Tasmanian Railway – selcall monitoring
Train Controllers at Tasrail received incoming radio notifications (selcalls) from various infrastructure on the rail network. This infrastructure includes locomotives, track vehicles and track temperature sensors. The software that logged these notifications was outdated and not compatible with modern hardware or operating systems. This made maintaining and updating the system more and more difficult as replacement hardware becoame obsolete.
We developed a new piece of software to replace the old one. The new software receives selcalls from the radio device through a serial port and inserts them into a central database. These selcalls can then be viewed from any workstation on the network via the Selcall Monitor. The software can differentiate between standard and emergency calls and can be configured to send out alerts via email or SMS when specified call types are received.