Innovative Technology Systems

ERTMS/ETCS-Level 2 European Rail Traffic Management System/ European Traffic Control System-Level 2
This signaling system was introduced by the European Union for the purpose of establishing a command, control and coordination system for railway traffic, to foster the interoperability of European rail networks. The system was first installed on the new Rome-Naples High Speed/High Capacity line, where its working features were put to the test and its technical performance, safety and overall reliability were verified.
SCMT Discontinuous Train Cab Signalling System
A train operation protection system which monitors signals, maximum train speed, line gradient and any slowing down or loss of speed. The system consists of transponders (balises) and encoders installed along the line and an antenna on board the train, which receives information and supplies the balise with energy as the train passes.
ACC Computer-based Interlocking System
This is the most advanced system for controlling and managing trains in stations. It includes a processing unit for movement logic, an operator interface unit equipped with video terminals and a support device that handles diagnostics, maintenance and service functions. It has been installed in 50 Italian stations, including Rome Termini, Rome Ostiense, Venice Mestre, Milan Rogoredo, Pisa Central, Bologna Central and Palermo.
SCC Command and Control System
This is the most advanced remote integrated management system for train traffic currently in use. Designed to improve and guarantee train punctuality, as part of the service quality upgrade process, it enables the integrated management of train traffic, diagnostics and maintenance, passenger information and video-surveillance, besides streamlining management procedures and allowing quick and efficient troubleshooting, in the event of build-ups on extremely busy lines. The architecture of the system, due to its technology and functions, comprises manned control rooms, where the technology and organisation are concentrated, and unmanned peripheral units (stations, communication facilities, shunting yards, etc.), which ensure communication between the control room and the managed lines.
ACC-M & SCC-M Multistation Computer-based Central Equipment and Multistation Command and Control System
The ACC-M & SCC-M systems, which are an improved version of the two systems above, enable the safety logic for an entire section to be concentrated in one central management unit. Clearly, this makes them more reliable, easier to maintain and raises the overall performance standards.
GSM-R Global System Mobile-Railway
This is a mobile communications system used exclusively for railways, which can efficiently meet the integrated voice/data communication needs relating to railway operations, including train service safety controls. The GSM-R broadcasts over a restricted European frequency band range of 900 MHz and allows data and information to be exchanged between the technological and signaling systems of the various European railways based on a single interoperable communication standard. It currently covers about 9,000 km of line, and will soon be extended to a further 1,500 km.
Telecommunication Systems
Telecommunication systems featuring the development and installation, in various applications, of the new Integrated Telephone system and the development of modern technological facilities for GSM radio coverage in tunnels.