Digi Wireless Solutions for Railroad Ecosystem

Positive Train Control (PTC) Passenger Train Wayside and Track Monitoring Control Center

Solutions for Railroad

Railways have seen a tremendous increase in focus in recent years, driven primarily by government funding of requirements for technology overhauls relative to safety, efficiency of infrastructure and increased ridership initiatives. New advances in wireless technologies have allowed Digi to provide highly reliable, high speed, secure cellular connectivity solutions for trains and remote trackside equipment.

See below for more information about technologies such as rugged 3G routers and Wi-Fi solutions for applications including Positive Train Control (PTC), Passenger Convenience and Monitoring/Maintenance of the rail ecosystem.

Positive Train Control (PTC)

On-Board

Need: Have a robust, reliable on-board wireless back-up network in case of 220 MHz network outage in order to meet federal requirements for Positive Train Control (PTC) compliance.

Solution: The Digi TransPort WR44 RR is a rugged, all-in-one cellular routers designed for rugged on-board train environments with multi-carrier support (via Gobi technology) for maximum back-up communication coverage.

Wayside PTC

Need: Have a robust, reliable wayside wireless back-up network in case of 220 MHz network outage in order to meet federal requirements for Positive Train Control (PTC) compliance.

Solution: Digi TransPort WR44 R is a rugged enterprise class router with multi carrier support (via Gobi technology) for maximum coverage.

Passenger Trains

Passenger Convenience

Need: Provide a seamless, quick and secure method of accessing the Internet as a competitive differentiator for your rail passenger ridership.

Solution: The Digi TransPort WR44 RR, a rugged, 3G/4G cellular routers designed for rugged on-board train environments with built-in Wi-Fi access point, is sure to provide this exceptional productivity experience for your customers. Key benefits include a VPN with stateful firewall, which means content could be filtered by providers, and a splash page that could include your company logo, information, offers and a customer log-in.

Fare Collection / POS

Need: Accurately and securely process fare payments and other POS transactions while maximizing the ridership experience and minimizing inconvenience.

Solution: Behind the scenes, terminal connectivity is maintained by the Digi TransPort WR44 R high speed cellular router, which provides enterprise class routing and is part of a complete PCI compliant solution for credit, debit and payment card handling.

Wayside and Track Monitoring

Wayside Device Connectivity

Need: Ability to establish either primary or backup wireless communication to a variety of remote wayside equipment like Hot Box Detectors (HBDs), Automatic Equipment Identifiers (AEIs), Wheel Impact Load Detectors (WILDs), Wide Load Detectors and other sensors.

Solution: Through diverse device interfaces such as multiple Ethernet ports and serial ports, the Digi TransPort WR44 R allows a variety of wayside equipment to be connected to cellular networks with multi-carrier support (via Gobi technology) for access and monitoring.

Hi-Rail / Geometry Vehicles

Need: Maintain near real-time access to track integrity data being collected by geometry vehicles and their location to ensure timely response to dangerous conditions.

Solution: Connectivity to this critical data is ensured by using the Digi TransPort WR44 R, a rugged enterprise class router with 3G/4G multi-carrier support (via Gobi technology) for maximum coverage. It features built-in 4-port Ethernet switch and serial ports for diverse device interface capabilities. Also includes GPS option for tracking.

Control Center

Wireless Network Overlay

Need: Securely establish reliable primary/backup wireless connection to a variety of remote trains and track equipment for monitoring, data collection and troubleshooting.

Solution: Digi TransPort WR44 R is a rugged enterprise class router with multi-carrier support (via Gobi technology) for maximum coverage. It features built-in 4-port Ethernet switch and serial ports for diverse device interface capabilities.

Remote Device Management

Need: Ability to reliably and securely access management application for large numbers of remote devices.

Solution: iDigi Manager Pro and Digi Remote Manager are both robust and scalable, on-demand platforms that provide the ability to monitor, manage and configure all Digi devices.

Resources

Products

Digi TransPort WR44 RR

Digi TransPort WR44 RR
Rugged enterprise-class cellular router designed for rail environments. Its rail industry ratings, versatility, security features and performance make it ideal for applications such as Positive Train Control (PTC), wayside device communications and on-board passenger Internet access.

Digi TransPort WR44 R

Digi TransPort WR44 R
All-in-one 3G/4G Gobi cellular router with advanced routing/VPN features, optimized for use in rugged train environments. Heavy-duty cast aluminum enclosure. Integrated 4-port Ethernet switch and serial ports, with optional 802.11b/g Wi-Fi access point. Flexible interfaces including multiple serial, GPS, CAN and telemetry I/O with flexible DC power options. Part of a PCI Compliant Solution.

Digi Connect WAN

Digi Connect WAN GSM-R
Digi cellular router providing wireless communications for European railroad applications via cellular GSM-R network - part of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERMTS).

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