Transportation systems are evolving to meet the needs of a world on the move. From airplanes, high-speed trains to self-driving cars, the transportation industry is harnessing the power of IP connectivity and the Internet of Things. Here's how.
Digital transformation – The internet of things (IoT) is everywhere, it enables many types of on-board, on-the-track, on-the-road sensors, delivering real time information, analysis, and monitoring. These sensors help identify problems before they cause delays, preventing accidents wherever possible and facilitating automated and preventive maintenance.
Safety and cyber security – Safety of the passenger and cyber security of its operation and passenger data are top priorities for transportation operators. They are vulnerable on two fronts to cyber security threats: Losing control of operation and of the increasingly large data they harvest. And, although many sub-systems of a network are separated, the standardization of Ethernet and IP networking allows these sub-systems to be integrated risking the spread of security threats to other segments of the network.
Connected passenger – Always connected passengers demand real time travel information updates, on-demand entertainment, constant social connection and more. Rail stations and airports are becoming a destination, evolving and offering more to its passengers, giving them a place to stay and enjoy.
Secure operations: A comprehensive layered security approach with IoT containment combines virtualization, security and QoS to provide optimal operation while minimizing security risks.
Reliable operations: Air, rail, and roads all benefit from networks using open standards such as Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) with rapid recovery (sub 50 ms)
Time-saving: Our award-winning Intelligent Fabric (iFab) technology gets your teams operational faster with self-healing and automated device discovery abilities
Robustness in a ruggedized environment: Hardened Gigabit Ethernet switches designed for outdoor deployment feature Power over Ethernet (PoE) to simplify device and sensor installation.
Easy to roll out: A single secure converged network and communications platform that connects with the airport ecosystem for easy command, control and real-time collaboration.