Digi TX64 5G solutions include the high-performance Digi TX64 5G for public transit applications, and Digi TX64 5G Rail for light and heavy railway use cases. Digi TX64 5G is a secure, industrial PC and router in one. It supports a wide variety of data communications needs at industry-leading speeds.
With its quad-core 1.9 GHz (64 bit) processor, Digi TX64 5G is prepared to handle many critical data-intensive applications at once, paving the way to reduce communications equipment and maintenance overhead for transit agencies. Every city has special connectivity considerations and requirements. The Digi TX64 platform provides a flexible interface design to support the functionality that meets varying needs. The options include:
Digi TX64 5G has dual 1.2 Gbps LTE-Advanced Pro Cat 18 cellular modules. Additionally, with built-in 5G, it supports today’s requirements while preparing customers for tomorrow, with the speed and architecture for advanced use cases.
Why dual-cellular modules? This feature enables the system to segment secure transit data and fare collection applications from passenger Wi-Fi, and give priority to the most critical data communication needs.
Buses, paratransit vans and other public transportation services need a range of sophisticated communications and data management services.
Here are some examples:
To support these communications, transit applications require connectivity to be reliable, secure, ruggedized and ultra-fast, all while on-the-go throughout the city, along with integrated, system-wide visibility and management with Digi Remote Manager, and the Digi TrustFence security framework.
Railway systems today have complex, mission-critical needs, including connectivity to transit stations for communications and data backhaul, as well as onboard systems, location positioning, streaming video, passenger Wi-Fi and signage. Private data must be managed separately from public Wi-Fi.
Digi TX64 5G Rail supports the critical needs of both commercial and passenger railways with a complete feature set:
Digi’s rugged, purpose-built cellular router family includes the next generation FirstNet Trusted™ Digi TX54, with additional advanced features to support smart traffic management, disaster preparedness and critical infrastructure applications. The TX54 line is recently expanded with 5G models for next-generation transportation use cases.
Digi TX54 is a mobile router designed for rugged performance and reliable, high-speed communications. Built to MIL-STD-810G, the device operates reliably in the harsh conditions facing equipment installed in traffic cabinets in urban intersections and industrial applications, including extreme temperatures, humidity, shock and dust.
Designed to meet the demands of first responders and others requiring reliable connectivity for critical communications, Digi TX54 also includes cellular modules supporting data prioritization on Band 14. These modules provide dual cellular radios giving critical industries and public responders communications priority on public mobile networks.
Additionally, Digi TX54 is CBRS certified. Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is ideal for localized private LTE networks. CBRS utilizes access points similar to Wi-Fi, but has longer range, better performance and is more secure than Wi-Fi and proprietary technologies like LoRA.
Traffic management is undergoing a massive evolution, as cities move to smart traffic management systems that gain more control, automate processes, obtain better insights into congestion and other problems across the city, and most importantly, ease traffic problems and improve emergency routing without widening city streets.
Smart traffic management systems require sophisticated communications that support applications such as adaptive control – improving upon scheduled and metered traffic light systems to better direct and control traffic automatically based on current conditions.
Today’s smart traffic management systems also must support public safety and disaster planning, ensuring that critical communications are always prioritized, that first responders can get accurate, real time information, and that in the event of a major disaster requiring evacuation or other emergency measures, the city is prepared.
These systems must integrate into existing traffic management infrastructure to control costs and facilitate rapid deployment, and enable the applications of the future, including Connected Vehicle – which will soon provide vehicle-to-intersection communications for automated emergency braking and improved safety on city streets. The TX54 is uniquely positioned to meet this needs of this market.
The addition of these routers to the Digi cellular router family is the culmination of an initiative to create enhanced features consolidated within a unified operating system, while augmenting key functionality differentiating Digi and supporting critical customer requirements.
Examples include the following features that appear on both the Digi TX64 and TX54:
Numerous customer applications require the features available in the Digi TX64 and TX54 cellular routers, such as speed, processing power, and ruggedized enclosures that withstand harsh environmental factors such as extreme temperature, shock, vibration and dust. Let’s have a look at a few of these.
Many utility companies are upgrading infrastructure to reduce costs, gain better insights into remote installations, and improve management capabilities as well as disaster preparedness.
Some of the key needs include:
With cellular, utilities have failover capabilities from wired infrastructure, as well as reduced management and maintenance costs. Digi cellular routers offer the availability and reliability required to ensure uptime, as well as the high-speed connectivity to manage critical data transfer and communications, and ensure responsiveness in the event of disasters.
Safety, security, emergency response and disaster preparedness are more top-of-mind than ever, and today’s high-performance network solutions need to deliver on the key requirements. These include:
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