Kelana Jaya LRT line gets advanced comms system from Alcatel-Lucent
By Digital News Asia March 18, 2013
- Intelligent communication system will facilitate high-speed voice, data and video traffic
- IT applications and operational sub-systems to be integrated to enhance safety and security
ALCATEL-Lucent and Malaysian engineering, procurement and construction company CMC Engineering will deliver an advanced communication system for a new light rail transit (LRT) network extension of the Kelana Jaya line.
The intelligent communication system will facilitate high-speed voice, data and video traffic, as well as deliver essential services to ensure safety and security on the line’s driverless trains, Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement.
The system will also keep passengers informed about their journeys and enable more efficient maintenance operations, the company claimed.
“Alcatel-Lucent is committed to making rail transport safer and more accessible,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-Lucent Asia Pacific.
“We have broad experience in providing integrated communication solutions for the rail industry around the world. We are a strong supporter of sustainable transportation projects such as the Kelana Jaya extension line, which will provide a green transport option for many people and open up new opportunities in the area.”
Alcatel-Lucent is providing the core transmission system – the communications backbone -- based on IP (Internet Protocol) switching and fiber-optic technologies, enabling real-time communications between trains and central control.
The transmission system will be based on Alcatel-Lucent’s Synchronous Data Hierarchy(SDH) and IP technologies and will comprise the Alcatel-Lucent 1660 SM Optical Multi-Service Node, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9000E and OmniSwitch 6450 Ethernet LAN switches. Alcatel-Lucent will also provide its integration services for delivery of the system.
IT applications and operational sub-systems will be integrated to enhance safety and security through remote diagnostics and automated functions, with video surveillance, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(Scada), and monitoring systems, as well as telephone and radio communications services, automated fare collection(AFC), and public address and passenger information systems.
The Kelana Jaya line is the fourth longest fully automated system in the world, Alcatel-Lucent said. It serves 350,000 people between Kelana Jaya and Gombak within Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
CMC Engineering is the lead partner in Konsortium CMC-Colas-Uniway (KCCU) which was awarded the RM673-million (€165-million) project for track work and the provision of the power supply system, communication and control and Scada systems on the Kelana Jaya Line extension LRT project.
The project is expected to be completed in 2014. The 17km track will include 13 new stations.
“CMC Engineering is committed to providing our customers with high-quality, integrated technological systems using a mix of the very latest and best technologies,” said Dato’ Abdul Rahman Yusof, CMC Engineering chairman.
“As such we are pleased to leverage Alcatel-Lucent’s technologies expertise on this project to deliver a robust and reliable communications system that will enable a host of services,” he added.
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