PolyPhaser | Transtector Speaks at Rail Road System Supplies Inc. Exhibition

Thursday, May 20, 2010

PolyPhaser | Transtector will present during the RSSI 50th Annual C&S Exhibition. Speaker Jason Mies is presenting railroad site protection systems with emphasis on protecting sensitive Positive Train Control (PTC) electronics.
Mies, an expert in Surge Protection for the Rail and Transit industry, works closely with engineers across the U.S to provide reliable and accurate information used to keep surge protection specifications updated, and also provides guidance on selecting appropriate protection, proper installation and industry standards.
What is PTC?
PTC is designed to provide safety by eliminating the elements of human error in responding to communication signals sent by wayside systems mandated by the US Rail Safety Improvement Act. Each PTC system will require surge protection for the sensitive electronics that are used in PTC.
“In order for PTC to deliver on its promise to provide safety and efficiency for US railroads surge protection technology will be further incorporated into the railroad networks. We are pleased to provide support to RSSI on PTC surge protection and look forward to working with our rail customers and partners in a collaborative effort to meet PTC requirements”, said Jim Nelson Vice President of Sales for PolyPhaser/Transtector.
About the Protection Technology Group
The Protection Technology Group, part of Smiths Interconnect, includes six brands; PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, DOWIN, LEA International, RO Associates and EMC | RF Labs. As industry leaders in surge protection, the Protection Technology Group provides expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. Working across the organization the group provides valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect ( is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group (, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Linda Johnson Marketing Director
Protection Technology Group
Tel.: 208-772-8515