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AirPrime Modules Improves Vehicle Gateway Communication System

Icomera’s systems have been in daily operation since 2003, enabling thousands of commuters to make efficient use of their traveling time with consistent mobile internet access. To continue improving the bandwidth capabilities and reliability of its products, Icomera decided to incorporate 3G cellular connectivity support to take advantage of the unmatched data transfer speeds and pervasive UMTS network coverage throughout Europe.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Sierra Wireless
    With a rich 24-year history of innovation in the wireless space we have been first to market with many technology solutions for global customers.Our innovative products and solutions already connect thousands of businesses to critical data and millions of people to information. Our customers Trust us to develop products and services that get them to market faster and can in turn, help save lives, reduce carbon emissions, and make neighborhoods safer.Sierra Wireless designs modems that enable PCs, notebook computers, and vehicles to communicate wirelessly. Its products are used for Internet access, e-mail, database access, vehicle dispatch, and a range of machine-to-machine applications. Its product lines include AirPrime (embedded wireless modules), AirLink (intelligent gateways), and AirVantage (machine-to-machine cloud products). The company sells directly and through resellers, primarily to customers in North America. Manufacturers also embed the company's wireless modules into their computing products.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Transportation
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    Satellite
  • USE CASES
  • Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
    Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) provide knowledge by delivering precise visibility of critical assets, supply chain, manufacturing, and human, in real-time. For transportation and logistics enterprises, this knowledge means having end-to-end visibility and Traceability of all Containers, pallets, and packages. For manufacturers, it enables intelligent management and flow of all critical assets, whether in the facility or at a sprawling storage yard. Under security and safety operations, it means controlling employee access and ensuring they do not linger in hazardous areas beyond safety requirements.RTLS or indoor positioning systems (IPS) can be simply described as GPS on steroids but used indoors for the purpose of Tracking, locating and monitoring the activity of people and things. It is used in healthcare, manufacturing, smart warehouses, hospitality, education, and other industries for the purpose of maximizing workflow efficiency, safety, wayfinding, and inventory and asset control and has been proven to deliver significant return on investment (ROI).
  • CUSTOMER
  • Icomera, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a fast growing company that develops, sells, and operates advanced communication solutions. Icomera is the leading provider of communication solutions for trains, allowing them persistent mobile internet connectivity. In addition to the railway market, Icomera also supplies systems for trucks, buses, and other vessels that require reliable and efficient mobile communication.

  • SOLUTION
  • Icomera evaluated a number of connectivity products and found the Sierra Wireless 3G HSPA embedded modules fit its needs for consistent, reliable, and secure broadband connectivity. Additionally, the Sierra Wireless 3G modules provide for remote management and real-time monitoring of the vehicle routers and gateways, as well as GPS tracking. Software Components - Icomera Mobility Platform (IMP)

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Connectivity Status, GPS Tracking, Network Coverage, Vehicle Status
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Communication]
    The solution provides 3G and 4G data transfer speeds with consistent, reliable connectivity for mobile communications.
    Impact #2
    [Product Improvement - Customer Satisfaction]
    Passenger satisfaction is improved which enables more efficient use of travel time.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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