16 / 11 / 2018
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport. With its headquarters in the technology hub of Gothenburg, Sweden, Icomera stands for innovation and reliable high-speed connectivity solutions for the sector. Looking for a high-performance antenna solution to meet its demands for a recent rail project, Icomera selected HUBER+SUHNER’s SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO.
These days customers have become accustomed to consuming data whenever and wherever they go. This is particularly true of rail passengers, who look to reply to emails, attend virtual meetings while they travel, or watch their favourite movie on the way to their final destination. Being constantly connected is no longer a luxury but an expectation, and rail operators need to meet this demand. Icomera provides passenger Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, real-time travel information and a range of other connectivity solutions for rolling stock manufacturers and rail operators.
Reliable partnerships, reliable technology
On its search for an in-carriage antenna solution Icomera chose HUBER+SUHNER to provide a solution it could trust to deliver the results needed. Building on a long and continuous business relationship with Icomera, HUBER+SUHNER generated a customer-specific antenna solution, tailored to the distinct needs of the project. The technology needed to be adaptable to any rail situation or application, including long-haul trains fitted with sleeping compartments, commuter trains, fast trains and metro trains worldwide.
Top performance, technical as well as mechanical
The SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO
, an all-in-one antenna solution developed by HUBER+SUHNER, has been previously deployed for a variety of applications. The best-in-class solution was good match for the project, with the in-carriage omni-directional 4x4 Wi-Fi MIMO antenna integrating seamlessly with the existing Icomera wireless access point modules.
To support the demands of the in-carriage wireless network requirements, HUBER+SUHNER employed the support of the state-of the art IEEE 802.11 ac standard (for the intended high data rate) to ensure an outstanding user experience for all passengers. The SENCITY Omni-S MIMO also had to fulfil more than just technical requirements. It underwent rigorous testing according to railway standards (EN50155), vibration/ mechanical shock (IEC 61373) as well as fire resistance (EN45545-2 and NFPA130). These tests were conducted to allow for a world-wide roll-out of the technology.
Icomera has cited positive results with the HUBER+SUHNER delivery, installation process and support offered. The first shipments of antennae began in 2017 and will continue outgoing the following years.
“Quality of service and connectivity is of utmost importance for Icomera. Always looking to provide our customers with the best technology available, the SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO
effectively meets our expectations,” said Mats Karlsson, VP Innovation at Icomera
SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO
Vandalism-proof omni-directional antenna for outdoor and indoor applications. The product can be configured to specific needs. Find more information on the SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO antenna
Find the SENCITY® Omni-S MIMO at the SPS IPC Drives 2018
in Nuremberg, Germany.
Meet us in Hall 10 at booth #321.