We are now living in an increasingly digitally driven society where reliable Wi-Fi is a key aspect of everyday life, and this is true whether you are at home, or on the move. The rail passengers of today expect the same connectivity on-board as they do when relaxing at home. They want to work, communicate, or stream movies while travelling by train, causing more and more demand for higher data throughput rates.
HUBER+SUHNER know that this is a real challenge for rail operators globally, as they need to incorporate solutions that work reliably regardless of the local landscape, infrastructure, public network, and the constant changing of load and data requirements. Antennas play a key role in meeting this demand, acting as the crucial link between the train’s network and passenger devices. To guarantee seamless Wi-Fi, you need high performance wireless antenna solutions.
To address this, HUBER+SUHNER has launched the SENCITY® OMNI-SR Slim 6×6 MIMO antenna so rail operators can easily meet the demand for next generation technologies. It is an upgrade to HUBER+SUHNER’s renowned 3×3 MIMO rail antenna already on the market, keeping costs and installation effort low. This antenna is suitable for use around the world, giving operators ultimate flexibility.
Train carriages are often dense environments with multiple users requiring seamless connectivity at the same time, which is a real challenge. With this antenna, operators can reap the benefits of reliable, high quality connectivity. Passengers will experience faster internet speeds, especially on routes with high passenger loads, keeping them happy and connected
The SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6×6 MIMO antenna is compatible for Wi-Fi 6E for future proofing and gives operators the building blocks needed to design high performance on-board connectivity that meets demand with ease and is intended for the long-term.
There are two common certifications for rail products that operators must comply with. The first is the European certification EN45545, while the other is the United States certification NFPA-130. Usually, a rail antenna product only has one certification or the other, which can provide a real headache. That is why HUBER+SUHNER developed the new antenna to be the first globally certified product for both. By ensuring global certification, HUBER+SUHNER antennas can be used worldwide, on any type of train, offering the highest efficiency and flexibility.
With antennas visible inside the carriage, they must be discrete and compact, while still offering the high performance required. A flexible, simple to use solution can keep the costs low and require minimal skill for installation.
For over a decade HUBER+SUHNER has provided a leading rail portfolio, and its 3×3 MIMO antenna has become the most popular in-carriage railway antenna on the market, found on thousands of trains globally. The SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6×6 MIMO antenna is designed to have the same dimensions and mounting as its predecessor. This allows for an easy upgrade compatible with new technologies, that simply slots into the same place as the 3×3 MIMO antenna. This puts operators’ minds at ease, with quick, hassle-free installation and no damage to the installation surface.