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Work faster and safer with the remote-controlled isolator

The video below shows you how much work it takes to test whether there is voltage on the overhead line and how to short-circuit it. This job is not very pleasant and can be quite dirty plus resource intensive. Strukton Rail Nederland felt that there was an alternative way to perform this task especially for … Continued

Marleen van de Kerkhof wins IRJ’s Young Rail Leaders Award

Marleen van de Kerkhof, International Affairs Manager at Dual Inventive, is one of the winners of the International Railway Journal’s Young Rail Leaders Award for 2023! Marleen’s enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge will hopefully inspire a new generation of people. The global rail industry is experiencing two concurrent human resources challenges: the impending retirement of a … Continued

ZKL 3000RCs tested by SNCF Infrapôle LR

Launched in 2014, the Osmoze programme (Outils Sécurité Modernes et Operationnels en Zone Exploitée – Modern Safety Equipment in the Work Area) covers a number of projects aimed at enhancing safety on work sites and improving the efficiency of various production operations. Part of the project involves an intelligent safety tool a remotely operated Track … Continued

Rail Ambassadors present final report on European Year of Youth

On 14 December 2022, rail ambassadors of the European Year of Youth Marleen van de Kerkhof (on behalf of Railforum and Jonge Veranderaars) and Oscar Vermeij (on behalf of Rail Cargo information Netherlands) handed over their final report titled “The future is ours!” to State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen of Infrastructure and Water Management. In the … Continued

Geofence technology is a solution against misplacement of ZKLs

Dual Inventive introduces geofence technology for locating workforce safety devices, such as the Track Circuit Operating Device (TCOD). During Railcenter’s Rail Festival, on 28 September, will be the first opportunity for a demonstration of the international innovation that makes misplacements of TCOD’s a thing of the past. Self-monitoring Track Circuit Operating Device TCODs are used … Continued

Josh Jackson returns to work after a period of absence

Following successful treatment for Leukaemia, I am pleased to tell you that I will be resuming my role as Managing Director as of Monday, 25 July. During my absence, I know that many of you will have met Mark Prescott who joined as International Business Development Director, but has been kindly filling in for me … Continued

New Alliance to Drive Digital End-to-End Rail Infrastructure Solutions

15 best-in-class companies launching novel Alliance at IAF Münster to increase the safety, efficiency and capacity of railway infrastructure globally Leveraging digitalisation, innovation and collaboration to create complete, sustainable, cost-effective and convenient solutions Today at the IAF (Internationale Ausstellung für Fahrwerktechnik) in Münster, Germany, 15 leading European railway track technology pioneers announced the formation of … Continued

Dual Inventive subsidiary Arcobel delivers 700 network switches for ProRail’s signalling system

This week Prorail awarded the tender for delivering 700 network switches for the “Onderpost Communicatie Netwerk (OCN)” to Arcobel Embedded Solutions. ProRail will roll-out these network switches the upcoming year on 350 “OCNs” to ensure the continuity of this network of the train signalling system. Douwe Schoenmakers, Managing Director of Arcobel Embedded Solutions, emphasises the … Continued

Network Rail’s Prescott tracks over to Dual Inventive

Rail solutions provider Dual Inventive has appointed Mark Prescott as new International Business Development Director in response to impressive growth in the UK. Prescott is charged with leading the company’s ongoing ambitious plans in the United Kingdom and accelerating the implementation of Dual Inventive’s technologies in the United States and Australia. He joins the Dutch … Continued

IoT provides solution for point heating systems in winter

Thanks to new applications, rail operators can see whether their point heating system is switched on and check that the rails are being heated to the right temperature – remotely and around the clock. They can also turn the point heating system on and off remotely. “Faults in point heating systems are often detected too … Continued

SNCF Reseau DGOP authorises workforce safety system ZKL 3000 RC

The workforce safety system ZKL 3000 RC has been authorised by SNCF Reseau DGOP for use on the French railways. After going through all the procedures for authorisation, the certificate was awarded on 15 June 2021 to the technology company Dual Inventive, which developed the system. This further opens the door for the rail sector … Continued

Dual Inventive invests in its future and acquires Insydes Group

Dual Inventive has taken over 100% of the shares of Insydes Group (consisting of Core|Vision and Arcobel Embedded Solutions). CEO Jacob Zeeman and CTO Lex van der Poel from Dual Inventive and CEO Sjef ten Den from Insydes Group signed the agreement on 3 June, confirming the transaction with retroactive effect from 1 January 2021. … Continued

Dual Inventive launches new company AnyWare

Ground breaking technology company Dual Inventive has celebrated the next chapter in its ambitious expansion plans with the launch of new company AnyWare. Dual Inventive, which develops and produces innovative technical products to improve rail capacity, network efficiency and track worker safety, has diversified to allow their digital products to be used across different business … Continued

Fieldlab Rail offers safe test environment for railway innovations

A safe environment where rail professionals and students can test innovations in practice, that is the Fieldlab Rail of Dual Inventive at our office in Oisterwijk. In the test lab, the technology company collaborates with partners, other companies and colleges that want to test concepts in a pilot environment. “The Fieldlab Rail is the perfect … Continued

Jacob Zeeman new CEO Dual Inventive

Jacob Zeeman started on Monday as the new CEO of rail solutions company Dual Inventive. Last week, Zeeman signed the contract with the managing directors, which at the time of signing consisted of Lex van der Poel and Eric Groenen. Zeeman left Strukton Rail at the beginning of October as a top executive because of … Continued

How IoT proves its worth to rail industry in times of crisis

That vital processes depend upon human hands becomes clear during the current corona pandemic. It would be good to learn from this now and so make more use of technology. Internet of Thing (IoT) helps the rail industry in times of crisis. “If there were sensors across the whole network, more railway staff could work … Continued

How IoT enables trains to drive

People are already calling it the new railroad track: the point on which our rail infrastructure is connected. With the arrival of NarrowBand IoT, this may be accelerated. The network has barely gone live and the future is already taking shape. The Dutch company Dual Inventive – a pioneer in IoT applications for the railway … Continued

Network Rail embracing IoT technology in the railway

How embracing technology created a safer environment for colleagues – and a saved nearly half a million pounds in the process. At the flick of a switch, Network Rail’s London North Eastern and East Midlands’ (LNE & EM) Works Delivery off-track team were able to solve a trio of problems linked to their need to … Continued