the Bundestag, Berliner Dom and for sure a lot of other attractions that I could not see…

2nd: The most important discussions I had with customers were about SIL 4 hardware. As you remember SYSGO and Kontron combined forces to certify a PikeOS and Kontron VX3035 3U VPX board based system in the context of a computer based interlocking project to SIL 4. SIL 4 for such a complex hardware is impossible, but if you put PikeOS together with the right level of build-in test and an appropriate redundancy architecture on the VX3035, SIL 4 can be achieved.  This safety concept allows the customer to easily move to a newer version of the Kontron hardware if the current version gets End Of Life. Yes of course you need to go through a re-certification, but if the CPU architecture (in this case the next version of Intel i7) stays the same the re-certification effort is manageable.

More information at www.sysgo.com/railway