Thursday, June 06, 2013

Louisiana rail yard taps RailComm system

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a yard control system to a yard in Geismar, La.

The yard is now able to wirelessly control 26 switches using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system, RailComm's RADiANT data radios, universal switch machine controllers, and two hardened, outdoor rated PCs, the company says.

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.

RailComm's 2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum RADiANT™ data radios will be used to establish a wireless communications network linking each automated switch machine back to RailComm's DOC System.