MTA New York City Transit and PowerTrunk Pilot TETRA LMR Network
New York City, NY — January 10, 2012 – MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) and PowerTrunk, Inc. have successfully completed a TETRA land mobile radio (LMR) network pilot in New York City. The NYCT pilot demonstrates the multiple features and functionality of the TETRA digital technology.
The two-site pilot network evaluation included a range of radio equipment from PowerTrunk such as a telecom switch, base stations, mobile units for buses and support vehicles, multiple hand portables to communicate with mobile users, a CeCoCo line console dispatcher unit with two operator positions and a gateway to the telephone network to test cell and PABX/PSTN handovers.
Accounting for the size and requirements of its bus system, NYCT evaluated the TETRA system independently for its capacity, efficiency and features. NYCT's trial found significant advantages with the TETRA system in the following areas:
Based on the findings of various tests during the trial, TETRA is one of the technologies that offer an optimum solution to balance the cost and space of equipment with that of supporting the services for a high capacity network like that of NYCT.
“Our TETRA land mobile radio solution is uniquely suited for transportation systems as proven by the networks we have installed in such major cities as Mexico City, Barcelona, Bogota and Rio,” states Jose Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of PowerTrunk. “Now we are proud that such a prominent metropolis as New York City hosted our TETRA pilot for its transit system. I would like to say to American LMR users that TETRA has arrived in the U.S.”
About New York City Transit
MTA New York City Transit is the largest public transportation agency in North America and one of the largest in the world. The bus fleet, which has over 5,900 vehicles, is the largest in North America with an average weekday ridership of 2.69 million users a day (846 million annually). It has more than 280 local and express routes throughout the five boroughs, with buses traveling more than 130,000 miles. The subway has a daily ridership of more than 5 million, and an annual ridership close to 1.6 billion. NYCT fleet of 6,380 subway cars travel almost 345 million miles a year along 660 miles of track in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. MTA serves Staten Island with their Staten Island Railway (SIR).
About PowerTrunk Inc.
PowerTrunk Inc. is the subsidiary of Teltronic® S.A.U. responsible for business development, distribution and customer support for Teltronic land mobile radio projects in North America. PowerTrunk is headquartered in New York City. With 35 years' experience designing, manufacturing, implementing and supporting digital and analog land mobile radio turnkey projects, Teltronic S.A.U. has more than 300 systems installed in 50 countries. Teltronic's LMR solutions are widely deployed in the public safety, oil and gas, transportation and utilities industries. LMR equipment includes conventional and trunked infrastructure systems, mobiles, hand portables and dispatching consoles for TETRA, P25, WiMAX/LTE and MPT-1327 technologies. Headquartered in Spain, Teltronic S.A.U. has direct commercial presence in over 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States. For more information, go to www.powertrunk.com
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