Whilst IT-based control logic has a significantly shorter life-time than "heavy metal" solutions for robust field elements like point drives and level crossings, the control electronics will be subject of more frequent replacements than long-lasting investments in railway assets in the field. EULYNX enables disconnecting the life-cycles of interlockings/ control logic from those of field elements. Therefore EULYNX provides first time in history on EU scale a modular and obsolescence-immune control and automation system. Thus it offers market access also for specialised manufacturers that may not supply the full range of CCS assets but single components like level crossings, control centers, axle counters and point machines.
The EULYNX architecture establishes long-term stable interfaces and at the same time fosters intensive innovation on module level. It constitutes a true step-change in the era or railroading as a base for digitisation of the railway with best protection of invest and promoting innovation at the same time.