5G Ready Vehicle-to-Ground Communications
Huber+Suhner unveils Sencity Rail Multi antenna, a 5G-ready solution for vehicle-to-ground communications.
19:00 21 June 2018
Huber+Suhner has unveiled its Sencity Rail Multi antenna at the Transports Public Expo in Paris last week. The device is specifically tailored to the rail industry’s needs and is designed to provide protection against the impact of any contact with high voltage overhead lines. It provides train fleets with real-time on-board information, high-rate CCTV coverage and high-speed passenger WiFi. It is 5G-ready and can accommodate multi-MIMO 4x4 ground-to-train communication.
Barry Larcombe, sales director, low frequency at Huber+Suhner, said: “The antenna will be used by the train operating companies (TOCs) to help improve their customers’ satisfaction by delivering connected services to the passengers such as Wi-Fi, real-time passenger information, seat reservations etc.
“The antenna is a key part of the train-to-ground solution which can also offer benefits to the TOCs, such as enabling a connected fleet where on-board ticketing and train control can be managed. This could bring benefits of improvements in reliability and performance too, as the monitoring of key assets on the train can be controlled remotely.”
The antennas will soon be available in the UK and Huber+Suhner said it expects interest in the solution from train operators running rail services, as well as rolling stock operating companies, manufacturers, engineering consultancies, heavy maintenance providers and systems integrators.