Chemung County, New York, Selects TETRA for Bus Communications
Thursday, December 22, 2016 | Comments

PowerTrunk, part of the Sepura Group, will provide a digital TETRA radio communications network for Chemung County Transit (C TRAN) in New York.

The immediate goal of the system is to replace an existing legacy analog radio system to provide voice and data communications for controlling and managing the C TRAN public bus transportation service. A second phase, for a control room upgrade and the addition of real-time GPS tracking of the buses, is also planned to further improve operations and safety.

Integrated Systems, an IT vendor providing support to the county, will deliver the network. Integrated Systems includes the PowerTrunk product line as part of its portfolio for the New York state contract, under which Chemung County Transit is placing its order.

"The TETRA digital equipment will provide the transit system drivers better and easier communications with their main office, which will improve the safety and performance of the system,” said Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli.

PowerTrunk won a US$34 million contract with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) earlier this year.

"C TRAN will now join New Jersey Transit in the United States as an early adopter of TETRA, a world-class digital radio technology already used in more than 125 countries globally,” said Carlos Fernandez, executive vice president and chief sales officer for PowerTrunk.

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