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1 The Evolving Role of M2M in Transportation: Past, Present and Future
Christine Van De Graaf Lilee Systems March 19, 2013 Enabling Secure Device Connectivity Luncheon Keynote The Evolving Role of M2M in Transportation: Past, Present and Future

2 A Little About Lilee Systems

3 Lilee Systems Overview
Established in 2009 Based in Santa Clara, CA – the heart of Silicon Valley ISO 9001:2008 Certified Seasoned technology SW & HW leaders partnering at the core of the organization* Leveraging the long standing core competencies in RF systems & networking for top-notch mobile IP communications systems Enabling advanced communications through HW & SW solutions Design, manufacture and delivery of flexible solutions that maximize application uptime, reliability and overall efficiency Lilee Systems is a General Member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, a community of communications and embedded solutions developers and solution providers.. Also partnered with Cisco, Red Hat, Freescale, and AMD. * Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta is an active member of Lilee’s Board of Directors

4 Lilee Systems Products & Services
Point-to-point and end-to-end data and network communications solutions based on high quality systems and integrated software SW configurable for load-balancing/prioritizing Bonding capable to create a maximized throughput pipe Unique SDR architecture enables a truly IP-based solution Integration with legacy solutions Ground-up design/deployment A partner from project inception through production, certification and installation Availability of key design engineering & technology services Network topology design verification software services Network troubleshooting wave analysis software services Test systems can be taken directly into deployment resulting in optimized time to market and solution investment

5 Lilee Systems in Action
Rail Transportation – Positive Train Control (PTC) Enabling the MetroLink PTC safety system in Southern California ITCS & Non-ITCS systems Energy – Smart Grid Monitoring Wind Farm load monitoring and system safety Environmental – Early Warning Flood Detection Video & sensor monitoring Soil moisture, silt dam, hillside movement monitoring, flooding risk, etc. Note: This snapshot shows some of the applications served, but not all possible application use cases.

6 M2M & Transportation

7 M2M = Trillions of End Points, Sensors, Edge Nodes, Aggregators, Gateways, Etc.
M2M is more than just machine-to-machine Mobile to mobile Mobile to machine Machine to mobile All working together to improve process efficiency and productivity and the data demands of B2B, B2C, B2B2C, etc. as if all elements are in the same location The way these points (machine & mobile) communicate with one another is evolving to match THE CLOUD Ultimately, everything and everyone are connected M2M leading way to Internet of Everything (IoE) M2M includes sensors, gateways, aggregators, controllers and much more.


9 Factors to Consider for M2M: Remote, Manageable, Secure, Flexible
Enormous amounts of data constantly being collected by diverse devices The Internet of Things (IoT) Require reliable means of communicating – Wired and Wirelessly End to End Solutions (E2E) Protocols vary for diverse vertical markets and geographical regions Design flexibility and longevity is essential Proprietary Existing Requirements Future Requirements Optimized TCO and TTM is a requirement Retrofit of legacy discrete solutions New all-in-one solution Diversity of assets to connect Need to be easy to install/initialize/monitor/maintain Install site access constraints Skilled Labor / Union constraints SDR

10 Why M2M in Transportation (Rail)
Driver Result Achieve Compliance Rail Safety – Positive Train Control (December 31, 2015) Optimize Processes Access to timely, valuable, actionable data for improved advanced decision making Reduce Costs Streamlined, secure, remote monitoring, maintenance, etc. Create New Revenue Streams Leveraging the technology investment for compliance to offer additional revenue-generating services PTC – speed control, prevention of train to train collisions, prevention of train to something else collisions, derailment avoidance Interoperability of communications systems pertains to boeht optimize process and reduce cost New revenue stream examples: onboard passenger wireless, enhanced tracking portfolio offering for freight, etc.

11 What is PTC ? (Positive Train Control)
Mandate : United States President George Bush signed the railway safety bill into law on October 16, 2008 after the collision of a Metrolink passenger train and a Union Pacific freight train in Los Angeles, California, resulted in the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than The bill mandates the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). Equipment : PTC involves three components Equipment along the railroad track Equipment on the locomotive Equipment at the control center Bi-directional wireless data link Deadline : The United States Congress set a deadline of December 31, 2015 for the implementation of PTC technology. Market Sizing : ITC, comprised of freight railroads, estimates the volume of radio will be in the order of 125K ~ 337K unit over next 5 years. $10-15B

12 Positive Train Control Network Components
1 2 2 3 3 2 4 Central Train Control 5 Data Center (1)Locomotive – on board computer and cab display (2)Wayside equipments – Signals & switches, wayside interfaces to switch equipments, wayside bungalow (3)Base Station – 220 MHz radio provide communication between PTC network components and back office (4)Centralized Train Control Center (5)Data Center

13 Challenges for M2M in the Rail Transportation Space
Integration with legacy technology Flexibility for future technology Interoperability across market segment players Infrastructure limitations Interference generators Certification Addressing these challenges results in: New standards Enhanced certification types & processes Technology advancements The problem: Network with diverse components (stationary, moving, legacy, new, etc.) Require seamless data communication Require interoperability various vendor HW and between Class I and passenger lines In environment with extreme conditions: temperature, shock & vibration In some areas there is wired networking and power. In other areas there is little to none Investments for base stations for new radio & Wi-Fi to be optimized (time and financing) Cellular as back up where other connectivity not possible Implementation deadline (for PTC): 12/31/2015 Flexibility to extend solution beyond safety – data collection/ communication for supporting other business elements.

14 IEEE 802.15.4p Positive Train Control
Development of new baseline for wireless links between trains or locomotives and track infrastructure Based on existing 300 million unit market for IEEE based products Sensor, control, and information transfer applications for rail and rail transit IEEE standard already in use for monitoring critical infrastructure Press Release: LINK Task Group Page: LINK

15 PTC Interoperability Problem: No single defined standard for “interoperable PTC system” Implementation of I-ETMS and use different radio frequencies used at different locations Manual frequency changing ITCS communicating with I-ETMS – 2x 220MHz radios installed at each wayside and interface with a common PTC via a network gateway or protocol converter at each wayside. 1 radio dedicated to each ITCS (Passenger) and I-ETMS (Freight) Interoperability stops at the wayside Doesn’t use the wireless of the onboard systems Passenger rail implement I-ETMS (like Freight) and use same PTC sol’n as Freight Buy 220MHz spectrum An use separate channels Passenger use ACSES (selected PTC protocol for NEC) with all transactions handled by a single back office with freight rail responsible for setting up I-ETMS infrastructure Different frequencies are cross connected in the back office to support system-to-system communications Source:

16 Achieving PTC Interoperability
Options for complying with FCC part 80, 90, and 95 and PTC Interoperability Part 236. Lilee’s solution portfolio can support both. Option #2 highly recommended #1 Adopt the proprietary ITCM 220MHz wireless network Pros: Lilee TransAir PTC-3000 series of 220MHz SDR transceivers Certified under US FCC type certification for operation under part 80, 90 and 95 rules in the MHz range – 1st of it’s kind Can support standards-based and proprietary protocols SW re-configuration to support additional protocols without the need for recertification With Federated Interchange approach, OTA interoperability with ITC 220MHz radios is not required Cons: Meteorcomm has not released the full details of ITC Net to the industry No commitments to the timeline for release Complex and expensive – connection of waysides via fiber or non-220MHz method #2 Back Office ITCM Federated Interchange implementation Recommended cost-effective solution Seamless interoperability Transit and Class-I’s have full interoperability Each railroad has own channel and/or multi-provider commercial cellular network

17 Interoperability via WSRS & Federated Interchange
Federated Links (ITCM) Dispatch Systems Back Office Server WSRS Server Federated Interchange Other RRs The WSRS-5000 serves as a translator for the PTC solution. It takes the appropriate information gathered and managed by the LMC-5500 from the onboard and track side systems from one rail entity and communicates it via the Federated Links to the other interested rail entity involved with the stretch of track where the train is currently or is about to be. Mobility Controller Office Field Base Station Yard or Station Wi-Fi 15.4p PTC Similar to the roaming agreements that exist between cellular data carriers (Sprint roams on Verizon and vice verse, AT&T roams on T-Mobile and vice versa), the federated links are comparable to the roaming agreements. The Federated Interchange supported by the SW on the WSRS-5000 negotiates those T’s and C’s of the “roaming” (what info needs to be communicated how and to whom) of one rail entity’s vehicles on another’s track. Wayside PTC On-board Computer Locomotive See slide notes for additional details.

18 Achieving Industry’s First FCC Grant for 220MHz Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
Certified for operation under US FCC Part 80, 90 and 95 rules Addresses FCC Q&A inquiries SW configurable transceiver for standards-based & proprietary communications protocols = broad interoperability SW modifications to the radio frequency & transmitter output characteristics without the necessity of FCC re-certification Press Release: Link White Paper: Coming Soon

19 What’s Next? How is it Achieved?
Expansion of the technology to complimentary applications Extension of data gathered and processes optimized Increased standardization The Path to Get There: Advanced technology from Wi-Fi companies “Network Vision” approach by more carriers Collaboration of ecosystem partners for end-to-end solution “blueprints” (HW & SW)

20 Articles, Videos, etc. More on M2M from Lilee Systems
& Christine Van De Graaf

21 Lilee in the News Intel Embedded Community COTS Journal RTC Magazine
(March 2013) - Roving Reporter: Positive Train Control COTS Journal (Feb. 2013) – Hardware and Software Work Together to Secure Systems RTC Magazine (Mar. 2013) – Sensor Use in Intelligent Systems Contributes to Process Optimization (Feb. 2013) – How Much Autonomy? Achieving Efficiency via M2M without Losing Control (Dec. 2012) Implementing Wireless Sensors for Environmental Monitoring Early Detection Communication Systems Design News (Dec. 2012) ICCVE Guest Blog: The Importance of Open Standards (Dec. 2012) ICCVE Guest Blog: Rail Transportation & Communications (Dec. 2012) ICCVE Guest Blog: Inspiring Keynote Delivered Military & Aerospace Electronics (Nov. 2012) Head in the Clouds Micro Electronics (Nov. 2012) p Positive Train Control, PTC (Chinese) EE Catalog – Transportation (Oct. 2012) Safety First: Implementing New Rail Communication Standards CTIA MobileCon (Oct. 2012) - Video Interview Progressive Railroading (Oct. 2012) Railroading Supplier Update: Lilee PTC-3004 receives FCC and IC authorization Rail Resource (Oct. 2012) Lilee Systems Receives US & Canadian Certification for Train Control System Radio Engineering TV Design East (Sept. 2012) – Video Interview, Improving Train Safety Operations


23 Follow Lilee Systems Online -
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24 Product Info Back up

25 This is a subset of our TransAir PTC-3000 220MHz SDR Family
PTC-3200 Series 2MCU: Retrofit Discrete Solutions to add Intelligent Connectivity Problem Discrete, legacy, application-specific systems require connectivity Minimized solution budget (time-to- market, capitol expense & power consumption) Solution Simple integration of an ARM-based, modular, compact, low-power, fanless, rugged form factor via serial (up to 2x RS -232/422/485) connection Customized manageability for seamless 3G/Wi-Fi/SDR connectivity (static and mobile) This is a subset of our TransAir PTC MHz SDR Family ~ 4MCU & 6MCU ~ Core Feature Key Benefit Designed-in Connectivity 2x LAN, 1x Wi-Fi, 1x 3G & up to 2x SDR plus 1x SIM Seamless communication & flexibility Integrated GPS No need for external add-on Pre-loaded, solution-specific algorithm for load balancing and packet prioritizing Intelligent communication of the most important actionable data first Bonding-capable (in cases where more than one modem is required) Assurance of large data transmit/receive processes Fanless, rugged design Durability in the field even when subjected to high shock/vibration conditions Wide range temperature use By design enabled use in extreme temperatures (-40 to +70° Freescale ARM technology based Optimized power consumption Mobile IP Routing Supports seamless connectivity CMIIT & Industry Canada Certified

26 WMS-2000: All-in-One Solution for Intelligent Connectivity & Application Control
Problem New installation Connectivity and application control in single modular solution Remote management / maintenance is essential Solution Integrated modular solution Secure, manageable connectivity and application control Expansion capabilities for forward- looking application-specific enhancement including up to 2x RS - 232/422/485, 2x miniPCIe, 2x SATA connection Core Feature Key Benefit Marvel ARM-based connectivity subsystem and Intel Atom X86 processor based application control subsystem Optimized power consumption and dedicated functionality resources Pre-installed OSs for connectivity and application Independent functionality for best performance Designed-in Connectivity 2x LAN, 2x Wi-Fi, 1x 3G & up to 2x SDR plus 1x SIM Seamless communication & flexibility Integrated GPS No need for external add-on Pre-loaded, solution-specific algorithm for load balancing and packet prioritizing Intelligent communication of the most important actionable data first Bonding-capable (in cases where more than one modem is required) Assurance of large data transmit/receive processes Fanless, rugged design Durability in the field even when subjected to high shock/vibration conditions Wide range temperature use By design enabled use in extreme temperatures (-40 to +70° Mobile IP Routing Supports seamless connectivity 1x USB spare internal connection Storage solution option CDMA achieved with Verizon and AT&T as of Feb 2013 Beginning OMA-DM / CDMA testing with Sprint as of March 2013 CDMA

27 LMC-5500: Mobility Controller for Intelligent Systems Applications
Problem Connectivity from field to base is essential Needs to manage the multiple types of radios in the network (i.e. yard, base station, locomotive & wayside) Must be Wi-Fi & Cellular capable & switch as needed Web-based management at base for all elements of the network is key Solution Seamless connectivity from base to field via Wi-Fi, 3G & SDR Programmable fast hand over between networked elements Carrier-agnostic E2E IP layer 3 routing Automatic failover switching from active to back up network element 1:200 mobility controller to base station ratio Core Feature Key Benefit Centralized system management server that handles the registration from all types of system radios built around an Intel quad core processing platform Flexible SDR radio that can be programmed to match application requirements Cost of “customization” is mainly via the licenses for the different types of radio SW and implemented filters 1-time radio registration  configuration & connectivity continuously monitored (up to 200 base station radios per mobility controller) Efficiency for system integration Roaming management (cellular networks) Seamless communication – maximized up time Virtual “tunnel” establishment Secure, consistent virtual data link Mobile IP Control L3 routing for optimized longest prefix matching Designed-in Connectivity 8x GbE, 1x Wi-Fi, 1x 3G & up to 1x SDR Seamless communication & flexibility Hot swappable components 2x Fans, 2x Pwr Supplies, 1x Pwr distributor, 2x HDD Assurances for optimized up time.

28 Q & A

29 Christine Van De Graaf Lilee Systems March 19, 2013 Enabling Secure Device Connectivity Want to know more? Contact me to set up a one-on-one meeting or a Lunch & Learn for your whole team. Thank You!

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