Ports and rail yards need actionable information to handle cargo quickly and efficiently without the cost of trenching fiber or power to connect Wi-Fi. With thousands of containers handled on ships and trains each day, Wi-Fi coverage at all points in a facility improves operations while reducing cost – but trenching fiber to backhaul the Wi-Fi could cause an unacceptable delay in operations. Buckeye Mountain, a communications system integrator in the United States, has leveraged fixed wireless and outdoor Wi-Fi solutions from Cambium Networks into their Rapid Deploy solutions, a portfolio of solutions for rail, maritime and intermodal facilities, to connect vehicle-mounted terminals, support video surveillance and connect tablets.
Using embedded technology from Cambium Networks, the suite of Rapid Deploy solutions:
- Eliminates the cost and time of trenching power and network
- Removes the need to construct high tower assets
- Provides reliable high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity
“Rapid Deploy was developed for our customers to implement outdoor wireless networks quickly and cost effectively,” said Matthew Hunter, Sales and Operations Principal, Buckeye Mountain. “Its flexibility, quick implementation and lack of infrastructure requirements eliminate the need for civil work. Our Rapid Deploy product family minimizes installation cost time.”
The solution is designed to successfully provide reliable connectivity in the most demanding outdoor environments very quickly and economically. Cambium Networks devices, which consume minimal electricity, enable the solar-powered solution to function. The patented solution can be quickly relocated with minimal effort to provide ultimate flexibility in providing wireless coverage where needed.
Buckeye Mountain provides a unique suite of products and services to address the challenging demands of outdoor large-scale networks for railways and ports. The system leverages Cambium Networks’ point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, Wi-Fi, narrowband and CBRS wireless technologies.
Buckeye Mountain’s rapid deploy solution provides a total end-to-end solution that can be purchased by the transportation facility or operated as a service. The solution includes:
- Design services with network planning, spectrum analysis, site surveys, predictive studies and heatmapping to demonstrate coverage
- Installation services with safety certified installers, with eRailSafe certifications and TWIC credentials
- Remote management to monitor and analyze clients, throughput and performance over time 24/7 support