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December 15, 2004

Alcatel wins Italian deal on new driverless metro

Alcatel has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract to design and deploy a state-of-the-art and fully integrated communication solution for the new driverless metro in Brescia, in the northern region of Italy.

By CBR Staff Writer

The completion of the driverless metro system, serving 17 stations and running up to 18 trains on more than 14 km, is hoped to be completed by 2011. The project covers all the communication needs of an advanced, fully automated transportation system. Alcatel will have the overall responsibility of the design, integration, test and commissioning services, as well as for the supervision of the installation of the entire system.

The IP based Alcatel solution encompasses a fast Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet) network, the Alcatel OmniSwitch 7700, tetra radio system, passenger security and information systems, an intelligent on-board communication system as well as the Alcatel OmniPCX Enterprise IP communication server, with IP gateways to connect the 17 stations along the tracks.

The Alcatel Metro Operation System (AMOS), a user-friendly integrated management and operation system, will also be provided. AMOS is a software platform which allows operators in the control center to monitor and operate in real time passenger security and information systems in a centralized and coordinated way.

The contract was awarded by Ansaldo Transporti Sistemi Ferroviari (ATSF) which is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, one of the world leading suppliers of high technology systems. ATSF is prime contractor for the electromechanical infrastructure and the rolling stock parts of the transportation system ordered by the Municipality of Brescia.

Frederic Rose, President of Alcatel’s Integration and Service activities, described the project as challenging and said that the contract would allow the company to prove again its ability to provide rail operators with innovative solutions, from conceptual design to turnkey delivery.

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