Leveraging a range of powerful features including support for Wi-Fi 7, Icomera access points act as a critical component in a vehicle’s communications system, delivering faster speeds for passengers.
The Role of Access Points in Public Transport Applications
As connectivity to trains continues to increase based on the utilisation of ever better communications networks (cellular, trackside, satellite etc.), technological upgrades to vehicles themselves, and the implementation of intelligent data traffic management tools, high-capacity access points are essential to avoid bottlenecks and allow the full potential of a Passenger Wi-Fi solution to be realised.
Simply put, access points do two things:
- They extend the external capacity provided by an onboard router to an end user
- They distribute the available bandwidth to all connected devices, without creating bottlenecks
It’s important that access points can deliver high volumes of traffic between the onboard router(s) and end user(s) while keeping latency low, which is particularly difficult in a crowded public transportation environment.
Providing Fast and Stable Connectivity for Passengers
By distributing all available bandwidth to all connected devices on a vehicle, without creating bottlenecks, Icomera access points meet and exceed the data-heavy requirements of both passengers and rail operators.
Some Icomera access points even support Wi-Fi 7, the latest and most advanced generation of wireless technology. Delivering lightning-fast Internet speeds, significantly reduced latency, increased network capacity and enhanced efficiency, Wi-Fi 7 facilitates faster web browsing, streaming, downloads, and video conferencing for passengers, allowing them to stay connected more effortlessly while they travel.
Read our Wi-Fi 7 explainer article to learn more about the technology’s features and benefits when it comes to public transportation.
Pictured Above: The Icomera A2-i and A2-e Wi-Fi 7 Access Points
Reliable, Ruggedised & Secure
Specially built for rail transport applications, Icomera access points deliver long-term reliability. They include features such as secure boot and WPA3 encryption, and seamlessly integrate with Icomera’s connectivity platform, allowing for remote configuration, software updates and reporting via Icomera’s ICONIC suite of cloud-based tools.
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