At the heart of WRSL's design capability is a strong team of more than 200 designers, most of whom are based in the United Kingdom and all of whom use MicroStation for railway signalling design work. Continued business growth both at home and overseas caused the organization to move to the flexible method of licensing provided by the Bentley ELS.
Said Graeme Vousden, lean engineer at WRSL, "The ELS agreement supports WRSL's growth into new and emerging markets around the world, where the company is delivering new and modified signalling systems both for mainline and mass transit railways. The ELS agreement provides WRSL with the facility to use a wide range of Bentley software in its railway signalling design activities anywhere in the world. This simplification of licensing frees WRSL to focus on its core activities of railway signalling design and delivery, in the knowledge that its software licensing requirements are being met."
The Bentley ELS program grants organizations unlimited access to the entire ELS software portfolio for a fixed annual fee. The portfolio covers all the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) and geospatial software needs of subscribers, providing building, plant, civil, and geospatial solutions and supporting a managed environment for their AEC and geospatial IT.
The total coverage at a fixed, discounted price means that organizations can increase their software productivity and reduce their total AEC and geospatial software costs simultaneously. The unlimited access streamlines AEC and geospatial software administration while the annual term simplifies budgeting and accounting.
Immediately, the Bentley ELS will give WRSL a quick, cost-effective way to offer its clients creative technical alternatives and solutions in support of all projects.
As a strategic benefit, the Bentley ELS helps organizations such as WRSL become more agile. Project starts can happen faster and teams can reconfigure more quickly for new opportunities. No-charge pilots allow new technology to be infused into projects more readily. ELS agreements can include partners, extending the agility and multiplying the benefits in global projects.
About Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd.
Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., part of Invensys plc, has been signalling railways for over 140 years and is a world leader in advanced integrated signalling and control systems for mainline and mass transit railways.
The company has a comprehensive range of products, systems and services, and provides fully integrated solutions - from initial system design right through to installation, testing, commissioning, training and maintenance.
The WRSL portfolio ranges from color light signals to fully integrated control systems and includes safety relays, computer-based interlockings, and complete level crossing solutions. Each product has been developed to provide maximum flexibility, allowing systems to be configured to meet clients' precise requirements - whether for an existing installation or to create an entirely new project. For more information on WRSL, visit www.westsig.co.uk.
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