Version 8.0 of Tyrell IO has some significant and exciting enhancements to improve communication and use for staff and customers.
Version 8.0 New features include:
- Replacement Buses
- Highlighted Changes in Staff Messages – staff can quickly determine what has changed since the previous update was received
- Enhanced Geographical Features allowing trains to be automatically selected from a Line of Route Incident
- Area 51 (Transport Service Enhancements)
Tyrell IO Bus Schedules:
It will now be possible to import bus schedules into Tyrell IO so that realistic bus timings can be used when instituted in an emergency through the use of ‘Helper Buses’. These will work in much the same way as ‘Helper Trains’.
“Area 51” – Transport Service Alterations:
Background changes have been made in respect to how train service alterations are handled in Tyrell IO.
Though few will be noticeable by users, they will appreciate that they will no longer be asked to confirm whether a delay should be described as ‘is being delayed’ or ‘will be delayed’. All due to outputs being rationalised to emphasise providing current and future details of delays and alterations. The completion of the “Area 51” work has also enabled the provision of information in connection with Replacement Road Transport (see below).
Searching for Headcodes:
We’ve introduced a new feature that will allow users to search for Headcodes in the Incident and Transmission Books. Even if the Headcodes sought are contained within multi-train incidents/transmissions.
Find & Replace:
Having specified a common ‘wildcard’ in the User Profile Book (such as “XX”), users will be able to search through free-form text for instances and overwrite the entries (Shortcut F4). This will be particularly useful when using common templates for such things as ‘PPM’ and ‘State of the Nation’ messages. ‘Find’ and ‘Find & Replace’ facilities have also been provided.
Changes since last version of message:
Version 8.0 will have a new feature that will enable the latest changes. This will let Route Disruption and Train Incidents to stand out in messages (bold by default). Administrators will be able to choose the method of highlighting changes: enboldenment, change of font colour (as illustrated below), highlighting background etc.
If sentences have been automatically built using any data field, they will be highlighted to indicate a change.
Using the locations or selected (service) routes that have been specified, users will be able to search for trains affected by Route Disruption incident. Allowing users to easily change the search criteria ‘on the fly’.
Once the user has selected services the Train Incident NEAT Form becomes automatically populated – even with multiple incidents selected.
Tyrell IO 8.0 will be available in September 2016. Our IT Support Team are in the process of contacting your Control to schedule in the upgrade for October and November.
If you would like to upgrade to Tyrell IO 8.0 to take advantage of the new features, please contact Mark Jones, our IT Support Manager on 01634 304 223 or Paul Coleman in our Commercial Team on 0207 622 6816.