Friday, February 26, 2010

South Africa’s Transnet picks RailComm for Kimberly Yard

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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm has been chosen to complete the Yard Automation System at Transnet's Kimberley Yard in South Africa. The automation system will be comprised of RailComm’s DOC® (Domain Operations Controller) server-based central control system and 11 associated outdoor-rated control panels.

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Per Transnet requirements, the system operator is in charge of selecting the appropriate control mode based on desired operatingconditions. Additionally, the system at Kimberley 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 RailComm Yard Automation System is designed to increase yard safety and measurably improve yard dwell times and yard throughput.

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.