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A contract to supply network switches for security purposes, for London Overground, has gone to Electroustic, a distributor of industrial connectors and Ethernet products.

Electroustic will supply Ethernet switches, routers and transceivers towards integration of the security and communications systems into the new system. The connectors will be used in the controlling and monitoring of surveillance on the new longer platforms.

The £320m London Overground project will raise London Overground capacity by 25 per cent to match passenger demand, by the end of 2014.

Electroustic is a franchised distributor that specialises in factory automation and industrial connectors for a variety of sectors, including oil and gas refinery, power generation, industrial manufacturing, rail and mining. Paul Carr, managing director of Electroustic, said: “We understand the high standards set by IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard), and welcome its objectives focused on improving the quality of the rail sector. As preferred partners of Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation, both a part of the IRIS certified brand, Belden, we can offer proven solutions to the rail industry.”

The first longer trains will be introduced on the Highbury and Islington to West Croydon/Clapham Junction line from the end of 2014; then comes the Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford line by the end of 2015.

Electroustic recently called for industry cooperation to see super fast Wi-Fi on trains become a standard. According to National Rail, only nine of 25 train operating companies currently provide Wi-Fi for public use on trains. Interested parties, who would like to be involved with Electroustic in the creation of a coalition to promote open Wi-Fi on trains, advise transport providers on implementation and make information publicly available should contact [email protected]

Visit: www.electroustic.co.uk.


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