Solving the Challenges of Railway Communications
The more people use rail and metro systems, the greater the need for robust and reliable railway communications becomes.
Maha Metro Rail Corporation has deployed a DAMM TetraFlex® radio solution for its flagship Nagpur Metro Rail project. The solution is provided for a total of 37 stations and two depots, as well as onboard equipment for 23 three-car trains.
Nagpur Metro is a rapid transit system for the city of Nagpur, India. It is estimated at a cost of 1.18 billion USD. Nagpur Metro Phase 1 comprises of North-South and East-West corridors totalling 37 km. The first section, covering a distance of 13.5 km from Khapri to Sitabuldi stations, is now operational, with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, performing the inauguration on 8 March 2019.
The major benefits of the DAMM TetraFlex radio solution for the Nagpur Metro is its decentralized architecture, which ensures that there is no dependency on a central switching equipment for section-wise commissioning and operation of the radio system.
Because the DAMM TetraFlex solution is based on an open ETSI standard, Maha Metro Rail Corporation is also free to choose the devices that best suit its needs rather than being limited to particular brands and models. Through DAMM’s flexible Application Programming Interface it is easy to integrate to other telecom systems such as telephony, external radio network and central voice recording systems. Another benefit is that the solution provides integration to signalling systems.
Consort Digital, regional partner for DAMM Cellular Systems and an established TETRA system integrator, will be responsible for the delivery, project management and execution of the project.
Carsten Laursen, Regional Director at DAMM, said:
‘Nagpur Metro is a really exciting project for us.’
‘Once again we have proved the superior quality and flexibility of our solution in the rail industry. With the professional work provided by Consort Digital we have also yet again demonstrated the strength of our systems partner network, which is core to our business.’
Consort Digital is a reputed system integrator, deploying mission- and business-critical voice and data solutions for professional users. Consort Digital specializes in designing, provisioning and supporting state-of-the-art radio communication solutions for mass transit customers such as mainline rail, metros, light rail and monorails.
DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for the future of critical communications, the DAMM MultiTech Platform enables voice and data communication across technologies, including TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analog in one single system. With over 35 years of experience in critical radio and broadband communication, DAMM takes the lead through superior engineering and a constant focus on customer needs and reduced complexity.
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