Ondas plans for future system deployments as railroad operators plan network upgrades
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 — ndas Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: ONDS), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ondas Networks Inc., a developer of private licensed wireless data networks for mission-critical industrial markets, announced today the completed deployment of the final phase of a three-phase pilot program for a leading North American Class 1 railroad. The railroad is using Ondas Networks’ standards-based FullMAX software-defined radio (SDR) platform for fixed and mobile data applications in multiple regions throughout the United States.
Railroad operators continue to implement new technologies and advanced applications designed to improve train operations and safety. These new technologies require more robust and flexible wireless data communications, creating demand for solutions that are both cost effective and can be integrated within existing infrastructure. Ondas Networks’ ability to maximize the utilization of valuable licensed radio spectrum, including the aggregation of non-adjacent radio frequencies, is a key enabler for these next generation applications. The Company’s FullMAX SDR platform is uniquely designed to meet the higher data throughput needs of advanced railroad operations.
The multi-phase, revenue-producing pilot program was designed to utilize 125 kHz of spectrum in the licensed 900 MHz frequency band, testing multiple data applications in connection with the project. The FullMAX SDR platform has demonstrated improved performance in terms of reliability, data throughput and latency – all relative to existing legacy network technologies – while operating over challenging terrain.
“Ondas Networks introduced its standards-based FullMAX SDR platform to the rail industry to facilitate a transition from existing purpose-built, frequency-specific networks to multi-purpose, high-speed, IP-based data networks,” said Eric Brock, CEO of Ondas Networks. “Many Class 1 railroads are planning extensive network upgrades over the next few years, creating an opportunity for Ondas Networks to provide significant value to rail business operations. We look forward to completing the pilot program and to planning for system deployments with this customer and other Class 1 railroads in 2020.”
To learn more about Ondas Networks and its rail applications, please visit www.ondas.com/transportation.