Ondas Holdings Inc., a private wireless data and drone solutions provider through its wholly owned subsidiaries Ondas Networks and American Robotics, announced that Siemens Mobility will be holding a live DemoCast illustrating their new Airlink Wireless Radio System for the North American Rail Market.
The family of Airlink Mission Critical IoT (MC-IoT) radios are the result of its partnership with Ondas Networks to bring next generation wireless products to the North American Rail Market. These new Airlink products are based on Ondas Networks’ standards-based (IEEE 802.16s) software defined radio technology, the company said in a release.
The live demonstration is scheduled on September 17th as part of Progressive Railroading’s Demo Week of innovative products and services in the rail industry. “The demonstration will highlight the advanced capabilities of the Airlink wireless products in the newly allocated 900 MHz railroad band. The wireless products offer the rail industry many benefits including a cost-effective migration path from today’s single purpose, legacy, proprietary wireless networks to IP-enabled, wide-area communication networks for mission-critical rail applications.”
The live demonstration is expected to show new scalability by enabling the aggregation of non-adjacent frequency channels for increased capacity, the use of time division duplexing for greater efficiency and additional high performance and security characteristics.
“Reliable, wireless connectivity is a key enabler of the digitalisation of our railroads and will pave the way for increased automation.” said Tobias Bauer, senior vice president rail infrastructure, Siemens Mobility Inc. “With our new Airlink Radios, we are making advances in private wireless networking and creating new standards to build the next-generation of IP-based communication.”