GRAIN VALLEY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Transportation and TESSCO Technologies Incorporated announced today a long-term partnership to offer Positive Train Control (PTC) solutions to the North American Rail industry.
GE Transportation and TESSCO will co-produce, market, and sell integrated, turnkey, Positive Train Control and Monitoring solutions. The two organizations will support the U.S. rail network in its response to the U.S. Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that set a December 31, 2015 deadline to implement PTC in over 7,000 presently “dark territory” (not monitored by a signal system), switch locations in the United States.
“TESSCO and GE are combining their individual strengths to bring the best turnkey, dark territory solution to our customers,” said Pierre Comte, President and CEO of GE Transportation’s Intelligent Control Systems business. “TESSCO brings a unique combination of state-of-the-art communication and radio frequency (RF) technology – GE brings its innovative signaling solutions; together, we are able to offer an integrated PTC solution.”
“We are excited and honored to be partnering with GE in the development, production and marketing of PTC solutions to the railroads,” commented TESSCO Chairman, President and CEO Robert B. Barnhill. “Our power and radio frequency propagation station provides the PTC infrastructure for the GE Controller and the radio to detect the condition of rail right away, and monitor oncoming locomotives to help prevent train-to-train collision, over-speed derailment, incursions into established work-zone limits, and movement of a train through a switch left in the improper position. We are proud to come together with GE Transportation to create history-making innovations to meet the safety requirements of the railroads.”
About GE Transportation
Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, and mining and wind industries. GE Transportation provides freight and passenger locomotives, signaling and communications systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, high-quality replacement parts and value-added services. GE Transportation is headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.getransportation.com.
TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ:TESS) architects and delivers innovative product + value chain solutions to deploy and support wireless systems. TESSCO works closely with its customers to solve their requirement of on-time, reliable, and productive voice, data and video system deployment and support. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live and work. New applications and systems are unlocking human potential at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there, making wireless work, committed to delivering, fast and complete, the needs of wireless system operators, program managers, contractors, utilities, railroads, enterprises, government organizations, and resellers. For more information, visit www.tessco.com.