Achieving reliable and secure connectivity for public safety vehicles is an enormous challenge. Not only does carrier coverage change as emergency vehicles move from point to point, but emergency response teams often travel to areas with limited public network availability. Additionally, natural disasters can damage public infrastructure and cause members of the public to flood the networks, resulting in connectivity challenges or network capacity overloading, potentially hindering response efforts.
Fortunately, the critical connectivity solution for first responders is here. The Digi TX40 5G cellular router — part of the complete Digi SAFE™ solution — provides public safety service fleets with the rugged, reliable, and secure connectivity solutions they need. From secure data sharing to highly reliable communications for situational awareness, and connectivity for all onboard and body-worn systems, Digi TX40 creates a robust vehicle area network (VAN) that provides first responders with the latest generation of wireless technology, all in an affordable, easy-to-deploy format.
Digi TX40 is a cutting-edge 5G/4G LTE connectivity solution designed to match the unique needs of public safety service fleets. Digi TX40 eliminates communication silos, supports real-time data sharing, and ensures secure, reliable connectivity for all connected devices, including computers, sensors, body cameras and more.
With Digi TX40, public safety officers gain access to the latest wireless technologies, including 5G and Wi-Fi 6 — as well as advanced mobile connectivity and cybersecurity capabilities. 5G connectivity offers massive improvements in speed and reduced latency to support real-time communication and the critical data transmission requirements of public safety officers.
Digi TX40 was purpose built with key features for public safety organizations to address their common needs:
Managing Digi TX40 cellular routers across the entire agency’s vehicle fleet is seemless, via Digi Remote Manager (Digi RM) — Digi’s configuration and remote management platform. Digi RM streamlines setup for rapid deployments. The Digi Remote Manager architecture is built for scalability, allowing for large-scale deployment without unnecessary complexity.
First responders are on the front lines, and often on the move. They need always on, always connected, and always secure connectivity supporting reliable communications for all onboard and body-worn devices and peripherals. Digi has developed a complete solution to meet these needs, called Digi SAFE™.
Digi SAFE™ is a complete connectivity solution for emergency responders and public safety organizations, offering always-on connectivity for first responder vehicles, to ensure reliable and secure mobile connectivity.
This solution is designed enable secure, reliable connectivity for first responder vehicles. It includes:
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For public safety organizations and fleet services, Digi TX40 provides an array of advantages that aren’t always capturable through other solutions. Here are some of the key benefits of the Digi TX40 cellular solution.
Public safety agencies and fleet services have unique and complex needs — especially today, with the number of onboard systems proliferating, and the critical need for secure and reliable communications. Digi TX40 is designed to meet the range of needs for first responders. Here are six use cases.
Digi TX40 breaks down communication silos and seamlessly connects the growing list of equipment in a vehicle into a fast and reliable vehicle area network (VAN). It enables technology consolidation within the vehicle, with multiple SIMs, antenna connections and ports to support the full range of connectivity needs and peripherals. One router does it all.
During emergencies, ongoing connectivity is necessary to support real-time communication and data-sharing, along with multi-agency collaboration. Digi TX40 and the Digi SAFE solution enable resource management, response coordination, cross-departmental communication, and data-sharing and integration of FirstNet® and other first responder networks ensures communications reliability even in public emergencies. Plus, the reliable connectivity ensures coverage in challenging conditions and creates solutions when public networks are strained, allowing communication and data-sharing to continue seamlessly.
Large-scale emergencies often dictate the creation of a mobile command center to coordinate multi-agency efforts. Digi TX40 provides continuous connectivity to response coordinators even in remote locations. And with connection ports for a range of peripherals and communication systems, it enables the mobile command center to become a communications hub.
Public safety professionals often need secure access to digital resources while on the go. Digi TX40 enables rapid, secure access to critical records, knowledge libraries, the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS). FIPS 140-2 compliance, enabled via a firmware update with Digi Remote Manager, ensures data-in-transit is encrypted and secure.
The Digi TX40 provides the reliable, 5G high-speed connectivity public safety organizations need to support high-resolution, real-time video. Dispatchers, command personnel, public safety officers, and other first responders can maintain situational awareness when arriving on the scene, increasing safety and supporting strategic responses that adapt to shifting conditions during emergencies.
Ongoing connectivity is essential for supporting first responders in the field, something that’s challenging to achieve in remote locations or when emergencies hinder public network reliability. With the Digi TX40, network resilience is built-in with dual SIM support to provide dual carrier diversity and failover. And optional services including Digi WAN Bonding — to ensure the most reliable connection — as well as Digi Mobile VPN with seamless ongoing authentication, enable personnel to remain connected even if a single point fails.
Digi provides advanced features and functionality that can be added onto your Digi SAFE™ solution to further enhance the capabilities of your technology. These solutions are enabled by Digi Remote Manager and the DAL operating system, and are available as add-on services with your Digi Remote Manager Premier license.
The Digi Mobile VPN value-added service includes cutting-edge technology created in partnership with Radio IP. With Mobile VPN, vehicles, mobile command centers, and first responders in the field can maintain secure wireless connections thanks to encrypted point-to-point tunnels.
Digi Mobile VPN is CJIS-compliant, ensuring data-in-transit remains fully secured and underlying digital assets are protected in support of chain of custody requirements. Additionally, connections are less susceptible to interception and hacking, ensuring shared data and communications remain private.
This technology goes beyond common failover and connection persistence services by ensuring always-on, network-agnostic connectivity that works seamlessly across wireless networks in moving vehicles. Most importantly, it offers uninterrupted authentication for all onboard devices and applications, so there is never a need for re-authentication as cellular service shifts across carrier networks.
Digi WAN Bonding vastly improves network performance and reliability by actively and seamlessly aggregating all available network connections, and selecting the best one available. The features of this service include:
Digi Containers simplify and centralize the process of building, deploying and running custom applications on devices managed with Digi Remote Manager® (Digi RM) as the central portal.
Containers with custom programs or Python applications can be loaded via Digi RM on any device running the Digi Accelerated Linux operating system (DAL OS).
As an add-on service to Digi Remote Manager, Digi Containers are a powerful capability implemented via Lightweight Linux Containers (LXC). LXC tools enable developers to package up a custom application, with its dependencies and configuration, into a lightweight, portable bundle that shares only the running kernel with the host device.
Digi TX40 is purpose-built for public safety organizations and fleet services, offering dependable connectivity and leading security. As a 5G device, it provides ample speed, supporting real-time communications and data-sharing. Plus, it’s a cost-effective solution that’s highly scalable, offering centralized management for streamlined deployments and ongoing monitoring and support.
The Digi TX40 5G cellular router is part of the complete Digi SAFE™ solution, which includes robust hardware, sophisticated software with advanced features and functionality for public safety service fleets, as well as a host of value-added services to augment your technology stack. This complete solution provides the rugged, reliable, and secure connectivity solution first responders need, from secure data-sharing to highly reliable communications for situational awareness, and connectivity for all onboard and body-worn systems.