Digi International has announced a strategic agreement with UR Group, a leader in specialised services spanning Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), defence, industrial automation and energy markets. With a primary focus on rail, bus and smart cities, Digi and UR Group will initially collaborate to deliver advanced ITS solutions to UK-based organisations.
Rail transit remains an attractive alternative to air travel and personal vehicles in some UK markets, but operators must provide more amenities to attract passengers such as Wi-Fi service, fare collection, security monitoring, and more.
Digi’s smart railways solutions can communicate real-time data about a range of asset-monitoring functions, from wagon tracking for rail freight customers to air-conditioning performance on passenger trains. The secure technology monitors infrastructure and identifies faults so they can be addressed before they disrupt operations.
“We are honoured to work with a true innovator in the ITS sector,” said Justin Schmid, General Manager of Cellular Solutions at Digi International. “UR Group is at the forefront of solutions that support advanced Smart Cities and transit systems, such as the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger trains in the UK.
“Powered by Digi Remote Manager, our broad range of cellular router solutions are reliable and easy to deploy, manage and control for the entire product lifecycle from a single command point. Our ability to innovate and deliver recurring value underpins our commitment to the long-term success of our customer’s deployments, which aligns exceptionally well with our burgeoning collaboration.”
“This is an exciting time for organisations like Digi and UR Group to bring innovation to the transportation sector,” said Joe Matano, Managing Director of UR Group. “More than ever, business relationships like the one we are forging are critical to enable integration of new technologies and create scalable solutions that shape the future of transportation and facilitate the transition to green energy.”