Kapsch to offer radio systems for urban public transport

New business fields via cooperation with Dutch technology provider Rohill

Vienna, January 25, 2013 – Kapsch CarrierCom, the global specialist for railway safety systems based on GSM-R technology, is expanding its range of products and services. Kapsch CarrierCom will now offer solutions for urban public transport. These solutions utilize TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio). In partnership with Dutch technology manufacturer Rohill Engineering B.V., Kapsch is to roll out complete solutions for public transport.

Kapsch has already equipped more than 70,000 railway kilometers with GSM-R technology. This standard in railway communications increases both safety and efficiency in international railway transportation. TETRA technology is able to do the same for urban public transport. “We have gathered a wealth of experience in our railway projects around the world, learning the best ways for means of transport to interact with specific telecommunications infrastructure. And we are now able to capitalize on this expertise for urban public transport too”, says Dr. Kari Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom. The challenges and the benefits are similar in both cases: a radio system contributes to cutting operating costs, it improves safety and provides the foundations for new services to the benefit of both transport operators and passengers. From a technical perspective, the trunked mode as used in TETRA networks is ideal for trams, underground trains and buses. It furnishes a universal, internal communications network in which both terminal equipment as well as radio devices and telephones can be used.

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