It enables railway staff to use a common interoperable communications system
Nortel has launched an all-IP voice core system for rail operators based on the advanced telecommunications computing architecture platform.
According to the company, the new system provides carrier-grade voice core for GSM-R infrastructure delivering instant mobile communications benefits even at high speeds. Nortel is now delivering the advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA)-compliant voice core in solutions for rail operators in Algeria and Lithuania.
The Nortel all-IP voice core reportedly equips high-speed rail operators to achieve improvements in operational efficiency. It enables drivers, dispatchers, shunting team members, train engineers, station controllers and other railway employees to use a common interoperable communications system to communicate safely, reliably and securely, said Nortel. Improved communications help to ensure passenger safety and railway track efficiency while reducing operational cost.
Nortel added that the new solution includes the switching, mobility and subscriber management functions needed to achieve secure operation of wireless voice service for railway operations.
Graham Richardson, general manager of GSM at Nortel, said: Nortel is continuing its GSM-R leadership and innovation with a new solution that expands our portfolio of solutions for rail operators. Thanks to advanced IP technology the ATCA-compliant all-IP voice core solution helps cut operating costs and offers ease of transition to enhanced services allowing operators to increase productivity and improve customer service.