Kernex Microsystems secures order from ICF-Chennai to expand KAVACH system installation

In a recent stride, Kernex Microsystems (India) Ltd. has received an order from Integral Coach Factory, Chennai for the supply and installation of Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) (KAVACH).

More Details:

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai has awarded an order of Rs. 8.26 Crores to Kernex Microsystems for the supply, installation and commissioning of Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) (KAVACH). This is an enhancement of an earlier purchase order dated 1st August, 2022.

Order Details in Brief:

  • This is for supply, installation and commissioning of 12 extra Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) (KAVACH) against the purchase order dated 1st August, 2022.
  • The order(s)/contract(s) is to be executed or to be delivered by 31.08.2024.
  • The present order size is Rs. 8.26 Crores, including this additional contract the total ICF order size increased to Rs. 35.10 Crores.

How Kernex is Helping in Reducing Train Collisions:

  • Kernex started developing Railway Safety systems from 1999 and successfully developed and demonstrated a prototype of ACDs to Konkan Railway Corporation Limited and Members of the Railway Safety Board.
  • In March 2000 the company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with KRCL for Technical Collaboration for developing full scale networked Anti-Collision Systems (ACDs).
  • Together with KRCL, took up an intensive analysis of the major accidents that occurred in India, The functional requirements of the clients and operational safety procedures have been fully considered, for designing the logics of Anti Collision Systems.
  • Based on the concept and domain knowledge provided by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. They developed the networked Anti-Collision Devices, using Global Positioning System, Radio Data Communication, Application Logics and Interfacing these with an Auto Braking System developed by KRCL.

By implementing cutting-edge, creative solutions like KAVACH, Kernex Microsystems has been instrumental in raising the safety standards of Indian railways, as demonstrated by this ongoing relationship and the current order.

Source: Kernex – Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Unsplash

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