Thales has won a contract from Monotrilho Manaus Consortium to provide telecommunications systems for the Manaus monorail in Amazonas, Brazil.
Under the deal, Thales will be responsible for supplying a turnkey telecommunications system, which includes telecommunications and passenger information systems for the monorail.
The Monotrilho Manaus Consortium, which includes CR Almeida, Mendes Junior and Serveng-Civilsan, is responsible for the construction of the 20km driverless system that will serve 1.85 million people in Manaus.
Thales’s international competence centre in Portugal, along with its Brazilian subsidiary Omnisys, will partly provide the telecommunications systems for the project.
The system will incorporate Thales Enhanced Public Security (TEPS), a physical security and surveillance system to view, record and search video images, supporting a range of operational scenarios.
Thales key account manager for transport in Brazil Thomas Aquino said: "With Thales technology, the project will have a communications infrastructure that fully supports the operational, administrative and maintenance applications needed to operate the monorail, ensuring reliability, redundancy, high availability and security in stations, marshalling yards and other operational facilities."
The company is also providing communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling systems for the monorail project under a contract secured in November 2012.
As part of the deal, the company will install its SelTrac CBTC system on the monorail, which will be carried out in two phases with partial completion planned to coincide with the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Image: Thales will provide a turnkey telecommunications system including passenger information for the 20km Manaus monorail project. Credit: Thales.