Class 1 Railroad Purchases Ondas 900 MHz Technology
Thursday, January 09, 2020 | Comments

Ondas Networks received a purchase order in December from a North American Class 1 railroad to deploy its FullMAX software-defined radio (SDR) technology in the 900 MHz licensed frequency band.

Current Class 1 rail communications networks are designed around specific applications implemented in single licensed frequency bands. The Ondas technology enables the railroads to deploy mission-critical mobile and wayside applications over multiple frequency bands, creating an opportunity to consolidate networks over a standardized platform, a statement said.

“The Class 1 railroads we are now working with are excited about the opportunity to upgrade their network to a standards-based platform, one which optimizes their current bandwidth requirements and future proofs their next-generation networks,” said Eric Brock, CEO of Ondas Networks. “We look forward to deploying this pilot program in early 2020 and continuing to expand our relationship with this blue-chip customer and others in the sector facing network challenges. We expect the Class 1 railroads to engage with Ondas beyond the 900 MHz band in the coming months as we demonstrate the benefits of a single, flexible SDR architecture, capable of covering the entire spectrum of frequencies in which the Class 1 railroads operate.”

The purchase order follows the completed deployment of a multiphase field trial with a different Class 1 railroad in the fourth quarter.

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