Sydney ferries secure with Cradlepoint 5G

Cradlepoint Australia Pty Ltd

Friday, 29 July, 2022

Sydney ferries secure with Cradlepoint 5G

Transdev Sydney Ferries has completed a trial using Cradlepoint 5G in-vehicle solutions, managed by Cradlepoint service partner Australian Sentinel. CCTV and Help Point data was downloaded from vessels to the Operations Control Office while also providing primary connectivity for public announcement, passenger information display and corporate Wi-Fi.

Funding for the project was awarded to Australian Sentinel and Transdev as part of the Australian Government’s 5G Innovation Initiative grant.

As part of a wider program to fit-out vessels, wharves and offices, Transdev deployed Cradlepoint R1900 5G ruggedised routers onboard vessels and at wharves, to deliver IP video monitoring and emergency help-point services, which operate throughout Sydney Harbour. The high bandwidth of the 5G solution means that when streaming footage of CCTV in real time, the images are clear and accurate.

Given the ocean-based application, the project required a rugged solution that could withstand heat, cold, salt and motion, with a durable, metal form factor. Using location-based services within NetCloud Manager, admins can easily track and trace vessel locations and routes in real time and determine LTE and 5G cellular coverage over a travelled area. Additionally, NetCloud Manager offers pre-built connectors that share location data with popular fleet management solutions, providing more flexibility to customers than a one-size-fits-all approach.

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