The geolocation and counting solution for workers on the RER C construction site for the SNCF
The SNCF has trusted ELA Innovation, Wirepas and Synox for its RER C maintenance project. This challenge consisted in deploying in less than 2 months a communication infrastructure to ensure the safety of workers on 8 kilometers of tunnel.
To meet this challenge, a People Counting and Tracking 4.0 solution has been implemented. One of the most important points was to secure more than thirty entrances/exits by counting the passages of the personnel without using electrical and computer wiring.
From a technical point of view, the location solution is based on a mesh network of fixed tags
and mobile. The former, also called anchors, are installed at regular intervals (25 meters) throughout the site, while the latter are carried by the workers.
The mobile Blue PUCK ID Mesh transmits signals to the various anchors, which in turn pick up all the dialogue and transmit the information to the gateway.
However, since the data returned by the sensors is raw, it is transformed into GPS data (latitude and longitude) by the Wirepas Positioning Engine and visualized on the Synox data visualization platform, SoDATA#Viz.
I had already experienced other solutions and was pleased to find that the ELA Innovation solution was particularly easy to use. I am, we are happy to keep the solution!
E. GALAND, SNCF Project Manager
Activity: Railway line construction site
Date of creation: 1938
- + 8 km of tunnel
- 30+ inputs and outputs without electrical wiring
- Count and locate workers in real time
- Have a minimum of 8 years autonomy on the deployed solution
- Reduce the annual cost of the metering solution
- Add evacuation alarm functionality
- Locate workers in tunnels to ensure their protection in case of evacuation
- Cost reduction through long-term stabilization of the solution
- Installation of a sound and light system to accelerate evacuation and increase worker safety
Our partners on this project
Indoor geolocation with SNCF
SNCF trusts ELA Innovation, Wirepas and Synox for its RER C maintenance site. This challenge consisted in implementing in less than 2 months a reliable communications infrastructure to ensure the safety of workers over 8 kilometers of tunnel.
Find out in video the goals of the project and the solution implemented.
SNCF Use case product workshop on indoor geolocation
Sébastien PRADES, SYNOX On Demand Manager and Pierre BONZOM, CEO of ELA INNOVATION, present the challenges and results of the MESH network indoor geolocation project implemented for the SNCF.
Key points addressed: project stakes and objectives, stages and solution implemented, customer feedback and project next steps
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