According to construction provisions of the ME05 tender, the constructor shall conduct a three-month test run before commercial operation and shall conduct the equipment operation test according to the manpower configuration and operation time of Taoyuan Metro Corporation to verify the overall operational function of the flight information display system and other facilities.
The pre-operation testing included (1) normal operation: normal operation of flight information during operation and marquee information changes by staff operation. (2) fault operation: analog display, servers of each station, media player, communication failure and other failures. (3) downgrade operation: when the central computer server fails, the A1 station computer server will switch to a backup device for continuous operation.
The related tests were initiated on Oct. 2, 2015, and the constructors regularly conducted the "Pre-operation Test Meetings" to discuss the test status, coordinate management of next week's test activities and assign testing work and provide feedback and suggestion of this week's test. During the test phase, the machine switch test procedures took place at the A13 station central computer room. The actual operation was managed by the operator to check whether the peripheral equipment is operating normally. On the other hand, the station staff is responsible to check flight information and the schedule of high-speed rail and Taiwan Railways to see if information contents are correct.
On Dec. 9, 2015, simulation tests during display failure and BTN failure, the system will start playing the pre-configured movie data; when the BTN system returns to normal, the system will automatically return to normal operation.
On Dec. 24, the computer workstation software operation was implemented where testers connected A1 station to the panel director in A13 station to modify the marquee information storage and delivery display. This test was conducted by the vendor's software engineer to teach the operator the task of editing the message. Subsequent test items included uploading videos, messages or images, saving flight delivery, changing flight info layouts, boardcasting changes, uploading videos (commercial), saving changes, boardcasting, etc.
On Jan. 5, 2016, the last item of the operational test was implemented completing the series of the test. Additionally, the equipment will maintain for the heat test on Mar. 31 of 2016. The test results were integrated by Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Ltd. and the results of the test run were confirmed in the conclusion meeting on Apr. 22 successfully completing the operational testing operations.