Joint design and development agreement – future technologies will optimize flow of trains and improve mobility solutions
Augsburg, Germany, October 20, 2016 – Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announced that it has signed a framework agreement with global rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation. This agreement extends the previous preferred technology supplier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) going beyond the initial rail control solutions scope into a joint design and development relationship. The two companies have worked together since 1996 with Kontron supplying application-ready embedded computing technology for a number of Bombardier’s prominent rail control projects and wayside rail applications, deployed throughout the world.
Kontron’s comprehensive portfolio of TRACe™ products deliver standardized and fully validated platforms that meet a broad range of transportation system requirements. In addition, Kontron’s modular open-architecture approach in designing its VPX redundant platforms makes them highly scalable and secure with the ability to adapt to any type of transportation application, further helping to future-proof application investments.
“Kontron’s broad experience in transportation computing products has been a key factor in the development of our scalable, cost-effective rail control solutions, enabling us to meet increasingly demanding rail project requirements. I look forward to exploring new projects together to further optimise the flow of trains and offer improved mobility solutions,” said Peter Cedervall, President, Division Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation.
“This agreement opens up an exciting, potential new progressive phase in our relationship with Bombardier. Using our expertise to address vital transportation infrastructure needs, Kontron can help Bombardier meet its goals of faster deployment, reduced cost and advanced system development,” said Kontron Head of Transportation Business Line, Robert Negre.
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Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and a pioneer in secure IoT platform solutions, provides a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. With its leading-edge standard products and solution ready platforms, Kontron enables new technologies and applications across multiple industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best overall application with the highest reliability in embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
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