Teltronic achieves ETCS over TETRA; anticipates further roll-outs
Kazakhstan passenger and freight rail operator Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), has certified the integration of Teltronic’s TETRA solution with the European Train Control System (ETCS) signalling application.
A spokesperson for Teltronic said: “This project [provides] irrefutable proof of the viability and reliability of an ETCS railway signalling system over TETRA. This experience may [also] be applicable to other transportation environments, with signalling systems based on different existing protocols such as ETCS, CBTC or PTC.”
Teltronic’s transport business development director Felipe Sanjuán said: “TETRA is spectrally more efficient, has a greater range of functions, and is significantly cheaper than GSM-R. That’s why this technology is breaking through, even in European countries where GSM-R is the commonly deployed technology in signalling systems.
“In other places of the world - where customers can choose the technology to support ETCS - TETRA becomes a very interesting option, especially in those countries that don’t have allocated spectrum to GSM-R for transport.”
The ETCS solution was provided to KTZ by the Bombardier signalling company.
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