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Using In-Vehicle Networks to Securely Connect Modern Public Transit Technologies

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©Cradlepoint. All Rights Reserved. | +1.855.813.3385 | cradlepoint.com 1 SOLUTION BRIEF PUBLIC TRANSIT Using In-Vehicle Networks to Securely Connect Modern Public Transit Technologies Mass Transit Networking Challenges Insufficient Bandwidth for Expansion of Connected Technologies The sheer volume of video, credit card, GPS, and vehicle performance data — not to mention passenger streaming — flowing from transit vehicles to the cloud makes it difficult not only to accommodate existing devices and applications, but to continue adding more as needs arise and evolve. Flexible, high-bandwidth wireless LTE networking solutions are essential. Inconsistent Connectivity Frequent connection drop-offs make real-time data impossible, which is disastrous for applications such as GPS data for AVL systems and passenger apps, streamed video surveillance footage, and Traffic Signal Priority systems. Dual-modem LTE solutions enable active connections to multiple cellular carriers, which greatly improves network uptime. Network Management Limitations With many vehicles spread across an entire city or county, IT and fleet management teams don't have time to visit vehicles in person to manage connection problems, configuration changes, security updates, and other issues. They need centralized, cloud-based access to online dashboards and the ability to make network adjustments from anywhere. LTE Solutions for Highly Reliable, Secure & Centrally Managed Connectivity The biggest obstacle in our bus system was inconsistent connectivity." Nick Moran, ITS administrator, Valley Regional Transit To increase ridership, optimize operations, and drive new revenue streams — all with public safety and the bottom line in mind — public transportation agencies are finding more ways to use connected devices and applications in vehicles. From buses and trains to trolleys and ferries, mass transit authorities see the value of telemetry data, real-time surveillance footage, advanced payment systems, GPS for route status apps, and rider Wi-Fi. However, all of it depends on highly reliable connectivity. Digital Signage 10:32 Next Stop Next Stop TSP Surveillance POS AVL Passenger Wi-Fi

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