Cactus Rail - Cactus CCS

Cactus CCS

The World's largest rail integration platform

In the largest deployment of Cactus CCS, which also is the world’s largest rail integration platform, all facility data, i.e., information of stations and field objects, are automatically imported into the system. In this deployment over 800 interlockings are connected to the platform. The import tool also generates test suites for testing all orders and indications.

It is all about automation

By interpreting data and integrating it into one platform, you can start bringing generations of old and new technology together. This enables you to make fast strategic and operational decisions based on well-documented facts, as well as smart choices for future investments and maintenance.

 

The whole flow of data is analysed and combined in all thinkable, and for that matter, unthinkable combinations.

 

 

Be Independent

Cactus CCS enables an independent choice of new interlockings by creating a layer between the TMS and interlockings. The CCS makes it possible to control all interlockings with the TMS of your choice.

The CCS gives you full ownership over your infrastructure and enables the transition to one centralized traffic control.

 

Proven benefits with Cactus CCS:
  • Secure and fully scalable for both regional and national facilities
  • Excellent real-time synchronization
  • Independent of system type or vendor
  • Support for track-side equipment, such as interlockings and point surveillance
  • Integrate interlockings from different suppliers
  • Incorporates tool support for the whole software life cycle
  • Enable a smooth transition to one national TMS

Cactus CCS integration platform bridges silos and pulls down barriers by connecting Operational Technology (OT) with IT. For the first time, your EAM and ERP systems can get valuable statistics and data from far away locations in your operations – deep down in the infrastructure

 

Cactus CCS integration platform bridges silos and pulls down barriers. Previously isolated “islands” in your infrastructure can now be integrated. Cactus CCS connects OT – Operational Technology – with IT. For the first time, your EAM and ERP systems can get valuable statistics and data from far away in your operations – deep down in the infrastructure. 

 

The inner workings of Cactus CCS

 

Reliable interpretation of context enriched data streams

The core of Cactus CCS is a modern message bus, capable of distributing massive amounts of data. Cactus CCS is built with the mindset of simplicity and best practices of the IT world but without compromise in precision and real-time characteristics of the OT world. With the Cactus CCS, it is easy to extend with an interface that the infrastructure provides. Let it be the railway infrastructure, IoT, or any online service.

 

Crashing the servers

Cactus CCS is developed with the concept of continuous integration, deployment, and delivery. Every night a complete regression is performed, testing all orders and indications, testing business continuity, i.e., server crashes, and disaster recovery or loss of an entire site. This is also completely automated.

 

Configuration and migration made simple

The core design of Cactus CCS makes it straightforward to combine infrastructure with different interfaces and protocols to a unified data representation for any external system. The configuration is made from a single point. As soon as the configuration is changed, only components that have been edited restart without interfering with the continuous data flow.

 

As opposed to more monolithic design structures, micro-services:
  • Help larger applications remain unaffected by the failure of a single module.
  • Eliminates long-term commitment to a single technology stack. Less code in play means more flexibility.
  • Enables updates, e.g., adding functionality, while still maintaining high availability.

 

Cactus CCS loves IOT

The Cactus CCS integration platform supports a range of IoT (Internet of Things) frameworks. The IoT specifications often provide seamless interoperability among smart things, and adding an IOT-interface to the CCS is done with ease.

 

Cactus CCS is built with the mindset of simplicity using microservices to make the architecture understandable for operation personnel, developers and infrastructure owners. With the Cactus CCS, it is easy to extend with any interface that the infrastructure provides. Let it be railway infrastructure, IoT, or any online service.