The city of Visalia had a cellular solution for their public transit system but it was built on a 2G network. As 2G networks are slowly phased out over the next few years, coverage is becoming increasingly inconsistent.
With the impending shut down of 2G, Visalia needed a way to modernize their public transit system. They worked with Digi to deploy the TransPort WR44 R throughout their fleet of public transit buses, in order to provide their buses with high speed, 4G LTE connectivity.
This rugged cellular router connected over Verizon’s 4G LTE network provides multiple benefits to the city’s public transit system:
- Security and safety with access to live video from the bus
- Ability to offer value added services like free Wi-Fi to passengers
- Reliable and secure connection to process ticket sales
In one month, customers downloaded roughly 540 GB of data across the entire fleet and an estimated 3,200-3,500 passengers accessed the free Wi-Fi. Overall, a reliable and high-speed cellular connection provides the heartbeat for the entire transit system and is guaranteed to last for years to come.
If you want to learn more about how Digi worked with Visalia to upgrade their public transit system, click here to read the full customer story.