Data preparation today
Every Infrastructure Manager has a long tradition of presenting signalling information in given shapes and formats, inherited from the days of paper and steam.
The signalling supply industry ingests and interprets this information, and processes it. Ingestion and interpretation of data are the weak links in the chain.
Data preparation tomorrow
Seamless machine-to-machine flow of information between IM and signalling suppliers.
This is the key EULYNX DP use case – but it can do a lot more.
Example of a typical EULYNX DP diagram
The diagrams are designed for
- Accessibility and focus
- Presentation in HTML format
- Subject-matter diagrams collect all information
- Users browse for information at their ease
- UML classification and relations
- Semantics: what does it mean
- Associated attributes
- Generalisation – Specialisation: helps keeping it as simple as possible but not any simpler
- Relations: Class A needs/owns/knows class B, e.g. How does a signal relate to a route
- The semantics are supported by graphc examples
- Examples support the communication between signalling and IT experts.
EULYNX DP versus conventional information models
The EULYNX DP model represents signalling know-how. The graphics support understanding that is accessible to both IT- and signalling professionals.
A conventional XSD model is tied to XML, has little to no visual support. XSD’s are familiar to IT professionals but difficult to grasp for signalling professionals