Intelligent Information Management using Area Information Systems
To make sure that the right information is available at the right place and time, Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH has developed an area information system which provides up-to-date and comprehensive information for infrastructure operators, railway and transport companies and passengers.
The operations information system LeiDis-FI collects operational information on train runs (current positions, timetable data), train formation or routes. It analyses and links this data and transmits it to the sites where it is needed. Thus, passengers always have correct and full information at their disposal, connections are correctly co-ordinated and resources (routes, traction vehicles, coaches etc.) are available at the right time and in the right quantity. Data can be exchanged throughout the entire company and even across international borders.
The LeiBIT system hitherto used at DB Netz AG is now being replaced by LeiDis-FI. Almost all of the functionality of LeiBIT has been taken over by the LeiDis-FI system which has been newly implemented with important alterations to the system architecture. The new features are the use of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for integration of the application, the implementation of user interfaces as web clients and a standardised user administration via Windows Active Directory. Within the framework of the Integrated Technology Strategy (ITS) of DB Netz AG, the LeiDis-FI system is a first step towards a reduction in the diversity of applications.
The area information system provides a complete and up-to-date database as a basis for decisions concerning operations control. The system is highly automated, simple to operate and avoids multiple data collecting, thus relieving the workload on personnel. Work processes are simplified and business processes optimised. With the continuous supply of the right information to the right place at the right time, the operational information system ensures that everything works hand in hand.
The advantages of LeiDis-FI:
- comprehensive and continuously up-dated information about the operational situation for all internal sections within the company
- up-to-date information for the company’s customers
- information transmitted to passenger information installations via standardised interfaces
- based on international standards, thus enabling data exchange across international borders
- future-oriented, advanced architecture