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

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Christine Van De Graaf

Lilee Systems

March 19, 2013

Luncheon Keynote

Enabling Secure Device Connectivity

The Evolving Role of M2M in Transportation:

Past, Present and Future

lilee systems overview
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

lilee systems products services
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
lilee systems in action
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.

m2m trillions of end points sensors edge nodes aggregators gateways etc
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)
factors to consider for m2m remote manageable secure flexible
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
what is ptc positive train control
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 135. 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
positive train control network components
Positive Train ControlNetwork Components








Central Train Control


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

challenges for m2m in the rail transportation space
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
ieee 802 15 4p positive train control
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 802.15.4 based products
    • Sensor, control, and information transfer applications for rail and rail transit
  • IEEE 802.15.4 standard already in use for monitoring critical infrastructure
  • Press Release: LINK
  • Task Group Page: LINK
ptc interoperability
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
achieving ptc interoperability
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 216-222MHz 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
interoperability via wsrs federated interchange
Interoperability via WSRS & Federated Interchange

Federated Links


Other RRs



Federated Interchange



Back Office


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



Base Station

Yard or Station Wi-Fi








See slide notes for additional details.

achieving industry s first fcc grant for 220mhz software defined radio sdr
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
what s next how is it achieved
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)
articles videos etc
Articles, Videos, etc.

More on M2M from Lilee Systems

& Christine Van De Graaf

lilee in the news
Lilee in the News
  • Intel Embedded Community
    • (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) 802.15.4p 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
follow lilee systems online
Follow Lilee Systems Online -
  • Twitter: @LileeSystems
  • LinkedIn:
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ptc 3200 series 2mcu retrofit discrete solutions to add intelligent connectivity
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-3000 220MHz SDR Family

~ 4MCU & 6MCU ~

CMIIT & Industry Canada Certified

wms 2000 all in one solution for intelligent connectivity application control
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


lmc 5500 mobility controller for intelligent systems applications
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

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!