Fast Network Deployment 

Get full control of your Rolling Stock Network

VDS Rolling Network Administrator is intended to streamline the design and commissioning operations during the network deployment and simplify the maintenance activities.

Benefits

  1. Fast Network Design: the design of a complete network applying your technical specifications
  2. First set-up and commissioning simplification: first set-up, troubleshooting and duplication of the network configuration are made available by specific commissioning tools
  3. Maintenance Optimization: easy fault detection, Plug-and-play functionality to replace faulty devices

Features

  • Multiplatform application to set the whole network according to the technical specifications
  • Commissioning operations
  • Maintenance: switches can be continuously monitored. In case of failure, networking devices can be easily replaced and re-configured with no need for skilled personnel

Implementation

VDS Rail's software suite is composed by:

  1. A network design tool called NED (NEtwork EDitor)
  2. A commissioning tool, called Konfstation

The NED is a multiplatform application used to easily configure the whole network. Through the NED, the end-user can:

  • Set-up the connections between active nodes and between active nodes and end devices
  • Define the parameters configuration: IP address, Vlan, QoS, etc.
  • Define the global parameters (e.g. single default gateway) and single device parameters (e.g. IP address)

The NED can be installed on a standard x86 PC.

 

KONFSTATION is an application used to perform infield configuration activities:

  • The application receives information from the network and detects any failure (e.g. wrong connections, wrong configuration)
  • The application can be used to set-up parameters, edit configurations, simulate network's behavior resulting from the modifications

By using the KONFSTATION, end-users can operate from a single switch on the whole network, thus saving considerable time.