Real-time remote monitoring on Siemens Vectron locomotives

Keep your Vectron fleet in perfect shape and ensure reliable vehicles far beyond the warranty period. Make sure you’re able to prevent failures and to maintain a fast response time when issues should arise. Real-time monitoring and automated alerts specifically designed for your Vectron locomotives are the perfect way to do so.

Real-time monitoring with an independent system enables you to monitor your heterogeneous fleet with just one type of device and to manage your data and maintenance with ease in one single place.

Railnova offers real-time monitoring solutions for Vectron locomotives

Railnova products for real-time remote monitoring

Railster remote monitoring device for railway


Connect to any data source on the Vectron, send data to the cloud in real time, update the types of parameters to monitor remotely at any time.

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Railgenius diagnostics and data analysis software for railway


Monitor your fleet’s condition in real time, analyse data, perform and confirm diagnostics and set up automated and actionable alerts.

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Railfleet fleet and maintenance management software for railway


Manage your fleet and plan corrective and preventive maintenance based on the data coming from your trains and employees or partners.

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Out-of-the-box Vectron component interfaces

Railnova’s remote monitoring device Railster enables you to connect to and to monitor the following components on the Vectron out of the box:


Monitor battery voltage, capacity, current, and status of the main and the supporting battery both when your Vectron locomotives are running and turned off.


Collect the exact mileage of the locomotive as shown on the driver display. Receive fault codes in real time and read MVB parameters at bus speed. All data is easily converted into readable and actionable information.


Track the location of your locomotives, the distance they traveled, their speed and their GPS history. Use real-time GPS data for geofencing alerts.


Transmit emergency breaks, target distance, movement authority, speed, balise messages, etc.

Want to connect to other subsystems on your Vectron locomotives or get more technical information on how we get you the data you need? Let us know, we’d love to help!

Out-of-the-box use cases for the Vectron

Battery monitoring

A low battery voltage, or battery failure can cause delays, cancellations and even damages to a locomotive battery. Real-time battery monitoring and battery alerts enable you to detect anomalies and avoid battery failures on your Vectron fleet.

Fault code monitoring

Retrieve fault codes from the MVB bus or other systems, make it easy to cut through irrelevant fault codes or noise by setting up your own (notification) rules and enable people to act on critical fault codes.

Operational monitoring

Follow up on the status of all your assets, on fleet availability and potential restrictions. Know which locomotive is used for which traffic, what the composition of the train is or any other relevant operational data from your entire fleet.

Energy consumption monitoring

Monitor the energy consumption of your Vectron assets continuously to view your energy consumption per route and per customer. Easily spot on which routes you have the most variability and understand the best way to drive on each route.


Keep track of the location and speed of your assets, view GPS history, track traveled km for maintenance or billing purposes and set up geofence alerts to alert you of location changes or to send alerts to the right people based on the location of your assets.

Digital maintenance planning & communication

Schedule events online and keep a full overview of the planning and progress of all corrective and preventive maintenance interventions for your entire fleet in one place. Share your planning and intervention details with clients, maintainers or other stakeholders.

Usage-based maintenance

Capture readily available real-time counter data, enter counters manually or compute your own to automate your preventive maintenance scheduling based on the actual usage of your Vectron assets.

Corrective maintenance workflow

Have your drivers or hotline personnel report corrective events straight from their phones, tablets or computers. Use QR-codes in your locomotives for fast and user-friendly defect reporting.

Data centralisation

Centralise fleet data and communication with clients and partners. Monitor all telematics, diagnostics and maintenance data from the Railster and/or external systems for your entire fleet in one system.

Data access

Already have systems in place to analyse Vectron data and to make it actionable? No problem, you can use the Railster to connect to the relevant data sources and to stream the data to your own systems in real time.

Data exploration

Not sure yet what kind of data you can access from your Vectron assets or not sure what you can actually do with that data? Connect the Railster or Railster Development Kit to any data source and explore the available data to identify new use cases.

Your use case

You have another use case in mind for your Vectron locomotives? We’d love to help! Get in touch to discuss a potential solution.

Does the Railnova solution work for your assets?

Not sure whether Railnova’s real-time remote monitoring solution will work for your Vectron assets? No matter how you call your Vectron or which variant you use



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we’re happy to provide you with more information, to give you a live demo, or to do a test project, to show you how we provide you with the data you need from your Vectron.

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Have other asset classes in your fleet that you’d like to monitor? Discover all other rolling stock Railnova offers out-of-the-box solutions for.

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