Taiwanese technology firm ADLINK’s Asia Pacific general manager, Vincent Tseng, spoke with Rail Express about what the company has in store for AusRAIL PLUS 2017.
Rex: Tell us about ADLINK.
Vincent: ADLINK Technology designs and manufactures embedded computing, aiming to drive data-to-decision applications across industries.
Established in 1995, and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, we have operations in America, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, India and Germany, and over 1,800 employees. ADLINK is a listed company in Taiwan and publicly traded since 2002.
Rex: What does your product range cover?
Vincent: ADLINK’s goal is to provide robust and reliable hardware platforms, data connectivity and complete Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. To that end, our products include motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, gateways, systems, panel PCs, displays and end-to-end solutions based on industry standard form factors. ADLINK is also a premier member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance; there are only 4 in the world.
Rex: What will you be showing at AusRAIL PLUS 2017?
Vincent: The recent emergence of IIoT has initiated a digital disruption of railway infrastructure. IIoT technologies are appearing more frequently in real-time signaling, machine-to-machine communication, train radios, lineside communication, level-crossings, station information and security checkpoints.
Taken together, all this railway technology forms a finely-tuned web of components and systems. Quality railway IT results requires quality equipment, and that’s where ADLINK enters into the picture.
Among other technology, ADLINK at AusRAIL will showcase its Modular 3U CompactPCI platforms, its Driver Machine Interface (DMI), and its rugged, fanless, EN 50155-compliant embedded computers.
Rex: What’s your target for railway market in Australia and New Zealand?
Vincent: By leveraging more than 15 years of railway experience, ADLINK is focused on railway signaling and digitalization applications in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
In particular, ADLINK has many digitalization projects experience in Train-to-Ground Communications, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring, Smart Railway Gateway, Surveillance, and Infotainment applications.
Rex: What are you looking forward to at AusRAIL PLUS 2017?
Vincent: We are looking forward to a deeper engagement with railway signaling system integrators, and to provide them with a cutting edge embedded computing platform to help them fulfil railway operators’ needs.
Rex: Who can visitors meet at your stand?
Vincent: ADLINK Australia and New Zealand’s Region Sales Head Ben Wei will be joined at the stand by sales manager Jennifer Chen. Exhibiting together with local distributor Micromax Technology, they will be happy to share details on our solutions and products for railway signalling applications.
Rex: Can visitors pre-book meetings at your stand?
Vincent: Yes, visitors can email email@example.com, or they can register online, at www.adlinktech.com/eDM/20171121_AusRAIL_PLUS/index.html.
ADLINK is exhibiting at Stand 25.