Digi International Launches Rugged, Enterprise-Class Cellular Router for On-Board Train Connectivity

Versatile Digi TransPort WR44 RR enables Positive Train Control compliance and passenger Internet access

Versatile Digi TransPort WR44 RR enables Positive Train Control compliance and passenger Internet access.

Digi International today introduced the Digi TransPort® WR44 RR, an enterprise-class cellular router designed specifically for rugged on-board rail environments. The router provides connectivity to equipment on the train and the wayside via a reliable primary, high-speed cellular network connection, or can create a secure back-up connection to the existing railroad data network. With locomotive industry certifications, flexible communications and state-of-the-art security, the Digi TransPort WR44 RR is ideal for on-board rail applications such as locomotive communications and monitoring, passenger Internet access and Positive Train Control (PTC), a system for monitoring and controlling train movement to increase railway safety.

“Congress set a deadline of 2015 for the adoption of PTC technology and reliable connectivity is critical.”
Larry Kraft, senior vice president of marketing, Digi International,said:

“The Digi TransPort WR44 RR is a key enabler of PTC systems because it provides an on-board, cellular network connection ensuring system dependability. And with tens of thousands of railroad miles kept safe using Digi wireless routers, we’ve got outstanding railway industry experience.”

The Digi TransPort WR44RR features an optional, integrated Wi-Fi access point allowing rail lines to offer their customers Internet access and improve passenger convenience, which can lead to increased ridership. It also offers flexible communications with 3G/4G Qualcomm Gobi™ multi-carrier cellular connectivity, GPS, a serial port and a four-port Ethernet switch.

The Digi TransPort WR44 RR features rail industry certifications including AREMA C/H, AAR S-5702 and EN50155. The router also features advanced dynamic routing, state-of-the-art security with firewall features including stateful packet inspection and integrated IPSec VPN.

The Digi TransPort WR44 RR connects to the iDigi® Device Cloud™ for easy setup, configuration and management of large installations of remote Digi TransPort devices.

The Digi TransPort WR44 RR is available now.

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