September 21, 2011 (Sydney): NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a supply partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems, the transportation segment of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), to deliver the industrial 3G cellular Wi-Fi routers required for the NSW State Government's $1.2 billion electronic ticketing project due to commence next year.
The introduction of an integrated electronic ticketing system designed to operate across the state's public ferries, trains and buses will see cash replaced with smartcards that commuters can link to online accounts, or credit and debit cards. NetComm will collaborate with Cubic, the US company awarded the contract for the installation and operation of the new system, to fulfil the automated fare collection system's wireless communication requirements through the supply of specially designed 3G access gateways.
"NetComm is pleased to work with Cubic on this multifaceted project. With the smartcard currently on schedule for testing by the end of next year, we are prepared for the timely deployment of 3G Wi-Fi routers designed to deliver undisrupted connectivity to the integrated ticketing system," said David Stewart, NetComm Managing Director.
Cubic’s Managing Director for Australasia, Matt Cole, said "NetComm's industrial grade broadband technology meets the stringent criteria needed to help us revive the state's troubled transport system with a world-class ticketing system."
Developed to meet the exacting specifications of the project, NetComm's NTC-8000 will be used to establish 3G connectivity for the ticketing system which will be rolled out over the next four years.
The robust NTC-8000 establishes wide-area networks within 3G coverage areas and comes equipped with point-to-point or point-to-multi-point wireless communication capabilities. Developed for use in remote locations or harsh environments, the NTC-8000 supports multi-level system monitoring to ensure uninterrupted communications in any conditions.
Ken Sheridan, NetComm Finance Director
Phone: +61 409157588 or email: [email protected]
About NetComm Limited
NetComm Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products for telecommunications carriers and ISPs worldwide. Specialising in fixed and mobile broadband technologies, NetComm customises products to successfully deliver the performance capabilities of world-leading carrier networks to home, business and industrial applications. Customer premises Equipment (CPE) and Edge technologies are specifically designed to extend a reliable connection to fringe service areas globally. For 29 years NetComm has engineered a solid portfolio of world-first data communication products and is today a world renowned developer of HSPA+, LTE, machine-to-machine (M2M) and fibre access devices. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in New Zealand, Canada and Middle East. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcomm.com.au
About Cubic Transportation Systems
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) is the parent company of Cubic Transportation Systems, the leading provider of integrated revenue management systems and services for the mass transit industry. Our company provides fare payment infrastructure including gates, ticket machines and smartcard readers, and the back end or central system for processing and reporting revenue and other data. Cubic is the world’s leading company in the smartcard ticketing field, having installed systems in more than 40 cities around the globe, including London, New York, San Francisco and Brisbane.