LRT Extension Network
In 2017, ViTel Consulting partnered with Westcan-ACS to submit a proposal to the City of Edmonton AFRRCS Extension Request for Proposal. The objective was to replace the legacy 800MHz EDACs network with distributed AFRRCS P25 700MHz network in the LRT tunnels, platforms, concourses, and four (4) remote Edmonton Police sites. The partnership was awarded the contract in January of 2018.
ViTel's scope of work included:
The distributed network can extend both cellular and P25 coverage in areas that cannot be served using the traditional tower-based architectures. The network is 100% redundant, providing the train operators the ability to communicate to LRT control during a power failure or fiber cut.
Additional information on the network architecture is available at:
Tunnels - Axell Wireless