Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Railcomm aids PATH third rail, switch heater operations

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a wireless remote control third rail and switch heater system on the New Jersey side of the bistate Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system.

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The turnkey control system includes the RailComm heater controllers communicating to a central office via RailComm’s RADiANT™ data radio network. RailComm’s Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System commands the central office and provides the operator with a user interface to control the third rail and switch heaters. RailComm says the system reduces energy costs, while also increasing safety and reliability.

The DOC® (Domain Operations Controller) software-based control system is an advanced command, control, communications, and information (C3i) server-based platform that supports indication, control, access, and distribution of critical operational data.