Huber+Suhner boosts railway broadband
November 23, 2018
By Chris Forrester
With consumer needs for on-board connectivity changing the landscape of rail across the world, Huber+Suhner has developed its five-port antenna to aid passenger experience and enable them to work, play and communicate seamlessly. The offering also benefits operators, allowing them to boost their data transmission by using fewer antennas, while also enhancing the flexibility of installation with a configurable setting.
“Operators can often feel the pinch when it comes to installing data transmission tools on-board railways. They must invest in solutions that are future-proof, low weight, space-saving and do not need to be ripped out every three years with the launch of each successive cellular generation. Our SENCITY Rail MIMO 5 Port combats all of these issues head on,” said Daniel Montagnese, Product Manager, Antennas at Huber+Suhner.
Huber+Suhner says that with low installation costs, the advantage of five ports mean that less antennas are needed, crucially saving space and allowing the operator to save on installation costs. Designed for 2G/3G/4G cellular applications, the antenna meets the latest railway standards, is fire retardant and works on non-metallic surfaces. The equipment is also able to operate in temperatures of between -40°C and 85°C, the antenna is fit for the harshest of railway environments.