ErvoCom, a DAMM systems partner, is using DAMM TetraFlex TETRA network infrastructure as part of its communication solution for the complete city tram lines in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The tram line will link the municipalities of Sacaba, Cercado, Colcapirua, Quillacollo, Vinto and Sipe Sipe in the Department of Cochabamba, providing transport services to more than one million people.

DAMM will deliver 11 BS421 outdoor base stations for voice and data communications. ErvoCom is using DAMM’s open API, which allows easy integration of customised applications and external devices, to integrate TRADIS (its TRAin DISpatcher) and its TRS2090 train radio system.

The TRS2090 will be used to transmit all voice and data for the passenger information, public announcement and emergency intercom systems to the operation control centre (OCC) and handle communications between the OCC and the train driver, passengers and service staff.

The tram project was started in August 2017 and is expected to be completed by August 2020. It was commissioned by Bolivia’s public works, services and housing ministry (MOPSV). ErvoCom is collaborating with Swiss-Spanish joint venture Joca-Molinari and BÄR Bahnsicherung to deliver it.

Pablo Rocha, global key account manager at DAMM, said: “We are delighted to realise this rail project with ErvoCom, and with the strong, combined solution that we can offer we are confident that there will be many more.”

Patrick Vogt, ErvoCom International’s CEO, added, “DAMM’s TetraFlex solution is the perfect fit for the needs of this railway project. ErvoCom was able to smoothly implement the DAMM TetraFlex interface, allowing for seamless interaction between ErvoCom’s radio dispatcher solutions and DAMM's TETRA base stations. By combining the high reliability of DAMM's TETRA base stations and the innovation of ErvoCom’s Train Dispatcher, the customer benefits from a best-in-class communications solution.”

Author: Sam Fenwick