Kapsch has been selected to provide the TETRA radio infrastructure for a new metro line (Line 4) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Selected by project lead ENG (www.eng.it) to deliver the TETRA radio network, Kapsch will provide four base stations,30 in-train cab radios and 140 hand-held portable radios. The TETRA network will be delivered by Kapsch from planning, design and deployment, to integration with existing communications systems on other metro lines.
With 15 trains serving six major stations, the new Line 4 will take more than 2,000 cars off the road at peak times, helping to resolve some of the city’s worst traffic bottlenecks. The line will be open before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, helping hundreds of thousands of sports fans reach their destinations quickly, safely and in comfort.
Kari Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom, says, “We are excited to be working on this major infrastructure project lead by ENG for Rio de Janeiro metro, one of the Latin America’s fastest-growing and most dynamic cities. With a sound understanding of the communications needs of public transport operators in the region, and extensive experience of planning, building and operating TETRA networks, we are ideally positioned to deliver this mission-critical solution in time for the 2016 Olympic Games.”