Alstom Bombardier decides for WavePointer RailTAG solutions

Digitization of railroad infrastructure through WavePointer beacons for innovative and forward-looking passenger services.

Since the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation in January 2021, Alstom has become the second largest rail technology company in the world. The company employs around 75,000 people and generates sales of around €15.7 billion per year. For some time now, Alstom-Bombardier has been testing the use of modern radio transmitters (also called "BLE beacons or tags") in their trains and also in the station environment.

In the future, these devices can and should greatly expand digital services for passengers on the one hand, but also extensively improve organizational processes. Beacon technology is increasingly helping the rail industry to obtain up-to-date information about the composition, carriage sequence, condition, utilization, capacity utilization and maintenance forecasts of trains. The development of modern eTicketing methods such as myRide, Be-In/Be-Out or Post-Pricing (Pay-as-you-go) procedures as well as extended social media services for passengers can also be increasingly supported by this in the future.

First choice with international industrial customers

The Swiss IOT specialist WavePointer has already been the first choice for years when it comes to the use of highly certified microelectronics in the railroad industry. Thus, large companies such as SBB, SNCF or Stadler Rail already rely on WavePointer's excellent high-tech solutions to a large extent and install the technology in their local and express trains, as well as streetcars, suburban trains and metros. "Our devices have the highest level of certifications. Equally important for our industrial customers, however, is that we have extremely longstanding experience and hundreds of thousands of installations that are successfully put into practice every day", explains WavePointer.

WavePointer wins international selection process

Alstom Bombardier has been looking for a technology provider for the implementation of state-of-the-art beacon infrastructure. WavePointer was identified as the optimal supplier and now brings its proven technology into the Alstom portfolio. Extensive and ongoing certifications and audits took place before the decision in favor of WavePointer could be made. 

"We are very proud that Alstom Bombardier, another mobility and rail operator, has opted for our infrastructure solutions. Once again, we were able to convince a top company in the industry of our technology and quality" WavePointer further comments.

Further Information

WavePointer RailTAG: Certified IOT for rail, road, water & air


Über Alsom Bombardier

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom’s product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorails and trams, to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling, and digital mobility solutions. Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the enlarged Group’s combined proforma revenue amounts to €14 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021.



Über WavePointer

WavePointer ist ein innovatives High-Tech-Unternehmen mit Hauptsitz am Zugersee in der Schweiz. Das Team des Unternehmens konzentriert sich auf Design- und Produktionsdienstleistungen in den Bereichen integrierte Schaltungen, elektronische Systeme, Firmware, Software und die Entwicklung eigener Marken im Anwendungsgebiet des Internet der Dinge (IoT). Zu den Kunden gehören internationale Konzerne und KMUs in vielen Branchen.
WavePointer entwickelt und produziert eigene, zertifizierte Produktlinien und ermöglicht auch die technische Umsetzung von Kundenvisionen. Erfahrene Ingenieure mit Auszeichnungen in den Bereichen Elektronik, Software und Produkt-Engineering ermöglichen ein Höchstmass an Leistung.

  • Entwurf integrierter Schaltungen/elektronischer Systeme, einschließlich Hardware- und Firmware-Entwicklung
  • Globale Satellitennavigation, Sensorik und modernste Funktechnik
  • Miniaturisierung, Optimierung der Reichweite und Ultra-Low-Energy-Management
  • Software-Engineering mit Schwerpunkt auf eingebetteten Lösungen
  • Edge- und Cloud-Computing-Architekturen
  • Zertifizierung von Geräten, Baugruppen und Gehäusekonstruktionen
  • Umsetzung von Prototypen, Kleinserien und die Massenproduktion
  • Automatische Identifizierung über ein sichere QR-Code-System (SQRC) – DENSO Partner