Rail communication

INDUSTRY EXPERTS DAMM provides digital radio and broadband communications solutions backed by expert advice to clients in the transportation industry, who depend on always-available connectivity

Failsafe reliability for voice and data communication

Let’s make this easy. When you increase reliability, you increase your ability to deliver uninterrupted, safer service.

Whether it's an urban rail, light rail or monorail system, you want to digitize and future-proof your transport communications with a mission-critical radio communication system. DAMM combines decades of leadership with cutting-edge digital radio and broadband communications to create a simple, yet reliable solution that is easy to deploy and maintain. 

Go hybrid to future-proof your rail communication system

A conductor faints. A train starts driving with a door still open. At times like these you know how important critical communications can be.

Stay agile with DAMM. That way you can easily link train operations with passenger announcement, security and signalling systems to improve performance and enhance security. Go hybrid with the 4-in-1 DAMM MultiTech Platform that offers TEDS, TETRA, DMR and analog in one base station.

Enhanced by partnerships

We partner with system integrators and experts to give you the solution and support needed to make your system better. By working closely with partners from the start, we ensure easy integration into complex projects. With an open API, DAMM provides easy integration of customized applications too.

Efficient collaboration with system and project management increases the likelihood that projects will be completed on time.

BENEFITS OF A DAMM SOLUTION

DAMM offers three major ways to save: Plug-and-play design, lower operating costs and lower maintenance costs. DAMM TetraFlex® offers low CAPEX and OPEX by allowing you to better utilize people and resources while improving the reliability of service and levels of safety.

1. Plug-and-play design 

Plug-and-play means easy and seamless design and scaling of networks, which allows you to think big, start small and scale fast. Our flat decentralized IP architecture and intuitive software enable effortless, self-configuring site expansion. You can add or integrate all network components, including base stations, dispatchers, network management facilities, and external gateways at any time, even while the system is in operation.

2. Lower operating costs

DAMM offers plug-and-play simplicity for easy setup and fast deployment. The compact design of the DAMM outdoor base station enables direct mounting on antenna masts, buildings and tunnels, reducing feeder loss and installation costs considerably. Both the indoor and outdoor base stations offer extremely low power consumption, and thanks to the IP65 encapsulation, the outdoor base station doesn't need any external air-conditioned housing. DAMM TetraFlex is developed with flexibility and user-friendliness at the core, saving substantially on training and project costs.

3. Lower maintenance costs

DAMM’s rugged base stations also keep maintenance costs down. Even for operations in extreme ‑50°C to +50°C temperatures, our base stations keep on working. Thanks to the low power consumption our base stations also generate minimal heat, and together with the IP65 encapsulation this eliminates the need for cooling fans that require maintenance. Furthermore, redundancy means that maintenance can be done without shutting down operations, ensuring an efficient railway operation.

TEDS, TETRA, DMR and analog core-connected in one platform, which is future-ready and easy to integrate with both existing and new systems.

Four technologies truly core-connected in one powerful platform – without any gateways or bridges. The DAMM MultiTech Platform solution unites TEDS, TETRA, DMR and analog into one platform so that you can improve productivity with a future-proof investment while also making it possible to get more channels without extra hardware.

DAMM MultiTech Platform is ideal to meet the challenges in the rail and metro industry. The MultiTech Platform enables you to:

Meet the need for more data by using TEDS for train control or pushing data to the train information system, still within the same secure and independent communication platform.

Reduce the number of base stations and extend track-side coverage utilizing VHF in remote areas and high power output. Options include 25W TETRA and/or 50W DMR.

Save installation and operation costs with a rugged, compact outdoor base station ideal for track-side installations. The BS422 is certified for track-side installation due to EN 50128 approval. The BS422 offers best-in-class power consumption, lowering operational costs, and enabling alternatives for energy supply, like solar power.

Easily perform remote management with one application for all technologies. Full remote manageable base stations across technologies, in hybrid operation, eliminating the need for on-site service, and making it ideal for remote sites

Ensure improved tunnel coverage and improved node synchronization, eliminating the need for GPS coverage by utilizing IEEE 1588 for node synchronization. Alternatively use the simulcast option of the BS422; same network management platform, full output power and sensitivity.

 

DAMM solutions are built to be resilient. Take our outdoor base stations. These IP65-protected solutions are the only base stations certified to work alongside tracks.

DAMM decentralized systems have no single point of failure thanks to full redundancy throughout the network. This is vital, especially if the network is interfaced with your public announcement and passenger information systems and the train’s computer. It will not let you down in day-to-day operations. And it will not fail in cases of emergency. Even after years of service, it will never let you down. If one base station goes down, your operations retain full coverage.

Whether you are keeping the trains running on time or dispatching employees, you can rely on DAMM for uninterrupted communication. It empowers you with the speed and reliability you need to keep operations running smoothly.

You can even send group messages to alert everyone with a need to know, including external parties such as ambulance or police services.

DAMM networks keep everyone, from the ground to trains, in sync. The decentralized DAMM design integrates TEDS, TETRA, DMR and analog into one platform. Furthermore, DAMM’s built-in applications and compatibility with third-party equipment make it easy to adopt new software and integrate with other systems.

The truly decentralized architecture lets you use any radio terminal or TETRA over LTE/WiFi, giving you a high level of flexibility. You can also upgrade, add new subscribers, or move your system without shutting down the network – a crucial feature to operators, who cannot afford passenger service downtime.

The fully IP-based technology used by DAMM TetraFlex makes it possible to create integrated communications across multiple stations, logistics & maintenance facilities, depots and centralized operation control centres.

The fully redundant system can support any capacity, from small to large railway systems and metro infrastructures. All information is replicated to all sites, enabling uninterrupted call and data traffic if one or more sites lose connection with the rest of the network.

The flexibility of a DAMM solution also extends to the ability to use a combination of indoor and outdoor base stations. Furthermore, DAMM's outdoor system has gained EN 50121-4 certification, which will be available upon request.

Products for Rail

Choose the right infrastructure, applications, gateways and radios for your communication system
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Systems and solutions
System design

DAMM's mission-critical communication systems design includes infrastructure, applications, gateways and radios. The easy scalabil…

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Infrastructure
MultiTech Base Station – Outdoor

BS422 | MultiTech Communication System – Outdoor Mast-mountable outdoor base station featuring Multi-Technology, Multi-Frequency,…

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Infrastructure
TETRA Base Station – Outdoor

BS421 | Mast-mountable and compact IP65-encapsulated TETRA communication system. A powerful base station transceiver and distribut…

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Infrastructure
TETRA Base Station – Indoor

BS418 | A high-capacity indoor TETRA base station transceiver and distributed controller with up to 16 carriers. High power option…

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Apps and radios
DAMM TetraFlex PTT app

DAMM TetraFlex PTT is a smartphone application for secure business-critical communication across TETRA, DMR and Analog technologie…

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Applications and gateways
Network Management solutions

DAMM Network Management solution is included free of charge and provides a user-friendly and highly flexible tool for management, …

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Infrastructure
TETRA Portable Base Station RDT

Rapid deployable TETRA system with base station transceiver and distributed controller in a wheeled suitcase, ideal as communicati…

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Infrastructure
TETRA Field Mobile Base Station FMT

Mobile TETRA communication system. Vehicle-mountable system with base station transceiver and distributed controller. Ideal as a …

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Applications and gateways
Dispatch solutions

The DAMM dispatcher solution provides command, control and monitoring of radio communications, including features for increased ef…

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Applications and gateways
Voice and Data Log System

DAMM Voice and Data Log System instantly provides comprehensive and accurate voice and data recording facilities as well as a wide…

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Applications and gateways
Group Bridge

The DAMM TetraFlex® Group Bridge enables you to perform group calls between any independent TETRA or analog networks, creating val…

Rail Resources

Cases, white papers and resources relevant for your rail radio communication system
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White papers
Decentralized architecture

DAMM's decentralized architecture offers a communication system that frees you to scale up, scale down and move around — at the sp…

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White papers
A core-connected platform

The MultiTech platform is a future-proof radio communication solution, which combines TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analog in one core-conn…

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News
DAMM secures Aurizon, Australia and continues success in rail

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DAMM® wins Mumbai Monorail Phase II and continues success in rail

DAMM® Cellular Systems A/S has through its partner Consort Digital been awarded the contract to provide TETRA based mission-critic…

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Siemens and DAMM partner in rail communication

Siemens AG and DAMM partner to offer ETCS Advanced Train Control systems with TETRA Radio communications. The agreement will enabl…

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DAMM gains EN 50121-4 certification for the rail industry

We are pleased to announce that the DAMM TetraFlex® Outdoor System has obtained EN 50121-4 certification, and will be available on…

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DAMM at InnoTrans showcasing a proven track record with TetraFlex®

DAMM TetraFlex® is the most rugged, reliable and easily scalable TETRA communication system for rail and metro operations. Meet DA…

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DAMM wins Western Railway upgrade and continues the success with public transportation in Mumbai

In 2010, Mumbai Monorail secured its communication needs with DAMM TetraFlex® solution covering 17 stations. In 2014 DAMM was chos…

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