Monday, September 13, 2010

Amtrak taps RailComm for Hialeah, Fla., facility

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been selected to provide a wireless remote control derail system at Amtrak’s Maintenance Facility in Hialeah, Fla., outside Miami.

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Two customized Local Control Panels, located within the maintenance building, will provide wireless remote control to the derails. The panels include a keypad for advanced security and logging. The user is required to input a unique pass-code (PIN #) to operate the derail machines.

All control panel operations are recorded and stored on a wirelessly linked PC work station. The data entries contain the name and trade of the operator, the nature of the operation, and the date and time. The work station allows supervisors, managers, and other authorized personnel to review the operation logs and manage the system security.