Sierra Wireless has announced that Transdev, an international transport operator, has selected QoS Telecom to deploy and operate WiFi Internet on-board services in buses using Sierra Wireless AirLink® LTE gateways.
QoS Telecom is also using the secure, cloud-based Sierra Wireless AirLink Management Service to monitor the gateways in real time and remotely manage the deployment.
Transdev guides and supports local transport authorities, from pre-project phase, to project support and development, to everyday operation of transport networks. The liberalisation of long-distance passenger transport, as seen in France last year, is an important industry development that will improve mobility, complementing existing transportation services with new, more attractive mobility services.
Transit authorities such as Transdev are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect transit buses and support new applications that improve the passenger experience on-board. All of these capabilities are enabled by highly reliable, intelligent IoT solutions connected through public cellular networks.
QoS Telecom is a leading French WiFi operator for transit operating companies. QoS Telecom’s WiFi On Board solutions provide value-added services (location-based services, real time marketing), custom login pages and a pooling solution with business applications (e.g. traveler information system, ticketing and video surveillance). Today, WiFi hotspots managed by QoS Telecom provide WiFi on-board services to more than three million people in Europe.
“Sierra Wireless AirLink LTE gateways are designed to make it easy for customers to deploy mobile networking solutions in many environments, including in-vehicle networking applications,” said Jason Krause, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, Sierra Wireless.
“Managing a fleet of mobile gateways can be a challenging task. You need to maintain multiple configurations, update software, and remotely diagnose reported issues. With our cloud-based AirLink Management Service, customers can easily handle all of these tasks, while efficiently managing operating costs.”
For more information about AirLink gateways, visit: http://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/gateway-solutions/connect-your-vehicles-workforce/ and Sierra Wireless solutions for the Transportation market: http://www.sierrawireless.com/applications/automotive-and-transport/transit/.
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