Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RailComm expands presence at South African yard

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Tuesday it has been chosen to provide a major expansion of its Yard Automation System at Transnet's Ermelo Yard in South Africa. The automation system will be comprised of the existing DOC® (Domain Operations Controller) server-based central control system and 10 new associated outdoor-rated control panels.

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Per Transnetrequirements, the system operator is in charge of selecting the appropriate control mode based on desired operating conditions. Additionally, the system at Ermelo will utilize RailComm RADiANT™ data radios to communicate between the office system, the control panels, and a network of power switches. The power switches are controlled by the RailComm Universal Switch Controller, providing customers the ability to utilize any power switch machine on the market.

The RailCommYard Automation System increases yard safety and improves yard dwell times and switching productivity. 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.