The broadband radio wireless telecommunication and onboard control systems of Dubai’s Route 2020 project was tested in Italy.
Thales Factory Italy hosted the delegates from RTA’s Rail Agency in Dubai for the factory tests. The tests showed that information related to Dubai Metro riders such as the route, next stop and safety guidance will be displayed by the system.
The new system will eliminate paper stickers as it will show the route on a screen. The control of transmission and the display of critical information related to security and safety from and to the central control unit, such as the surveillance cameras and the emergency communication system is enabled by the onboard control systems. The new system can control the voice announcement level by measuring and analysing the noise level onboard and accordingly adjusting the volume automatically.
“The aim of these field visits to factories in different countries is to ensure compliance with the highest international technical standards used in the field of telecommunication and display of information,” said Abdul Rida Abu Al Hasan, Executive Director of Rail Planning and Projects, Rail Agency, RTA.
“Tests covered the technical specifications of telecommunication equipment and verifying their compliance with the international standards. Operational tests were also carried out to ensure the integration of telecommunication systems with other systems such as the automated rail control system and the main rail control unit,” the Executive Director added.