Tadiran Telecom Chosen to Provide Integrative Communications Solution to Indian Railways
Petach Tikva, Israel – July 5th, 2011 – Tadiran Telecom, a leader in IP telephony and telecommunications, has been selected to provide an advanced and specially modified version of its Coral IPx to the Indian Railways Project Management Unit (IRPMU). Approximately 30 percent of Indian Railways’ networks are now equipped with Tadiran systems, making it a considerable competitor in the railway telecommunications vertical market.
IRPMU, a government body designated to modernize and upgrade India’s intricate railway networks, chose Tadiran’s Coral system for its integration of operational and signaling functions. The system introduces features such as signal dispatch, built-in redundancy and fault tolerance, which answered IRPMU’s efficiency and safety requirements.
BPL Telecom, a Tadiran business partner, was selected to provide Tadiran’s Coral system by Ansaldo, a leading international transport solutions company. Ansaldo was entrusted by IRPMU with deploying the project.
“Tadiran’s integrative approach to railway telecommunication systems is the relative advantage that will enable us to complete this project successfully”, said Ansaldo STS Mr. S. Lahiri, Director – India Operations.
Mr. Lahiri added, “We chose Tadiran’s systems due to the advanced options they provide us, consisting of both operational and signaling systems. The incorporation of Tadiran’s systems will enhance railway communications between the hub and stations and increase the flow of critical information for the safety and security of passengers.”
“We have been collaborating with railway companies in projects in various countries around the globe and possess an in-depth knowledge of their specific needs”, said Tadiran’s President and CEO Eldad Barak. “Tadiran is striving to be the number one telephony and communications supplier in the Railway market, and is pleased to further strengthen its long-time bonds with Indian Railways. We will continue to focus on innovative solutions for future railway projects by maintaining our creative technological approach.”
The project aims to replace telecommunication systems in two Indian Railway lines from the populous city of Kanpur to Ghaziabad and to Mughalsarai. Phase I will consist of incorporating large Coral IPx systems in the hubs and smaller Coral systems in 56 stations along the 450 km of railway line. The network, comprised of the two systems, will allow Indian Railways higher redundancy for mission-critical assignments and improve communications between the larger stations and remote-controlled outposts.
Tadiran Telecom’s network solutions have become an essential ingredient in numerous national railway projects worldwide. Among other projects, Tadiran is responsible for setting up communication solutions for the Beijing 2008 Olympics subway expansion plan, deploying over 200 of Tadiran’s systems in multiple sites for the Irish Rail and providing reliable communication platforms to the city of Minsk, Belarus, which transports over a million passengers daily.
About Tadiran Telecom (TTL) L.P.
Tadiran Telecom (TTL) L.P. is a privately held company, recently acquired by Afcon Industries, which is part of the Shlomo Group – a financially robust conglomerate involved in developing a wide variety of businesses in the industrial and service sectors. Tadiran Telecom (TTL) L.P. is an established global leader, innovator and supplier of IP business telephony and telecommunications solutions, and has been serving businesses of all sizes, including some of the world’s largest companies and organizations in various market segments across 41 countries worldwide. Tadiran’s solutions feature a comprehensive family of products including IP PBXs, Soft Switches, Contact Centers, IP phones, as well as Mobility and Desktop solutions. Tadiran strives to increase environmental awareness in the telecom market while utilizing green technology in its products.