Washington, D.C. – Klas Telecom announced today that the TRX Connected Transportation Platform is an open architecture, comprehensive service enablement platform built upon a modular design principle that creates unparalleled flexibility and lower cost of system ownership for railway operators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). TRX comprises a range of rail-certified onboard communications gateways/servers and Cisco-based switches, and runs on a powerful Klas-designed operating system and hypervisor software. Through extending the power of Cisco IOS network technology to the edge of the rail architecture, TRX turns rolling stock into rolling data centers and enables trusted, enterprise-grade security at the network edge.
The company will showcase TRX at one of the world’s largest railway trade fairs, InnoTrans, taking place next week, September 20 – 23, 2016. You can view the company’s online profile via the InnoTrans Virtual Market Place.
“We are excited to offer customers a new way to manage complex communication networks on transportation systems,” said Klas Telecom President of Global Innovation Ryan Kendrick. “In a single, easy to manage platform, TRX enables virtualization of multiple onboard systems, services, and third party technologies that can be remotely operated, maintained and adapted throughout the system’s lifecycle. Our aim is that this kind of open approach simplifies some of the complex issues we’ve seen in the market.”
The TRX Connected Transportation Platform is a converged solution based on trusted Cisco networking technology and management tools which integrates with standard head-end networking equipment to allow enterprise extension to rolling stock. The onboard communications gateway and server provide a host for virtualized systems supporting applications such as passenger Wi-Fi and infotainment services, video surveillance control and offload, locomotive event recording, asset management and tracking, analytics processing and collection, and more as OEMs and operators seek to lower costs by reducing rail system complexity. TRX software simplifies complex network management and provides a connected transportation platform to the railway industry. This, combined with the TRX rail-certified Cisco switches, raises the standard for networking performance and security in the rail market.
About Klas Telecom
Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years’ experience developing highly capable, customized communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland.