ANTONICS Technology for Wiener Linien

Digital wireless for high voice quality, fast data transmission, and more.

Together with our Austrian sales partner Tomek GmbH, which has been active in the field of industrial electronics since 1978, ANTONICS is supporting Vienna’s trams and underground trains on their way towards the digital age.

Photo: Johannes Zinner

After an intensive testing phase, the project started in May 2022. By 2024, a total of 333 ULF trams, 117 Silberpfeil underground trains, 62 V-type underground trains, and 144 T-type underground trains will be modernized including all the vehicles from Siemens and Alstom.

Equipped for the Future

Wiener Linien’s objective is to find a future-proof solution over the coming years, which will cover many possible GPS, WLAN, and mobile phone bands.

Martin Blemenschitz, Managing Director of Tomek GmbH, says:

“We need a strong and competent partner for this kind of project.

“Given that ANTONICS is known in the industry for developing innovative antennas tailored to customer requirements, the decision was made quickly.”

In total 700 OmPlecs®-TOP 200 AMR MF-05 -5- L1-L2 TO antennas will be installed. The antenna was developed in a short amount of time and specifically in accordance with the project’s tender requirements to fully meet all specifications. The tender was the motivation for developing a high-precision, future-proof, and yet small 5G antenna that enables precise positioning.

Low Height, Maximum Technology

The OmPlecs®-TOP 200 AMR MF-05 -5- L1-L2 TO generation of rail antennas is characterized by a low antenna installation height of 60 mm only. Small and smart, this three-port antenna integrates various communication bands (open system for GSM, GSM-R, UMTS, LTE, and 5G signals), WLAN 2.4/5.8, and satellite signals (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou). All these technologies are combined in just one single, flat antenna. Cost-intensive splitters are unnecessary due to the selective coupling of the respective frequency range via high-quality N and TNC series connectors. This makes the ANTONICS solution far more cost-effective.

Digital Wireless for High Voice Quality, Fast Data Transmission, and more

With the switch to digital wireless, Wiener Linien is optimizing the quality of vehicle announcements, among other things. Two million passengers will profit from the technology update per day. While the channels of analog wireless are limited, far more calls can be made simultaneously via the digital route. Additionally, ANTONICS antennas support faster data transmission and easier software updates. This expands Wiener Linien’s service and contributes to the user satisfaction of public transport in Vienna.

This article was originally published by Antonics.

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