Freedom of movement is something we all tend to take for granted. In any large transit station, everyone is rushing to get to their destinations.
All aspects of this system need to run smoothly, which means it relies heavily on coordination and networking. Few of the world’s transit systems can call themselves cutting edge—their clunky legacy systems are difficult and frustrating to manage. These systems are also an impediment to the ultimate goal of public transport: resolving issues immediately and getting passengers to where they need to go quickly and efficiently.
I have spent 25 years of my career working with the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL), the past several of which in the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO). CFL is the backbone of public transportation in Luxembourg. With a population of almost 625,000, Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, yet we still experience some of the world’s worst traffic jams due to all the cars on the road. This has led to a steady increase in the use of public transport year over year.
CFL has been a Cisco customer for many years, but we don’t see Cisco as simply a vendor or a technology supplier. To us, Cisco is a trusted partner that provides solutions to our IT challenges. They provide us with customer care through solutions, configuration, implementation, and ongoing support. And when they introduced us to the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), a new solution at the time, it was clear this would be a perfect fit. We were glad that DNA was about as plug-and-play as it gets, and it also allowed us to keep some of our existing Cisco configurations.
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Railway-News magazine Issue 3, September 2022: Cisco - Bridging the Digital Divide with Cisco.
Cisco is a global leader in data and networking and provides a wide range of products to address connected mass transit solutions.
The Cisco Connected Rail solution validates the architecture for high-speed, robust wireless connectivity between train and trackside.
Cisco’s networking products and solutions provide the necessary foundation for securely solving railway networking challenges.
The Cisco Connected Rail solution was developed by an engineering team to address the needs of a modernising transit agency.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, June 2022: Cisco - Innovative Technology for Today’s Smart Station.
As ridership inches toward pre-pandemic levels, rail operators need to continue evolving their operations & improving passenger experience.
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Cisco believes that new wireless access technologies working together will be crucial to build the networks the industry is demanding.
Cisco announces first outdoor Wi-Fi 6E ready access point and enhancements for industrial remote operations.
Cisco reviews the benefits of three wireless technologies: Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, public and private 5G, and Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul.
Train and Station Innovation for Performance (TSIP) is maximising the benefits of smart technology to bring improvements to the railway industry.
To provide ultra-reliable, low latency connectivity, Cisco acquired Fluidmesh - now renamed Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul.
Kyle Connor from Cisco discusses how the current pandemic is causing transport operators to embrace digitalisation in a new way.
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