OTN Systems

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Industrielaan 17b



Postal address

Industrielaan 17b

Olen , B-2250



Tel + 32 14 25 28 47

Fax + 32 14 25 20 23

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Company information

OTN Systems is dedicated to building superior networks for the industry. Always was, always will be. Its roots go back to the mid eighties, when the team started with the development of an innovative networking technology matching the needs of the Siemens industrial divisions. The combination of technological leadership, the "let's-do-it" attitude and in-depth segment know-how has led to stunning results.

The team, nowadays OTN Systems, has gained market leadership in specific industrial segments including metros, lightrails, oil & gas and mining. With its new product line XTran, the company is ready to take the next step, ready to become the most dominant player across all industries.

Metros & Lightrails

Modern cities simply can’t function without efficient urban rail systems. Today a vast number of cities rely on OTN Systems' products for their public transport. Our technology is used as the communications backbone both for new systems in fast-growing cities, as well as for upgrades of existing systems. Our networks help transport operators to ensure their rail system runs safely, reliably and on time.

Worldwide proven experience

More than 85 transport authorities around the world currently rely on OTN Systems for their operational communications.

Real-world implementations have been running continuously for over 15 years. Because of its operational simplicity, the network can be maintained with limited efforts and costs.

Some of the leading transport authorities around the world using our products are:

  • Guangzhou Metro (China)
  • SEPTA (US)
  • Vancouver Sky Train (Canada)
  • Heathrow Express and DLR (UK)
  • Transrapid Maglev (Shanghai, China)
  • Stadtbahn Bonn (Germany)
  • Tramways Lyon and Montpellier (France)


The railway infrastructure in most countries was built over a period of decades. The first railway lines in Europe go back to the middle of the 19th century. A small country like Belgium has in the meantime approximately 3,000 km of tracks in operation connecting more than 500 stations.

Needless to say that the communication needs of a modern railway organization are vast. The networks needs to connect the stations, the control centers, trackside equipment, manned and unmanned stations, signal boxes, traction substations, etc. With the increasing degree of train automation, security measures and passenger services, the network becomes even more critical.

To cater for the needs of railway organizations, OTN Systems launched its XTran product line in 2014. With XTran on board, modern railway operators are ready to face the future.

Worldwide proven experience

OTN Systems acquired experience in the railway environment in various parts of the world. Initial experience was gained with the OTN product line but today XTran is OTN Systems’ flagship for the railway market.

Real-world implementations have been running continuously for over 15 years. Because of its operational simplicity, the network can be maintained with limited efforts and costs.

Some of the leading national railway operators around the world using our products are:

  • Infrabel (Belgium)
  • Amtrak (US)
  • Ferrovienord (Italy)
  • Prasa (South Africa)
  • Saudi Rail (Saudi Arabia)
  • DSB (Denmark)
  • Rhätische Bahn (Switzerland)
  • Caucasian Rail (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan)

Company information

Headquarters location Industrielaan 17b
B-2250 Olen
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  • Infrastructure / Railway Construction
  • Light Rail

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