Comtest Wireless in Switzerland – Infographic


Comtest Wireless Switzerland ERTMS ETCS infographic

Empowering ETCS engineers in Switzerland

An infographic case study

Comtest Wireless has produced an infographic to showcase the use of its active drive test solution in Switzerland.

The infographic uses facts and stats to demonstrate how the Comtest Wireless drive-test solution has been used in Switzerland, since it was first introduced in 2011.

Amongst the points covered, are:

  • the ability for NetProbe ERTMS to handle up to 20 radios at any one time
  • that it is has been used to run 800 tests over 32,000 kilometres
  • each test lasts anywhere from minutes to hours
  • the solution is now used to test new radios and firmware before they are deployed in the field.

The impact of NetProbe ERTMS solution has been impressive for the engineers in Switzerland. Within 4 months of the solution being available, the number of users in the Telecom Operations Department, Telecom Engineering Department and ETCS Department had increased from 10 to 57.

What’s more, 95% of the ‘incidents’ occurring on the two tracks were then able to be resolved within the ETCS Department, without requiring specialist telecoms engineers.

Shelley Robertson, responsible for marketing at Comtest Wireless says “We’re delighted that SBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways) allowed us to showcase the part we have played in the Gotthard Tunnel developments as an infographic. It’s an example of how we aim to be both practical and innovative – including in our Marketing- when it comes to GSM-R and ERTMS data collection and reporting and the difference we make to our customers.”

See the full infographic pdf here.