Fidelity Comtech Inc., a provider of wireless communications technologies for the maritime port, rail and automobile-processing industries, has developed a new product that extends wireless coverage for vehicle-mounted computer tablets for workers in container yards. The Magnetic Mount Client Bridge (MMCB), model FCI-2600, is designed to provide vehicular access on any IEEE 802.11 wireless network. The unit allows multiple IP-networked devices on a vehicle to share a single wireless connection. Placement of the entire wireless router along with antennas in a weatherproof enclosure outside the vehicle cab improves network reliability, Fidelity Comtech said. The MMCB also includes an embedded global positioning system device, enabling port operators to monitor the location of their vehicles as they move through the yard, and map the wireless coverage.
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