Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Iowa Northern Railway extends contract with RailComm

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Iowa Northern Railway has extended its contract with RailComm for its computerized Track Warrant Control system.RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) dark territory train control system is accessed through a web-enabled Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. RailComm’s SaaS offering provides a “pay-as-you-go” model, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints.

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

RailComm says that 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 product.

The DOC® system is designed with built-in expansion capabilities for adding workstations and/or field control nodes without interrupting operation of the current system. Since the DOC® control application resides on servers within RailComm’s managed data center in Rochester, N.Y., the requirement for local IT support at each railroad is greatly reduced, the company says.