Wireless train to trackside link with Westermo WLAN products

Reliable train to trackside communication is required for many applications: CCTV, Public Wi-Fi, maintenance and monitoring, VoIP passenger information systems. Westermo's wireless train to trackside link provides high speed, reliable and continous communication link for these applications. Westermo has a long history in designing and delivering IEEE 802.11 technology based products for railway industry and its applications. Our train to trackside solution is a onboard and wayside solution which optionally can provide seamless roaming and redundancy for the most demanding needs.

Wireless train to ground communication.

Train to trackside

Onboard connectivity is becoming very important factor for the public transportation sector. Whether the connectivity is driven by the needs of the passengers, secutity or operations, everybody is benefiting all the same.

Passengers can stay connected to their social networks and the operations and the maintenance can become much simpler. A real-time predictive maintenance enables access to all the needed data which is the first step towards improvement.

Westermo offers WLAN based solution for train to ground communication. The system supports stationary connection at depots / stations, but also continuous coverage installation along the complete track.

Solution highlights

  • Standard IEE802.11 based
  • Fast handover between the access points with low latency and jitter
  • Continuous coverage with high user data using multiple MIMO data streams
  • Enables redundant and aggregated networks up to 460 Mbit/s per train
  • Supports security features (802.1X)
  • Configurable operation in 2.4 or 5 GHz channels
  • Support 24/7 operation in DFS frequencies with AP-5312F as an access point
  • No license requirements

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Mark Gibbs

Sales, Trains and Trackside

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