ConnectEast and SICE have announced that their partnership will continue to expand with SICE set to implement a innovative Operation Management and Control System (OMCS) upgrade for the 39km EastLink tollway, including its twin tunnels. The project is set to transform the existing control system, bringing enhanced efficiency, safety, and sustainability to around 250,000 drivers daily.
After almost 15 years in operation including a limited upgrade in 2016, the OMCS hardware and software components of EastLinks’s OMCS are now reaching their end-of-life or end-of-support. To overcome these challenges, ConnectEast has appointed SICE to deliver its in-house, state-of-the-art OMCS platform (SIDERA) for the system upgrade.
SIDERA offers a high level of inherent features and modular scalability, making it highly configurable and adaptable to technology growth and operational changes.
The upgrade of EastLink’s OMCS to SIDERA will encompass the integration and replacement of various equipment and subsystems. These include a new OMCS core with advanced architecture, software, hardware, interfaces, and cyber security features. A new OMCS network consisting of network switches and a network management system will be implemented, along with the upgrade of operating subsystems such as the CCTV system and serial servers for the many devices located along the tollway.