Unwavering WiFi connection for ÖBB Postbus
The starting point: The desire for connectivity
With 135 million passengers per year, ÖBB Postbus GmbH is the largest bus company in the Austrian market. With such a high number of annual passengers and routes located primarily in rural areas, the desire for reliable connectivity for the entire fleet was a major challenge for the bus company. Especially the fact that the majority of passengers consists of schoolchildren, who attach great importance to a stable Internet connection during their ride, highlighted the need for the move towards a digital and connected fleet in order to remain competitive.
The solution: Unwired's software and Teltonika's hardware
In this context, Postbus identified its need for a universal solution which, on the one hand, guarantees reliable connectivity regardless of location and, on the other hand, entails uncomplicated installation and management. In the course of a public tender, Unwired Networks finally succeeded in convincing the client with the Unwired Edge Cloud as well as the Teltonika high-performance router RUT955 compatible with it. Equipped with LTE Cat 4 Internet, Dual SIM and Auto-Failover, the router meets all the requirements for stable connectivity.
As the project continued, the Unwired Cloud OS firmware was installed on all devices, allowing setup to take place in minutes after installation on each bus, without complicated on-site configuration. Maintenance also presents no problems with the Unwired Edge Cloud, which manages and monitors all device and network settings. Since Unwired Networks, as an Internet service provider, also assumes liability for data traffic and enables the blocking of unwanted content via content filters, the company is additionally protected from abuse by users.
At the end of the project, every ÖBB vehicle had the desired passenger WLAN solution thanks to the combination of user-friendly software, powerful firmware and compatible hardware. Learn more about the entire project here:
The advantages of Unwired Edge WiFi
Unwired Edge WiFi guarantees a stable Internet connection for both stationary and mobile applications and under changing signal conditions. Integration is quick and easy for all vehicles or other environments. In addition to real-time route information, your passengers also benefit from a WiFi entertainment program with content such as video, audio or e-books. With Unwired Edge WiFi you can count on:
- smart device management,
- reliable connectivity,
- easy installation
- and legal security.
The advantages of Teltonika RUT995
The Teltonika 4G router RUT955 can be used for industrial as well as automotive applications. Its compatibility with Unwired Cloud OS as an operating system provides it with functions such as passenger WiFi or remote management. This remote access ensures that faults can be fixed quickly and software updates are performed automatically from a distance. The powerful router is equipped with:
- GNSS (GPS),
- microSD and USB.
Within the project description from the point of view of our partner Teltonika, the network concept as used by ÖBB Postbus is illustrated by means of a graphic.