Wireless Industry News

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