Optimizing Rail Velocity with a Fully Mobile, Never-Break Network

Optimizing Rail Velocity with a Fully Mobile, Never-Break Network

Rajant’s wireless broadband network is the only RF solution that enables constant communication between train and wayside and within the dynamic environments of ever-moving railyards—because the network itself is dynamic too.

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From the transit agency to the railyard, operations are going digital. Keen to modernize their passenger and freight systems to improve transport speed, safety, and the commuter experience, rail operators are integrating innovative applications for automation, real-time tracking and control, and more.

Unfortunately, traditional wireless networks such as Wi-Fi mesh, point-to-multipoint, and LTE cannot deliver the high availability these new applications need to run effectively because they operate from fixed infrastructure and must break connectivity for handoffs. Even momentary drops of coverage can compromise an agency’s visibility into their trains’ exact locations and status, or the functioning of autonomous railyard equipment, or a passenger’s ability to connect to onboard Wi-Fi.

Coverage that Keeps Up with Rail’s Speed and Mobility Demands

In Rajant’s unique Kinetic Mesh® architecture, all network nodes—known as BreadCrumbs®—can be mobile and hold multiple connections simultaneously over multiple frequencies.

Deployed on wayside points and on the train itself, they work peer-to-peer to form an adaptable, resilient mesh between both fixed and in-motion rail assets, creating hundreds of potential paths over which to direct traffic.

Rajant’s InstaMesh® networking protocol provides for the continuous and instantaneous routing of data, voice, and video communications over these connections by selecting, in real-time, the best pathway between any two points on the network, even when those points are in motion.

If a path becomes unavailable or blocked, InstaMesh will dynamically route communications via the next-available path…

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