Paris and Montréal-la-Cluse on June 25, 2020: Thanks to its partnership with Cartesiam, Vaperail’s products will detect abnormal behaviors more easily and will meet the requirements of predictive maintenance even more effectively. “The digitalization of processes is already in the DNA of Vapérail, which creates added value by connecting the railway infrastructure. With this partnership, we are improving our offer. We are going to design, prototype and manufacture products with high added value” explains Stéphane Brunet, CEO of Vapérail.
For Joel Rubino, CEO of Cartesiam “Our goal is to provide our customers with a development environment, NanoEdge™ AI Studio, specifically designed for embedded developers and enabling them to address the challenges of predictive maintenance, fraud detection and security in a simple, fast and cost-effective way. Vapérail has been able to test and compare our solution and we are delighted that Vapérail products can now leverage our embedded AI technology to create innovative predictive maintenance solutions”.
Edge A.I. and Railway Industry 4.0
By deploying objects in harsh environments, Vapérail faces communication and transmission obstacles. Therefore, analyzing data at the “Edge”, closest to the track, i.e. exactly where a signal becomes data, makes even more sense in the railway industry than anywhere else. “Artificial intelligence applied directly to each connected object will boost our expertise in data capture,” continues Stéphane Brunet. Indeed, the reactivity in data collection and management sets Vapérail on the road to optimized efficiency: control of time, costs, technologies and environmental issues.
The alliance of rail and artificial intelligence “at the Edge”.
The IOT marks a turning point for the rail industry. By bringing their expertise together, Cartesiam and Vapérail will lead the way in the future of rail development. With Cartesiam, Vapérail takes a strategic leap forward in the deployment of connected solutions adapted to tomorrow’s market. Vapérail, a market visionary, once again proves its ability to combine industrial solidity and digital agility.
Vapérail, a “pure player” in railway infrastructure, combines the visionary responsiveness of a start-up with the solid know-how of an industrial. Vapérail was created in 1978 at the launch of TGV, the French High speed train. SNCF tasked Vaperail with the mission to develop a concrete fastening solution that would meet the required specifications for high-speed trains.
Since inception, Vapérail has been a pioneer in the implementation of digital solutions for the track and is for example a contributor to the Digital Open Lab in collaboration with SNCF. All these activities are driven by a permanent approach and a team dedicated to innovation within a dedicated space : the LAB
Founded in 2016, Cartesiam is a software publisher specializing in artificial intelligence development tools for microcontrollers. NanoEdge AI™ Studio, Cartesiam’s patented development environment, allows any embedded developer, without any prior knowledge of AI, to develop specialized machine learning libraries for microcontrollers. Whatever the industry, Cartesiam enables its customers to integrate the promise of AI into their solutions in a fast, simple and inexpensive way, while building on their existing resources. Co-founded by Marc Dupaquier, François de Rochebouët, Michel and Joël Rubino, Cartesiam has its headquarters and R&D in Toulon, France, and sales activities in Paris, Munich and New York. For more information, visit http://www.cartesiam.ai.
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