Rail

Siemens Mobility Signs Landmark MoU to Install Egypt’s First Ever High-Speed Rail System

Siemens Mobility Signs Landmark MoU to Install Egypt’s First Ever High-Speed Rail System

Joy Finnegan

The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – together with the local companies Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co.) – to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed…

Bombardier to Supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N Trains to SNCF for the Hauts-de-France Region

Joy Finnegan

Bombardier Transportation received an order for 33 BOMBARDIER OMNEO Regio 2N trains, from SNCF on behalf of the Hauts-de-France region. This new order amounts to approximately $688 million (565 million euro) and is part of the framework agreement signed with SNCF in 2010 to provide a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to the…

Siemens Mobility Awarded Service Contract for ICE 4 Trains

Joy Finnegan

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for the revision of 40 trains of the series 412 ICE 4. This is the largest service order ever awarded to Siemens Mobility by Deutsche Bahn. The contract also includes an option for the revision of 50 additional series 412 trains. IS 600 revisions are required…

White House Website Hides Message to Tempt Coders

Joy Finnegan

The Biden Administration wasted no time updating the White House website, www.whitehouse.gov after the inauguration this week. It’s being reported that a hidden message on the site invites coders to apply for jobs at the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back…

SAIC Wins Task Order to Help U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assess Threats From Travelers and Cargo Crossing the Border

Joy Finnegan

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) was awarded a task order worth up to $973 million by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to operate, maintain, and enhance CBP’s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that present a potential security threat. The award for CBP’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD) Information…

Ondas Networks Delivers New Mercury Software-Based Radio Platform to North American Class 1 Rail Customer

Joy Finnegan

Ondas Holdings announced the first commercial shipment of its Mercury software-based radio platform to a major North American Class I rail customer. Earlier this year, Siemens Mobility and Ondas Networks announced their exclusive partnership to bring a Siemens-branded portfolio of Ondas’ wireless radio communication systems to the North American rail market. The Mercury platform is…

Automated Train Technology for Bengaluru Metro to be Provided by Siemens Mobility

Joy Finnegan

Siemens Mobility and Siemens Limited India is partnering with Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to implement a comprehensive set of automated train solutions for phase 2 of the Bengaluru metro expansion project. This will be the first CBTC project in India with GoA 4, the highest grade of automation that allows for trains to…

Kromek Launch D3 PRD Personal Radiation Detector

Kromek Launch D3 PRD Personal Radiation Detector

Kromek Group plc has announced the launch of the D3 PRD, the new, all-in-one, high-accuracy personal radiation detector (PRD) for first responders, armed forces, border security and CBRNE experts. The D3 PRD continuously monitors gamma radiation levels, equipping security forces to protect against the threat of nuclear terrorism and the illicit movement of nuclear materials….

Helsinki Airport Trials Wise Nose Sniffer Dogs to Detect COVID-19

Helsinki Airport Trials Wise Nose Sniffer Dogs to Detect COVID-19

A state-funded trial involving four COVID-19 sniffer dogs began at Helsinki Airport. The scheme, launched in association with researchers from the University of Helsinki, aims to provide a cheap, fast and effective alternative method of testing people for the virus. A dog can detect the presence of the coronavirus within 10 seconds and the entire…

LAX Launches Airport Terminal Wellness Pilot Project

LAX Launches Airport Terminal Wellness Pilot Project

Los Angeles World Airports has launched the Terminal Wellness Project by deploying thermal camera technology that can help identify travellers with elevated body temperature in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Thermal cameras are deployed at two locations with both arriving and departing passengers screened. This is a voluntary programme with signage alerting passengers where…

Southwest Microwave Releases New POE Fence Detection System

Southwest Microwave Releases New POE Fence Detection System

Southwest Microwave has expanded its suite of IP-based Power over Ethernet (POE) intelligent perimeter intrusion detection solutions with the MicroPoint-POE-S Fence Detection System. Ideal for fence applications with cut-or-climb intrusion risks, MicroPoint-POE-S employs proprietary digital signal processing algorithms to precisely locate intrusion attempts to within 1.1m (3.6 ft) while ignoring harmless disturbances caused by wind,…

Edinburgh Airport Selects Leidos’ Antimicrobial Tray Technology

Edinburgh Airport Selects Leidos’ Antimicrobial Tray Technology

Leidos was awarded a contract by Edinburgh Airport Limited to upgrade the airport’s security tray return systems with antimicrobial tray technology. This is Leidos’ first order for the antimicrobial security tray technology introduced to mitigate the spread of bacteria from person-to-surface contact. Working with Leidos since 2012, Edinburgh Airport utilises the company’s automated tray return…