Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LIRR receives narrowband locomotive radios

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Ritron, Inc. has delivered 59 of its U.S.-designed and –built RCCR-151 narrowband analog locomotive radios to the Long Island Rail Road. The contract, which includes radios and accessories, is worth $200,000 and was awarded in March 2013 to Ritron's authorized dealer, Diversified Electronics Systems of Forest Park, Ga.

The purchase included Ritron's RCCR one-piece, narrowband-capable model. The same radio is future upgradeable to the accepted Class I railroad digital transmission standard, referred to as NXDN Digital. The FCC established a January 2013 deadline for radio users to switch from wideband analog technology to narrowband analog or very narrowband digital radio technology.

Ritron, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Carmel, Ind. Founded in 1977, the company specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide range of industrial-grade wireless communication products and systems.