There is a resurgence of interest in rail transportation, especially in North America. With the complications and increased costs of flying, high speed rail is now becoming a viable alternative for short to medium distance trips.
Multicom is one of the few U.S. based companies that has successfully designed and built communications systems for American trains in the last 20 years. Our understanding of the regulations and requirements for rail transit and safety make us an excellent choice for the outfitting of passenger cars and power cars for safety, communications and entertainment.
Music and Paging
Multi-channel music systems that may be common to the consist or over-ridden in each car or in zones of each car. Single car paging from wither a telephone or microphone is standard, as well as the ability to address all cars in the consist.
All call or targeted per car paging from a master station or from any paging station in any car. Pages may be set to over-ride any entertainment source in all cars in the event of emergency. Single cars or multiple cars may be paged as required.
Interruption of all local sources can be done for emergency announcements. Additionally, pre-set video instructions may be broadcast to all monitors for additional safety and directions for safety and proper egress instructions.
Internet and WiFi
Internet throughout the train route can be available for all passengers in all cars. Satellite internet is brought into the train and distributed digitally to each car via connector cable. It is them broadcast inside the car for all passengers to use freely as part of your service, or access may be controlled and the service may be used as a revenue generator. It is also possible to make some cars free and others limited access.
Satellite and On Demand Video
Movies, news, weather and all shows can be broadcast to all cars, as well as a private in car channel for local video. All video is automatically interrupted in the event of an emergency page, and screens can be utilized for the presentation of safety or emergency messages for those with hearing disabilities.
In Car Announcements
re-programmed safety and location announcements delivered digitally in each car as necessary. Special announcements for door blocking, delays, emergency situations, advertising, arrival and departure messages.
Clear and correct arrival and departure announcements for passengers on the platform. Audio announcements of interactive train displays and local paging with lockout for employee use only.
Your cab can be outfit for both satellite television reception and satellite internet connection. Our specially designed satellite systems are made for easily and quickly finding the satellite and locking on. Models for in motion and stationary are available.