Wireless Industry News » Positive Train Control Requires Towers Coast to Coast
New wireless infrastructure is becoming available as railroads roll toward the December 2015 deadline to implement positive train control (PTC), which is the multi-billion-dollar communications-based, accident-prevention system mandated by the government.
PTC involves outfitting locomotives with cellular and satellite communications equipment. Communications equipment and towers are also required at all non-monitored switch locations, also known as dark territories, all across the country, so the trains will know the position of each switch.
PTC is a perfect opportunity for wireless integrators to subcontract the deployment in dark territories, according to Jeff Lime, vice president, Ventev Innovations. Read the full article