More On-The-Move Internet For Rail Passengers
An Israeli company has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to expand satellite-enabled internet access on trains.
It means passengers will have reliable and continuous internet during their journeys.
Israeli company Gilat Satellite Networks installs small, lightweight antennae to connect to satellite networks to provide high-performance video, voice, and data transfer.
They’re designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and can operate in temperatures ranging from -40ºF to +131ºF (-40ºC to +55ºC).
The company said it has signed a deal to install its antennae on trains in Asia-Pacific, but did not specify where. It described the deal as “multimillion dollar” but gave no further details.
Its antennae have been deployed throughout the world to enable satellite communications while vehicles are moving (SATCOM On-The-Move).
Gilat has been providing satellite-based communications for over 30 years for applications including mobility, military, government, and business.
”For many applications, SATCOM on-the-move is the only choice for reliable, continuous, and quickly deployable broadband connectivity,” said Amir Yafe, VP of Mobility & Global Accounts at Gilat.
“This project is an excellent example of how Gilat antenna systems can be used to provide better management of complex transportation networks, as well as reliable internet coverage for passengers.
“We are excited with the prospect of working on more projects like these to be deployed in the future.”