We assess your upgraded GSM-R radio modules
The Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) is an international wireless communications standard that provides internal railway communication. It is used for track-to-train communication in ETCS Level 2 and 3 operation, as well as for spoken communication between train drivers and rail traffic control centres. However, as the GSM-R is prone to interference, the Federal Government funds the replacement of existing GSM-R radio modules with interference-resistant devices, as well as the installation of suitable filters.
Train operators, manufacturers and rail transport companies must ensure that upgraded GSM-R radio modules achieve interference-resistance compliant with the ETSI TS 102 933-1 standard or with Regulation (EU) 2016/919. This concerns the technical specification for interoperability related to the “control-command and signalling (CCS)” subsystems of the railway system within the European Union.
Our experts assess your modernised or new systems, to ensure that your vehicles are interoperable, and can run safely without restrictions.
An evaluation of radio communication equipment by us as a Notified Body (NoBo), Designated Body (DeBo) and Assessment Body (AsBo) has several benefits:
Working across various projects around the world, our global network of experts possesses a vast amount of experience in evaluating equipped vehicles with a voice radio. Most of them have been multi-system locomotives, but also multiple units, including double-decker trains. Within our projects, we have not only provided services as a NoBo for CCS and LOC&PAS, but also as a DeBo and AsBo.
Our team continuously works closely with the NB-Rail association to improve the testing procedures and basis – amongst others. Additionally, we are an associated partner of EBC (Eisenbahn-Cert).
Our experts in signalling technology support train manufacturers and operators that their upgraded radio communications equipment meets relevant requirements.
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