Moovera Networks, a developer of fixed and mobile wireless communications systems, has announced that Swebus Express, a long-distance express bus service in Sweden, has selected Moovbox M Series Mobile Broadband Gateway to deliver internet connectivity on its fleet of over eighty buses that serve over two million passengers each year.
The mobile Wi-Fi hotspot deployment will include routes with stops throughout southern and central Sweden as well as neighboring Norway and Denmark. Swebus Express, a subsidiary of Concordia Bus Nordic, will also utilize the Moovbox to connect ticket machines on each bus to the internet, and provide GPS-based fleet location monitoring.
The Moovbox M Series delivers internet access on the Swebus Express vehicles at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps by creating a bridge between the coach and a next-generation 3G high speed packet access cellular broadband network from Hutchinson 3. In addition to providing public Wi-Fi hotspot access, the Moovbox offers ethernet connectivity for in-bus systems such as CCTV and telematics data, and includes built-in GPS for real-time fleet tracking. The deployment was designed and managed by Network Expertise of Stockholm, Moovera’s channel partner in Sweden.
The Moovbox mobile gateway is a ruggedized Wi-Fi access point and cellular router, offering multiple wide area network (WAN) radios for automatic failover between carriers, and featuring built-in GPS for real-time positioning. Moovbox products also offer secure ethernet for IP-CCTV, DVR and telematics equipment with remote in-bound access for device control, and supports plug-and-play upgradeability to future technologies such as WiMAX and LTE. The multi-user MoovManage service provides real-time device tracking, schedule adherence monitoring, remote device configuration, and Wi-Fi portal and usage statistics.