RideOnTrack and Zenitel agreed on a partnership co-operation.

RideOnTrack successfully integrated the Zenitel intercom solution with the RideOnTrack Operational Telecommunication product line. Customers that use the RideOnTrack Sip Call Flow Manager, e.g. for dispatching and call recording, can now also seemlessly connect the Zenitel intercom products. The dispatcher will be able to connect to the Zenitel intercom devices, and likewise, the Zenitel intercom devices can be reached by the dispatchers. This integration will further facilitate the communication between all operational communication systems in a customer network and there will be no need for an extra intercom switch (IpPbx) or separate voice recording. It is RideOnTrack’s aim to improve the operational communication capabilities of their customers while reducing complexity and cost. Both companies will work together in the regional express train project, a railway development in Dakar, Senegal, for the interconnection between Dakar and the AIBD airport.

About Zenitel :

As a leading provider in IP Critical Communications, Zenitel is the proven and preferred audio and data communication choice for environments that require the protection of human life, property, assets and/or the management of critical activities. Zenitel develops and sells their own Intercom and Public Address Systems. Zenitels key markets include: Building Security, Public Safety, Transportation, Industrial Manufacturing, Energy and Maritime. Zenitel systems provide high availability, scalability, reliability, maintainability, and cyberdefensibility. LINK

For some of the (hardware) product developments, RideOnTrack selected ‘strategical’ partners. For our gateway products we work closely together with the Canadian company, Sangoma Technology Inc.. Both R&D departments cooperate intensively to ‘tune’ the products to t the typical operational telephony requirements. We use several of the Sangoma PCIe plug in boards for our server based solutions.

See here for more information about this partnership: LINK

For the design of the dispatcher terminal we work together with the company, Design studio DUNC B.V. DUNC B.V. provided the enclosure design of the terminal and made sure that all of the electronic components (e.g. general purpose computer board, touchscreen, interfaces) are properly fit. Special attention was given to the heat dissipation and the cooling of the fanless design. DUNC B.V. has also prepared the design and tools for mass production of the enclosure. For customers wanting to use ‘off the shelf’ HW-products, our dispatcher product can run on any Windows-based computer. LINK

Horst-Platz Gmbh was selected as the partner for the special purpose handset and gooseneck and related firmware. Horst-Platz has built a strong reputation delivering these devices to Deutsche Bahn and international railway organizations which has proven time and again the excellent quality of their products. LINK

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that RideOnTrack is accepted as new member of the ROC Industry Group. The ROC (Rail Operational Communication) Industry Group bundles all important manufacturers active in the Railway Operational Communications. The members are dedicated to support GSM-R and the next generation (FRMCS) networks (www.gsm-rail.com). The current members are : Nokia, Kapsch, Siemens, Wenzel, Frequentis, Alstom, Leonardo, TrioRail, Iskratel and Funkwerk.

This is a very important milestone in the history of RideOnTrack. As a member we will be interfacing with all important stake holders in the industry, like the ERTMS MoU Steering Committee, the International Railway Association UIC, the ETCS Industry UNISIG and the European Union Agency for Railways. Together with the other ROC Industry Group members we will be able to globally promote the technology, continue to develop the EIRENE standards and strive for seamless Interoperability between the solutions of different vendors.