Global mobile radio specialist Simoco is demonstrating its range of railway communications technology at this year’s AusRAIL PLUS, which is taking place at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre in Australia.
On display at the show is Simoco’s Queensland Train Radio System (QTRS), which has been developed in collaboration with freight operator Pacific National to meet the needs and challenges of operating trains across different regions of Queensland. The QTRS system combines radio and GPS to enable automatic channel allocation, ensuring seamless communication with Rail Control Centres throughout Queensland.
Simoco is also presenting its rail business communication solution, which is designed to enable both voice and data through Next-G to allow drivers to connect a laptop to a virtual private network (VPN).
The driver interface, which comprises of a SRM9030Plus radio control head, enables locomotive drivers to manage both incoming and outgoing calls via a telephone style handset linked to an Iridium satellite phone. This offers an integrated communication solution; ideal for emergency call backup.
Simoco has provided turnkey communication solutions to many of Australia’s largest railway and mining operators including; Pacific National, Fortescue Metals, Pilbara Iron & B.H.P.
Bruno Bettoni, rail and strategic business development manager at Simoco Australasia, said: “Reliable communication is essential for railway operators as it enables them to quickly identify and manage situations such as track maintenance, scheduling and driver health and safety. Our bespoke rail solutions have been designed to match the exact requirements of the operators,ensuring optimum operational efficiency and functionality at minimal cost.”
AusRAIL brings together industry leaders, rail manufacturers and operators from across the Globe. The event is also host to the World Congress on Railway Research, an international forum for the promotion, development and exchange of the latest innovations in the global rail industry.