Airgain® Secures Contract for Multi-Million Dollar Opportunity with Railcar Leader
Airgain’s multi-year engagement will provide asset tracking and cloud connectivity to track and monitor railcars
SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRG) – a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions that creates and delivers products, including embedded components, external antennas, and integrated systems, across the globe – announced today that a leading provider of railcars and associated services to the nation’s top railways has selected Airgain’s NimbeLink® asset tracking solution to track and monitor its fleet of railcars. Airgain’s cellular-based solution allows organizations to track assets whether indoors, outdoors, or in transit without the need for additional investment in wireless infrastructure. This win is the latest for Airgain in a growing global niche in rail that includes the railways themselves as well as multiple suppliers to the industry, all of whom require simple and reliable connectivity to improve operational efficiency.
Despite being around for over two centuries, rail transportation still grows an average of 2.9% per year and represents a market size of over $110B in the US, according to industry sources. Despite representing such a significant portion of the shipping industry, it can also be one of the most complex, between routing railcars, coordinating track schedules, loading and unloading freight, and more. In order to maximize operational efficiency, connectivity has become a critical tool. However, short-range technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, and others require an investment in wireless infrastructure to ensure data transmission. Cellular leverages existing wireless networks, which makes it the most cost effective and easiest to deploy.
"When it comes to shipping, connectivity is the key to efficiency," says Brian Critchfield, Vice President of Global Marketing at Airgain. "Nowhere is that more applicable than with railways. In order to, quite literally, keep the trains moving on time, it requires a rugged, reliable, and flexible solution for capturing and transmitting location and situational data. Airgain’s asset tracker devices, with exceptional, long-term battery life, combined with our NLink cloud integration software provide the ideal solution for tracking assets throughout the network in order to ensure they are delivered to the right place at the right time and in the right condition."
Airgain’s line of NimbeLink asset trackers combine a cellular backbone with WiFi and GPS triangulation to pinpoint the location of each asset. In addition, Airgain’s asset trackers come equipped with multiple sensors that include temperature, humidity, tilt, motion, accelerometer, and more. When used properly, these asset trackers can last up to 14 years on a single battery. Airgain’s asset trackers combine with our NLink™ enablement platform to extract, augment, formulate, and format the collected data in the cloud as well as remotely manage the devices. The data can then be imported into existing supply chain software, tracking software, or a custom dashboard through simple APIs, making the entire Airgain asset tracking solution a great piece of the efficiency puzzle for railways.
About Airgain, Inc.
Airgain simplifies wireless connectivity across a diverse set of devices and markets, from solving complex connectivity issues to speeding time to market to enhancing wireless signals. Our products are offered in three distinct sub-brands: Airgain Embedded, Airgain Integrated and Airgain Antenna+. Our mission is to connect the world through optimized integrated wireless solutions. Airgain's expertise in custom cellular and antenna system design pairs with our focus on high-growth technologies and our dedication to simplify the growing complexity of wireless. With a broad portfolio of products across the value chain, from embedded components to fully integrated products, we are equipped to solve critical connectivity needs in both the design process and the operating environment across the enterprise, automotive, and consumer markets. Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in the U.S., U.K., and China. For more information, visit airgain.com, or follow Airgain on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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