PowerTrunk Supplies Metro Rail TETRA System for Sydney

PowerTrunk, Inc. has supplied a TETRA digital radio communications network for a metro train project in Sydney, Australia. The scope of the project includes TETRA radio network infrastructure, portable handheld and specialized on-board radio equipment, and its CeCoTRANS dispatch solution.

Jersey City, NJ – April 6, 2022

The CeCoTRANS dispatch system furthermore includes the incorporation of dynamic metro line schematics in order to enhance the operation of driverless trains.  The PowerTrunk system was provided through MCS Digital of Melbourne, Australia, and MCS Digital was recently recognized for “Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport” by the International Critical Communications Awards (ICCA) for its accomplishments for the project.

MCS Digital’s Managing Director, Jane Perton, described the award as the proudest moment of her 28 years with the company and added, “To be recognized on the international stage for the successful delivery of a world-class project in the critical communications space is truly gratifying.  This award is a wonderful recognition of the efforts of the MCS Digital team and our partners PowerTrunk in the US and Teltronic in Spain.  I am so proud of the team, and it was truly a global effort.”

Jose Martin, CEO of PowerTrunk, commented, “We are delighted that PowerTrunk’s customer, MCS Digital, has received this prestigious award.  The TETRA network infrastructure and radio terminals for the project are manufactured by PowerTrunk’s parent companies Teltronic S.A.U. and UK-based Sepura Ltd.  TETRA was selected for the metro radio network due to its outstanding speech quality, background noise cancellation, and superior data communications capabilities.”


About PowerTrunk

PowerTrunk Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Teltronic S.A.U. and Sepura Ltd., responsible for business development, distribution, and customer support for land mobile radio (LMR) projects in North America.  PowerTrunk is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey.  With over 40 years of experience designing, manufacturing, implementing, and supporting digital and analog land mobile radio turnkey projects, the group has more than 350 systems installed in more than 50 countries.  Its LMR solutions are widely deployed in the public safety, oil and gas, transportation, and utilities sectors.  LMR equipment includes conventional and trunked infrastructure systems, mobiles, hand portables, and dispatching consoles.


About MCS Digital

Founded in Melbourne in 1979, MCS Digital began life as Mobile Communication Systems providing rental communications equipment services.  In 1982, the company installed Australia’s first trunked radio network.  Turn-key radio communication projects followed across Australia and New Zealand.  In 2000, Origin Energy’s National Response Centre signed up a newly rebranded MCS Digital to provide a robust, mission critical voice and data radio system to handle the thousands of work order and gas emergency dispatch calls made each year.  The partnership continues today.  Since then, MCS Digital’s focus has remained on delivering turn-key mission critical radio communication solutions to the Australian and New Zealand regions, servicing industries including transport, petroleum, oil and gas.  Today, MCS Digital’s customers include Viva Energy Refining Australia (formerly Shell Refining), Origin Energy, Thales Australia, and Tasmania Police.

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