South Western Railway were faced with a contract renewal of a legacy system. In an effort to both reduce costs and provide a solution to the business that provided more capability against requirements, we developed Zonda.
Zonda is a real-time fleet support tool for engineering teams, control centres and depots, which takes in live OTMR (black box) data and displays a visualisation of each trains’ data with rules-based alerts, so that faults while trains are in service can be quickly identified and resolved.
The initial objective for Zonda was to provide a like for like replacement that could be developed further to address existing challenges identified by users of the outgoing system, including:
Users are now able to construct their own business rules on any of the 50 data channels that are streamed from each SWR train in real-time, enabling alerts to be identified when the threshold for that data is exceeded.
The product and roadmap are a collaborative exercise between Mistral Data and SWR, constantly identifying business challenges and areas for development to incrementally and continuously improve Zonda, and ultimately the value to the business and users.
Since deployment over 150 development items have been added to Zonda, including: