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National communications upgrade

07 October 2010

Roxtec has secured a deal to provide its product to Network Rail’s massive £1.7bn Railway Communications System project. Roxtec’s G frame will be used to seal cables from a range of hazards in the RCS cabinet. Roxtec’s UK managing director Graham O’Hare said Roxtec will be a key component in the project as the product will help protect the equipment in case of fire, flooding, explosion and rodents.

National communications upgrade
National communications upgrade

The RCS is a single, communications network, covering every public railway line in Britain along 14,000k of track. The RCS will deploy Global System for Mobile Communications - Railway (GSM-R) mobile phone technology to enable direct and continuous digital communication between train drivers and signallers across the entire network plus a host of other safety-related features.

"This is a terrific deal for Roxtec as it enables us to combine our experience of both the telecom and rail sectors," said O’Hare. "We have unrivalled expertise in sealing enclosures, cabinets and shelters.The RCS is one of the biggest projects currently being undertaken in the communications industry and shows our ability to provide innovative product to the latest cutting edge technology. In this case we are helping to ensure critical communication links remain intact."

O’Hare said Roxtec has already started to supply the project which is due to become functional across Britain by 2014.

He added Roxtec is keen to work with mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineers wanting solutions for sealing cables and pipes at the point they enter a wall, cabinet or structure.

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