Using PushPull to call for help at the touch of a button

"Safety first" in the New York City subway: Boyce Technologies installing a new emergency call system, with the HARTING Technology Group supplying the right connector system: PushPull V4.

New wireless communication consoles, called Help Points, will significantly increase the information and security standards in New York subways. These Help Points are attached to columns or walls in each station and will enable passengers to access information or contact a control centre directly in an emergency. The control centre can quickly and precisely identify the station from which the call originated and speak to each Help Point individually. The unreliable old analogue intercoms, which have a very poor voice quality, will be replaced by 2019. More than 6000 new units will be installed.

The vertical Help Points are state-of-the-art: the connectors had to fit into slim housings and be tough enough to withstand the harsh environmental conditions of public transportation systems. Our PushPull Variant 4 connectors were chosen. The manufacturer Boyce recessed the PushPull RJ45 cast-iron insert into a special component rack.

The all-rounder for every task

In the New York subway, PushPull models such as the RJ45 cable assembly, 7-pin hybrid and 10-pin signal variants are used. But PushPull is not the only solution for emergency call stations. Boyce Technologies uses PushPull V4 in a wide range of applications. The safe and easy-to-use housing also serves as a reliable interface for shut-off barriers and fans, for Gigabit Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, fiber optic connections or even for power supply.