Network Rail order a further 700 GSM-R hand-portable radios from telent

telent, the technology services company, has received further orders from Network Rail for over 700 of the versatile SELEX Communications ROG100 GSM-R hand-portable radios.

These radios, developed in partnership with Network Rail, provide a range of special features specifically designed to support the broad user community of the UK GSM-R network.

Train crew radios will be issued with a ‘Railway Emergency Call’ only facility. Engineers will have radios enabled to access key network performance data which will support national deployment and site commissioning.

The commissioning teams themselves will receive 35 radios which have been specially adapted to provide network measurement facilities that will speed up trackside monitoring. 250 radios are destined for maintenance staff.

telent, as exclusive distributor of SELEX Communications GSM-R products in the UK, is providing not only the radios but also full technical support and handset management services giving Network Rail complete user support.

Commenting on the award, Steve Pears, General Manager Rail at telent, said: “We are working with Network Rail in a number of key areas to support the deployment and implementation of their national GSM-R network.

These orders for further hand-portable radios demonstrate Network Rail’s confidence in the telent/SELEX Communications product package.”

The radios will be delivered by the end of the year.

With annual revenues of over £350 million, telent has decades of experience in supplying a broad range of network and communications services in the UK and Germany.

Today, the privately-held company employs over 2,500 people and has one of the largest engineering field forces in the UK. Customers include: Airwave, BT, Deutsche Bahn, EADS, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, the Metropolitan Police, National Express, Network Rail, Stagecoach, Tube Lines, and the UK Highways Agency. For more information, see the company's website: www.telent.com SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, is a communications systems supplier for military and civil customers. Uniquely placed to lead the delivery of Network Centric Communications, the Company’s capabilities encompass solutions for joint, land, sea and air applications, secure and mission critical communications.

Leader in advanced technology with over 100 years of experience, SELEX Communications develops state-of-the-art communications solutions meeting customer requirements and exceeding their expectations. SELEX Communications employs more than 5000 people worldwide, with offices and plants in Italy, the UK, USA, Germany, Turkey, Romania and South America.