We have expanded our Interface Manager XX/1 to include an interface to SilverRail. This provides clients of the PASS Travel XML API Tool with standardized access to rail companies from the USA and Holland, as well as Canada, the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy and Sweden.
"It is our vision to interconnect all of the world's rail companies and create a global market place," says William Phillipson, Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer at SilverRail Technologies. It occasionally proves difficult to integrate rail passenger transport into the Travel Management system. The lack of competitive pressure means that there are hardly any homogeneous standards in place.
The SliverCore technology platform combines rail information on a single system. "This provides our clients with standardized access to schedules, rail connections, tariffs, prices, as well as reservations and cancellations. That is currently a very attractive prospect for globally active companies," explains Michael Strauss, Head of the Travel Business Unit at PASS. We have recently integrated SilverCore at an international financial institute. SilverRail is currently expanding in the direction of Asia, which opens up a range of interesting new opportunities. The technology provider is the first company that is making an attempt to standardize the monopolistic structure of the rail market. "The personal relationship that I have established with William Phillipson over a long period of time – based on his time at ITA Software (now Google) – means that our cooperation is very much a partnership. Together, we have already overcome a number of hurdles on the way to achieving homogeneous rail processes," emphasizes Strauss.