WiFi at the depot: how to automate the data collection ?

To provide even more information and safety to users but also to manage efficiently their fleet, operators need to exchange real-time operating data in motion or at the depot/station (video surveillance, ticketing, passenger counting, PIS…) with buses and trams.

> ACKSYS RANGE OF RUGGED WiFi/4G ROUTERS ALLOWS A RAPID AND AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OF ALL THESE DATA.

To enable a reliable and simultaneous transfer of all these data coming from the various embedded equipment, ACKSYS’ solution offers advanced security functions (firewall, VPN, radius…) and streams mutualization functions (routing, filtering, VLAN, QoS…).
Only one router per vehicle is needed, simplifying deployment and allowing reduced operating and maintenance costs.

 

APPLICATION HIGHLIGHTS

SMART DEPLOYMENT

– WaveManager : deployment & centralized management software
– Streams mutualization : a single embedded router, accessible to all the vehicle’s equipment
– Identical IP addressing scheme in all vehicles without interconnection risks
– Mesh networks and multi-radios access points : simplify the deployment of a WiFi coverage at the depot or along the track

MOBILITY

– High speed data transfer in motion (fast roaming <30 ms)
– Seamless 4G LTE<> WiFi roaming (mobile IP)

ADAPTED DESIGN FOR BUS, TRAMWAY AND GROUND USE

– Embedded and outdoor rugged solutions
– Extended operating temperature (up to -40°C and + 75°C depending on models)
– RJ45 or M12 connectors
– E-marked devices (bus)
– EN50155 (IEC61373) / EN50121-3-2 compliant (tram)
– EN61373 (shocks/vibrations)

 

 

Cellular routers and WiFi access points for public transportation

 

 

AirLink

AirBox LTE

WLn-xROAD

RuggedAir

RailBoxRailBox
Function

WiFi access point,
client, router, Mesh

Cellular router +
all-in-one WiFi device

WiFi access point,
client, router, Mesh

WiFi access point,
client, router, Mesh

Cellular router +
all-in-one WiFi device

Recommended for BUS BUS BUS – GROUND TRAM – GROUND TRAM – GROUND

WiFi interface

802.11n
2.4 / 5 GHz

WiFi 1 : 802.11n
WiFi 2* : 802.11ac
2.4 / 5 GHz

802.11n
2.4 / 5 GHz

802.11ac
2.4 / 5 GHz

WiFi 1 : 802.11n or ac
WiFi 2* : 802.11n or ac
2.4 / 5 GHz

Cellular interface

2G / 3G / 4G LTE*
Dual SIM
Multi-constellation GNSS

2G / 3G / 4G LTE*
Dual SIM
Multi-constellation GNSS

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ethernet interface

1 x 10/100/1000
RJ45

2 x 10/100/1000
RJ45

1 x 10/100/1000
RJ45 (or M12)

2 x 10/100/1000
M12

2 x 10/100/1000
M12

I/O

2 isolated inputs
2 isolated outputs

1 isolated input
1 isolated output

1 isolated input
1 isolated output

Dimensions (mm) 127 x 78 x 24 141.2 x 99 x 35 185 x 64 x 35 80 x 175 x 57 80 x 175 x 57

Power supply

9 to 48 VDC – PoE

Redundant
9 to 48 VDC

9 to 36 VDC

Redundant – isolated
9 to 48 VDC – PoE

Redundant – isolated
24 to 110 VDC or PoE+

Environment
Operating temperature
IP rating

-20°C to +60°C
IP30

-20°C to +60°C
IP30

-25°C to +70°C
IP66

-40°C to +75°C
IP66

-25°C to +70°C
Or -40°C to +75°C
IP66

FUNCTIONALITIES

Roaming

< 30 ms

WiFi < 30 ms
Roaming 4G <> WiFi

< 30 ms

< 30 ms

WiFi < 30 ms
Roaming 4G <> WiFi

Security Firewall, DoS, https, MAC filtering, WPA/WPA2-Personal & Enterprise (IEEE 802.1X/RADIUS), WEP, tunnels L2 (GRE), VPN (OpenVPN), SNMP V3
Ethernet routing
Multicast (PIM), IP redundancy (VRRP), static routes, NAT router, router
Ethernet networking Frames filtering, bridging, repeater, STP/RSTP, VLAN, DHCP (server & client), DNS relay
Administration http, https, SNMP agent (V1, V2C, V3), WaveManager administration software
C-Key
X X

* Optional 2nd radio interface (WiFi or cellular)
** Hardened memory key (confi guration backup)