When it comes to mass transit, precision and robustness are the keywords. Everything is made failproof, from the overall design to the piece of software code that operates on-board systems. In the modern commercial transportation industry, including aviation, maritime, and railways, the increased availability of affordable connectivity options paves the way for the next generation of on-board services. The backbone of these smart IoT, on-board services, is a data transfer system that allows for content synchronization, allows contingencies, and utilizes multiple communication channels.
Modern transport vessels’ data requirements are pushing the traditional connectivity channels and transfer systems to their limits. The industry faces an issue of either using expensive and limited communication pipes for the transfer of data or make critical decisions at the gate to avoid expensive in-transit transfers. IP communication links, including 4G and 5G mobile technologies, have eased these issues to some extent.