Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Invensys Rail, Lilee form PTC partnership

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Louisville, Ky.-based Invensys Rail Corp. said Tuesday it and Lilee Systems have joined forces to bring a new Wayside Messaging Server (WMS) to Positive Train Control (PTC) applications across North America.

Invensys Rail will provide sales, application engineering, and field service support for the WMS-2000, which was developed by Lilee. The WMS-2000 provides an interoperable communications manager for Positive Train Control (ITCM) and legacy train control networks (ATCS).

The unit is based on a powerful x86 processor, which is certified for PTC application and complies with AAR Standard S-9202A for standalone wayside messaging servers. It features IP KVM support for remote management and installation and has internal Wi-Fi, 3G, Site Specific Module and GPS options. The WMS-2000 is currently being installed in the PTC system of a major Southwestern rail passenger network.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Lilee Systems and Invensys will also collaborate to promote Lilee's broad range of train control oriented radios to the rail industry, worldwide, Invensys said.

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