Academy Bus company rolls out TETRA network coverage for New York City with PowerTrunk
Jersey City, NJ – February 28, 2014 - As the result of a successful pilot system test carried out in December 2013, the Academy Bus Company has ordered and installed a TETRA base station from PowerTrunk Inc. in the Midtown area of Manhattan to provide improved radio coverage for its New York City operations. Situated not far from Times Square, the TETRA base station not only covers a large part of Manhattan, but coverage also extends into Brooklyn and Queens, and will be used to support Academy’s bus service routes to the JFK and La Guardia airports as well.
Academy Bus is one of the largest private bus carriers in the country, and is also the largest such carrier operating with New Jersey Transit (NJT). The Academy Bus TETRA site in New York City, in fact, directly ties in to the New Jersey Transit statewide TETRA network, also manufactured by PowerTrunk. This, therefore, assures 100% interoperability and co-ordination with the NJT network, and supplements NJT’s own TETRA sites serving New York Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
This interoperability was dramatically put to the test during the recent use of the NJ Transit TETRA network to support the high public transport demand around the Super Bowl. Due to its key location, the Academy Bus TETRA site was actually the busiest base station of all as far as total number of calls handled during the week leading up to and on the day of the Super Bowl, thereby greatly contributing to efficient transit operations for several thousands of passengers.
About Academy Bus
Academy Bus, the largest privately owned and operated transportation company in the US, has been serving the Northeast region for over 40 years. Known industry-wide for its customer service and well-maintained, new equipment, the company has set standards for ground transportation from Boston to Miami.
Academy Bus currently operates charter and group tour buses all over the East Coast from operations centers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, DC. The company also operates commuter buses from New Jersey to Manhattan, and Virginia to Washington, DC, plus scheduled casino buses to Atlantic City and Connecticut.
PowerTrunk Inc. is the subsidiary of Teltronic® S.A.U. responsible for business development, distribution, and customer support for Teltronic land mobile radio (LMR) projects in North America. PowerTrunk is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. With over 40 years’ experience designing, manufacturing, implementing, and supporting digital and analog land mobile radio turnkey projects, Teltronic S.A.U. has more than 350 systems installed in more than 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.
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Keith Ammons, VP of Market Development
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