AZTI GROUP’S INNOVATIVE PLATFORM INTRUSION EMERGENCY STOP (PIES®) ONE OF SEVEN COMPANIES SHOWCASED AT MiGHT CONSULTATION 2018
AZTI® Technology Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian technology company was one of the seven companies selected to showcase its innovative Platform Intrusion Emergency Stop systems (P.I.E.S®) at the MiGHT Consultation 2018 on the December 19.
Themed “Riding the Next Wave of High Technology”, the consultation was officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Patron of MiGHT (Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology), Tun Dr Mahathir, in commemoration of MiGHT’s 25 years anniversary.
At the closed-door discussion with more than 50 industry leaders, AZTI® Technology showcased its flagship technology, an actual full scale Platform Intrusion Emergency Stop (P.I.E.S®) which has recently been installed at the Ampang-line Light Rail Transit (LRT) totaling 36 stations. Similar systems have also been installed at Kelana Jaya line LRT for 32 stations in 1998. A further 20 stations will be equipped with the P.I.E.S® system for the upcoming Prasarana LRT3 Project.
On 19 April 2018, a railway tragedy was averted and a pregnant woman was saved when P.I.E.S® was able to immediately stop the approaching train when the impact of the four month pregnant woman who fainted and fell on the track was detected. The incident occurred at the Damai LRT Station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the PIES® system was installed on the Kelana Jaya LRT line. The rescue team from the Fire and Rescue Department and medics reached the location soon after the incident, and took about seven minutes to rescue the victim. The Kelana Jaya LRT line was cleared to resume operations in less than half an hour.
ADVANTAGES OF P.I.E.S®
- Have been installed and still operational since 1985 with zero fatal incidents.
- Meets all safety requirements for detecting passengers accidentally falling onto the tracks.
- Barrier Free Intrusion detection/prevention System that provides better flexibility for implementation and future station/rolling stock upgrade.
- Requires minimum maintenance and upkeep.
- Does not require high level of skilled workers to maintain it.
- Cost effective and meets safety requirements.
For more information about P.I.E.S® system and railway industry safety system features, please log on to http://www.aztigroup.com/ or contact +603- 8051 8619 for further enquiries. Watch the full video to understand P.I.E.S® further here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXl0VHNFu-U