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One Big Circle grows into bigger offices

Bristol-based intelligent video specialist, One Big Circle, has secured larger office space in order to accommodate its continued expansion. Having made The Engine Shed at Temple Meads Station its home since its inception in 2017, One Big Circle is not moving far. The new office space at Temple Studios will house the 15 strong team…
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Bristol’s One Big Circle Wins Major Rail Industry Award

Pioneering video technology specialist, One Big Circle, is celebrating a huge win at last night’s National Rail Awards. The Bristol-based SME brought home the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award, thanks to its revolutionary product, AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review). The award was a joint success, along with Network Rail’s Signalling Innovations Group (SIG), and the…
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How integrated systems and open data can help the rail industry

One of our strengths at One Big Circle is that we’re experts in the integration of systems. We develop our products, including our flagship product AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review), to work with systems already in place to ensure that data can be shared openly, when appropriate. We had years of experience in this area before we set foot in the rail sector, and this put us in fantastic stead when entering the industry and aligning with their requirements.   We recognised that a lot of data is being collected around the network,…
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How can SMEs break into a devolved rail industry?

The impact devolution has had on the rail industry cannot be underestimated. Devolution gives local authorities the opportunity to be more responsive to local requirements and put ‘passengers first’. This process has resulted in a wealth of opportunities. From more localised funding, employment, increased local expertise and a wide variety of benefits for local communities who are now involved and invested in important decision making. From ensuring railways and stations are the cornerstones for local and future regeneration, to making them part of a joined-up transport network, the list of improvements, thanks to devolution, is extensive.   But the industry is still grappling with the architecture of a…
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Video tech pioneer One Big Circle secures coveted contract extension with Transport for Wales

Pioneering video technology and AIVR (Automated Intelligent Video Review) specialist, One Big Circle, has secured a three-year contract from Transport for Wales (TfW) to augment its on board fleet technology, as part of a wider move to further enhance safety across Wales’ rail network. The three-year agreement will expand on a well-established partnership and follows…
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One Big Circle coding AIVR

Digital Transformation of the railway

The process of digital transformation of any business or industry is the development and integration of technology to improve processes and ways of working to deliver improved efficiency and performance. The ongoing digital transformation of the railway is a perfect example of this in practice. An industry that is built, literally, on a centuries-old platform,…
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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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