NEC Provides Wireless Systems for Odakyu Electric Railway

NEC Provides Wireless Systems for Odakyu Electric Railway 
Tokyo, Feb 12, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) is
providing wireless systems for the latest trains operated by Odakyu Electric
Railway Co., Ltd. (Odakyu), who operates an extensive railway network starting
from the largest train terminal in Japan, Shinjuku Station, which serves an
estimated 1.95 million passengers every day. These Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
equipped systems are scheduled to be fully operational by July 2016. 
The wireless digitization of systems for new trains helps to ensure their safe
operation within the crowded scheduling of the Tokyo metropolitan area. 
Traditionally, in order for trains from different railway operators to run
compatibly on each other's lines, each train had to be equipped with
multiple wireless systems. 
This new system enables different railway operators to use a single wireless
device, whose specifications and software can be easily updated for each train.
These are the first systems that share specifications between different railway
operators as part of minimizing the amount of equipment required for a trains
wireless systems and ensuring their efficient operation. 
Furthermore, the introduction of this system also facilitates an easier
transition from existing analog systems to digital systems, which support
superior audio and data transmissions. 
As a result, instructions from the control center as well as train service
information can be provided more accurately and more quickly to monitors
positioned in locations such as the conductor's cabin and passenger
The software-defined radio adopted by this system utilizes globally
standardized Software Communication Architecture (SCA). 
Going forward, NEC aims to continue driving the adoption on "Digital
Train Wireless Systems" as part of contributing to the safety of railway
operations throughout the world. 
NEC Digital Train Wireless Systems: 
About NEC Corporation 
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Seiichiro Toda
NEC Corporation
Joseph Jasper
NEC Corporation
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