119 km new highway connecting Beawar to Gomti in the State of Rajasthan on Highway No 8 awarded to IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. (ITNL) uses ruggedized AMG Ethernet switches for sophisticated Toll Management application.
AMG Systems Ltd. announces that they have supplied their AMG 9000 managed ruggedized Ethernet switches for ITNL in India. ITNL is using the transmission equipment for the new 119 km addition to Highway No 8 which the company is implementing asBuild, Operate and Transfer (BOT) on behalf of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
According to ITNL, the project covers a new stretch as part of Highway No 8. It has two toll plazas, one located at Km 84 and one at Km 136. Each toll plaza has 6 lanes including one extra wide lane in each direction. The toll system has been developed in-house by ITNL and operates as a semi-automated collection system with Automatic Vehicle Classification, slow speed Weigh-in-Motion and lane controllers installed at all the toll plazas. Additionally each lane has a camera for incident capturing.
The climate in Rajasthan is very hot with extreme temperatures, sandy and often dusty because of wind, so ITNL preferred to implement the highly ruggedized industrial Ethernet equipment from AMG Systems. Further, the AMG solution provides redundancy in case of link failure. ITNL is using managed switches and currently there are two links between the control room and the lane, so if one link fails, it automatically switches to the redundant link. The AMG equipment got installed very smoothly and ITNL said that the company’s presales and technical support is excellent.
The AMG 9000 solution is transmitting all the signals from the auxiliary equipment, CCTV Cameras and DVRs. The solution also covers lane traffic lights and overhead lane signs. There is a provision to connect both toll plaza control rooms to each other as well as to head office. The solution has further been designed to incorporate future expansion such as increase in toll lanes and/or an IP based CCTV Surveillance system.
Ms Sheetal Shanbhag, Country Manager for AMG Systems in India says, “This is the first Toll Road project in India where AMG’s ruggedized managed switches have been implemented, and we’re delighted that our industrial grade transmission equipment has been selected.The construction plans for new roads as well as the increased traffic density – especially around the major cities -continues to make India a prime market for AMG’s transmission solutions for traffic management and we’re absolutely committed to supplying top quality products and world class support for this very important market.”
IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. (ITNL) is an established ISO 9001:2008 surface transportation infrastructure company, and is one of the largest private sector BOT road operators in India. ITNL is a developer, operator and facilitator of surface transportation infrastructure projects, taking projects from conceptualization through commissioning to operations and maintenance. ITNL was incorporated in 2000 by IL&FS, an infrastructure development and finance company, in order to consolidate their existing road infrastructure projects and to pursue various new project initiatives in the area of surface transportation infrastructure. Since inception, ITNL has been involved in the development, operation and maintenance of national and state highways, roads (including urban roads), flyovers and bridges in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand and Rajasthan. ITNL typically uses automated toll collection systems on their toll plazas and the level of automation at the toll plazas are designed based on the type of traffic and volume at the toll plazas. The technology used for automation of toll plazas is generally scalable and adaptable to the changing requirements. It also helps in creating an audit trail for reconciliation of revenue collection and in achieving efficiency in the manpower required at the toll plazas.
About AMG Systems
AMG Systems Ltd. is a leading provider of video and communication transmission solutions designed for CCTV surveillance operations in the Transportation and Security Sectors. The company is a global supplier which offers a full range of transmission technologies including multimode and singlemode video, data and audio fibre optic transmission systems; single &multi-channel unshielded twisted pair (UTP) links for video, data & audio; multi-port Ethernet switches for the transmission of IP based solutions over fibre, and both analogue and digital wireless products for the transmission of video & data. As a result AMG transmission solutions have been successfully implemented in many high profile projects throughout the world. Projects include supplying the transmission system for the UK’s NRTS project, using the innovative Guardian-Lite™ 3700 system, and the security and surveillance of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. AMG have completed projects for Airports, Rail, Ports, Industrial and commercial sites, sports and leisure facilities, Town and City centres, Military, Universities and hospitals. More information can be found on www.amgsystems.com