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Kiwi data systems installed in UK buses


Kiwi company Tait Communications shows UK transport services how its done.

NBR Staff
Wed, 14 Mar 2012

Nottingham City Transport (NCT), UK, has introduced an improved voice and data communications system for the city’s bus network, designed and manufactured by New Zealand company Tait Communications.

The UK daughter company of New Zealand-owned Tait is working with Init Communications to provide and install voice and data radio systems into the city’s bus network.

Systems being installed through the city’s bus service will allow bus drivers to contact control room staff directly through the Automatic Vehicle System (AVS) in order to manage work time more efficiently.

In addition to this, the system will provide faster access to information regarding potential delays and can inform drivers to alter services as required all from one simple unit.

Frank Owen, managing director of Tait Communications said with Europe providing 30% of the company’s export demand, the region was a crucial market.

Along with keeping drivers up to date, historical data can now also be collected to identify trends in delays and provide insight into the improvement of timetable schedules.

Communication with control room staff will be made available for bus drivers immediately without the hassle of being forwarded through via various time wasting radio communication operators.

Tait Communications has previously implemented and tested their radio communications system for London Buses back in 2009, replacing their radio network with a new TaitNet trunked radio solution as part of the NZ$19 million contract.

NBR Staff
Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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