Vienna/Istanbul, March 31, 2014 – As a representative of the GSM-R Industry Group Kari Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom, will take part at 11th ERTMS World Conference (European Rail Traffic Management System) as a speaker. The conference takes place from 1 - 3 of April 2014 in Istanbul. The global meeting of experts is organized by the International Union of Railways UIC (Union internationale des chemins de fer) and the Turkish State Railways TCDD (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları).
For players in the field of ERTMS, ETCS and GSM-R the bi-annual UIC event is a highly anticipated conference. As the event theme “ERTMS – Optimizing Rail Investments Worldwide” suggests, the global spread of the European system will be in the focus of this year's conference. Recent technical developments, ERTMS implementation strategies, cost reduction potentials and best practices of providers are also on the agenda. In his opening speech, “The increased role of railway telecommunication” Dr. Kapsch will point out the growing importance of this field and will go into further detail on the important subjects of continuity to ensure that investments made in GSM-R are kept safe, the evolvement of GSM-R from a pure communications platform to a telecom system which supports mission-critical voice and data services and he calls out for a closer collaboration with signaling partners.
Project Wins in Turkey
In Turkey Kapsch lately has been awarded the contracts for two projects. The railway communications expert will deliver GSM-R access technology and communication units for locomotives for the Bandirma Menemen line (310 km) and a secured wireless communication solution based on GSM-R for the 100 km Haydarpasa – Gebze – Kosekoy high speed line. In total Kapsch now is technology provider for three railways run by the Turkish State Railway company (TCDD – Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları).
Kapsch CarrierCom is a global system integrator and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for public and railway operators, urban transport organizations and companies seeking real-time asset management solutions. By providing the full set of professional services alongside mission- and business-critical telecommunications, Kapsch CarrierCom is the trusted partner for clients around the world. Strategic partnerships and a strong focus on innovation in nine R&D centers in Europe and Asia, make Kapsch CarrierCom a market specialist in telecommunications. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna.