USA: Digi International introduced the Digi TransPort WR44 RR, an enterprise-class cellular router designed specifically for rugged on-board rail environments.
The router provides connectivity to equipment on the train and the wayside via a reliable primary, high-speed cellular network connection, or can create a secure back-up connection to the existing railroad data network.
With locomotive industry certifications, flexible communications and state-of-the-art security, the Digi TransPort WR44 RR is ideal for on-board rail applications such as locomotive communications and monitoring, passenger Internet access and Positive Train Control (PTC), a system for monitoring and controlling train movement to increase railway safety.
The Digi TransPort WR44RR features an optional, integrated Wi-Fi access point allowing rail lines to offer their customers Internet access and improve passenger convenience, which can lead to increased ridership. It also offers flexible communications with 3G/4G Qualcomm Gobi multi-carrier cellular connectivity, GPS, a serial port and a four-port Ethernet switch.
The Digi TransPort WR44 RR features rail industry certifications including AREMA C/H, AAR S-5702 and EN50155. The router also features advanced dynamic routing, state-of-the-art security with firewall features including stateful packet inspection and integrated IPSec VPN.