Hitachi ABB Power Grids is enabling industrial-strength mission-critical communications network solutions, building reliable, secure, manageable, and scalable foundations that provide performance for Intelligent Transport Systems.
Intelligent Transport Systems are entirely reliant on good communications; to know where vehicles comprising the network are, but also to monitor the equipment keeping the network moving. If you add the digitalization of much more equipment it can generate huge quantities of data at a high velocity, which must be transported over a robust communications network. That network needs punctuality when the situation demands it, and redundancy to maintain connectivity in the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is an umbrella term for a wide range of solutions that provide benefits to mass transit systems including buses. ITS applications for mass transit include transit signal priority, automated vehicle location, computer-aided dispatch, telemetry as well as passengers’ infotainment.
Mission-critical networks are foundational, enabling ITS applications by providing two-way communication between sensors, controllers and people in the field, and software and supervisory personnel in the operations center. Communication technologies also facilitate interaction among drivers, dispatchers, emergency responders, and other personnel involved in transit and transportation operations. Those networks cover the following characteristics:
- High reliability and availability including OT-like lifecycle
- Strong cybersecurity
- High bandwidth with low latency
- Ability to support multiple applications concurrently
- Cost-effective to deploy and operate, with no dependence on high cost leased lines and cellular providers.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids enabling mission-critical communications network solutions are industrial strength and can be used to build a highly reliable, secure, manageable, and scalable foundation that meets the performance and capacity required for ITS communications systems. Hitachi ABB Power Grids offers a wide range of network technologies – from the optical backhaul to the broadband wireless communications, point-to-point/point-to-multipoint, narrowband mesh, and cellular, that can be mixed and matched to build broadband wireless networks optimized for each situation in urban areas.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids communication networks products are aggregated by an enterprise-class network management platform, providing network-wide visibility and simplifying operations and troubleshooting.