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Rail News: Communication and Signal

Updates from Andrew, RailComm, Interfleet and Teradata


The latest rail supplier/service provider industry developments mostly have an international flair:

• CommScope Inc.'s Andrew division won a multi-year contract to provide wireless communications systems for Deutsche Bahn AG's high-speed  "ICE" train in Germany. Andrew will install in-train repeaters in 250 ICE train sets to help provide mobile telephony signal coverage for passengers and official rail communications.

• CSX Transportation will expand its RailComm Inc. Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system located at Boyles Yard in Birmingham, Ala. RailComm will modify the existing DOC server to add graphical control for additional switch locations and add a new DOC workstation to control seven additional switches. RailComm's 2.4 GHz RADiANT™ data radios will provide a wireless communications network to link the yard office with field locations.

• International rail consulting firm Interfleet Technology has obtained ISO 14001 certification, an internationally accepted quality standard that calls for the implementation of an effective environmental management system. To achieve certification, Interfleet developed an environmental policy and manual, analyzed its environmental impacts, evaluated its compliance with relevant legislation, set goals for reducing most significant impacts and introduced procedures for environmental emergencies.

• Japan's Nishi-Nippon Railroad has implemented Teradata Corp.'s multiple-terabyte information management system and database software to support the launch of the "Nimoca" smart card system. The system manages and analyzes detailed customer and transportation data for the smart card ticketing system.

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