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UR Group announce strategic involvement Porterbrook’s digital enablement of C769 “Flex” tri-mode trains.

As part of Porterbrook’s fleet-wide refurbishment program to upgrade existing rolling stock to modern standards, URGROUP will provide pre-configured, future-proof, robust digital Ethernet Backbones. This will enable the provision of services such as Wifi, CCTV, Passenger Infotainment Systems (PIS) and predictive maintenance condition monitoring systems and more. Enhancing the value of their assets enables Porterbrook to extend the operational life of their vehicles. The platform can be expanded with the addition of optional applications at point of installation, or in the future.

Besides a public access network, the C769 has the option of an additional secure private network as part of the engine management system. This is totally independent of the primary network and has been planned for since the initial concept design.

Our collaboration with Porterbrook has provided a scalable, secure digital connectivity platform throughout the train. The robust system enables Porterbrook to bring flexibility to its existing rolling stock allowing continued adoption of latest technologies and applications to power essential systems consistent with expectations of a modern digital train.

Developed with a view to reduce fleet disruption and lowest possible cost of installation and commissioning, the first trains will be delivered into service early 2019.

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UR Group are an international provider of advanced connectivity solutions in IP networking, wireless, satellite, and fibre-optic based applications. We specialise in providing specialised, focused solutions in our key markets of ITS, Defence, Industrial Automation and Energy. We partner world-class manufacturers to bring ruggedised, reliable connectivity solutions with leading-edge technology which provides measurable return on investment in our customer applications, every time. Yet we understand technology alone is not enough. Through our Technology Enablement model we combine this solutions portfolio with customer-driven integrated services and internationally located and technically enabled sales teams who are placed to provide expert technology guidance. These specialist services are designed to assist our customers in successful adoption of the latest connectivity platforms, whatever the application demands. This solutions-based package brings a combined perspective which delivers real-life value to our customer programs. Our value proposition is unique in the marketplace today.

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