THE OPTICAL FIBER ALTERNATIVE FOR RAIL COMMUNICATIONS

After experimental installations on London Transport and Union Pacific, railroads and their telecommunications suppliers are looking with growing interest at optical fiber cables for voice communications and data transmission. The technology of this new medium is described, along with some of its potential. Amtrak is weighing an optical-fiber installation along the Northeast corridor; its capacity would be such that it should carry also substantial common-carrier traffic. Short-haul data transmission is commercially available.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-2-25

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 48-50
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM