Operational efficiency second to none

If you want a seamless, high-speed communications solution for high-speed transport, then Blu Wireless delivers the complete product for the gigabit trains of the future.

The trackside node is qualified for trackside deployment with extended service life and low maintenance. Deployed at 1km intervals this unit provides the bridge between multi-link wireless connections to trains and a trackside fibre network. The compact train-top node is qualified for train-top installation with a separate in-train network processor unit which provides the interface to in-train distribution and delivery systems such as Wi-Fi.

Both units each feature two-sector radios which work together to maintain around 3 Gbps aggregate throughput, continuously and at speed. Operational efficiency is second to none, where resilience, speed and performance is world leading. This complete product is quick to roll-out, readily available and already deployed across one of the world’s busiest railways, South Western Rail (SWR) and Caltrain, running through Silicon Valley, boosting overall connectivity and experience for all commuters.

Multi-gigabit connectivity on the move

Blu Wireless’s mmWave solution for high-speed transport provides continuous, on-the-move multi-gigabit connectivity between trackside and train for on-board services including internet access, entertainment, and information that you can rely on.

Power consumption is considerably lower than that of mobile 4G or 5G but communicates data up to 100 times faster than mobile 5G, significantly improving operational efficiencies, safety and commuter experience. Consistent delivery of over one gigabit per second (Gbps) throughput to a moving train will enable passengers to access huge amounts of data in real time instead of what they currently share, which is a fraction of this capacity.

A real step change for the future of train travel.

Connectivity on the move

Technical Highlights

  • Full environmental rail certification to EN50155
  • Throughput up to 3.5Gbps
  • 57-71 GHz compliant with CEPT 70 03 and FCC Part 15.255 radio regulations
  • Mobile Connection Manager for wireless link management
  • Supports all six IEEE 802.11ad channels

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