Transit Wireless Selects RFS for New York City Underground Wireless Coverage
Published on: 18th Dec 2012
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Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) says that it has won a contract to provide wireless infrastructure for the New York City subway system. RFS products that will be used in the project include HYBRIFLEX conduit cable transmission line cabling with low smoke and zero halogen jackets and jumpers.
Upon its completion, the Transit Wireless network will become a shared wireless infrastructure enabling commercial wireless services for more than 1.6 billion New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) riders annually. The Transit Wireless NYCTA network, one of the most expansive distributed antenna system networks worldwide, will allow the use of a wide variety of mobile devices anywhere within the system with cellular and Wi-Fi coverage options.
"Transit Wireless chose RFS because the company was able to quickly adapt its products to meet the project's specific needs," said William Bayne Jr., CEO at Transit Wireless. "As an approved supplier to the NYCTA, RFS has developed a solution that is readily deployable and scalable in this unique environment."
Several major wireless carriers have already signed on to become partners to the Transit Wireless Network. The multiyear project includes 277 stations, 30 of which are scheduled to go live by early 2013, including major stations such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.
Additionally, the NYCTA project includes public Wi-Fi supporting a variety of data, advertising and other relevant services. The Wi-Fi network will further support machine-to-machine, direct-to-consumer and business-to-business wireless applications and services.