Delivering reduced latency, increased network capacity, and enhanced efficiency, Wi-Fi 7 will facilitate faster web browsing, streaming, downloads, and video conferencing for passengers, allowing them to stay connected while they travel, according to Icomera.
“With the launch of the A2 access point, we're proud to be unleashing leading-edge Wi-Fi 7 technology within the public transportation market segment, delivering long-term reliability for transport operators," said Mats Karlsson, Icomera’s chief technology officer/co-founder.
Icomera A2 Access Point
By distributing all available bandwidth to connected devices on a vehicle, the A2 meets the data-heavy requirements of both passengers and rail operators.
As well as being compatible with Wi-Fi 6/6E and all other earlier Wi-Fi standards, it can use all available spectrum across its four radios (1 x 6GHz, 2 x 5GHz, 1 x 2.4GHz), supporting higher volumes of traffic between the onboard router(s) and passengers as a result.
Featuring a secure boot as well as WPA3 encryption, the A2 integrates with Icomera’s connectivity platform, allowing for remote configuration, software updates, and reporting via the ICOmera Network Insights and Control (ICONIC) suite of cloud-based tools.
The Icomera A2 access point will be available in two models at launch: The A2-i has 16 integrated Wi-Fi antennas and is powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE), while the A2-e has 16 external antenna connectors and is powered through either PoE or an external DC source.