On-Board Controller

Consort On-Board Controller (OBC) is a cost effective yet versatile solution for enhanced critical communication for the transportation industry. The OBC combines all voice and data subs systems installed in a mobile asset and provides easy and reliable integration to the telecom and signalling systems installed at wayside through TETRA or other reliable mobile broadband communication system. 

Consort On-Board Controller is designed to support integration of multiple on board subsystems for data acquisition, information transportation within on-board systems and way side control room subsystems over the TETRA infrastructure. Specific attention has been given to all aspects that make up a robust Linux distribution.

Voice and data from multiple On-board devices are integrated through the Consort On-Board Controller to support the following functionalities:

  • Automatic Detection of Driver and Guard Cabin
  • Active – Active Redundancy between Driver and Guard Cabin
  • Enhanced Train Location Reporting Services for Train Signaling
  • Help Point Call Escalation to Control Room
  • Public Announcement Calls from Control Room
  • Automated Public Information Display Messaging from PIS Server
  • Configurable Digital I/O
  • Logging and Remote Diagnostics
  • Integration to Common MMI Console in Driver Cabin


  • Low Power rugged device compliant to railway requirement
  • Flexible and scalable in hardware and software design
  • Redundant ACTIVE – ACTIVE Configuration
  • Automatic Detection of Driver and Guard Cabin based on inputs from Rolling Stock Multiple Configuration possible to support existing operation and maintenance procedure
  • Train Driver and Guard Mode selection based on pre-configured rules
  • Provides Interfaces to Way side communication via Tetra Radio System
  • Interface to Automatic Train Protection(ATP) signaling system for on board as well as control room Train communication and management system
  • Interface to HP System for escalating/forwarding passenger emergency call from train to Wayside Control Room in case drive is unable to attend the call
  • Interface to Onboard PA System for announcement from Wayside Control Room
  • Provides Interface to Onboard PIDS for automated display from PIS Server
  • Provides interface to Train Communication Exchange
  • Provides interface to Crew Panel Driver Console
  • Capable of Interfacing with any other wireless communication systems for providing transparent bi directional data communication channel between onboard subsystem and control room
  • Inbuilt GSM/GPRS modem for customer specific requirement
  • Inbuilt GPS receiver for location based application interfacing
  • Monitors health of connected subsystems
  • User configurable digital input and output signals
  • Logging of messages with date and time stamp for analysis
  • Provision for downloading data to Train Management System
  • Active-Active Redundancy between driver and guard equipment
  • Remote Health Monitoring via Tetra Handheld/ Dispatcher controller
  • Upgrade option for Onboard Network Monitoring

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New Delhi 110030 INDIA

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