About Comms Design

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An agile team of skilled professionals…

Comms Design is a high-tech design and  manufacturing organisation specialising in electronic products for the rail industry.

Based in the UK, we are highly regarded as a reliable partner for safe, low cost signalling and communication equipment.

We have a proven track record for innovation and delivery.

Our flexible approach means we can help customers identify a system design that meets their needs and quickly produce solutions that are both efficient and effective.

As an example of our capabilities our team designed and manufactured 12 brand new products in a 24 month period to support the RETB Next Generation project.

We have been involved in the RETB signalling system since 2005 and have extensive expertise in this area. Our roots lie in radio frequency (RF) systems design, building capable, software-defined RF communications products, and we have been supplying innovative electronic products to industry and academia since 1991.

Installed in 2016, our modern RETB equipment updates a proven low cost signalling concept and features the latest web-based systems for remote condition monitoring.

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We are a dedicated, “hands-on” team; taking great pride in the professional service, innovative engineering and design solutions we offer to our clients around the world.

Our Capabilities

Solving our customer’s problems through high-quality engineering solutions is at the core of Comms Design. We employ a range of capabilities which enable us to exceed our customer’s expectations and quickly bring novel products to market.

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Embedded and application software development

Software is at the heart of our products, from software-defined radios to signaller touchscreen interfaces and web-based remote condition monitoring tools.

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Precision engineered enclosures and mechanical design

To provide the highest quality products, we use aerospace grade materials and production techniques for our rail system equipment enclosures.

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Fast turnaround electronic hardware design

Comms Design designs its own electronics, from on-train junction boxes and cable looms to the RETB Next Generation base station transceivers.

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State-of-the-art radio coverage planning and simulation

As part of the system design, Comms Design uses the latest tools to ensure reliable radio coverage and the most efficient network architecture.

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Product development: from blank sheet to full production

Comms Design is able to develop products from initial concept through to volume production, installation and lifetime support.

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Reliability built-in by design

Attention to detail, quality and reliability from the initial design stages ensure our products stay in service for extended lifetimes in the harshest conditions.

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Support and certification training

Comms Design produces comprehensive user and support manuals, training courses and certification programmes to keep your team current.

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Volume manufacture and supply

We work closely with our suppliers to provide volume manufacturing, and can project manage complex equipment installation programmes.

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Comms Design is proud to work with major rail industy partners…

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