Communication systems

HANNING & KAHL’s train to wayside communication systems (HCS) take on communication between vehicle and line and vice versa. They forward commands for manual point setting, send information to the next signalling installation, and more.  

HANNING & KAHL supplies both carborne and wayside equipment. HCS communication systems carry the CE symbol and fulfil all major international standards: EN 50121 (EMC), EN 50155 (rail standard) and EN 45545 (fire protection).

The carborne equipment is always customer-specific and supports the interface RS232/RS484, Ethernet, IBIS VDV300 and VDV301 on board. The wayside equipment provides interfaces RS232/ RS485, Modbus TCP and Ethernet TCP/IP for system integration. 

HCS-R Train to Wayside Communication
For one-way communication, our HCS-R enables wireless transmission of information and commands from the vehicle to the line.

HCS-R has proven itself in operation a thousandfold all over the world. With state-of-the-art microprocessor technology, the HCS-R system is extremely flexible and can be used in multiple applications.

HCS-V Train to Wayside Communication 
The two-way HCS-V enables wireless transmission of information and commands from the vehicle to the line and vice-versa.

The HCS-V is function-compatible with HCS-R. This means that vehicles equipped with HCS-R and also vehicles with HCS-V equipment can be detected. The advantage of the HCS-V system is automatic tuning of the transmitter/receiver loops. No further tuning measures are necessary once the electric connection has been made.

Diagnosis of the HCS systems
HCS diagnostic software with the following functions is used for commissioning, testing and maintenance:

-    Programming the outputs
-    Automatic conversion of bit configurations
-    Evaluation with a terminal program
-    Just one software for HCS-R and HCS-V
-    Read-out and evaluation of the event recorder