IntegrERNST formed a part of the overall project ERTMS/GSM-R & Integration of Fixed Telecom Networks.
The sub-project was a follow-up of the former project ERNST ERNST uropean Railways Numbering Scheme for Telecommunications , with the intention to prove on the basis of an international test-installation the results of ERNST and to give advice to the railways, about how to set up interconnections between national GSM-R GSM-R Global System for Mobile Communications-Railways networks and the interfacing of these networks with national fixed railway networks.
The project has shown, that, by using the actual implementation of GSM-R networks and providing an interface to the fixed railway network it is possible to provide better telecom connections between railways and to build an integrated UIC telecommunication network.
The advantage of this solution are
- better quality of service,
- higher availability,
- less maintenance,
- implementation of a unique numbering scheme,
- more functionality.
The project report describes the necessary pre-conditions for interconnection and set-up a number of test - cases and test-scenarios.