Satellite Technology Feature Article
GL to Enhance Mass Transit Systems with Advanced Tunnel Radio Communications Systems
By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
GL Communications (News - Alert) Inc recently announced comprehensive Advanced Tunnel Radio Communications Systems to ensure continuous coverage, reduced interference, and reliable system operations for Mass Transit Systems.
In a release, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the company said that, “It is essential for Mass Transit Systems to maintain vital radio communications links within subway tunnels, stations, and pubic access areas. Modern technologies enable extending the aboveground mobile radio coverage to the underground seamlessly and cost-effectively. Regardless of whether the communications system is above ground or below ground, many of the requirements remain the same: Tunnel radio communications for first responders as well as system maintenance and operation personnel, Inter-agency communication and interoperability in tunnels via centralized intelligent command and control center, growing homeland security concerns and need to access voice and data quickly in tunnels, emergency alerts and public safety concerns in tunnels during emergencies, automatic vehicle location and advanced mobile data terminals within tunnels and next train arrivals information over the radio links."
GL Communications Inc has been providing wireless, telecom and IT sectors with comprehensive technical consulting, engineering, and testing services. Currently, the company's client based includes a number of telecom wireless and landline carriers as well as mass transit and public safety systems across the country. Over a period of 23 years, GL Communications has been the developer of numerous wired and wireless telecom network systems.
Mr. Kulkarni further stated, “GL provides system design and technical specifications for radio communications of aboveground, garage repeaters and underground systems inside tunnels for transit networks. Our services include surveys, studies, description, definition, and documentation of existing and proposed systems.”
GL Communications received DBE/MBE certifications by Maryland's Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), as well as the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
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Edited by Brooke Neuman