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Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Public Transit Buses

Effective Fleet Management is an important part of keeping the buses running on time.  Routers and Gateways using advances wireless protocols can track the bus location, communicate it in real time back to the central monitoring station, send out updates on vehicle tracking apps and make routing adjustments where available.

A reliable wireless link is critical to making sure accurate and timely data is available.  Spotty coverage and breaks in tracking data can derail the efficiency of the Public Transit operations. 

The right antenna helps maintain the wireless connection, even in challenging conditions.  Mobile Mark offers a range of innovative, highly efficient antennas, to help Public Transit Operators to stay connected to their buses.

The SMW Series Antennas have long been popular for Public Transit Fleet Management installations.  These 3-element or 4-element antennas typically cover Cellular, WiFi and GPS.  Various combinations, featuring different frequency ranges are available so that the optimal combination can be paired with the router or gateway used on the Bus. 

Newer Fleet Management systems may call for 2xMIMO Cellular coverage, or even Dual Carrier MIMO which would consist of 2xMIMO elements for each of the Carriers for a total of 4xMIMO in the antenna.  The LTM Series Antennas offer a number of combinations and are capable of hosting up to 9 antenna elements: 4x4G/5G, 4xWiFi, 1xGNSS.  Mobile Mark offers Match-Up guides to help Public Transit Operators select antennas that match the routers or gateways they are using.

Wireless requirements for Public Transit often go beyond efficient Fleet Management.  In some cases, Operators are providing Passengers with On-Board WiFi.  Getting the right antenna style and placement can dramatically improve the passenger experience.  Mobile Mark offers several Ceiling Mount antennas that can enhance the signal distribution within the bus. 

The SMD Series offers 2xMIMO or 3xMIMO connections that will increase speed and band width as compared to a single element WiFi antenna.  For advanced WiFi systems that offer greater capacity, Mobile Mark offers the NXD “Nexus” Series Antenna with 4xMIMO coverage.  This low-profile antenna measures only 5/8” from the ceiling, offering a discreet presence on the bus.  In addition, the low-profile nature of the antenna makes it virtually vandal-proof.

These antennas offer reliable performance and durable construction.  They are all excellent choices for today’s fleet management teams.

For more information please see our new Fleet Management flyer with our list of antenna solutions encompassing the whole industry.


Mobile Mark Antenna Solutions designs and manufactures site, mobile and device antennas for 30 MHz – 6 GHz. Applications include GPS Tracking & Fleet Management, Cellular 4G LTE, 5Gready, WiFi, RFID, Public Safety FirstNet, M2M, Industrial IoT, IoT, Smart City Networks and Autonomous & Connected Cars. Engineering and custom design services are available. Mobile Mark’s global headquarters, which include research facilities and manufacturing plant, are located near Chicago, IL. An additional manufacturing and sales facility is located near Birmingham, UK. For further information visit our website: