Wi-Tronix, LLC and Grupo Mexico Transportes (GMXT) continue to build a long-term partnership aimed at leveraging Wi-Tronix technologies to save fuel, improve productivity and enhance safety as part of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR).
In 2016, GMXT began deploying Wi-Tronix IoT platforms across its mainline freight locomotive fleet in two of its subsidiaries, Ferromex and Ferrsosur. Extending this partnership, Ferromex will be deploying Wi-Tronix Violet Edge 800s and Wi-PU IoT platforms across broader sections of its fleet. Once fully deployed, more than 525 locomotives at Ferromex will be equipped with Wi-Tronix IoT platform technology.
“With Wi-Tronix technology, we will enhance our focus on fuel conservation and productivity,” said Iván Verdugo, Chief Transportation Officer of Ferromex. “The combination of video and locomotive information, powered with real-time alerts and notifications of events, allows us to be extremely responsive to many types of incidents on our right-of-way.”
“The Violet Edge platforms incorporate digital video recorder functionality enabling video information with a multi-camera configuration,” said Larry Jordan, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Wi-Tronix. “From incidents with other vehicles to safety concerns, Ferromex will be able to monitor all their operations and get the right resources to trains in the field in minimal time.”