Sunday, May 13, 2007

California's Coaster Rail Installs Strix

The North County Transit District (NCTD) of San Diego has installed Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless System (IWS) to provide real-time mobile communications for its Coaster rail line. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) paid for the Strix OWS/IWS network, which currently extends 10 miles along the Coaster rail line in San Diego.

Coaster uses Strix OWS and IWS to implement mission critical railway applications:

  • Remote video surveillance provides 24x7 monitoring inside the trains and the surrounding track to improve safety and provide evidence should a serious or catastrophic event occur.

  • Secured encrypted transport for railway communications secures stations, tracks, bridges, and tunnels.

  • Completely solar-powered Strix OWS nodes provide 24x7 uptime and emergency backup.

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