Network Rail - a leading supplier to the UK rail industry - came to Microsec to partner their development of a next generation GSM-R radio training simulator.


Using the hardware specifications of the physical radio as a model, coupled with briefing and training from the Network Rail training team, Microsec produced a modern, intuitive training system with the following features:

  • UWP application running on Surface Pro tablets
  • Up to 6 trainees and one trainer connected to each other via wifi
  • Standalone operation - no need for customer infrastructure
  • Dedicated wifi network
  • Faithful represenation of the GSM-R radio behaviour including screen display, sounds, two-way voice communication between participants, PTT communication, emergency procedure behaviour, and messaging
  • A lightweight system, packing down into a single case for easy transport by a single person
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Microsec very quickly mastered the technical landscape of our systems and successfully migrated these to a hosted service, with no service interruption to our national network of clients and mobile field workers.

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Jim Raymen Project Manager, Network Rail