CalAmp Selected to Provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Radios

CalAmp Selected to Provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Radios for
Southern California's Metrolink Commuter Rail Network 
Shipments Underway of Base Stations and Wireless Devices for
Locomotives and Waysides for Metrolink's New PTC Collision Avoidance
OXNARD, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 --   CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:
CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and
solutions, announced today it has been awarded a key contract to
supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive
Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail
Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network. CalAmp is
providing the wireless communications radios and base stations for
the project under a contract with Parsons Corporation, prime
contractor for the Metrolink PTC system.  
This project is part of a nationwide, interoperable PTC network
collision avoidance system that was mandated by the U.S. Congress in
the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 to prevent train-to-train
collisions, over-speed derailments, incursions into work zones and
movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position. Under
the mandate, certain passenger and freight railroads have until
December 31, 2015 to comply. SCRRA plans to place its PTC system in
service by December 2013, making it the first railroad in the United
States to fully deploy an interoperable PTC system integrating GPS
technology with train management computers and digital radio
"As the designer and builder of the original prototype radio hardware
for the national interoperable PTC Overlay System, we are extremely
gratified to see our vision become a reality," said Mike Zachan,
General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "And as a
Southern California-based company, we are proud to be providing
proven wireless communications equipment for Metrolink's PTC
deployment that will help increase safety for our local commuter rail
network and its passengers." 
CalAmp's PTC radios will provide the critical data link between
locomotives, base stations, wayside switches and other railroad
systems in an automated command and control network that will work
throughout the five-county, 500-mile Southern California Commuter
Rail network. Shipments have
 already begun and are expected to be
completed by the end of this calendar year. 
"The Parsons team is excited to work with CalAmp on this challenging
interoperable PTC deployment -- the first of its kind in the country.
CalAmp's decades of experience in delivering highly reliable
industrial and mission-critical communications products, service and
support will serve the Metrolink project well. And the responsiveness
of CalAmp's team is helping make our ambitious deployment schedule
possible," said Paul Wadum, Key Account Manager for Parsons
"Parsons Corporation is a recognized leader in the application and
integration of communications-based train control systems and has
been the technical lead on multiple installations worldwide. CalAmp
has enjoyed a strong partnership with Parsons. We are pleased to
support them in this PTC project with Metrolink, and look forward to
supporting them in the future in rolling out the PTC Overlay System
nationwide," Zachan added. 
About CalAmp
 CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications
solutions that deliver data connectivity services for critical
networked communications and other applications. The Company's two
business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves enterprise,
utility and governmental customers, and Satellite, which focuses on
the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more
information, please visit  
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