An Integrated Supervisory Control System (ISCS) refers to the various dimensions of a railway operation’s control center to ensure an efficient and smooth railway deployment; an integrated Station Management System (SMS) for monitoring activities such as power, signal and environmental control systems at stations; and a Plant Management System (PMS) where all sub-system interfaces between Central Management (CMS) and SMS are well-connected. Given the scope, each system must function without failure 24/7, in order to deliver critical information and emergency response solutions. The systems must be built on a platform of reliable hardware and software, such as a redundant, real-time server and allow for remote control access. Advantech’s industrial-grade PC and ITA-2000 Series wayside controllers are specifically designed to cater to these conditions with rich I/O interfaces that meet the requirements for an ideal ISCS solution.
Fire Alarm Systems (FAS) play a critical role in station management for monitoring to prevent hazards, to receive warning signals and alarms, and to issue disaster response commands. The FAS can be divided into central and station-level functions. When a fire breaks out, the central FAS serves as a control center, automatically collecting, displaying, recording and storing information for file processing and management. The station-level control system can be activated to issue evacuation orders and implement disaster response commands. The FAS is able to provide information and resources via a LAN connection, as well as implement and direct disaster response, which in turn substantially enhances the safety of subway stations.