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Utah Transit Authority Provides Secure Connectivity

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides public busing services across a 1,600-square mile service region serving 2 million residents' 80% of Utah's entire population. The organization wanted a secure, consistent mobile connectivity for its vehicles to support fare collection, mobile communications and other applications.

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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
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    Other frequency
    Wi-Fi
  • USE CASES
  • Fleet Management
    Fleet management is an administrative approach that allows companies to organize and coordinate work vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and provide compliance with government regulations. While most commonly used for vehicle Tracking, fleet management includes other use cases such as mechanical diagnostics and driver behavior. Automated fleet management solutionsto connect vehicles and monitor driver activities, allowing managers to gain insight into fleet performance and driver behavior. This enables managers to know where vehicles and drivers are at all times, identify potential problems and mitigate risks before they become larger issues that can jeopardize client satisfaction, impact driver safety, or increase costs.
  • CUSTOMER
  • The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is the provider of public transportation throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah, in the United States, which includes the metropolitan areas of Ogden, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake City and Tooele.
  • SOLUTION
  • Over a 6 month period, UTA installed over 500 oMR Mobile Gateways (oMGs) in their fixed route transit fleet. oMGs provide secure, consistent mobile connectivity for its vehicles to support fare collection and mobile communications.
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  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Product Improvement - Customer Satisfaction]
    UTA passengers can pay fares with credit cards and validate bus passes, making the transit system convenient for passengers.
    Impact #2
    [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.
    Impact #3
    [Data Management - Data Availability]
    IT team is given extensive information and control over wireless communications.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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