Systems, an Inc. 500 company and provider of advanced wireless
communication solutions in industrial IoT and an emerging innovator in
cloud-based network solutions, announced today their collaboration with
Fluidmesh Networks, manufacturer of fast-roaming wireless networking
products, to provide superior and reliable train to ground
communications to railways around the world.
Networks developed an innovative wireless train-to-ground solution
based on an MPLS protocol. The system provides up to 500 Mbps of usable
throughput on-board trains traveling at a speed of up to 220 mph and
supports both vital and non-vital applications. Thanks to some
specialized antenna and radio technology, Fluidmesh solutions works both
above ground and underground and support a trackside spacing up to 8Km,
the highest in the industry.
As the interest and demand for more onboard applications is growing, so
is the need for high bandwidth data requirements. There is a significant
focus on augmenting the number of applications and services onboard the
trains to provide increased safety, information, and connectivity to
passengers, as well as real-time monitoring systems. These new
requirements increase the importance of having a reliable, robust
infrastructure for train to ground communications, as more and more
services add pressure to the bandwidth needed to support them,
increasing the cost of LTE significantly.
Railways around the world, traditionally relying on LTE-based
communications to support their rail operations, are increasingly
deploying alternative radio technologies to augment bandwidth and
coverage while containing costs. Fluidmesh trackside radio is an ideal
complementary technology to LTE-based communications as it provides
redundancy, additional bandwidth when aggregated with LTE, and coverage
in tunnels and other areas where mobile network operators do not fully
LILEE Systems' onboard
gateway serves as the central communications hub for all operational
and passenger services that require high throughput connectivity,
compute, and storage. The LILEE platform functions as the communications
gatekeeper, determining what communication link or links to connect
based on the operational goals and priorities of the railway.
Communication can be provided by the radio trackside network, LTE, or a
combination of both. It can also be provided by Wi-Fi networks, when
available, at train stations and yards.
Each additional radio technology places huge operational burden on
operators. LILEE provides a plug and play architecture that isolates the
underlying technological difference and abstracts operational and
quality parameters to power the connectivity algorithms that dynamically
manage user and application traffic flows. This abstraction powers LILEE
Systems' open connectivity platform to seamlessly integrate LTE, Wi-Fi,
wired and trackside radio technologies, and dynamically balance the
traffic across all the links based on user defined policies.
The integration between LILEE Systems and Fluidmesh allows for a
seamless switching between communication networks making it transparent
for end-user applications that are sensitive to network latency. This is
very relevant for passengers that rely on the onboard Wi-Fi network to
have uninterrupted VoIP calls or video conferences, for instance.
"This collaboration between LILEE Systems and Fluidmesh Networks
provides technological advantages to railways that require reliable,
always-on connectivity to support high throughput, delay sensitive, and
mission critical on-board applications," explains Sam Kanakamedala,
Director of Product Management at LILEE Systems. "Our code level
integration with Fluidmesh Networks solutions enables us to bring
handover time between Fluidmesh and other technologies down by a factor
of 50. Our connectivity algorithms demonstrate better handover times in
various partner testing and this new enhancement puts us well ahead of
A combination of trackside radio and LTE provides flexibility to
railways that need to balance the capital expense of acquiring radio
network infrastructure and the operating cost of LTE. It also allows
railways to replace and upgrade communications infrastructure with
minimum to no impact to the passengers and the communities that they
"Seamless integration of Fluidmesh MPLS Trackside and LTE connectivity
is a needed step in solving the on-board connectivity problem on rail.
The partnership with LILEE allows our customers to have full control and
flexibility in the transition to a trackside network making it a lot
easier on their budgets without affecting performances. We are already
seeing benefits from the integration with LILEE with customers in Europe
and Asia and look forward to continue to leverage each other technology
to deliver a better solution to the market," explains Cosimo Malesci,
Fluidmesh Co-Founder and EVP Sales.
The collaboration with Fluidmesh Networks demonstrates LILEE Systems'
open platform capabilities to integrate with leading third party
technologies and services to continue to meet the requirements of train
and rail operators for operations, safety, and passenger services. LILEE
Systems' open platform technology has a leading role in the rail
industry as it integrates with other major mission-critical systems
providers for the management of devices and systems onboard locomotives,
wayside equipment, and back office servers for interoperable
"We at LILEE Systems are excited to collaborate with Fluidmesh Networks,
a leading player in the industry," said Jia-Ru Li, Founder and CEO,
LILEE Systems. "Fluidmesh is a great technology partner and we are
pleased to provide the railways with the flexibility of this integration
that can augment the value of their communication infrastructure and
minimize downtime. LILEE Systems understands the importance of open
platforms and the value of collaboration to achieve the industry's
business goals, therefore we are pleased that our technology can
integrate with the technology of choice of our customers."
To schedule a free assessment of your vehicle's onboard services or your
rail network connectivity coverage, contact email@example.com.
Visit lileesystems.com and fluidmesh.com to learn more about our
About LILEE Systems
LILEE Systems, an Inc. 500 fastest growing private company, delivers
integrated, open, and reliable industrial IoT wireless and wired
connectivity solutions incorporating hardware, software, and services.
LILEE solutions are improving operating efficiency and reducing costs in
a wide range of industries. LILEE is headquartered in Silicon Valley,
with offices in Taipei and Amsterdam.
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