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Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Jan 20, 2015
-- SAN JOSE, CA, January 21, 2015 - Lilee Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, today announced the availability of its TransAir™ LMS-2450 series. Based on the newly released LileeOS 2.8 platform, the new locomotive messaging and application server (LMS) series gives freight and passenger rail operators the ability to achieve positive train control (PTC) compliance for safety and speed enforcement, as well as manage other business data without having to invest in additional software or hardware for what is typically limited onboard cabinet space. The highly ruggedized system is designed with best-in-class mobility attributes to deliver greater connectivity speed, efficiency and reliability.
The LMS-2450 represents the next evolution of Lilee's advanced communications system for the transportation industry, supporting mobile and fixed applications in hi-rail, locomotive, and bus environments. Based on the LileeOS 2.8 platform, the LMS-2450 family provides a complete, end-to-end solution that delivers both robust connectivity and an x86 application engine that allows users to load any business or PTC applications they wish to support.
Dynamic on-the-fly roaming, multi-link aggregation, plus static and dynamic load balancing, and link monitoring ensure seamless connectivity and best user experience between back office and mobile environments with integrated GPS, multiple mobile broadband modems, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and software-defined radio (SDR). With the increasing reliance on Wi-Fi for universal connectivity, the LMS-2450 offers an attractive solution for passenger Wi-Fi, applicable for both trains and buses. And a flexible, modular design delivers scalability that enables users to expand over time.
"With the variety of wireless and wired networking options available, implementing a communications system that can integrate multiple components to deliver seamless connectivity is a challenge," said Loring Wirbel, senior analyst for The Linley Group. "Solutions such as Lilee Systems' LMS-2450 are evolving to achieve greater compatibility among disparate tools, making it easier, more reliable and efficient to maintain connectivity across environments while tailored to the unique requirements of a given industry."
Key features include:
A modular design that allows for flexible integration to address safety and business data management functionality, and addresses all interoperable train control (ITC) IP transport requirements
Multiple cellular uplinks, channel bonding, link aggregation, and prioritization for multiple high throughput mobile industrial/transportation environments
Remote management enabled by machine-to-machine (M2M) telematics, enabling users to remotely monitor, control, and perform diagnostics without involving the physical presence of a maintenance or repair crew, which can be expensive
A fanless, ruggedized system with wide-range power supply support that is well-suited for use on rolling stock including locomotives and maintenance vehicles
Hardened, extensible system featuring a robust x86 application engine module that can leverage Linux or Windows business specific applications to meet IoT / M2M solution requirements
"The rapidly growing Internet of Things trend opens up vast opportunities for communications technologies, driven by user requirements for speed and reliability," said Peter Chung, product line manager, Lilee Systems. "The LMS-2450 was designed to deliver ubiquitous, always-on connectivity that enhances the passenger experience and supports the transit industry's requirement to meet PTC compliance and ensure the highest levels of safety possible. And, for those with less robust connectivity needs, Lilee Systems also offers the DTS-2000 family of products, released in October 2014."
About Lilee Systems:
Founded by a team of leaders in the wireless industry and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, Lilee Systems is the leading communications vendor focused exclusively on delivering the most reliable products and solutions to the railroad industry. Lilee Systems' founders have extensive backgrounds in wireless communications, network routing and switching, and are active participants in standards bodies defining next generation networking and wireless architectures. Lilee Systems' leaders have been voting members of IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi, 802.15 WPAN, and 802.16 WiMAX for many years and have extensive experience in software-defined radio (SDR) technology. By leveraging these core competencies in radio frequency (RF) systems and networking, Lilee Systems has developed the TransAir PTC-3000 product family of 220 MHz radios, CMU-2100 communications management units, WMS-2000 wayside unified communication platform, DTS-2000 Dynamic Telematics System, LMS-2450 Messaging and Application Server, and LMC-5500 mobility controllers to offer a complete end-to-end interoperable radio communications network. For more information, please visit http://www.lileesystems.com.
Tags: positive train control, PTC, transportation safety, transportation communications, rail communications, interoperable radio, interoperable communications, rail safety, Rail Safety Act, Federal Railroad Administration, telematics, M2M, internet of things, IoT
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