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RAD to Provide Train-to-Track Broadband Communications Solution for SÃo Paulo Monorail

July 21, 2014

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Uninterrupted Live Video, Voice and Wi-Fi for Trains Running at Speeds of up

to 200 km per Hour

RAD, a leading communications technology developer for the rail sector, will provide a wireless communications solution that ensures uninterrupted train-to-track communication between Sao Paulo's new monorail and the system's control centers. The deployment will be carried out by T`TRANS, the company responsible for the provisioning and integration of telecommunications systems for the Sao Paulo Monorail Line 17-Gold project.

The wireless communication system is based on RAD's advanced Airmux-5000 Mobility, point-to-multipoint 5GHz radios. A total of 18 stations and 26 trains operating over 18 km of track will be connected and enjoy advanced new services such as surveillance cameras, warning systems, electronic advertising, Wi-Fi connectivity, telecommand channels, and more.

"The important differentiators of RAD technology are its level of reliability, availability and coverage over extended distances," notes Valter Teixeira, General Manager of RAD Brazil. "All this combines to guarantee uninterrupted connectivity with the monorail, traveling at speeds of up to 200 km per hour, while supplying sufficient bandwidth for video, voice and data communications," concludes Teixeira.

About RAD

RAD delivers Service Assured Networking solutions for mass public transportation networks to enable reliable and efficient communications for wireless broadband mobility and station connectivity, as well as for automation and operations communications of railways, metros, BRTs, and buses. Supporting a wide variety of applications, these solutions ensure resilient communications between control centers, remote installations and fast-moving vehicles.

Since 1981, our customers have relied on RAD's expertise in TDM and Carrier Ethernet packet-based technology, as well as in timing synchronization, sub-6GHz radios and advanced SCADA security firewalls to ensure mission-critical communications for video surveillance feeds, voice, telemetry, signaling, and multimedia streams, among others.

With an installed base of more than 12,000,000 units, RAD works closely with worldwide transportation systems, including CFR (Romania), JBV (Norway), RFI (Italy), and Transport for London (UK).

RAD is a member of the $1.2 billionRAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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Contact Bob Eliaz, RAD +972-3-6458134

RAD Data Communications Ltd.

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Source: PR Newswire Europe

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