Welcome to 4Tel

4Tel provides outsourcing services, technical products, consulting and contracting support to a wide industry base, including Defence, Telecommunications, Emergency Services and Transport (rail and buses). The company has engineering and technical staff with expertise in the fields of large radio and satellite systems, SCADA networks, train control systems, next generation IP data networking, software development and real-time command and control networks. Projects managed are typically very large and range to multi-million dollar projects over many years.

4Tel Pty Ltd has the following specific capabilities:

  • Rail Network Management Centre products, operations and maintenance support
  • Rail network control systems comprising Train Order Working (TOW), Rail Vehicle Detection (RVD) control systems software and train radio systems
  • Mobile asset location tracking and staff worksite protection systems
  • Consulting or project engineers in rail systems, telecommunications and data technology
  • Design & implementation of data, radio and satellite solutions
  • SCADA telemetry configuration, commissioning & management systems.

4Tel has developed a suite of train control and communications products that can be customised to create a specific management system for a rail Network Management Centre. The product suite is capable of monitoring and controlling rail infrastructure in both local and remote locations, using few staff and at low costs. The suite includes a rail vehicle detection system (4TRAFFIK), a radio-based train order Electronic Train Authority system (4ETA), an assets management system (4ASSETS), and a complete train access, reporting and billing system (4ABS), and other systems.

Image below – 4Tel designed, installed and now maintains the control technology used on the NSW Country Regional Rail Network




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Welcome to 4Tel

4Tel provides specialist hardware and software services for the protection of people and assets in field locations.  Our company has skills for the design, development, construction, commissioning and maintenance of command, control and communications hardware, telecommunications and software systems.  Typical users of 4Tel services and software include rail, buses, defence, mining and emergency services.

The technology developed by 4Tel is open-systems-based and designed to reduce costs, increase functionality and improve interoperability between signaling and communications systems used within the rail industry.  4Tel’s products include; 4TRAK™ for tracking trains and mobile users, 4SITE™ for monitoring field infrastructure and alarms, 4RTU™ for field telemetry units, 4ASSETS™ for inventory management, 4MTU™ for specialised vehicle tracking and 4VPI™ for low cost level crossing indications.

We can assist on your requirements for:

  • Installation of complex console-based control centres
  • Bespoke software to implement specific functionality
  • GPS tracking and mapping for location monitoring services
  • Infrastructure monitoring using web-based services
  • Design and implementation of data, radio and satellite telecommunication solutions
  • Design and lay-out of equipment rooms; including cabling and rack fit-out
  • Installation staff experienced in remote area working; rail, defence and mining
  • Providing consulting engineers in telecommunications and data networking technology
  • Providing contract technical staff for project management
  • A 24/7 help desk for Level 2 technical support for deployed systems

Our staff have specific expertise in:

  • Software development for web-based technologies, Java and C
  • Developing software suitable for safety accreditation to IEC 61508
  • SCADA configuration, commissioning and management
  • UNIX system administration in high reliability or safety environments

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