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Rajant on Optimizing Rail Velocity with a Fully Mobile, Never-Break Network

February 1, 2022

Outdoor / Indoor Wireless

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Rajant’s wireless broadband network is the only RF solution that enables constant communication between train and wayside and within the dynamic environments of ever-moving railyards – because the network itself is dynamic too.

From the transit agency to the railyard, operations are going digital. Keen to modernize their passenger and freight systems to improve transport speed, safety, and the commuter experience, rail operators are integrating innovative applications for automation, real-time tracking and control, and more. Unfortunately, traditional wireless networks such as Wi-Fi Mesh, Point-to-Multipoint, and LTE cannot deliver the high availability these new applications need to run effectively because they operate from fixed infrastructure and must break connectivity for handoffs. Even momentary drops of coverage can compromise an agency’s visibility into their trains’ exact locations and status, or the functioning of autonomous railyard equipment, or a passenger’s ability to connect to onboard Wi-Fi. 


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Identifying early the need for private network infrastructure that could effectively support fully mobile wireless communications in industrial settings, Rajant Corporation developed its patented Kinetic Mesh® technology—and in turn became the pioneer provider of the most adaptable, scalable, and readily deployed fully mobile network on the market today.

Rajant was established in October 2001, after founders Robert Schena and Paul Hellhake recognized the significant shortcomings in traditional wireless mesh technology, particularly when it came to mobile voice and data networks used by first responders. The Rajant team envisioned a new, more robust mesh technology that would allow these networks to be fully mobile and mobility-enabled, and operate reliably in even the most demanding environments. Enter the Rajant Kinetic Mesh® network.