Peter Haerdi Named New CEO of COMLAB Group

The Board of Directors of the globally active COMLAB Group has chosen Peter Haerdi as its new CEO.

The COMLAB Group, based in Switzerland specialises in high-frequency digital radio system solutions. Mr. Haerdi took up his new position at the beginning of the current financial year.

Peter Haerdi COMLAB Group

Peter Haerdi, CEO, COMLAB Group

Peter Haerdi is ideally equipped for his new position and the challenges that go along with it. Alongside his outstanding technical and management skills, he brings solid leadership experience from his managerial work in globally active technology companies in the ICT sector. He began his career in various management positions for companies like Digital Equipment, Compaq, and PeopleSoft, and as General Manager for Baan Switzerland. Mr. Haerdi went on to become Managing Director for Ascom Wireless Solutions Switzerland, where he was responsible for their restructuring and successful repositioning, and most recently was stationed in Sweden as Vice President and member of the division management of Ascom Wireless Solutions, where he was responsible for the division’s international marketing and product management.


COMLAB Group, founded in Switzerland in 1971 and part of the Haag-Streit International Group, is a leading developer and provider of high frequency technology based digital radio system solutions and radio jamming systems for all areas of application. COMLAB is an international market leader in the fields of rail and metro tunnel systems, road tunnel and in-house systems, as well as in-train and jamming systems. All services, from project management to hardware and software development, are provided from one source. Its international customers include prominent rail companies such as SBB, the Deutsche Bahn, the Austrian Federal Railways, and the China Railway Construction Corporation as well as train and tunnel construction firms, airports (such as Zurich), mobile phone providers, and security services (including military and emergency services organizations). The COMLAB Group is headquartered in Ittigen near Bern, Switzerland with branches in Germany and China, and has a global network of sales partners. The Group has a total of 250 employees. COMLAB invests selectively in the development of innovative and high-quality products and offers customized consultation services.

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Railway Communication Systems

The Swiss company COMLAB has been a specialist in high-frequency technology in the railway sector for 40 years, and develops, manufactures, sells and installs ready-to-use railway communication systems for tunnel and in-train use. Due to its longstanding experience as a single point of contact, COMLAB is able to guarantee unique standards of quality and know-how in every process stage. Innovative, reliable and durable, our systems represent a cost-effective, long-term investment for our customers. At the same time, our highly qualified engineers attribute the utmost importance to individual consultations, customer-specific solutions and support. Our key customers include international rail and train building companies, as well as mobile operators and emergency services organisations. With branches in Germany and China and its global co-operation with a wide range of partners, COMLAB is able to respond effectively to the requirements of its customers all over the world. [gallery ids="12847,12846"]

Wireless Coverage for Railway Applications

COMLAB provides a comprehensive range of wireless coverage solutions. COMLAB’s repeater systems are suitable for various applications such as railway and metro line tunnels, road tunnels, buildings and in-train coverage. Thanks to many international contracts, we are one of the market leaders in the railway sector. The system ensures that radio signals can be received inside their areas of use. Radio signals are not able to penetrate rock strata and certain strongly insulated areas, for instance. Therefore, the external antennas pick up the provider signals and the system amplifies and distributes them via leaky feeder cables or internal antennas.

Railway and Metro Tunnel Repeater System

Radio systems for railway tunnels are extremely complex. Whether it is the train staff, the emergency services personnel or the train passengers, everyone needs to be supplied with mobile communications. This means that multiple radio networks are required to operate alongside each other. [gallery ids="12845,12844"]
The COMLAB repeater system is a multi-operator and multi-band radio coverage system which is able to combine radio distress and safety systems (TETRA, TETRAPOL), global systems for mobile communications on railways (GSM-R) and public mobile telecommunications systems (GSM, UMTS, LTE) with one another, and to simultaneously protect them against mutual sources of interference. Possible combinations of communications systems: Your benefits with COMLAB railway and metro tunnel repeater solution: Product Portfolio Single band GSM-R repeater Multi band repeater Off-air, air-link and fiber optic repeater components Radio cable systems (leaky feeder cables and antennas)

InTrain Repeater Solution

Train passengers and business travellers in particular expect excellent mobile reception. This includes the perfect voice quality, no dropped calls and easy data transmission. [gallery ids="12842,12843"]
The COMLAB InTrain repeater solution perfectly compensates for the high signal loss caused by modern train vehicles, which are very well-insulated with special thermally-insulated glass. It was specifically designed for extremely challenging use on high-speed trains. With the operator-specific and automatic gain-trailing, the COMLAB repeater system manages the rapidly changing outdoor signal levels of the various networks, and ensures an even and strong level of reception within the train. Even while travelling from one country to another, it still provides gapless coverage. Your benefits with COMLAB InTrain repeater solution: Product Portfolio Multi band repeater Off-air repeater components Radio cable systems (leaky feeder cable and antenna)

Radio Coverage for Railway Networks

The RUD-5 has been designed in order to extend radio coverage in various radio networks. Available as a fiber optical repeater or an off-air repeater, it is suited to numerous areas of use.

Features and benefits:

-Multi-band and multiple operator system -Up to five independent frequency bands -Multiple operator and multiple technology support in each band -Each band features up to 16 sub-bands and 16 providers -Bandwidth ranging from 50 to 2700 MHz -All technologies merged onto one platform -Best available data throughput -Channel or band selective -No interferences, only desired signals amplified -Operator specific automatic gain trailing and control -Highly modular and expandable -Flexible system upgrade -Easy module exchange -Easy operator specific re-farming of frequency bands
Outdoor: -Single band housing -Three band housing -Five band housing Indoor / InTrain: -19’’ Rack (RUD19-5) -High or medium power class -Redundant Power Supply Module (PSM) -Redundant Fiber Optic Module (FOM) -Automatic gain-trailing and control -Echo cancellation -Isolation measurement (Automatic measurement) -Oscillation detection -Spectrum scan -PIM detection -Frequency Shift -External alarm -Polygon-based settings -Web-based operation and maintenance system (COSweb) -Integrated GPS for geo-switching and localization -Mass software upgrades

Supported Technologies

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