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Brazilian National Association of Passenger Rail Operators Selects CelPlan for Large-scale Study Project
USTDA grant funded consulting effort reviews real-time video monitoring architectures and solutions.
Reston, Va., May 9, 2016 – Wi4Net, a division of CelPlan Technologies, Inc. and a leading provider of integrated wireless broadband and video surveillance solutions, today announced that ANPTrilhos, the Brazilian National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, has selected CelPlan for a large-scale study project to review and recommend real-time video monitoring architectures and solutions for the rail industry. The project is funded by the USTDA through a $675,000 grant.
As part of the study, CelPlan will review communications systems in support of real-time video monitoring, including (1) satellite; (2) cellular 3G/4G; (3) LTE wireless; (4) standard Wi-Fi; (5) standard mobile Wi-Max; (6) Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN); (7) short-range radio communications; and (7) mesh networks.
Additionally, other aspects of the communications system review will involve (1) trackside communications; (2) interconnectivity between internal wired systems; (3) internal wireless and external wireless systems; (4) intra-train and internal on-board networks; (5) IP gateway; (6) on-board data storage networks; (7) horizontal and vertical seamless handover issues on external wireless links; and (8) coverage and multiple access issues in order to guarantee “end-to-end” delivery of real time images to control centers.
Leonhard Korowajczuk, CelPlan’s CEO/CTO: “Particularly, Brazil’s metro rail transport systems are already among the best managed and most modern in the world. We are honored to assist the growing transportation sector in Brazil with technologies, standards, protocols and a roadmap to set a global, best-practices example and further communications in an effective and efficient manner, in support of real-time video monitoring, safety and other applications.”
About ANPTrilhos (www.anptrilhos.org.br)
ANPTrilhos is the Brazilian National Association of Passenger Rail Operators. The association brings together both public and private passenger rail operators as well as passenger rail industry representatives with the main objective of furthering passenger rail transportation development within the country. Since 2013, ANPTrilhos has taken the lead and worked alongside operators, the passenger rail industry, and both transportation and communications regulatory agencies to identify solutions as well as establish standards and protocols, so that video monitoring solutions can be implemented with
common communication frequencies and protocols, and real time capabilities.
About Wi4Net (www.wi4net.com)
Leveraging over 15 years of wireless communications leadership of CelPlan Technologies, Inc., Wi4Net offers an innovative family of wireless broadband products and video surveillance solutions that feature unique flexibility in design and deployment. Wi4Net excels in seamlessly integrating the latest wireless, digital video, storage and monitoring / archiving technology. Supporting both the 4.9 GHz public safety spectrum and 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum, Wi4Net brings tailored and specialized designs for specific applications, such as video surveillance, video analytics, ALPR, gunshot location technology and mobile broadband. Markets of focus include government, public safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and energy.
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