Motorola Magazine Tetra Touch Vol 4
Carris, the Lisbon Public transport operator with 900 buses and trams, as one of the most advanced AVL/RTPI systems running over TETRA.
The system has been running successfully since 2000.
Each year, Carris transports 385 million passengers and covers more than 100 lines with 2.100 bus stops and approximately 2,000 drivers. To improve customer service, Carris decided to implement a system that would permit resource optimization, ensure timetable regularity, driver regulation, provide information to passengers on waiting times and eventually to increase on- board security and ensure a reduction in operational cost.
To achieve this Carris turned to TECMIC SA, witch supplied its XtraN Passenger system. Recent developments of the system include deploying new features such as in-bus multimedia systems (sound and video transmission), IP implementation and interfacing with city traffic light systems, ensuring the best possible flow management on main streets.
XtraN Passenger helps operators increase their service quality and driver security levels, attracting more customers. It also allows companies to be more competitive, because it offers tools to effectively manage all human and material resources involved.
An extension for communication with public order forces has been implemented in Lisbon and quick intervention is possible if a public order disturbance occurs.
For the public order and emergency forces themselves, TECMIC has developed XtraN Enforcement, which allows these forces to have a complete knowledge of area and scenario data, securely offering the most relevant information for decision-making purposes. The system’s features include Distribution of Occurrences; Resource information; Occurrences and Theatre Management; and Reliable Analysis.
Founded in 1998, TECMIC currently develops fleet management systems, which enhance operations and reduce costs, optimizing resources across a range of enterprises. TECMIC strongly believes in these solutions, which brings to the heart of a company all relevant information concerning personnel, vehicle and equipment activities on the outside.