Cobham Wireless, Kapsch Deploy TETRA Network on Rio Metro Line
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Comments

Cobham Wireless and Kapsch announced the installation of a TETRA public-safety network on the new Metro line built for the Rio Olympics in Brazil. The installation will provide public-safety communications for the Line 4 route, expected to transport 300,000 people per day during August.

The TETRA system provides mission-critical communications facilities for emergency services and transport staff, spanning the entire length of the new Line 4. This covers 16 kilometers of track from General Osório Station in Ipanema to Jardim Oceânico Station in Barra da Tijuca and includes all tunnels, stations and an outdoor perimeter around each station. Cobham Wireless is providing a fully redundant public-safety distributed antenna system (DAS) including remote radio units (RRUs), head end equipment (OMUs), passive components, and design and commissioning engineering services.

Cobham Wireless also provided public-safety DAS infrastructure for the rest of the Metro network and cellular active DAS solutions in three of the largest stadiums in the city.

“Working with Kapsch has enabled us to provide the Brazilian authorities with one of the most efficient, robust and powerful TETRA networks available,” said Hebert Sedas, director of sales Latin America, Cobham Wireless. “This is one of the first systems of its kind in the Americas, and it has already set a new standard for future deployments.”

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