Passenger Broadband | WiFi Wireless on Trains | Buses | Ferries. People want to say connected and enjoy their wireless quality of experience, anytime and wherever they go — including during long trips. Train lines, bus lines and even ferry services are adding Broadband, Wi-Fi, and wireless voice services for passengers.
SATCOMs-on-the-Move (SOTM) technology can deliver high-speed connectivity to moving passenger transportation vehicles, even as they traverse large and remote or rural areas without terrestrial wireless coverage.
However, deployment of these kinds of satellite networks can pose challenges such as:
- Seasonal, temporary, and large fluctuating traffic and bandwidth requirements.
- Satellite terminal performance antenna limitations due to size, weight, and aerodynamic low-profile requirements.
- Complex tracking antenna terminals that can require high satellite power resources.
- Satellite link optimization and integration for 3G/4G/LTE cell/micro-cell backhaul
For land-mobile Satcoms-on-the-Move platforms, the SpaceBridge ASAT™ System Ultimate Series U7400 is a powerful, versatile, high-performance VSAT router available as a weatherized outdoor unit or 1RU rack-mountable unit that meets the challenges of land-mobile operation. It can power satellite Broadband IP, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/LTE cellular backhaul service for moving vehicle passenger services, with sophisticated network management, acceleration and optimization tools.
With WaveSwitch™, satellite capacity usage can be optimized to meet changing vehicle traffic requirements over time to minimize recurring satellite expenses. When a vehicle or train is at a remote location beyond the terrestrial network WaveSwitch™ can provide very high satellite bandwidth. In locations with terrestrial wireless, such as urban areas, the WaveSwitch™ always-on satellite link can be reduced to low bit rates, saving capacity.
Emergency Response / First Responder Communications
Natural and man-made disasters can destroy or disable critical communications infrastructure in an area. They also can strike in locations beyond the telecoms network. Vehicular Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) and On-the-Pause (OTP) networks provide rapidly deployable solutions for delivering immediate on-the-scene broadband and IP bandwidth for First Responder and Emergency Communications.
SpaceBridge offers VSAT satellite modems and routers that are ideal for quick-deploy configurations – to help civilian or government emergency teams establish voice, data, video, and wireless communications they need in order to conduct effective operations.
Vehicle-Mount Emergency Communications
The ASAT System Ultimate Series U7400 – is a powerful, versatile, high-throughput and performance VSAT router for land mobile SATCOMs On-the-Move (SOTM). Quickly deploy satellite Broadband connectivity at IP data rates as high as 500 Mbps down and 300 Mbps up. Leverage sophisticated network management, acceleration and optimization tools to support services like broadband Internet, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/LTE cellular backhaul.
The SpaceBridge U7400-VSAT for the Cellular industry can also be deployed to provide satellite backhaul connectivity from an Emergency 3G/4G/LTE cell tower vehicle.
WaveSwitch™ technology lets satellite modems switch automatically and on-the-fly between MF-TDMA and SCPC waveforms, so they can select the most efficient use of satellite capacity in emergencies, and allocate needed bandwidth to the appropriate site terminal.
Land-Mobile Fleet Management
For land vehicle fleets that cover large geographic areas, SATCOMs-On-the-Move networked Fleet Management systems can ensure operational efficiency and control, cut excess expenditures, and streamline operations and customer service. SATCOMs-on-the-Move systems can provide high-speed two-way connectivity to vehicles, in order to support diverse fleet management functions, from tracking and reporting vehicle location, maintenance, fuel and freight data, to field operator and driver communications.
For Land Mobile Fleet Management networks, including services that employ low-profile vehicle-mount antennas and spread-spectrum transmissions, SpaceBridge’s Ultimate VSAT series terminals offer DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) and the OpenAMIP interface for interoperability with On-the-Move tracking antenna products, and advanced IP networking tools and performance advantages.