Thales

Wabtec currently has four GPOCs located in the U.S., Brazil and Kazakhstan that monitor more than 18,000 assets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Supply Side: Wabtec, Rail Vision, Thales

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) opens first European Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) in Derby, U.K. Also, Rail Vision Ltd. (Rail Vision) receives notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);

Thales is supplying Société de transport de Montréal (STM) with eight additional computer-based interlocking systems.
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Supply Side: Nexxiot, Thales

Nexxiot has launched a cargo monitoring device to provide real-time shipment location, status and condition data via the cloud. Also, Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has exercised a contract option with Thales for eight additional computer-based interlocking systems.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has deployed ShakeAlert, an early earthquake warning system, at all bus and rail division facilities.

Transit Briefs: LACMTA; NYMTA; SFRTA; STM; Metra

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has installed earthquake early warning systems at 26 rail and bus division facilities. In addition, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is forming a subsidiary to oversee the new East Side Access project terminal; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) Tri-Rail is resuming full service; Thales has delivered interlocking systems for three Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) rapid transit stations; and Wabtec will provide doors, brakes, HVAC systems and event recorders for Metra’s new multilevels.

Piper’s UWB system was most recently pilot tested on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 7-Line subway, providing position data for the Thales Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system. Pictured: Piper Networks CEO Robert Hanczor.

Piper Networks Receives Train Control Safety Certification

Piper Networks’ Ultra Wideband (UWB) train control system has received safety certification from independent assessor TÜV SÜD, paving the way for its integration with signaling and train control programs at transportation agencies worldwide.

Commentary

Hitachi Makes Big Statement With Thales Acquisition

Hitachi Rail’s announcement on Aug. 4 that it will acquire Thales’ railway business is set to shake up the global signaling sector. International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith examines the deal and its implications for the market.

Simmons Machine Tool Corp. and Hegenscheidt-MFD Corp.—partner companies within the NSH Group since 2001—are merging to better serve customers. Simmons designs and manufactures precision machines and automation systems for railway wheelset maintenance and production, and Hegenscheidt-MFD Corp. provides technical support, service and tooling for the company’s deep rolling crankshaft products in North America.
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Supply Side: Simmons Machine Tool, Thales, BAI

Simmons Machine Tool Corp. and Hegenscheidt-MFD Corp. are merging to become NSH USA Corp. In addition, Thales’ interoperable ticketing technology is now “Visa Ready for Transit” certified, and BAI Communications (BAI) is acquiring Mobilitie, a U.S. telecommunications infrastructure company.