Friday, 18 December 2020

An Invitation from SyntheSys Technologies and IBM® for members of the Rail Industry


Things are changing fast in the rail supply chain.  With £35 billion expected to be spent on new services and equipment in the United Kingdom (UK) alone – a supply chain expansion of 140 percent – the market looks set for a steady period of growth.

This investment comes at a time when the British rail network is being transformed by technologies like cab signalling and condition-based maintenance.

The opportunities are there for those ready to step up and take them, but cutting-edge engineering has never been more important.

For rail suppliers, every positive development seems to come with corresponding risk.  There’s a huge amount of investment to be won right now, but in rail, every feast costs you a famine.  Ill-considered long-term investment in your engineering capabilities can leave you exposed when the good times stop.

We feel that it is time to talk about different ways rail organisations can approach big picture thinking as a means of driving engineering innovation.  SyntheSys Technologies and IBM® are inviting members of the Rail Industry to join this 1.5 hour roundtable event which aims to explore how rail organisations can use systems engineering practices as a key driver of innovation within engineering operations. 

For more information or to register your attendance, visit:

Monday, 14 December 2020

Celebrating the Festive Period with a Special Edition of TDL Technology Magazine


As many of us wind down and reflect on what has been a challenging year, we would like to offer members of the Tactical Data Link (TDL) community some light reading for over the festive period with our latest, Special Edition TDL Technology magazine.

In this latest magazine, readers can once again read our regular ‘Demystifying TDLs’ feature, which tackles Joint Range Extension Application Protocol (JREAP).  We also have an insightful feature which looks at Agile Systems Engineering as a means of better managing complex defence projects.  Readers can also see a collection of interesting TDL and related defence news pieces in this latest edition.

As COVID continues to disrupt how we interact and communicate, and at a time when collaboration and communication is more important than ever, if you or your organisation would like to contribute an article to a future issue, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing the editor via:

TDL Technology is completely FREE to read.  To read the digital edition, visit:

Prefer to flick through the pages?  We will happily send you a copy, simply email:

With very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.