Kontron has achieved the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) Revision 02 certification, a compliance developed by the independent association of European railway industries UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes).
The IRIS certification has been given to Kontron for the activity of design, development and manufacturing of embedded computer boards and systems for real-time applications. The scope of certification includes propulsion and on board vehicle control as well as passenger information systems, communication systems and single railway components.
Customers who integrate Kontron products thus have now also the official certification of the UNIFE that they partner with a high quality and reliable supplier.
“The IRIS certification of our facility in Toulon is a major milestone in our business strategy on the railway market. It gives credit to Kontron's commitment to apply highest quality standards of the railway market,” said Norbert Hauser, Executive Vice President Marketing at Kontron. “By leveraging the synergies in obsolescence management for extended long lifecycle applications in transportation and military applications, we can provide exceptional long term supply service at a reasonable cost.”
The company has been involved in many high-profile embedded transportation projects including interlocking and safety critical installations.
Kontron works with selected partners to ensure that standards (IRIS, ISO9001, EN50155 etc.) are strictly adhered to and organizes regular audit checks to secure comprehensively the quality of all products.