Cassidian to provide TETRA radio communication system to Jaipur Metro

Issue No. 21 | November 01-15, 2012

Cassidian, an EADS company, and its Indian system integrator partner Fibcom India Ltd. have been selected to provide digital TETRA radio communication coverage for the new Jaipur Metro Rail in Rajasthan. The TETRA radio communication system will support train dispatching, operations and management, thus ensuring an efficient and safe running of the Jaipur Metro. Deliveries will begin in November 2012 and the system will be in place in time for the planned opening of the new metro by mid-2013.

As the system and technology supplier, Cassidian will provide stateof-the-art DXT3c switch with five TETRA base stations (TB3), a Network Management Software (NMS) and an Automatic Vehicle Location Service (AVL). In addition, 350 specialised TETRA radios (THR9i & TMR880i) will be deployed on the trains. Cassidian will also be in charge for training and onsite technical support services and will join forces with the system integrator, Fibcom India Ltd. to meet the special needs of metro operations of the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC).

“This landmark win has positioned Cassidian as a leading supplier of TETRA communication system for the emerging mass transportation market in India. We are committed to contribute to further developments of secure mission critical communication solutions for public safety in India.” says Peter Gutsmiedl, Cassidian India CEO.

“We will draw on our wide experience in deploying advanced TETRA-based mission critical communication systems for metro rail networks internationally to make the Jaipur Metro project a success. Our team based in India is building local expertise in collaboration with our partners and is delivering customised TETRA solutions to our Indian customers on time and on budget,” adds Ehud Weizman, Head of Sales for Mission Critical Communication Solutions, Public Safety, Indian Subcontinent.