Hoeft & Wessel Wins Swiss Rail Mobile Communications System Contract

24 October 2010 (Last Updated October 24th, 2010 18:30)

The Swiss Federal Railways Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) has awarded Hoeft & Wessel a contract to develop and supply a new mobile solution for voice and data communications in the field of shunting and construction operations. The company's Almex Division will develop and supply

The Swiss Federal Railways Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) has awarded Hoeft & Wessel a contract to develop and supply a new mobile solution for voice and data communications in the field of shunting and construction operations.

The company's Almex Division will develop and supply a new light and integrated shunting accessory (LISA) system.

The LISA system provides SBB with a secure communication system at its construction sites and shunting operations based on GSM-R digital radio.

The key project includes converting the old analogue radio system to GSM-R, the digital radio system to meet the requirements of railway services.

The communications system has a total value of around CHF9.9m ($10.2m), with development and rollout to be completed in two and a half years.

The SBB shunting and construction workers will be equipped with a total of 2,700 mobile terminals.

The Almex business division of the German-based engineering technology group Hoeft & Wessel Group is a ticketing and telematics systems provider for public transport in Europe.