Abertillery, Wales, April 1, 2002 -- Vector Technology has won a £360,000 ($500,000) contract for communications systems for the KCRC West Rail extension in Hong Kong. This exclusive 2 year contract with Siemens, the prime contractor, means that Vector will provide platform to train communications for KCRC using laser technology.
Vector's optical laser interface technology (OLI) transmits real-time CCTV pictures from the platform to a moving train before, during and just after it's stop. The CCTV signal is superimposed on the light beam emitted from an infrared laser, which is carried via an optical fiber, to a projector mounted alongside the track. It is then transmitted through free space to a receiver mounted on the train.
A key advantage of Vector's system is that it can readily cover a wide variety of alternative railway applications. These include: car to car surveillance throughout the train, CCTV pictures of potential hazard points such as level crossings, road bridges and busy intersections, several miles ahead, and a reciprocal train to platform communication system. The KCRC installation starts in November 2002 with the line scheduled to open in 2004.
Managing Director Ken Owen said, "This represents further confirmation of our world beating laser expertise and it is the second win for us in Hong Kong. We hope to be able to give more good news soon as we are currently in negotiation for another three systems worth over £5M".
For more information, visit www.vector-technology.co.uk
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