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Digi International Brings Dual-Connectivity to Public Transit

By Ken Briodagh July 18, 2018

Digi International, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has released its Digi TransPort WR64, a high-performance cellular router with dual redundant communications for complex transit systems. This dual module LTE-Advanced router is designed to support the connectivity needs of transit agencies and their riders with cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity today, and the ability to simply add components for future 5G functionality. Along with enterprise class routing, the Digi TransPort WR64 integrates security, firewall and VPN functions.

Until now, routers designed for the transit industry have not been prepared to meet the increasing speed capabilities of cellular networks. The introduction of LTE CAT 6 with carrier aggregation is pushing theoretical download speeds to 300 Mbps, and the next generation of cellular radios are capable of aggregating three or more channels for speeds up to 600 Mbps; 5G deployments will only further increase speed demands. The Digi TransPort WR64 is purpose built to meet these new capabilities and the higher expectations that come with them.

“We’ve learned a lot about transit over the past several years in the positive train control (PTC) market and we’ve leveraged the relationships we’ve built to gather insight on the specific needs of connectivity in the industry overall, in terms of key features, size and compatibility,” said Scott Nelson, VP, product, Digi International. “The result is the Digi TransPort WR64 which not only supports the key function of segmented public and private data flow, but is the first such product to do so with future performance levels in mind.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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