Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CalAmp to provide PTC radios for Metrolink

CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network.

CalAmp is providing the wireless communications radios and base stations for the project under a contract with Parsons Corporation, prime contractor for the Metrolink PTC system.

"As the designer and builder of the original prototype radio hardware for the national interoperable PTC Overlay System, we are extremely gratified to see our vision become a reality," said Mike Zachan, general manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "And as a Southern California-based company, we are proud to be providing proven wireless communications equipment for Metrolink's PTC deployment that will help increase safety for our local commuter rail network and its passengers."

CalAmp's PTC radios will provide the critical data link between locomotives, base stations, wayside switches and other railroad systems in an automated command and control network that will work throughout the five-county, 500-mile Southern California Commuter Rail network. Shipments have already begun and are expected to be completed by the end of this calendar year.

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