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Lilee Systems

May 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Lilee Systems Selected as the Exclusive Communications System Provider for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) Positive Train Control (PTC) Design and Deployment

Bombardier Transportation Picks Lilee Systems to Design, Build and Deliver End-to-End Communications Network

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Lilee Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, has been selected as the communications systems provider for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (NYMTA) Positive Train Control (PTC) design and deployment. Bombardier Transportation, the systems integration lead for the project, awarded Lilee Systems the subcontract to design, engineer, manufacture, and deploy the end-to-end wireless and wired ACSES II communications system for the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter lines.

Lilee Systems will be responsible for end-to-end ACSES II PTC communications performance, all 220 MHz RF (radio frequency) propagation analysis, measurement and implementation, RF interference mitigation, wireless and wired network planning, backup cellular and Wi-Fi communications, including the Lilee Systems CMU-2100 family of TransAir Communications Managers for all onboard, wayside and back office locations. The CMU-2100 family features integrated command, control, and information management for communicating critical PTC messaging with flexibility, precision, and efficiency.

"We chose Lilee Systems because of its demonstrated 220 MHz RF communications expertise, broad line of high performance ACSES II PTC communications products, and ability to address effectively complex customer requirements with integrated solutions and services that encompass the full spectrum of NYMTA requirements," said Rajendra Jadhav, vice president and the head of Americas for Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions. "Lilee Systems is the only company that offers communications systems engineering and network development and backs it up with a deep portfolio of PTC communications products, all of which makes Lilee Systems a one-stop shop for PTC implementation. As a result, MTA will be well equipped with a comprehensive, proven communications solution that enables it to meet its PTC compliance schedule."

"This award establishes Lilee Systems as a key supplier of integrated communications networks for PTC systems," said Jon Adams, vice president of strategic development, Lilee Systems. "Our CMU-2100 family is the only end-to-end solution that provides seamless interoperability between MTA and the Northeast Corridor (NEC) passenger railroads. By bringing the same expertise to MTA, we can ensure the interoperability that is so critical to PTC along the heavily traveled NEC."

The project will be delivered in two phases, with the initial 28-month Base Work to include system design, engineering, and prototyping, culminating in initial deployments on each railroad. Phase 2 will complete deployment of the equipment, with installation, testing, and commissioning oversight for both railroads.

Former United States Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, board director for Lilee Systems, believes this project should be a model for other agencies charged with implementing PTC technologies. "The need for PTC is not new, but adoption and implementation has been slow," said Mineta. "I hope Lilee's collaboration with Bombardier on this massive project ignites movement in the industry for meeting the PTC mandate. People's lives depend on it." 

About Lilee Systems
Founded by a team of leaders in the wireless industry and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, Lilee Systems is the leading communications vendor focused exclusively on delivering the most reliable products and solutions to the railroad industry. Lilee Systems' founders have extensive backgrounds in wireless communications, network routing and switching, and are active participants in standards bodies defining next generation networking and wireless architectures. Lilee Systems' leaders have been voting members of IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi, 802.15 WPAN, and 802.16 WiMAX for many years and have extensive experience in software-defined radio (SDR) technology. By leveraging these core competencies in radio frequency (RF) systems and networking, Lilee Systems has developed the TransAir PTC-3000 product family of 220 MHz radios, CMU-2100 communications management units, and LMC-5500 mobility controllers to offer a complete end-to-end interoperable radio communications network. For more information, please visit http://www.lileesystems.com.

Tags: positive train control, PTC, PTC deployment, northeast corridor, Metro-North Railroad, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Long Island Railroad, MNR, LIRR, NY MTA, rail safety, Rail Safety Act, Federal Railroad Administration, Bombardier Transportation

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