Tagmaster Receives $0.5M RFID Order from Sao Paulo Metro
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TagMaster, the producer of advanced RFID solutions for rail applications, has received an order from Bombardier Transportation to provide TagMaster's advanced RFID solution for their project to upgrade and extend the signalling on Line 5 on the Sao Paulo Metro in Brazil. Bombardier has placed an initial order on TagMaster valued at 0.5 million for Heavy-duty (HD) Readers and ID-Tags which will be delivered over a 12 month period beginning in August 2012. Additional orders for TagMaster's Heavy-duty ID-Tags and system spare parts for the project are anticipated during 2013.
Bombardier's scope for this project in Sao Paulo comprises the turnkey design, supply, installation and commissioning of its globally-proven CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the existing 8.4 km of line with six stations plus the extension of the line by 11.6 km with 11 new stations and a total of 34 trains. The TagMaster RFID Readers will be installed under the trains and provide both primary train location information and accurate positioning information to the CITYFLO 650 CBTC train control system. This driverless system will enable trains to circulate in safety with a short 75 second headway, therefore maximising the line capacity. The system will also use TagMaster's Field Programmable version of the HD Tag, which will enable the Bombardier Installation Team to program individual tag location information in the tag to suit the actual mounting position.
"Once again, we are pleased to confirm TagMaster as our RFID solution provider for another major CITYFLO 650 project in South America. The TagMaster solution is an important element of the advanced CBTC system that Bombardier is supplying to Sao Paulo," said Jeff Stover, Director of Signalling Engineering at the Pittsburgh USA site of Bombardier Transportation's Rail Control Solutions division.
“This is an important new order which further strengthens our order stock for RFID systems to be delivered to Bombardier over the coming year. Our co-operation with Bombardier spans more than 8 years and this will be the twelfth Bombardier CITYFLO 650 mass transit project globally to use a TagMaster RFID solution,” commented Richard Holt, Director of Sales - Transportation at TagMaster AB.