Radio, GSM-R, and FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) equipment is used for communication on other rolling stock.
Radio equipment, also known as analogue radio or two-way radio, is used for voice communication between train drivers, dispatchers, and other railway personnel. It typically operates on specific radio frequencies and can cover a limited range.
GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway) is a digital communication system specifically designed for railways. It uses a combination of wireless and wired infrastructure to provide voice and data communication between train drivers, dispatchers, and other railway staff. GSM-R is standardised by the International Union of Railways (UIC) and operates in the 900 MHz frequency band.
FRMCS is the next-generation communication system for railways and is designed to replace GSM-R. It is based on 5G technology and will provide faster data transfer, improved reliability, and increased capacity. FRMCS will also support new services such as video streaming and advanced driver assistance systems.
Rolling stock equipment typically includes radio or GSM-R transceivers, antennas, power supplies and other components required for communication. FRMCS equipment is still in development, and it will likely take some time before it becomes widely available on rolling stock.
The suppliers in this section provide radio, GSM-R and FRMCS equipment for the rail sector.
Astronics provides comprehensive ATE and BTE based solutions for the test, support and repair of high value electronic LRUs and PCBs.
TIPRO designs, manufactures and markets computer consoles/terminals and peripherals for various reliability-critical applications.
Frequentis' public transport solutions benefit from over seventy years of safety-critical communications and applications experience.
Siemens, a single-source supplier and system integrator, combines all the expertise necessary for sustainable solutions in all areas of rail.
As the leading producer of railway warning systems for track construction sites, ZÖLLNER has been securing work sites around the world for over 25 years.
Cisco’s expanded portfolio offers practical, forward-thinking solutions for a more connected train, track and station.
BMDV is funding a project for Deutsche Bahn, Ericsson, O2 Telefónica and Vantage Towers develop a 5G network along Germany's railway.
VIAVI Solutions' CX100 ComXpert is an easy-to-use, rugged communications test solution in a portable package.
Progress is being made towards Network Rail’s goal to upgrade the UK railway’s ageing telecoms infrastructure.
ZÖLLNER has been given the green light for the deployment of CLARIS, which combines headset announcement with voice communication.
LAT is converting a DDR S-Bahn wagon into a modern meeting room, with Antonics supplying the antennas for the unique showroom concept.
Antonics and IT am Fahrzeug presented their connectivity solutions for rail vehicles together at InnoTrans 2022.
Cisco believes that new wireless access technologies working together will be crucial to build the networks the industry is demanding.
VIAVI MCxR provides a range of solutions to monitor ERTMS/FRMCS, GSM-R, ETCS and GPRS networks’ quality-of-service and performance.
Railway-news magazine Issue 4 Data & Monitoring edition, November 2022: Rajant - Freight at the End of the Tunnel.
Railway-news magazine Issue 4 Data & Monitoring edition, November 2022: DAMM - Communications: Critical to Keeping the Rail Network Moving.
Railway-News magazine Issue 3, September 2022: Nokia - Now Arriving at Track 4.0: Tomorrow’s Innovations Can’t Run On Today’s Connectivity.
In addition to existing resistive touch panel technology, TIPRO is introducing PCAP technology to its BF10 dispatcher console.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, June 2022: Radionika – Radio Communication Solutions for the Rail Industry.