Commdex Awarded Contract for MARTA Upgrade
Norcross, GA, April 25th, 2013 – Commdex, a leading systems integration and engineering firm, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the overhaul of the aging command and control system for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Leveraging its expertise in program management and engineering, Commdex will support the train control system upgrade through the design and implementation of the radio dispatch console system and backup control center. Once completed, this project will significantly improve rail service delivery and passenger safety, ensuring that train operations are more efficient and reliable for MARTA customers throughout the Atlanta area.
The importance of the work lies in the realization that the current system is over 30 years old and has become obsolete, with equipment that is no longer supported by vendors. The new train control and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems will result in safer operations and more on-time arrivals for the thousands of MARTA customers who rely on the service daily. Internally, MARTA will benefit from superior technology that will lower maintenance costs while engineering better business processes, including stronger communications between trains and stations and enhanced monitoring capabilities, resulting in improved safety, productivity and reliability of service for MARTA operators and passengers alike.
Along with design, management, and implementation services, Commdex will also provide installation, integration, and on-site testing support for the console system and backup control center. Commdex President Prince Niyyar said, “This project is a critical step towards full automation of MARTA’s train control and safety systems, with the purpose of making rail operations more efficient and safe for travelers. A fully integrated transit network, capable of real-time surveillance and control, will give MARTA the ability to safely and effectively service the City of Atlanta and its people to the highest degree.”
About Commdex Consulting
Commdex Consulting, LLC, is an 8(a), MBE certified, small business headquartered in Norcross, GA. Commdex specializes in providing network solutions to telecommunications service providers and manufacturers for the deployment of telecom networks, facilities and supporting systems. Commdex specializes in designing and implementing mission critical voice and data networks over Wi-Fi, microwave, land mobile radio and other technologies. Commdex offers a broad, rich portfolio of proven telecom solutions. Its solutions, services and methodologies have been tested and proven in hundreds of customer environments. Its customer base ranges from state, local and federal customers, to large enterprises and equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit Commdex at www.commdex.com.