Modular router connects railway passengers to Internet

February 01, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The NB3800 Railway Router is Netmodule’s latest product addressing passenger WiFi and infotainment applications. The mobile access is accomplished through multiple LTE modems as well as through IEEE 802.11ac WiFi modules.

In addition to its wireless capabilities the Railway Router is equipped with five Ethernet interfaces; two of them have gigabit bandwith. What’s more, the product also comes with solid-state disks (SSD) with capacities up to 1 terabyte, enabling the operator to provide offline content such as travel-related information, service information or entertainment material.

Another novelty form Netmodule is the NB3711, an expanded and extended version of the proven NB3710 Router. Like the NB3800, it is designed for railway deployment, connecting the passenger’s smartphones and tablets via WiFi and LTE to the Internet. As an additional option the NB3711 can be equipped with a GSM-R module, enabling it to connect directly to the railway operator’s communications infrastructure. CAN and IBIS interface modules are available to monitor the on-board electronic systems as well as to the passenger information systems. In addition, a GNSS satellite navigation module enables the operator to precisely locate the vehicle.

All NetModule routers are implemented as modular systems, enabling system integrators to configure individual solutions. For instance, multiple LTE wireless modules can be utilised to achieve channel bundling or transparent hand-over between providers.

The NetModule routers will be exhibited at the Embedded World trade fair (February 23 through 25 in Nuremberg).

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