Argentina’s primary rail operator, Ferrocarriles Argentinos, will use the technology company Radwin to bring fleets of its trains into the 21st Century. Radwin will supply infrastructure that will underpin its mission-critical CCTV, on-board Wi-Fi and passenger information systems.
Ferrocarriles Argentinos has teamed up with the wireless broadband provider to supply the technology that will enhance security and safety – powered by Radwin’s FiberinMotion system following successful 300Mbps testing earlier in the year. The deployment of the “train-to-ground” technology will include the Buenos Aires to La Plata route to the east coast of the country, with installation on more than 100 carriage trains. The IT consultancy company, Datastar, is in charge of implementation of the project.
Speaking on the partnership, Nir Hayzler, Radwin’s vice president of transportation business, said the technology would better serve Ferrocarriles Argentinos’ passengers. “Our transportation customised radio solutions enable rail and metro operators to enhance safety and security by delivering a high quality, uninterrupted CCTV experience,” which would in turn cut costs and enable easier expansion in the future.
The move by Argentina to use the state-of-the-art @radwin technology comes during a time of great change for the South American country. The freight arm of the state-owned operators, Belgrano Cargas y Logística (BCyL), is undergoing a major investment programme to upgrade a network that stretches across more than 8,000 kilometres of track and 17 provinces in a bid to boost the country’s economic productivity.
Ezequiel Lemos (@EzequielLemosOk), the president of BCyL spoke with SmartRail World last month about the work that was ahead, with plans to double the loads that were transported in 2015. “We need to renovate 3,000 kilometres of roads and improve the remaining 5,000, complete the renovation and improvement of the fleets of locomotives and wagons, bring together the best team of people in the country to work for the company and also have our technology support all the processes of the organisation,” said Lemos,
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