MISONET Automation System: Efficiency and Reliability in Ecological Fish Farming

Finnish technology company Finnforel has emerged as a pioneer in ecological fish farming since its establishment in 2017. The company is located in Varkaus, Northern Savonia, where its recirculating aquaculture system enables fish to grow in flowing water under precisely optimised conditions. The rapidly growing company opened Finland’s first broodstock and fry production facility focused on rainbow trout selection breeding in Hollola in 2023. This year, Finnforel increased its production capacity to three million kilograms with the introduction of the new Gigafactory. Finnforel products are widely sold in Finland in over a thousand grocery stores under the brand name Saimaan Tuore.

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 -certificate demonstrates Mipro’s even stronger dedication to customer’s cyber security 

Today’s organisations are constantly faced with new security threats and vulnerabilities. In addition, the operating environments are constantly changing. Managing this and responding to changing threats in a timely manner requires systematic security practices and continuous improvement and monitoring.

Signal+Draht 3/2024: Aiming for improved performance with the assistance of ITIL

This article explores the prospects for implementing service management using the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework. The article describes the journey towards improved performance in service delivery at Mipro. The company specialises in interlocking and traffic management systems, whereby one of its business areas focuses on developing solutions for railway and local railway traffic. Within this context, implementation is understood to mean a process that applies the service management principles and best practices defined by ITIL.

Mipro successfully completes the Lääne-Harju Signalling System project in Estonia 

Mipro is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Lääne-Harju project in Estonia, marking a significant milestone in the railway infrastructure sector. AS Eesti Raudtee (EVR), the client, officially started using the Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system on the 4th of December 2023, completing the extensive project delivered by Mipro. 

Joensuu marshalling yard signalling system project completed on time

Mipro has successfully delivered the new signalling system for the Joensuu marshalling yard. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) made the procurement decision based on a tender on 7 April 2021, and the Mipro began the project in 2021.

Overview of the year 2023 

This year, one of the most discussed themes in public discourse has been hostile influencing and cybersecurity. In line with this, our primary focus in safety management has been on information security and its management system, without neglecting other aspects of safety.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

We would like to wish our customers and partners a peaceful holiday season and express our warmest thank you for the past year!

Signal+Draht 9/2023: Using model checking for interlocking software verification

The application of different verification methods is a prominent part of the development process for safety related systems. Some methods are suitable for the early lifecycle phases, while others are best used later.

Corporate Responsibility Report 2022 (COP – Communication on Progress) has been published

Mipro is committed to corporate responsibility in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact program (UNGC).

TRAKO 2023: Gdansk, Poland

TRAKO 2023 is one of the biggest railway industry exhibitions and conferences in eastern Europe, taking place in Gdansk, Poland, from September 19th to 22nd. This biennial event brings together key players in the railway sector, including manufacturers, suppliers, operators, authorities, and industry experts, to showcase the latest advancements, innovations, and trends in the railway industry.

Signal + Draht 6/2023: Cost-effective evolution to ETCS with EULYNX RBC interface

National railway signalling systems have gradually grown over time to include different solutions from several technology providers. There is no common standard for these systems’ external interfaces and interoperability has therefore always been a challenge. Typically, the integration between different interlockings, trackside elements and traffic management systems has been achieved by means of the tailor-made adaptation of proprietary interfaces. These adaptations are continuously maintained in order to address any lifecycle modifications in the installed base equipment.

The significance of auditing as part of quality management development

Operating in accordance with good quality management principles is part of being a mipron. Continuous improvement is an essential part of our work culture, and the insights and ideas for improvement gained from internal and external audits guide and assist us. Mipro’s management system is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, and the improvement proposals and tips given by external auditors have contributed to raising the quality of our operations.

Janne Leinonen joins Mipro’s Board of Directors 1.1.2023

Janne Leinonen has joined Mipro’s Board of Directors as of January 1, 2023. Leinonen completes Mipro’s board again to five members. The other board members, Stiina Snäll, Inga Laine, Matti Laine and Osmo Wilska, will continue in their duties as usual until the next annual general meeting.

Creating a safe and environmentally friendly society

Mipro’s core, railway safety and control systems, and water and energy supply systems, support and develop society’s critical infrastructure. We are deeply involved in developing a safe and environmentally friendly society. The past year has made the green transition, preparedness and continuity management significant themes of social discussion. What is crucial about the matter is that the questions that are familiar in the industries as such have gained air under their wings and issues are examined intersocially without the boundaries of silos. As mere knowledge and expertise have not moved development forward at a pace sufficient enough for the environment and society, now that emotions in these issues are involved, we are clearly seeing development progressing faster.

A SIL4 certified signalling solution with flexible COTS

The interlocking system in Helsinki metro and its western extension (2017) has been implemented using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform. The SIL4 HIMax based Mipro TCS-O interlocking has been controlling and supervising hundreds of trackside signalling elements and auxiliary safety-critical components, such as rolling fire doors, for five years now with excellent availability and safety. New functions and elements have been added to the system over the years. The system structure enabled a straightforward development and expansion of the existing system.