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June 13, 2013

21Net introduces new system for high-speed broadband on trains

Rail broadband provider 21Net has introduced its new Telematics 2.0 system at the BWCS Train Communication Conference in London.

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Rail broadband provider 21Net has introduced its new Telematics 2.0 system at the BWCS Train Communication Conference in London.

The new system features onboard equipment compliant with railway industry standards, along with trackside and data centre infrastructure, and operations and maintenance services.

Telematics 2.0 offers complete technology and operational services for passenger entertainment and connectivity.

In order to provide optimal passenger internet and train operator connectivity, the system combines airplane in-flight entertainment technology with higher bandwidth.

"Telematics 2.0 offers complete technology and operational services for passenger entertainment and connectivity."

21Net chairman and CEO Henry Hyde-Thomson said that railway operators are seeking ways to make passenger journeys more enjoyable and productive.

"With our new Telematics 2.0 architecture, 21Net is raising the standard once again, from single digit to double digit megabits per second, to meet the rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth on board," Hyde-Thomson said.

Leveraging satellite, cellular and trackside technologies, Telematics 2.0 reportedly offers double digit Mbits/sec broadband service on high-speed trains.

The system is designed to meet the increasing demands for bandwidth by combining different backhauls.

21Net’s new package has four integrated components, including on-train hardware, off-train infrastructure, a distributed software suite, as well as operation and maintenance services based on multi-year service level commitments to fulfil the expectations of train operators.

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