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Thermal image hot spot detection

One Big Circle’s pioneering technology deployed by Network Rail

Intelligent video specialist, One Big Circle has successfully secured a contract with Network Rail to detect critical faults on the conductor rail of the electric sections of routes. One Big Circle’s solution combines its award-winning AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review) on-train technology with thermal cameras to detect hot spots of over 80 degrees on the…
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AIVR in use

Machine learning and its potential in the rail industry

Machine learning is the study of computer algorithms to find patterns in data to predict future outcomes. It enables computers to carry out tasks that, up until now, had to be completed by humans. Rather than having to trawl through old data which may no longer be relevant, machine learning allows you to dip into…
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One Big Circle analytics from in cab

Safety, transmitting and predictive maintenance on the railway

Safety is of paramount importance to the rail sector. The emergence of new digital technologies are rapidly increasing the industry’s capabilities to enhance safety. In particular, remote conditioning monitoring is playing a major role in minimising manual intervention, early fault detection and improving safety in the rail environment. Remote condition monitoring and safety Remote condition…
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Rail Innovation Exhibition poster

Rail Innovation Exhibition 2021 summary

Last week we exhibited at Rail Innovation Exhibition 2021, a virtual showcase of the best in rail innovation. We took part with a virtual stand demonstrating our Automated Intelligent Video Review (AIVR), a lightweight train-borne video device that live streams data and telemetry to map, monitor and maintain the railway network. We also took the…
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PwC Scale Transport Programme

OBC named tech scale-up in PwC Scale Transport Programme

Video technology and AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review) specialist, One Big Circle, has been named one of the technology scale-ups in Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)’s Scale Transport Programme. One of only 9 growing businesses to be selected, Scale offers One Big Circle the opportunity to connect with the UK’s largest transport organisations, demonstrating its cutting…
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RailLive 2019

Relationship building and working with Network Rail

 In January 2020, Network Rail set out a plan to work more closely with small and medium sized enterprises. The aim was to make it easier for SMEs to work with them and engage with infrastructure projects across the country. One of the assessments to determine the viability of this plan was whether Network Rail…
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One Big Year in Review

As we’re in the final weeks of 2020, we’ve taken some time to take stock of all that’s happened over the last 12 months. While there’s no doubt that 2020 has been an eventful year, One Big Circle has managed to soldier on, despite the obvious challenges of Covid-19. In fact, we’re grateful to have…
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Safety, COVID, the railway, and intelligent video

As we know, the rail industry is a safety critical environment. Many who work on, and around, the railway put themselves at risk every day; whether onboard, trackside or onsite, in depot or station environments, safety is paramount and must be maintained and improved wherever possible. The industry works collectively and continuously to maintain and…
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AIVR stand on display at a convention

How do we work with the rail industry? – One Big Circle

Listen, understand, adapt – How does One Big Circle work with the rail industry? One Big Circle has been on an incredibly exciting journey over the past year, from rolling out our AIVR video technology to several businesses, and most recently, scooping the Small Scale Project Award at the RIIA Awards. But the success didn’t…
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Bristol’s One Big Circle receives key investment from tech pioneers

Video technology and AI specialist, One Big Circle, has secured significant investment and growth thanks to the addition of David Harris and Toby Hughes to the board. Both pioneers in the technology industry, David and Toby have joined the 15 strong One Big Circle team as Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively. Established 3 years…
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