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Hit Rail | UIC revamps its PRIFIS worldwide tariffs software to OSDM Platform offered by Hit Rail

New OSDM (Open Sales and Distribution Model) Platform to be offered by Hit Rail will exchange UIC’s PRIFIS worldwide tariffs distribution software

Utrecht, 12 November, 2020 – The distribution of tariffs for worldwide rail journey amongst railway firms and ticket distributors is about to grow to be extra superior and versatile as UIC (the International Union of Railways) publicizes its new OSDM Platform which is able to exchange PRIFIS from subsequent 12 months. UIC has awarded the contract for the availability of the brand new OSDM Platform to Hit Rail B.V., the European rail trade’s community and IT specialist. Once launched, the brand new service will grow to be an vital basis for pan-European passenger journey, by distributing worldwide journey tariffs and costs amongst railway firms’ distribution programs and making them out there to 3rd get together distributors, like Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) around the globe.

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OSDM is the brand new trade European-wide customary for ticket gross sales, reservations and costs distribution, a venture collectively managed by the UIC, railway firms and ticket distributors. OSDM outcomes from the fusion of the earlier FSM (Full Service Model) and nTM (New Tariff Model) initiatives, for complete and open interoperability on the sale of practice tickets. OSDM utilises state-of-the-art applied sciences to assist the implementation of the brand new UIC International Railway Solution (IRS) 90918-10.

The UIC OSDM platform offered by Hit Rail will probably be one of many first steps within the realisation of the imaginative and prescient of offering seamless practice gross sales and after-sales processes, supporting an elevated function for rail journey within the 21st century. The UIC goal is to have the OSDM Platform out there for railway companions and ticket distributors in April 2021.

The OSDM Platform will probably be offered by Hit Rail in a Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-based mode. Its structure will allow the continued introduction of future UIC companies associated to the distributing of tariffs and costs knowledge. The technical parts of the answer are deployed in a totally virtualised, enterprise-grade cloud setting managed by Hit Rail. The contract covers the availability of the platform and companies for a interval as much as December 31, 2025, efficient from 1st April 2021.

UIC is the worldwide organisation for the promotion of rail transport at a world stage and collaborative growth of the railway system. It brings collectively some 200 members on all 5 continents and is headquartered in Paris. The UIC’s essential duties embody understanding the enterprise wants of the rail neighborhood, creating programmes of innovation to establish options to these wants and getting ready and publishing a collection of paperwork often known as International Railway Solutions (IRSs), that facilitate the implementation of progressive options.

Hit Rail B.V. gives safe telecommunications and IT companies to the rising and quickly altering European Railways neighborhood. It connects greater than 60 railway firms from 28 international locations by means of its safe IP-based Hermes digital personal community (VPN). The firm additionally gives a variety of IT companies primarily based on a cloud middleware platform straight related to the Hermes VPN and Internet.

Antonio López, normal supervisor at Hit Rail, stated: “Hit Rail is proud to support UIC with its facilitation of the adoption of OSDM across the rail industry. The benefits of OSDM will be felt by passengers, being able to easily purchase rail and multimodal transport tickets across Europe at the most beneficial prices and tariff conditions. Hit Rail, in accordance with its mission to support the European railway industry’s IT processes, will be assisting railway companies of all sizes in adopting and interoperating with OSDM.”

About UIC
UIC is the trade affiliation which represents the rail sector at international stage, supported by regional methods developed by railway operators and infrastructure managers. And that UIC’s objective is to advertise worldwide cooperation between railways and international our bodies, to signify and to advertise the curiosity of rail transport at international stage.

About Hit Rail B.V.
Hit Rail B.V. is a Dutch personal restricted legal responsibility firm with registered workplace in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It is owned by European railway firms and gives safe IT connectivity and cloud-based companies serving to the European railway sector to extend its competitiveness.

Hit Rail’s Hermes VPN, a pan-European IP (Internet Protocol) primarily based VPN (Virtual Private Network) interconnects the information centres and firm networks of Hit Rail´s prospects. Hit Rail gives its companies to greater than 60 prospects from 25 international locations.

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