Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Cellular router for public transit

15 August 2018 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

The Digi TransPort WR64, made by Digi International, is a high-performance cellular router with dual redundant communications for complex transit systems. This dual module LTE-Advanced router is designed to support the connectivity needs of transit agencies and their riders with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity today, and the ability to simply add components for future 5G functionality. Along with enterprise class routing, the device integrates security, firewall and VPN functions.

The introduction of LTE Cat. 6 with carrier aggregation is pushing theoretical download speeds to 300 Mbps, and the next generation of cellular radios are capable of aggregating three or more channels for speeds up to 600 Mbps; 5G deployments will only further increase speed demands. The WR64 is built to meet these new capabilities and the higher expectations that come with them.

Today, riders demand a seamless Wi-Fi experience, and with so many transportation options, transit agencies that are unable to provide it will struggle to grow or even retain their ridership. Agencies, meanwhile, must be able to integrate vehicle data from cameras, engines and logistics programs while maintaining the highest level of security.

The Digi TransPort WR64 meets these needs with dual 600 Mbps CAT 11 cellular radios and dual Wi-Fi radios that allow transit agencies to segment private data from public data, so Internet access for passengers is managed securely and separately from connectivity for onboard systems.

For more information contact Carl van der Merwe, Avnet South Africa, +27 11 319 8600, carl.vandermerwe@avnet.eu, www.avnet.co.za





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