Moving Transportation Networks Into The Future​

The transportation industry is comprised of millions of moving pieces and is a key element in the supply chain, facilitating the global economy. Transportation is a complex ecosystem involving many parties, including brokers, shippers and more that all need to effectively communicate. To efficiently do this, these companies require a resilient network underpinning their most critical applications.

Transportation is undergoing an urgent digital transformation. The three major components spurring this are increasing customer satisfaction, enhancing IT agility and improving operational efficiency. However, most organizations within this market are grappling with infrastructure that fails to meet modern requirements and those needed for transformational efforts.

Dealing with distributed networks, harsh environmental conditions and a continual flow of data, transportation companies need always-on access to simplify network management. Enabling secure, remote management, these organizations have the ability to ensure business continuity, even during a disruption.

Learn more about building a resilient transportation network by downloading our white paper.

Keeping Networks Running

Air, Freight and Trucking companies demand complete confidence in the networks that power their projects. Specifically regarding security, compliance and performance, engineers rely on a multitude of applications, including Transportation Management Systems (TMS). They are constantly adding new ones to the network. These systems create a standardized process, allowing operators to manage all transportation activities across the entire organization and supply chain. However, without an independent management plane, any type of network outage will deny access to a TMS and completely disrupt overall operations.

An Out-of-Band network, allows transportation companies to separate and containerize functions of the management plane. Operating free from the primary in-band network, when combined with Failover to Cellular, these organizations can maintain visibility of the entire network, with always-on availability, even during an outage. Engineers will ensure business continuity, at all times with the capability to manage and access remote infrastructure. They will have the critical ability to remotely identify and remediate network issues, without interrupting operations.

View our infographic to understand more about the necessity of proactive network management.

Ensuring End-To-End Visibility

Transportation companies are introducing technologies to collect real-time supply chain data across various travel modes and geographies. These platforms are making it easier for businesses to view, analyze and act upon real-time information from the start of a shipment, through transport, to delivery. Prioritizing infrastructure at distributed, edge sites, engineers need a clear and complete view of their network.

Lighthouse Enterprise: Automation Edition, is ready made for every day use, with advanced capabilities that provide the redundance and resilience needed for evolving transportation networks. Designed with security, scalability and automation in mind, engineers have a unified, vendor-neutral interface representing their entire infrastructure. Transportation companies can enable quick, disaster recovery and Day One Provisioning.

Get more information on how to ensure full visibility of transportation networks by viewing our overview sheet.

Minimizing Costs and Maximizing Service

Cargo supply chains are subject to many regulatory requirements, specifically when dealing with international movements. Opengear’s Network Resilience Platform ensures that transportation companies have the connectivity needed to ensure communications between all systems. New legislation in certain countries, including the United States, has passed, allocating funds to transportation companies to upgrade existing devices and install new ones to better support the supply chain.

Smart Out-of-Band and Failover to Cellular, ensures transportation networks meet compliance standards, minimize costs and streamline operations. When an outage occurs, engineers can remediate the issue without sending a tech on-site. By providing the presence and proximity needed at remote sites, transportation companies have an independent management plane to access the network while having enough bandwidth for critical processes to operate.

Keep the wheels turning and ensure transportation companies are earning by watching our use case video.

Demo Video

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