High-performance WLAN on express buses

Photo: rms/Alex Habermehl

«onway responded to our requirements right from the start and implemented the perfect solution for us. In onway, we have found a partner who has assimilated the demands of any transport association.»
Sven Schraven, Head of ITCS and Vehicle IT, Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft (rms)

Requirements

When establishing express buses as a premium product in its network area, the Rhine-Main Transport Network (RMV) was looking for a flexible communication platform that offers high-performance, free customer WLAN as an internet gateway in all vehicles. It also needed to offer a mobile-radio-based WLAN hotspot function and ensure optimal load distribution via at least two SIM cards in the installed modems.
What’s more, the solution sought should allow for further WLAN services to be flexibly implemented in the interconnected area.

onway solution

The vehicles used on the express bus routes were equipped with a mobile-radio-based WLAN hotspot function. To offer passengers free, legally compliant internet access, various functions are needed both in the vehicle and the back-end. To determine the originator in the event of misuse, GTC registration is required when the connection is first established. To prevent the consumption of inappropriate content, a DNS URL filter is applied.
Using the fleet management onway director, RMV can easily manage all mobile routers and check both the location and the current status at any time. Communication between the mobile router and the redundant central VPN end points is encrypted thanks to IPSec. The mobile environment is taken into account with MobIKE. This guarantees stability and fast connections at all times. The individual needs of RMV vehicles can also be easily and securely integrated in the future.

RMV reference report

Here you will find the reference report on the high-performance WLAN solution for the RMV. Click «Request download». The appropriate download will be e-mailed to you.