Connected Transportation

For the past three decades, Cisco has been working tirelessly to securely connect the world in motion. Between where you are going and where you want to be, there’s a bridge. And at Cisco, we are the architects of possible.

Cisco’s secure networking, collaboration, wireless, and data center technologies have long been a fixture in the industry — and our expanded portfolio offers practical, forward-thinking solutions for every mode of transportation.

Integration for One Reliable Network

With constantly changing technology being the new norm, there’s an endless frontier to explore and master. Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) provide the technologies, features, and applications that help you build the foundation for your intelligent transportation system priorities. Our CVD solutions for railways and other mass transit environments connect workers, passengers and vehicles from one network to another without disruption. Our dedication to comprehensive testing gives you the confidence to deploy your own solution. We help you tackle your concerns around maintaining high levels of safety, improving asset utilization and managing increasing costs. Our CVD solutions are guaranteed to work as specified, minimizing your risk and meeting performance expectations as promised. We give you all the building blocks for system design and configuration that fit your requirements. And because we can all use a helping hand sometimes, 24-hour support is available for your CVD needs.

Cisco Connected Rail

Cisco’s solutions help to meet current challenges while extending the life of existing single-purpose networks and helping to modernize for future operations. The Connected Rail solution includes proven and tested reference architectures and validated communications network designs for the train, track, backhaul network, and data center to offer immediate benefits. The solution covers a whole range of capabilities, including:

  • Asset management
  • Automated fare collection and integrated ticketing
  • Automated vehicle location
  • Communications-based train control
  • Computer-aided dispatch
  • Data anonymization
  • Dynamic communications and digital signage
  • Fleet management
  • Level crossing
  • Location-based services
  • Mobile apps
  • On-board IP video surveillance
  • Passenger Wi-Fi
  • Remote condition monitoring
  • Remote worker programs
  • Signaling over IP

Cisco’s trusted ecosystem of partners brings unmatched value toward industry expertise and technology solutions. The best-of-breed Cisco products together with offerings from key ecosystem partners bring a cohesive, end-to-end, validated architecture that fulfills the business needs of rail operators. Ecosystem partners whose products have been validated with Cisco Connected Rail include:

Fluidmesh Networks: Train-to-trackside radio systems for near seamless connectivity of high-speed trains.
Klas Telecom: Fully rail-certified, ruggedized onboard gateways and Ethernet switches.
Lilee Systems: Fully rail-certified, ruggedized onboard gateways.
Davra Networks: The RuBAN™ Application Enablement Platform for infrastructure and service management.

Cisco Connected Mass Transit

The Cisco Connected Mass Transit solution provides connectivity at stations, airports, and ports, and onboard buses, planes, trains, ships, and emergency response as well as other connected vehicles. It’s built on a standards-based, interoperable, scalable network that provides the performance, features, security and intelligence needed to support best-in-class operational applications and passenger services from Cisco and its partners. The transit solution’s use cases and configurations have been validated and tested, providing service capabilities for connected transit vehicles, bus and trolley stops, maintenance yards, metro area networks, operation centers and network management software. The solution covers a number of use cases, including:

  • Automated fare collection
  • Fleet tracking and management services
  • On-board passenger Wi-Fi
  • Real-time passenger information
  • Vehicle safety and video surveillance
  • Vehicle two-way voice communications
  • Wireless bulk data transfer

Cisco integrates its key technologies with solutions from strategic global partner to create new value for transit organizations by providing safety, mobility, efficiency and connectivity. Cisco Mass Transit partners include:

Advantech: High performance, high quality ruggedized computing platform.
Cubic: Integrated systems for transportation and traffic management that allow travelers to choose the best way to travel and pay for their journeys.
Davra Networks: The RuBAN™ system provides a comprehensive network management system and a data analytics and management platform for monitoring Vehicle performance and metrics.
Sonim: Ruggedized Android smartphone, purpose built for mission-critical communications.
Trapeze: TransitMaster™ information management system provides real-time data messaging.

From strategy to execution, Cisco can help plan, build, manage and support your connected transportation goals. Industry leading experience and award-winning solutions will help you improve system operational efficiency, scalability, security, and profitability. With an end-to-end approach that aligns outcomes to your business goals.

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