Alstom Catches MTE Network Deal

Melbourne Transport Enterprise (MTE) has named Alstom Information Technology as the successful bidder for its $3 million project to install and maintain its data network.

The three-year project covers the rollout of servers, switches, routers and hubs into 32 sites, replacement of all existing WAN/LAN services and includes help desk and remote managed services on a 24x7 basis.

MTE manages the Connex Trains section of Melbourne's suburban rail network.

Alstom's solution is based on Citrix running on an SGI server platform which will be networked using Nortel equipment.

John Andrea, Victorian manager for Alstom, said: "For the first time Connex will have a comprehensive data communication system linking business management, rolling stock maintenance, scheduling, staff rostering, properties, Internet and linear asset management across one cohesive network.

"The economies of scale and efficiency will assist Connex in delivering an economical and reliable service to rail commuters."

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