Last week TrainFX picked up the exclusive award for “Best Innovation Idea” 2017 presented by Wabtec Faverley UK, part of the multi-national Wabtec group and a key player in the global rail manufacturing industry.
The accolade was awarded during their supplier day event, held in Leicester and attended by numerous industry suppliers and buyers alike. During the day, our Sales Manager, Jacqui Taylor and Engineering Director, David Bradley gave a presentation and demonstrated their fully integrated, real-time passenger information solutions.
Accepting the award on behalf of TrainFX, Mr Bradley explains, “This award and the achievement it represents truly reflects the hard work and dedication of all of our staff and our drive to engineer not just bespoke turn-key solutions, but solutions which are the result of really listening and understanding our customers needs and the unique challenges they face.
TrainFX leads by example as City strengthens ties with China
Recently, TrainFX’ Managing Director, Qingsong Han visited China as part of the delegation led by Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait.
The “Midlands Engine” China mission, organised by the China-Britain Business Council and Midland Engine, was to establish key contacts and a spirit of collaboration, to look at opportunities to work together and drum up support for Chinese investment in our local companies and institutions. In particular, the delegation focused on promoting a partnership between Derby and the Chinese City of Hefei in Anhui Province.
Derby City Council are keen to demonstrate the benefits of foreign investment in Derby – TrainFX have already been leading the way and have become an example of what is possible.
TrainFX is one of first companies in the region to demonstrate a prosperous, mutually-beneficial working relationship with China and we are proud to be leading by example. This year, we have established a joint venture with Anhui Comprehensive Research Institute (AHCTRI) Co., Ltd, based in Hefei. This partnership capitalises on our design expertise for on-train communications systems, and AHCTRI’s local network and experience, helping us reach the international market and compete on the global stage.
Our joint venture with China provides the perfect platform for exploring further afield, not just for us but for our customers too. It is hoped this can pave the way for similar successful relationships for other Derbyshire-based businesses.
UPDATE: 21ST FEB 2017———–
TrainFX were mentioned in a Derby Telegraph article on Monday 20th February, about a proposed twinning of the Chinese hi-tech district of Xinbei with the East Midlands city. Read more here: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/chinese-delegation-wants-to-twin-xinbei-district-with-derby-as-they-have-so-much-in-common/story-30149509-detail/story.html
TrainFX are delighted to announce the roll out of our new Passenger Information Systems with our full colour, LCD screens on-board the first set of Porterbrook owned class 158 vehicles running on Great Western routes. This is the first in a substantial roll out of LCD displays, so keep an eye out as they pop up across numerous fleets over the next few years!
TrainFX have been busy developing another addition to their range of innovative products, this time in the form of Passenger Information Systems using LCD technology. These new, full-colour screens offer clear, crisp text and graphics along with HD multimedia capabilities and real time clock. In addition to the enhancements, we’ve still ensured the screens are PRM TSI compliant.
These innovative screens are currently being showcased on Porterbrook’s Class 144 evolution demonstrator vehicle.
Welcome to the new look TrainFX website!
In addition to the new contracts and systems we have been developing this year, we have also been hard at work developing our brand new website. Not a few tweaks or just a fresh lick of paint, but a complete re-imagining from the ground up.
With our redesign, we wanted to build a platform to explain and showcase our products, services as well as our values and approach in a way that is as innovative and forward thinking as the rail technology solutions we supply! Core to delivering the new web experience for our visitors is embodying the values of our company; it should be clean, accessible, responsive and a great communicator!
The site was developed in-house by the same media production team who bring our LCD screen content to life on board rail vehicles.
Interested in how the TrainFX Media team may be able to assist you? Get in touch direct by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 144e “evolution” was designed to demonstrate the possibility of breathing new life into the old 144 rolling stock and with it, the opportunity to showcase new technologies! Working with owners, Porterbrook, RVEL and a host of other suppliers, TrainFX have fitted the latest version of our Advanced Passenger Information System, featuring 2x double sided saloon displays and our new Intelligent Media Display System. They both feature an all new LCD design capable of full colour, high definition content, whilst ensuring PRM TSI compliance.
The 144e demonstrator is now in passenger service for Arriva Rail North.