Mass transit passengers now expect to have services that give them the freedom to bring their own devices (BYOD). Operators see the potential to increase ridership with on-board entertainment that also brings the compelling opportunity for additional revenue generation from paid services and from advertising. However, it is very important to carefully assess the technologies available for possible pitfalls that slow development or can cause operational issues down the road.
A main concern is that many of these systems are based on varying and proprietary technologies. Proprietary-based systems do not provide the compatibility necessary to facilitate interoperability and long deployment life.
In a new white paper from Kontron, discover how open architecture commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computing platforms solve these issues. Kontron and Axinom have collaborated on the transportation industry’s first integrated and validated standards-based hardware and software on-board entertainment platform:
- Offering a fully operational and extensible platform giving rail operators a truly future-proof technology foundation that meets passenger expectations for on-board entertainment
- Provides complete entertainment / information capabilities, including the ability to do credit card transactions, manage customer authentication / preferences, handle premium content security and support real-time system monitoring
- Why COTS-based platforms are inherently flexible and scalable, reduce system complexity, ensure security and support the necessary interoperability for seamless connectivity
- Implementing the Kontron and Axinom COTS approach allows system integrators / software developers to focus on their specific applications
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