Lilee Systems introduces next generation advanced communications system for mobile, fixed and Wi-Fi applications

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Lilee Systems, has announced the availability of its TransAir™ LMS-2450 series. Based on the newly released LileeOS 2.8 platform, the new locomotive messaging and application server (LMS) series gives freight and passenger rail operators the ability to achieve positive train control (PTC) compliance for safety and speed enforcement, as well as manage other business data without having to invest in additional software or hardware for what is typically limited onboard cabinet space. The highly ruggedised system is designed with best-in-class mobility attributes to deliver greater connectivity speed, efficiency and reliability.

The LMS-2450 represents the next evolution of Lilee’s advanced communications system for the transportation industry, supporting mobile and fixed applications in hi-rail, locomotive, and bus environments. Based on the LileeOS 2.8 platform, the LMS-2450 family provides a complete, end-to-end solution that delivers both robust connectivity and an x86 application engine that allows users to load any business or PTC applications they wish to support.

Dynamic on-the-fly roaming, multi-link aggregation, plus static and dynamic load balancing, and link monitoring ensure seamless connectivity and best user experience between back office and mobile environments with integrated GPS, multiple mobile broadband modems, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and software-defined radio (SDR). With the increasing reliance on Wi-Fi for universal connectivity, the LMS-2450 offers an attractive solution for passenger Wi-Fi, applicable for both trains and buses. And a flexible, modular design delivers scalability that enables users to expand over time.

With the variety of wireless and wired networking options available, implementing a communications system that can integrate multiple components to deliver seamless connectivity is a challenge,” said Loring Wirbel, senior analyst for The Linley Group.

“Solutions such as Lilee Systems’ LMS-2450 are evolving to achieve greater compatability among disparate tools, making it easier, more reliable and efficient to maintain connectivity across environments while tailored to the unique requirements of a given industry.”

Key features include:

  • A modular design that allows for flexible integration to address safety and business data management functionality, and addresses all interoperable train control (ITC) IP transport requirements
  • Multiple cellular uplinks, channel bonding, link aggregation, and prioritisation for multiple high throughput mobile industrial/transportation environments
  • Remote management enabled by machine-to-machine (M2M) telematics, enabling users to remotely monitor, control, and perform diagnostics without involving the physical presence of a maintenance or repair crew, which can be expensive
  • A fanless, ruggedised system with wide-range power supply support that is well-suited for use on rolling stock including locomotives and maintenance vehicles
  • Hardened, extensible system featuring a robust x86 application engine module that can leverage Linux or Windows business specific applications to meet IoT / M2M solution requirements

“The rapidly growing Internet of Things trend opens up vast opportunities for communications technologies, driven by user requirements for speed and reliability,” said Peter Chung, product line manager, Lilee Systems. “The LMS-2450 was designed to deliver ubiquitous, always-on connectivity that enhances the passenger experience and supports the transit industry’s requirement to meet PTC compliance and ensure the highest levels of safety possible. And, for those with less robust connectivity needs, Lilee Systems also offers the DTS-2000 family of products, released in October 2014.”

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