EQUANS, through its subsidiary Icomera, was selected by SunRail, Central Florida's commuter rail service, to upgrade their onboard technology with an integrated approach to connectivity as part of their digital transformation.
As SunRail’s end-to-end solutions partner, Icomera will replace the existing, legacy Wi-Fi system aboard 22 cars (cabs + coaches). Keeping passengers connected, engaged and productive while travelling supports both SunRail and Icomera’s mission around green mobility and elevated passenger experiences.
Once onboard, riders will connect their devices to the SSID and receive immediate access to a localized, web-based Captive Portal. This gives passengers an always-online experience with Icomera’s proprietary network communications protocol, SureWAN™, allowing the onboard router to intelligently connect to multiple cellular and other communications networks simultaneously to maximize data capacity, coverage, availability, and redundancy.
Beyond providing Passenger Wi-Fi, onboard systems will be consolidated, which reduces the infrastructure and minimizes the vendor ecosystem.
Icomera will serve as an extension of the team in every task – from onboard architecture design to delivery, and post-installation support for five years. The Icomera X-Series mobile access and application router was chosen as the central connectivity platform, providing managed internet access for the Passenger Wi-Fi and serving as the virtual application host for other onboard systems.