Transportation Camp 41
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Jeff and Richard from WMATA, joining the session on digital signage. Transportation Camp 2013. George Mason University. Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA.
Birmingham, United Kingdom and Boise, Idaho (PRWEB UK) 4 November 2014
CradlePoint, the global leader in secure, cloud-managed, 3G/4G/LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises, today announced the immediate availability of the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 for Europe. Ruggedised and compact, the COR IBR1100, which is E-Mark certified for in-vehicle equipment, is engineered to support and scale to the unique challenges of networking in industries such as transportation, oil and gas, utilities, and digital signage. CradlePoint is demonstrating the COR IBR1100 as a cloud-managed, in-vehicle networking solution at the 2014 Euro Bus Expo (Stand #J15).
“The CradlePoint COR IBR1100 is specifically designed to meet the rigors of the diverse and evolving applications in the transportation industry,” said Jim Lahey, Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA Operations at CradlePoint. “CradlePoint’s delivery of the COR IBR1100 capitalises on the growing demand for high bandwidth connectivity provided by 4G LTE, yet provides a fallback to 3G and 2G for seamless coverage. The CradlePoint COR IBR1100 delivers reliable wireless connectivity that streamlines operational efficiency and improves the customer experience for CradlePoint’s growing worldwide customer base.”
Whether for a fleet of buses, coaches, heavy industrial equipment or emergency services vehicles; the use of wireless is growing as digital video systems, GPS, WiFi, credit card processing, and other cloud-based applications are relied upon to streamline operations and improve the customer experience. The CradlePoint COR IBR1100 provides reliable and trusted wireless connectivity packaged in a compact and ruggedised case that endures extreme temperatures, high vibration, and wiring and electrical issues often found in vehicle deployments.
The COR IBR1100 series, like all CradlePoint networking solutions, can be managed via Enterprise Cloud Manager – a cloud-based, real-time monitoring, management, and application solution for the entirety of the mobile data fleet. This platform allows fleet vehicle IT staff a zero-touch solution for network deployment, real-time configuration changes, firmware updates, troubleshooting, status monitoring, and alerting. Cloud management greatly reduces IT overhead for maintenance and significantly decreases the need for vehicles to be “out of service” for updates and network configuration.
Developed to withstand the challenges of the mass transit and in-vehicle networking markets, the CradlePoint COR IBR1100’s high bandwidth and support of dual SIM card connectivity powers mission-critical applications with confidence. Using a modern-day bus fleet as an example, the COR IBR1100 allows buses to process payments, power bus driver tablets, manage interior and exterior digital signage, as well as deliver secure, segmented passenger and driver WiFi.
Specific differentiating features of the CradlePoint COR IBR1100 include:
Cloud management to support remote device monitoring and configuration
Certified 3G/4G/LTE enterprise-grade internal modems with secure dual SIM card access
Active GPS support to monitor fleets and track assets
High performance WiFi with dual-band, dual concurrent 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Ruggedised for shock, vibrations, splash, and extreme temperatures (-30°C to +70°C)
Wide DC voltage input range (9-36V DC)
Ignition-sensing for power control
Built-in transient and reverse polarity voltage protection
The CradlePoint COR family also includes the COR IBR600 series, which is relied upon for broad connectivity within demanding applications, including kiosks and digital signage. CradlePoint’s introduction of the COR IBR1100 further extends CradlePoint’s market leadership in the machine-to-machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), digital signage, and the connected transportation market with a cloud-managed solution that provides unparalleled monitoring, management, and security for a distributed deployment.
Today’s announcement builds upon CradlePoint’s growing presence within EMEA. CradlePoint expanded operations with the opening of a European Headquarters outside of London and the hiring of Jim Lahey.
CradlePoint will be showcasing the CradlePoint COR IBR1100LP3-EU at the Euro Bus Expo 4-6 November 2014 at the NEC Birmingham, in Birmingham, United Kingdom (Stand #J15). To receive a briefing or to learn more about CradlePoint’s suite of M2M and IoT solutions, please visit the CradlePoint website at http://www.cradlepoint.com.
CradlePoint is the global leader in secure, cloud-managed 3G/4G/LTE networking solutions for distributed enterprises. Specialising in business continuity, advanced edge routing solutions, M2M, and primary connections, CradlePoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose-built for PCI-compliant networks. CradlePoint was the first to lead and fully enable high-speed 4G LTE solutions to maximise the potential of the cloud for organisations worldwide. CradlePoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho and the United Kingdom. Learn more at CradlePoint.com or follow us on Twitter @CradlePoint and @CradlePointUK.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
TransitScreen, a Washington, D.C.-based transportation technology firm, has signed its largest-ever real estate agreement with The JBG Companies, a fully integrated investment, management and development firm located in Chevy Chase, MD. The agreement will provide real-time transportation displays in JBG properties across the Washington Metropolitan region, making it possible for residents and office tenants to see live information on public transit conditions in their areas.
The large display screens will be mounted in building lobbies and will track current schedules and conditions for Metro, Metro bus, car2go service, as well as Capital Bikeshare. TransitScreen recently completed a successful six-month pilot with a live dashboard in JBG’s corporate headquarters.
“The TransitScreen service quickly became a tool for our staff,” said Rod Lawrence, a JBG partner. “We were able to judge things like whether Metro would get us to a mid-day meeting on time or if we should adjust an evening commute. Given our transit-oriented portfolio, this real-time information will prove invaluable to our residents and office workers. It is a great support in our work to create active and sustainable destinations, and we’re excited to add this reliable service.”
Last year, JBG created its own real-time transit displays at four residential buildings that operated with mixed results. The search for external solutions led them to TransitScreen.
To date, TransitScreen has worked primarily with city transit agencies, large employers and property management firms. This agreement represents the largest real estate project for TransitScreen and is an enormous validation for the growing company’s products and services.
“We are thrilled to work with JBG, the preeminent D.C.-area’s investor, owner and developer,” said TransitScreen cofounder Ryan Croft. “Given JBG’s commitment to transit-oriented developments and sustainability, we think it’s a natural fit. We will work together to improve access to sustainable transportation and promote walkable, bike-friendly, and transit-oriented communities.”
The JBG installation will be conducted in phases. The first phase will begin this fall and expects to have TransitScreen displays in dozens of residential and commercial properties by early next year. JBG’s portfolio includes 23.6 million square feet of office, residential, hotel and retail space.
About The JBG Companies
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md., The JBG Companies is a private real estate development firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $ 10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington, DC area. Since 1960, JBG has been active in the communities where it invests, striving to make a positive impact. More information can be found by visiting the company’s website: http://www.JBG.com, or by calling 240.333.3600.
TransitScreen is a privately held transportation software and digital signage company and a pioneer in providing real-time transit information displays. The TransitScreen service is a live, real-time display of all transportation options at a specific location (including subway, bus, train, bikeshare, and carshare). Founded in 2012, TransitScreen makes transit information more accessible, viewable and engaging so that commuters, visitors, residents and employees can make informed transit decisions. TransitScreen is a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) solution to create sustainable, walkable, bike-friendly cities of the future and inform citizens, promote behavior change, and reduce parking and traffic on city streets. Today, thousands of people live and work in institutions, organizations, companies and shops displaying TransitScreen’s multimodal transit information. TransitScreen is based in Washington, DC with offices in San Francisco and Chicago.