Damm Delivers TETRA Infrastructure for Transit System in Mauritius
Friday, October 04, 2019 | Comments

The Mauritius Metro Express, the first and only mass transit system for the island of Mauritius, began inaugural service. The system’s radio communications infrastructure includes outdoor TETRA base stations and control room applications from Damm Cellular Systems.

The Mauritius Metro Express is an integrated light rail system built in two phases by construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

Operations are monitored from the operational control center (OCC), which includes dispatching, integration to private branch exchange (PBX) and integration to a central data recording system, all of which is enabled by the TETRA network. The network also handles voice and data communications through third-party handheld terminals as well as a train radio solution from Damm’s systems partner Consort Digital. On top of this, Damm’s communications infrastructure enables integration to an onboard AVL solution.

“DAMM’s BS421 outdoor system was chosen due to its compact design and the limited space for installation along the track and at the light rail vehicle (LRV) station,” said Devdarsh Jain, director of Consort Digital. “Additionally, the open API (application programming interface) made integration to equipment and solutions from other vendors really simple and flexible. Another major deciding factor was the proven reliability of DAMM’s outdoor system in several metro projects, as reliability is critical in the transport sector.”

The second and final phase of the metro is planned for 2021 and will then provide a total connectivity of 26 kilometers from Curepipe to Immigration Square.

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