Glasgow Buses Get Free Wi-Fi Service
Published on: 10th Dec 2007
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Moovera Networks says that it has been selected to provide free Wi Fi access on the brand new Glasgow Flyer shuttle service. The fleet of eleven low emission buses, operates between Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Airport under a contract awarded to Arriva Scotland West by the British Airport Authority (BAA). Arriva Scotland West has equipped the vehicles with the Moovbox M100 mobile broadband gateway from Moovera, which provides Wi Fi Internet access to passengers at broadband speeds up to 1.4Mbps throughout the journey.
The Glasgow Flyer operates up to a ten-minute frequency, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its direct route via the M8 motorway means the journey time to and from Glasgow Airport is between fifteen and twenty minutes making the Glasgow Flyer the fastest bus service between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city centre. The Moovbox M100 delivers Wi-Fi Internet service to passengers in conjunction with the HSDPA mobile broadband network from Vodafone UK. Arriva Scotland West staff can monitor the exact position of the fleet's eleven vehicles in real time and assess the usage of the Wi-Fi service via MoovManage, Moovera's secure online management service.
"The Moovbox M Series mobile broadband gateway is helping transport operators like Arriva meet the demands of modern travelers," said Jim Baker, CEO and founder of Moovera Networks. "The new Glasgow Flyer service will be heavily used by business passengers who value the ability to get online not only at the airport but also while traveling to and from it. With an ever-increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, PDAs and mobile phones available to passengers, Internet access is becoming a mainstream requirement for forward-thinking operators such as Arriva."
The Moovbox mobile gateway is a rugged Wi-Fi access point and cellular router, offering multiple wide area network (WAN) radios for automatic failover between carriers, and features built-in GPS for real-time positioning.