The digitalization of railways is a significant change and a huge opportunity for innovative players in the industry. Proxion has decided to accelerate its internationalization together with Relesoft Oy. Our goal is to help industry and railway infrastructure managers in building a safer, more efficiently functioning and smarter interoperable railway system.
Proxion’s expertise is recognized in Europe and Relesoft Oy has a unique implementation of the latest European specifications into technological products. Together, we are able to meet our customers’ needs by adapting current and future technology into a modular entity. The EULYNX specifications have reached the level of maturity where industry will witness the widespread adoption of standardized interfaces. The winning solutions of digital control command communication, signalling and automation systems will be built on EULYNX open standards, which aim to significantly reduce the lifecycle cost for signalling systems. The control and automation system forms the core of digital rail transportation. The founders of the EULYNX project are 13 European infrastructure managers, led by German Deutsche Bahn. Relesoft’s technology, together with the services provided by Proxion, offers customers around Europe the opportunity to more effectively utilize EULYNX and ETCS specifications in control and command system (CCS) in design and during the implementation of projects.
“Proxion has good opportunities to increase its turnover from exports when it comes to railway technology and services. Large CCS suppliers have traditionally dominated the market. The situation is now changing, as the open ERTMS specifications and the EULYNX interface specification enable new operators and systems to enter the market. We have decided to be one of these”, says Lauri Aarnio, director of Proxion’s Railway Technologies unit.
On a practical level, it is easiest to start internationalization with private track customers and the services related to design and testing services for the RCA architecture. Relesoft Oy’s RELYNX RCA TEST CENTER will function as a service sales platform for testing and simulation services. The railways’ change to digital technologies is the biggest disruption that has happened to the railways in decades. Proxion’s agile operating model and strong technical know-how together with Relesoft’s technology opens up opportunities to cost-effectively extend digitalization to private rail networks as well.
“For us, cooperation with a respected and active Finnish railway expert and technology player is a natural step to accelerate internationalization. As Relesoft seeks to expand beyond the Finnish domestic market, it’s practical to make efforts together,” says Markus Melander, chairman of Relesoft’s board.