Thursday, August 26, 2010

Railcomm chosen by G&W short lines

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to provide the GCOR dispatch system for Genesee and Wyoming’s 16 Southern Region railroads.

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RailComm’s state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system will be accessed through a web-enabled Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. RailComm says its SaaS offering provides a “pay-as-you-go” model, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints.

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Through SaaS, the railroads can be remotely dispatched by G&W anywhere an internet connection is available. That allows relocation of dispatchers to alternative locations as required. Additionally, railroad management can log in from an office, home, or even from a hotel and directly view dispatching activity and management reports.

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. 

A partial list of properties within G&W’s Southern Region includes: the Bay Line Railroad, Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad, Kentucky West Tennessee Railway, Meridian & Bigbee Railroad, and Valdosta Railway.