Digi International launches rugged cellular router for on-board train connectivity

Digi International has introduced the Digi TransPort WR44 RR, an enterprise-class cellular router that has been designed specifically for on-board rail environments. The new router provides connectivity to equipment on the train and the wayside via a reliable primary, high-speed cellular network connection, or can create a secure back-up connection to the existing railroad data network.

With locomotive industry certifications, flexible communications and security, the TransPort WR44 RR can be used for on-board rail applications such as locomotive communications and monitoring, passenger Internet access and Positive Train Control (PTC), a system for monitoring and controlling train movement to increase railway safety.

Commenting Larry Kraft, senior vice president of marketing, Digi International said, “In addition to connecting on-board equipment, the Digi TransPort WR44RR allows train service providers to offer Internet access to passengers which can lead to increased ridership.”

The router features an optional, integrated Wi-Fi access point allowing rail lines to offer their customers Internet access and improve passenger convenience. It also offers flexible communications with 3G/4G Qualcomm Gobi multi-carrier cellular connectivity, GPS, a serial port and a four-port Ethernet switch.

It features rail industry certifications including AREMA C/H, AAR S-5702 and EN50155 as well as advanced dynamic routing, state-of-the-art security with firewall features including stateful packet inspection and integrated IPSec VPN.

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