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December 9, 2014

Rockwell Collins to provide its SCADA system to LA Metro

Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase II light rail systems in the US.

By Samseer M

Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase II light rail systems in the US.

Under this contract, the company will deliver the new light rail SCADA system based on its latest ARINC advanced information management (AIM) rail system.

LA Metro depends on this ARINC AIM rail SCADA and central traffic control functions to monitor and manage train operations, traction power and rail facilities for its light rail service.

"LA Metro has been using the ARINC AIM rail solution for over 15 years."

Rockwell Collins surface transportation and critical infrastructure staff vice-president Denny Lengyel said: "LA Metro has been using the ARINC AIM rail solution for over 15 years.

"With the upgrade to the latest version of the AIM rail software, LA Metro will continue to experience operational efficiencies and reductions in lifecycle costs of its operations."

Rockwell Collins said that the current agreement is an addition to the earlier contract that the company received earlier this year to upgrade the LA Metro’s Red Line subway SCADA system.

The Red Line subway will be installed with latest version of the AIM rail system that incorporates the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) recommended standards.

The APTA standard aims to prevent cyber-attacks by securing control and communications systems in transit environments, Rockwell Collins stated.

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