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7 JUNE, 3 PM (CEST) 

Mobile Assistance Systems In Railway Maintenance

Christian Krauß, International Sales Manager, Zedas
Krzysztof Łukasikv, Digitization of Railway Processes – Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Service Management, Zedas
As technology continues to advance, the railway industry is embracing mobile assistance systems to streamline maintenance processes and enhance operational efficiency. However, implementing these systems comes with its own set of challenges. In this session, we will explore the main obstacles faced by railway maintenance teams when adopting mobile assistance systems and discuss the key learning objectives to overcome these challenges successfully. Join us to gain valuable insights and strategies to optimize your railway maintenance operations.
  • Brief overview of mobile assistance systems in railway maintenance
    Exploring the main Challenges in Implementing Mobile Assistance Systems
  • Limited Connectivity in Remote Locations: Railway maintenance often takes place in remote areas where reliable network connectivity may be scarce. This poses challenges in real-time data transfer, communication with central systems, and accessing necessary resources.
Integration with Existing Maintenance Systems: Railway maintenance involves a variety of existing systems, such as computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), asset management systems, and work order systems. Integrating mobile assistance systems with these existing systems can be complex, requiring seamless data exchange and interoperability.
Ensuring Data Security and Privacy: Railway maintenance involves handling sensitive and critical data, including maintenance records, operational information, and infrastructure details. Implementing robust security measures to protect data from unauthorized access, breaches, and cyber threats is crucial.
User Training and Acceptance: Introducing mobile assistance systems requires training the maintenance teams to effectively use the technology. Some team members may have limited experience with mobile devices or digital tools, leading to a learning curve. Ensuring user acceptance and adoption is essential for successful implementation.
Compatibility with Various Devices and Platforms: Railway maintenance teams may use a range of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or ruggedized equipment, with different operating systems and versions. Ensuring compatibility across these devices and platforms can be a challenge, requiring adaptable software and user interfaces.
User Experience Design: Designing user-friendly interfaces and intuitive workflows is crucial for mobile assistance systems to be embraced by maintenance teams. Optimizing the user experience, minimizing complexity, and ensuring efficient task execution are important considerations.
Technical Support and Maintenance: Mobile assistance systems require continuous technical support and maintenance to address software updates, bug fixes, and hardware issues. Establishing a reliable support system to ensure smooth operation and minimize downtime is vital.
Cost and Return on Investment: Implementing mobile assistance systems involves upfront costs for hardware, software development, training, and infrastructure. Assessing the return on investment (ROI) and justifying the costs in terms of improved productivity, reduced downtime, and enhanced safety is essential.
During the webinar, we will delve deeper into these challenges and discuss effective strategies to overcome them successfully.

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