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The purchase price of Vital-Sim software is based on the cost of the different software modules selected, and configuration and training requirements.

Vital Signal Logic Simulator is configured in program modules permitting maximum flexibility at the time an initial order is placed. Expansions can be purchased as the needs of the owner change. Minimum requirements are the Basic System and one Compiler Program. In addition, some pre-shipment system setup will be required to configure the VSLS to the characteristics of the using railroad. Additional hardware locks are available as is onsite training.

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VSLS Modules

1. Basic System Program
Includes serial communications, coded circuit I/O, external relays, line wire interconnections and timers emulation; track layout display/modifications; layout screen customizer (allows the user to customize the layout screen with active text details of features ancillary to the interlocking such as local control panels); database tag list display/modifications; and automatic relay-equivalent conversion display

2. Compiler and Conversion Programs

  • Alstom Products (formerly GE)
    • ACE, EC-5, ElectroLogIXS®, IWP, VHLC ® and HLC
    • EC-IV and E-P Electrologic ® (legacy)
    • GE PTC® (legacy)
    • DOS HLC ® and VHLC ® (legacy)
  • Ansaldo Products
    • Ansaldo/US&S MicroLok II ®and Genisys®
    • Ansaldo/US&S MicroLok I ®and Genisys (legacy)
    • Ansaldo/US&S Microtrax ® (legacy)
  • Alstom VPI Products
    • Alstom VPI® I or VPI® II / CSEX ®

3. Lamp Out List Generator Program

4. Router Accessory Program

Pre-Shipment System Set-up may be required for all VSLS Systems ordered. If a railroad aspect tag name file has not been previously created, the set-up is more complex. If it is necessary to create a new tag name file, the following material will be required to accurately quote on the set-up charge:

  • Aspect Chart
  • Rule Book
  • Circuit nomenclature (tag names) for switch controls and indications, track circuits, code rates, signal types, lamp out detection, etc.
  • Sample location plans and programs, if available.
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