Substantial order for Ascom Security Communication
Ascom Security Communication has secured in a
consortium together with the Israeli company Eurocom a substantial order from
the Israel Railways (ISR). The contract for the whole project is worth CHF 22.5
million whereof the Ascom part is a mid single-digit million amount.
Based on the Ascom NIS-Rail communication technology, the consortium Ascom/Eurocom supplies a new state of the art passenger information system to Israel Railways. Consortium partner Eurocom Data Communications (EDC) is one of Israel largest private owned communication company and a partner for Ascom with a potential for further business.
The project consists of a turnkey delivery of the overall IT infrastructure, software, installation and commissioning work including the installation of a new information system for the railway stations. The total amount of the project has a value of CHF 22.5 million over the next five years whereof the Ascom part is a mid single-digit million amount.
Ascom NIS is a user-friendly, IP-based emergency call and information system which forms the basis of operational telecommunication and information systems for railway operators. NIS is configured in a customer-friendly way and offers a wide range of communication and security applications.
Fritz Gantert, General Manager of Ascom Security Communication, says: "We are delighted that we have won the trust of Israel Railways. This contract is a further milestone of our internationalization strategy and strengthens the position of our customer segment Infrastructure Operators which we provide with Mission-Critical Communication systems."
Ascom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company concentrates on core areas as Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions), Network Testing (a global market leader in optimization solutions for mobile networks) and Security Communication (applications for security, communication and control systems for infrastructure operators, public security institutions and the army). The company has subsidiaries in 20 countries and a workforce of some 2,300 employees worldwide. Ascom registered shares (symbol ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.
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