idOBR (Intelligent Digital OnBoard Repeater) solution offers
in-carriage multi-band cellular coverage for trains
Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced
wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, has announced
the launch of its idOBR (Intelligent Digital OnBoard Repeater)
solution; the next generation digital on-board repeater set to
revolutionise on-train cellular communications.
The upgrade to Cobham Wireless' market leading on-board repeater
solution offers high-bandwidth in-carriage services for the railway
communications market enabling passengers to connect to robust 4G,
3G and 2G services even in the most challenging of environments.
The unit is much more compact than current provisioning systems and
includes a reduction in size to 2HU, making the unit more versatile
than traditional solutions and offering the space savings demanded
by the railway industry.
Offering support for advanced wireless technology MIMO and
multi-band support, the idOBR enables high quality communication
across international borders, connecting seamlessly to the Cobham
Wireless range of next generation cellular coverage solutions,
including its innovative idDAS system and associated railway
cellular and public safety products.
The new platform offers advantages for all stakeholders; mobile
operators can enjoy an increase in throughput, versatility and
customer satisfaction, train operators can reduce the space
required for telecoms equipment and for manufacturers installation
is simpler and can be cheaper.
"Cobham Wireless is proud to continually push forward railway
cellular communication technology," said Ingo Flömer, director of
product management, Cobham Wireless. "The idOBR will deliver
high-bandwidth services utilising a fraction of the power and space
requirements of traditional on-board systems.
"The extra space offered by the unit's versatility provides
train operators with the opportunity to utilise the space
previously reserved for technology for increased passenger capacity
or to increase the number of units deployed to further improve
capacity availability in carriages."
Cobham Wireless is a leading supplier for railway cellular
communications systems with contracts in place with many of the
world's leading train operators and mobile network providers. It
has been pushing forward the development of advanced systems since
introducing the world's first GSM-R coverage product in 1998 to
support train communications on intercity lines in Scandinavia.
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