Category Archives: Transportation

3 key railway standards with which every on-board embedded and IoT system should comply

Railway companies looking for new on-board electronic equipment or intelligent transportation systems should consider products that follow specific requirements in terms of operating temperature, shock and vibration resistance, EMC, and so on, in order to guarantee consistent and reliable performance in harsh and contaminated environments such as trains.

That is why on-board electronic devices like IoT gateways, edge computers and intelligent transportation systems should comply with the parameters defined by specific railway certifications. We will discuss three key standard requirements to meet the needs of today’s on-board railway and rolling stock applications..

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Does your enterprise depend on the Mobile Edge? Considerations for mobile computing at the edge of fleet enterprises

In the United States alone there are over 26 million commercial vehicles on the roadways and in operations1, ranging across the spectrum of logistics and heavy moving equipment to agriculture equipment and waste management vehicles.  In today’s connected enterprises, these commercial fleets are managed through tightly integrated operational systems that perform a multitude of services, including fleet management (automatic vehicle location, asset tracking, route optimization), monitoring of vehicle health and diagnostics, vehicle operator console operations, electronic data recording, and video capture.  These systems improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and enable delivery of enhanced services.

Enabling technology for all of these applications is the “Mobile Edge”, the ability to extend an enterprise’s operational systems to mobile computing platforms on deployed fleet vehicles.  A variety of options present themselves to both operators deploying these systems and technology companies offering communications solutions to those operators.  In choosing the right solution for the Mobile Edge, the operator or integrator must consider both hardware and software aspects of their system requirements.

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