Amtrak has received the first of its Ritron narrow band locomotive radios
Photo credit: Ritron Inc.
Ritron Inc. announced Sept. 25 they have delivered the first 49 units from an order totaling 137 of the American made, RCCR-151-AM dual-mode locomotive radios to Amtrak Passenger Rail Services, in Philadelphia. The procurement was awarded in June 2013 to Ritron's authorized dealer, Diversified Electronics Systems.
Amtrak purchased Ritron's one-piece, RCCR narrow band capable model. The radio is future upgradeable to the Class 1 railroad digital technology standard, referred to as NXDN Digital. The FCC established a January 2013 deadline for radio users to switch from wideband analog technology to narrow band analog or very narrow band digital radio technology.