May 25, 2009

Soridis introduces SUPRA, their new Alarm Supervision Software featuring Perle I/O Device Servers

NASHVILLE, TN—May 25, 2009— Perle Systems, the global developer and manufacturer of serial to Ethernet connectivity solutions is pleased to announce that Soridis has chosen Perle to provide the Ethernet I/O technology used in their new Alarm Supervision Software.

SUPRA, Soridis’ new cutting-edge Alarm Supervision Software, allows railways to supervise all alerts on a rail network and monitor stations at both a local and regional level. SUPRA provides a complete graphic view of the network’s state and quicker troubleshooting through the setting of customised automatic alerts.

Every year, the French National Rail Infrastructure authority (RFF) invests more than € 2.5 billion in the national rail network, with further major investments by the National Railway Company (SNCF) and Paris’ own transportation services (RATP). In such a rapidly evolving market, the adaptability to new cutting-edge technologies is essential for all industry players, which are already re-designing the future of rail travel.

“We have been working with Perle for several years, for projects of such importance as the Infogare system1. The solution that Perle provided proved to be perfectly adapted for this very sensitive application”, explains Serge Grouazel, Managing Director at Soridis. He continues, “When we had to source a supplier for our new Alarm Supervision Software, the choice of Perle’s I/O Device Server was an easy one.”

Perle’s Ethernet I/O Device Servers enable comprehensive access and control of remote digital I/O, analog I/O, pulse I/O, relays and temperature sensors as well as connections of remote serial equipment on any IP network. The IOLAN DS I/O Device Server has the ability to monitor environmental alarms, intrusion detection, relay contact closures and equipment failure. Through remote operator or application control, opening and closing of integrated relay contacts or activation of digital output signals can be incorporated into any response of a critical event.

Soridis is showcasing SUPRA during the International Railway Exhibition (SIFER) in Lille, from 26th to 28th May 2009.

About Perle Systems - www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured serial to Ethernet networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers for Data Center Management, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Ethernet I/O and Serial Cards. Perle distinguishes itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices and representative offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

About Soridis – www.soridis.com
Soridis specialises in the design and implementation of information management systems for the transportation services.

1Infogare was designed for the SNCF Ile de France and provides the live display of train times in both normal and disrupted situations. SORIDIS was instrumental at every stage, from the design through to the implementation of the system and installations which started in 1995. SORIDIS guarantees the hardware and software maintenance and follows very high constraints of system availability. INFOGARE has become the reference as a Traveller’s Information System for the public transport authority of Paris and its region (STIF). INFOGARE ensures the monitoring of 4000 display monitors in more than 400 stations. INFOGARE monitors and refreshes the real-time information for more than 5700 trains a day, providing train times to over 2,500,000 travellers daily.

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