Melbourne Metro Rolls Out P25 DAS System in Railway Stations
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Comments

VicTrack and Dali Wireless announced the deployment of a new digital public-safety communications system for the protective services officers (PSO) working at selected Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) railway stations in Australia.

VicTrack, which owns the state’s transport infrastructure and assets, selected infrastructure provider Dali Wireless to design and deploy a Project 25 (P25) Phases 1 and 2 public-safety distributed antenna system (DAS) for railway stations with known black spots. The new network provides coverage for nine PSO surveillance offices and the surrounding stations using its digital DAS technology.

Tasked with addressing issues with station platform and underpass black spots, VicTrack was looking for a fiber transmission solution for two-way radio communications that would overcome limitations of the previous “wireless-only” system.

“The safety of all passengers is a high priority, and that's why we're working to support the deployment of PSOs across metropolitan stations by upgrading their two-way radio technology,” said Bruce Moore, general manager, telecommunications group of VicTrack. “VicTrack will continue to work with government partners and the private telecommunications sector to ensure commuter safety concerns are addressed.”

Working with local partner Maser Group, Dali provided a bespoke solution for MTM PSOs that combined Dali’s DAS technology with an uninterrupted power system and remote network monitoring for high efficiency and availability. The overall project was a partnership between VicTrack, Dali, Maser Technology Group, Motorola Solutions and MTM.

“Dali is excited to be part of building Australia’s first digital public-safety DAS system for the Melbourne Metro. This landmark project has provided the Victoria Police with the latest communications technology to help them in safeguarding the public,” said Albert Lee, CEO of Dali Wireless.

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