CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions
CASIO Mobile Industrial Solutions

DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

Customer: DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
Application area: Mobile Communication for data collection, document presentation and other tasks
Product: V-T500
Partner: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
Place of use: Germany


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DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
Customer: DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
Application area: Mobile Communication for data collection, document presentation and other tasks
Product: V-T500
Partner: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
Place of use: Germany


 Download an application example

Documentation using a CASIO V-T500 tablet

The customer

Whether for locomotives, multiple unit trains or railcars and for high-speed transport or transport of passengers or freight, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH (FZI) is considered to be one of the most successful full-service providers for rail vehicles in the whole of Europe. Since the sites were merged by Deutsche Bahn AG, the German national rail company, and the limited company was founded in 2004, FZI has taken over inventory control across the whole group, as well as logistics for replacement parts for rail vehicles. Today, the 13 sites and additional workshops boast a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure. The approximately 8,400 employees have decades of experience. The full-service provision includes scheduled inspections, accident repair work and modernisation projects. Other tasks are the reconditioning of components and sourcing of materials for all lines of maintenance. FZI‘s ability to combine technical systems with modern information technology is a key factor in the economic development of the company.

Data capture using the VT-500 tablet

The use

The Casio tablet not only satisfies the fundamental requirement – the AndroidTM operating system – but also offers extra practical functions for professional use. For example, selecting „kiosk mode“ permits only FZI-approved applications to be used and blocks general consumer apps. This mode also reliably prevents changes being made to the device‘s configuration. An integrated NFC module allows secure, contactless authentication of employees using their company identity card. The Casio tablet also scores points for its external features. The robust case has an IP54 protection rating, more than adequate for FZI‘s needs, and can withstand drops from a height of one meter without damage. Despite this, the device is lightweight and easy to handle. Practical hand straps on the back of the device make it even more ergonomical. The standard features of the CASIO V-T500 meet all of the project team‘s requirements in terms of mobility, flexibility, communication methods, security and quality. As Project PUMA is expected to involve between 600 and 800 tablets when completed, FZI will also require professional mobile device management. This management service will ensure the roll-out process runs smoothly, e.g. by transferring software and configuration settings.

Stopovers in the workshop are reduced

Practical experiences

„It must be clear to FZI customers that the rail vehicles would require even shorter stopovers in the workshop and that the vehicles could be back in the scheduled operation more quickly“, explains Katharina Siebke, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH, Frankfurt/Main.

VT-500 Tablet

A smart business tablet — surprisingly strong and robust

The CASIO tablet is equipped with an Android™ operating system and is ideal for use outdoors. This is demonstrated by its ability to withstand drops onto concrete from heights up to one metre, the fact that it is dust and splashproof and the working temperature range of -20 to +50°C. The NFC technology or the audible anti-theft alarm ensure high security, even for sensitive data. The touchscreen display responds both to the touch of a finger as well as the digitiser pen. This makes fast, capacitative work and detailed drawing or optimum signature capture possible.


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