ITC 220™ Base Station Transceiver

HIGH PERFORMANCE WIRELESS LINKS FOR RAILROAD APPLICATIONS

Locomotive transceivers are remote radios installed in the cab of locomotives and are the mobile element of the ITC 220 network. A locomotive radio communicates with the back office through a base station over a 220 MHz RF link. To establish this link, a locomotive radio registers with a base radio. CalAmp's line of ITC 220 radios are manufactured specifically for use by North American Railroads for Positive Train Control (PTC) applications.

ITC 220 LOCOMOTIVE TRANSCEIVER

PTC is a technology solution that prevents train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments, movement of a train through a switch left in the wrong position, and incursion of trains into maintenance of way work limits. Operating between 217.6 and 222.0 MHz, these multi-channel software-defined radios meet railroad requirements for Interoperable Train Control (ITC). These radios are designed to meet relevant railroad specifications for operation in the harshest environments. With high power capacity, CalAmp’s ITC 220 radios provide wireless packet data transport between locomotives, base stations, and wayside locations.

Locomotive transceivers are remote radios installed in the cab of locomotives and are the mobile element of the ITC 220 network. A locomotive radio communicates with the back offic through a base station over a 220 MHz RF link. To establish this link, a locomotive radio registers with a base radio. As long as the base is the best link available, the locomotive will continue to communicate with the back office through that base.