ControlSafe™ Platform, SIL4 COTS Fail-Safe System
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Artesyn's ControlSafe™ Platform SIL4 COTS Fail-Safe System for Train Control and Rail Signaling. Leveraging over 30 years of expertise in developing highly reliable and available embedded computer systems, Artesyn Embedded Technologies is a premier supplier of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) fail-safe computer systems to rail system integrators and rail application providers. With all reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) processes designed to be certified to EN50126, all safety-related software to EN50128, and hardware to EN50129, Artesyn’s ControlSafe Platform (CSP) can be deployed in SIL4 safety application environments. Based on open standards, Artesyn’s ControlSafe Platform is a cost-effective solution that enables application developers and system integrators to substantially accelerate time-to-market without being deterred by the potentially high costs and risks associated with the stringent SIL4 system development and certification process. Artesyn is committed to building long-term partnerships with our customers, based on proven and reliable systems with consistent performance. The ControlSafe Platform further strengthens this commitment by providing rail industry customers with an unmatched, highly reliable platform with 15 years of planned product life and 25 years of extended support and service.
Artesyn’s ControlSafe Platform is designed to deliver best-in-class system availability as high as 99.9999%, which means that system downtime is limited to less than a few seconds per year. Artesyn has successfully completed extensive modeling and analysis by its team of highly qualified staff to confirm that the ControlSafe Platform meets all the functional safety, reliability and availability requirements mandated by rail standards and specifications.
Adhering to Artesyn’s future-proof development philosophy, the ControlSafe Platform is modular, scalable and designed to seamlessly accommodate additional I/O interfaces as well as upgraded processors throughout the product life cycle. Artesyn is focused on continued platform development to build a comprehensive product line. A new initiative is the development of a discrete I/O expansion box which enables customers to seamlessly integrate our ControlSafe Platform in a variety of rail signaling applications. Our ultimate goal is to enhance customers’ competitive position by allowing them to focus their development efforts on differentiating end applications.
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- Highly integrated COTS solution designed to be certified to SIL4 safety standards
- Designed to deliver system availability as high as six nines (99.9999%)
- Modular and scalable for deployment in many rail applications
- Innovative data lock-step architecture allows seamless technology upgrades
- Hardware-based voting mechanism maximizes application software transparency
- 15 years planned product life and 25 years of extended support and service
- Backed up by a global service organization
- Rugged design compliant with EN 50155
- Growing product portfolio to enable future rolling stock and trackside deployment