HARTING Canada brings some of the world’s top technology to this country, including the innovative MICA Wireless Edge computer. These unique wireless computers have found a niche in Europe, where a major manufacturer of armoured cash-in-transit vehicles relies on them to provide remote access to these vehicles through the mobile cellular network.
To help make this application work, the MICA Wireless Edge uses encryption technology by Infotecs, which blends ViPNet software with these robust wireless computers to create wireless gateways to the vehicles.
An uninterrupted, tap-proof connection
Since companies move millions of Euros on public roads daily, cash-in-transit vehicles are easy prey for thieves. This is why organizations have to protect these carriers – not only with the armoured design, but also with an uninterrupted, tap-proof connection to each vehicle. Because these vehicles are always moving through different cells of the mobile providers, this leading manufacturer elected to use the Infotecs technological solution in this critical protective measure.
The always-on functionality of the ViPNet Software-defined VPN solution allows users to access vehicles anytime through an encrypted mobile cellular connection. Other VPN solutions require re-establishment of the secured connection every time the link is interrupted or the mobile provider network is changed.
Another advantage of the ViPNet solution is the possibilities it offers for vehicle monitoring. GPS tracking of armoured vehicles is impossible in tunnels and other closed areas, so the operator has now enabled seamless vehicle tracking. This mobile cellular network allows vehicle tracking in tunnels, boosting the security levels of cash-in-transit firms substantially.
The European manufacturer permanently installs HARTING’s MICA wireless computers in these armoured vehicles, equipping every MICA with an EMnify E-Sim. With EMnify’s global roaming service, there is no need to establish separate mobile contracts with each mobile operator in different countries. Meanwhile, the MICA hardware enables transmission of the telemetry data of the manufacturer’s specific bus system and evaluating it for predictive-maintenance analysis. This prevents vehicle breakdowns in advance. The Infotecs technology has a low latency time for data transmission, so users can easily install remote software updates to vehicles directly.
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