Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mexican railroad picks RailComm

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Compania de Ferrocarriles Chiapas Mayab (FFCM), located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, has selected RailComm for its computerized Track Warrant Control System.

RailComm's state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) dark territory train control system is accessed through a web-enabled, software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model. RailComm SaaS provides a "pay-as-you-go" model, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints.

The DOC software-based control system is an advanced command, control, communications, and information (C3i) server-based platform that supports a wide variety of integrated solutions for indication, control, access, and distribution of critical operational data across the corporate enterprise.

The company says its SaaS delivery model provides significant advantages over traditional purchasing models. Through SaaS, local IT support is minimized, traditional capital constraints are eliminated, and DOC customers receive regular updates as RailComm continues to add functionality to its industry-leading, command and control software suite.

The DOC control application resides on servers within RailComm's managed data center in Rochester, N.Y. so the requirement for local IT support at each railroad is greatly reduced, the company says.


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