Radio Frequency Systems Wireless Communications Technology for the Transportation Industry
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, is the telecommunications partner of the transportation industry featuring field-proven innovations spanning in-tunnel, in-building, and outdoor wireless coverage solutions for the transportation market, including turnkey solutions for optimized communications.
For over 35 years, RFS has been providing solutions for the world’s metros, railways, road tunnels and underground mines. Today, RFS provides the most advanced active, passive and hybrid RF distribution systems for in-tunnel coverage, railway station coverage and outdoor track-side rail coverage.
Radiating cables and indoor antennas
RFS’s best-in-class communications technology for the transportation market includes the broadest range of RADIAFLEX® radiating cables with superior performances, the ClearFill fibre-optic extension and distributed antenna suite, plus unrivalled point-of-interface technology, which are expertly scaled to match every indoor coverage need for 2G, 3G, and 4G commercial radio services as well as TETRA and GSM-R mission-critical wireless services in the 400MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 850MHz, 900MHz, 1,700MHz, 1,800MHz, 1,900MHz, 2,100MHz, 2,400MHz and 2,600MHz bands.
Radiating cables for tunnels
RFS’s leading-edge technology for radiating cables enables low-insertion loss and excellent coupling performance, ideal for tunnels, by providing maximum useful lengths of individual cable runs, to minimise the total count of active equipment, thus allowing cost savings. Halogen-free, non-corrosive, low-smoke, flame-retardant jacket material contributes to safe and long-term reliable operation in tunnels.
The RFS RADIAFLEX radiating cable suite provides best-fit solutions for a variety of applications, including single-band and multi-band / multi-operator systems. Different cable types are available, with optimised performance accounting for project-specific in-tunnel installation methods and cable positioning options.
For example, RFS offers RF ultra-wideband radiating cables with no-stop band from 700MHz to 2,700MHz. They accommodate all current and future commercial radio and private radio services from 700MHz to 2700MHz in tunnels, including LTE, providing valuable cost savings. This ultra broadband characteristic is the result of RFS’ patented ‘higher order mode suppression technique’ in radiating cable design.
Furthermore, RFS offers a wide range of standard and heavy-duty installation accessories (hangers and clamps), specifically designed for easy cable attachment and orientation on tunnel walls, withstanding harsh environment conditions (pressure and wind load, resulting from high-speed train movement).
Wireless in-tunnel communications systems integrator services
In July 2010, RFS announced that it had been selected as systems integrator for the terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) wireless communications system along the Beijing Metro Changping Line in China. The contract, valued at approximately 30 million Chinese yuan (€3.5m), is RFS’s second systems integration win for an in-tunnel wireless communications project for the Beijing Metro. In 2009, RFS successfully designed and integrated the TETRA wireless communications system for the Beijing Metro Line 4.
RFS won the Changping Line contract over both local and global competitors due to its strong technical design and service capabilities and its first-rate reputation. RFS will provide a complete TETRA wireless communications system and related services, including coverage design, delivery of TETRA digital radio communications system and related equipments, site surveys, supervision, system commissioning and acceptance, as well as project and documentation management.
The tunnel coverage designs are based on RFS’s RADIAFLEX radiating cables, supported by a wide range of passive and active technologies, including TETRA fibre optic repeater systems, antennas and accessories, to meet precise coverage, traffic and route requirements. Similar solutions leveraging RFS products and expertise have already been proven in the Beijing Metro Line 4 and other metro lines in China.
By incorporating cutting-edge, fail-safe technology and a redundant design, RFS’s wireless in-tunnel solutions offer the highest availability on the market and the ability to upgrade and expand to meet future requirements.
Products and Services
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Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, will feature new, leading-edge indoor / outdoor wireless infrastructure solutions at DAS & Small Cells Congress, Booth 105.Read more
RFS Wireless Communications Solutions Enable Network Deployments in Challenging Environments Worldwide in 2015
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Radio Frequency Systems has announced that 2014 was another record-breaking year for deployment of its RADIAFLEX® and CELLFLEX® cables and related products.Read more
Multi-operator indoor solution provides 2G, 3G and 4G access for 80,000 fans.Read more
Global broadcast infrastructure specialist Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) will showcase its advanced portfolio of cables, antennas and radio frequency (RF) components for in-tunnel and in-building wireless communications networks at the Critical Communications World 2014 exhibition in Singapore.Read more
Transit Wireless Selects RFS to Support Wireless Services for New York City Transit Authority Riders
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of its distributed antenna system (DAS) for the New York City subway system.Read more
InnoTrans has provided an international platform for buyers and sellers of passenger and freight transport technology. From 18 to 21 September 2012 the trade show will take place at the Messe Berlin, Germany, and feature railway infrastructure, interiors, public transport and tunnel construction.Read more
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, and InfoGLOBAL, worldwide leader of advanced telecommunications, control, video surveillance and security systems, introduce a worldwide unique solution for in-tunnel broadband wireless communication systems in the 5 to 6 GHz frequency band.Read more
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, will present its in-tunnel and in-building wireless communication solutions at Tetra World Congress 2012, which takes place from 14 to 17 May in Dubai. The RFS booth is situated at stand H405 in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will present the portfolio of RFS Wireless Indoor Solutions products.Read more
Passengers on China's new Hangzhou Metro Line 1 rapid transit system will enjoy a more comfortable and faster commute, enhanced by seamless and reliable public wireless communication services, which has been built on an advanced wireless coverage solution from Radio Frequency Systems (RFS).Read more
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) unveils its latest radiating cable development. The new RADIAFLEX cable series RAYT provides superior electrical performance in 2.4GHz - 2.5GHz, serves the needs of state-of-the-art wireless communications systems, especially in the railway sector, and significantly reduces costs.Read more
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that it has successfully deployed an industry-leading wireless in-tunnel coverage system for the Guangshen section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Guangshengang XRL).Read more