Westell Provides Gear for NYC Subway Wireless
AURORA, Ill. -- Westell Technologies, Inc. WSTL +0.34%, a global leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions, today announced that it is providing turnkey cabinet solutions for the next phase of the wireless communications network that Transit Wireless is building for the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). Transit Wireless owns and operates the subway system wireless network and is beginning installation of phase two of the project which will eventually provide wireless services to all 277 underground stations in the NYCTA system.
Westell is providing its IP66 compliant cabinets to house Westell's A90-ESP8178G-LC2 Ethernet switch to provide network connectivity and power via Power over Ethernet (PoE) to the wireless radio equipment and IP cameras used in the network. The switch combines multiple functions - including telemetry for site monitoring, power and network connectivity - into a single unit.
Westell is utilizing its Custom Systems Integration service to provide full integration of the wireless access point cabinet. This service includes all material procurement, assembly and compliance testing, allowing simple installation and circuit turn-up throughout the underground subway stations.
"Westell provided an excellent solution for us late last year as we were getting ready to roll out phase one," said Bill Bayne, CEO of Transit Wireless. "Once again, they worked with us to provide an even more effective and efficient cabinet for powering several critical components in the NYCTA wireless network."
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