Comtest Wireless provides active and passive test and measurement solutions for GSM-R telecommunications networks and ETCS signalling systems.
Our state-of-the art monitoring solutions provide a unique combined view of GSM-R and ERTMS networks for railway telecommunications operators, suppliers and vendors. They can be installed onboard test trains and operational trains, and wayside, along the track. Read more about us ...
Comtest Wireless active and passive GSMR and ERTMS monitoring solutions collect data from multiple equipment types, sources and vendors. This combined view makes it easier to analyse and identify communication issues and then make better decisions.
That’s why the unique solutions from Comtest Wireless are used by vendors and operators of GSM-R and ETCS communication systems and technology around the globe.
Comtest Wireless announce the launch of an unattended, automated drive-test solution.
With NetProbe Automatic, it’s easy for rail infrastructure operators to install the appliances themselves and it’s affordable to do so on as many trains as they like. This means they can continuously monitor the telecoms network performance, from on-board test, operational or freight trains – using a robust and reliable solution. Read more.
The new NetProbe Portable range will enable rail and signalling operators to extensively measure the GSM-R and ERTMS networks for voice and data quality by setting up and running automatic tests.
The solutions will be available as a carry-on battery powered trolleys and backpacks, which can be used on board trains or secured trackside, such as on a platform.
Neil Dayment, Project Manager at Siemens Mobile Communications, says “the Comtest Wireless solution has enabled us to validate our GSM-R coverage design for the Thameslink Programme. The flexibility of the solution allowed us to board service trains without disruption or the need to schedule specific test trains following the commissioning of GSM-R Base Stations.”
The theme for this conference was: “ERTMS – Managing long term safety investment in a rapidly changing world”.
The Comtest Wireless team met delegates and explained how to manage long term safety by collecting and using data from GSM-R telecommunications networks and ERTMS signalling systems.
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Delegates met the Comtest Wireless team to learn more about how to collect and use data from GSM-R telecommunications networks and ERTMS signalling systems.
They also discovered how to monitor these communications from multiple sources, vendors and equipment types – and how to check for interference.
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Using proven Comtest Wireless technology, NetProbe Interference Modules provide rail and signalling operators with a complete solution to detect and analyse interference issues. As a result, the detailed interference reports can be used as a basis for engagement with mobile network operator (MNOs), third parties or legal entities, to address the issues.
A typical solution gives customers a toolkit that enables them to identify interference ‘hotspots’ using GSM-R performance data collection and analysis equipment installed on board operational trains.
The systems can perform tests with every GSM-R modem currently available in the market, making it easy to continuously signal levels (ie forcing UMTS 900) and therefore identify active operators and technologies. Read more.
Whether you are a telecom vendor, signalling vendor, railway infrastructure or rolling stock operator, Comtest Wireless solutions can help you detect issuse with GSM-R telecomms and ERTMS signalling networks.
Talk to us about what you need and we’ll arrange an initial webinar or meeting to show you how.
Christian Nänni, Product Manager, Rail Communications at SBB Infrastructure Telecom says “Comtest Wireless won this ERTMS passive monitoring tender because they had the products and technology to provide the most effective solution. Installing probes at every telecom interface within the GSM-R network coupled with powerful software ensures that we have good visibility of the quality of service at all times and the ability to troubleshoot easily when necessary.” Read more >