Via, C Media Bring Wi-fi Service to Chinese Trains

Aug. 25, 2015

Via Technologies Inc. and C Media, on Aug. 25 announced the launch of a Wi-Fi Service System for passenger trains in China that will ensure free Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers.

Passengers on the more than 700 trains which are being outfitted with Via’s Wi-Fi server hardware can utilize C Media’s “Bamboo Basket” software application suite to log on to the network with their own devices and access entertainment options including free movies, music, and games; popular social media platforms; as well as a host of travel services that include, timetable updates, meal ordering, and ticket reservations.

"We are delighted to be working with C Media on the development this ground-breaking system," commented Richard Brown, vice president international marketing, Via Technologies Inc. "It provides rail operators in China with the ability to transform the passenger experience by ensuring uninterrupted Internet connectivity to deliver a huge choice of entertainment programming and travel-related services.”

"We have signed an agreement with six national railway bureaus including Guangzhou, Kunming, Beijing, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, and Hohhot, to install the systems in over 700 trains." C Media Chief Technology Officer Dr Jian Zhao said. "Implementing the solution into the development process gives us many obvious advantages and in partnering with Via we can not only accelerate the development time for our Wi-Fi service system, but also carry out easier system upgrades."

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