Rotek Company in partnership with Frequentis has completed a project to equip the Moscow Ring Railway (MRR) with GSM-R dispatch communication equipment on behalf of JSC Russian Railways.
ROTEK integrated and commissioned the dispatch communication equipment. 25 DICORA dispatcher terminals were installed; FTS-3020 central switching nodes were expanded and upgraded to version 4.1, along with DIVOS 3 log voice recording systems.
Using Frequentis IP voice communication technology, Rotek upgraded the already deployed systems and connected them to the infrastructure and terminals of the Moscow Ring Railway.
GSM-R functionalities are now available for both, which will increase flexibility, reduce costs and support further extensions, including additional Russian Railway lines as well as the implementation of new features in the future.
As part of the MRR project Rotek has also supplied more than 700 GSM-R portable stations and 1,200 specifically designed SIM-cards for use in portable and locomotive radio stations, which are installed in MRR’s high-speed Lastochka trains. JSC Russian Railways employees have been trained up on the new equipment. Train traffic was officially launched on Moscow Ring Railway on 10 September 2016.
“This deployment is a new achievement in our co-operation with Russian Railways and our local partner Rotek. This project shows the trust in our expertise experienced during the Olympic Games in Sochi in February 2014. We are proud to be part of this prestigious infrastructure project of Russian Railways, which will serve to reduce the load on the Moscow subway network,”, said Thomas Karl, Director Public Transport at Frequentis.