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Herzog, Lilee in PTC partnership

Written by Douglas John Bowen

Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) said Tuesday, July 1, 2014 it has partnered with Lilee Systems  “to provide innovative Positive Train Control Solutions.  HTI chose Lilee’s suite of products to support HTI’s Commercial ITCM Federation Hosting solution.”

The parties reached agreement last month, integrating Lilee’s hardware and software components with HTI’s service based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, HTI said.

HTI’s PTC Commercial Hosted Services utilize mission critical products and solutions from both companies, such as Interoperable Train Control Messaging (ITCM), Wayside Status Relay Service (WSRS), Network Monitoring Systems (NMS), GIS data collection, GIS database management, Configuration Management, Software Management, Network and ITC Systems Management, ITCM Image Management, Laboratory Integration and Regression Testing, Test Lab Support, Call Center Support, and Disaster Recovery services.

Said HTI President Greg Hackbarth, “As a current PTC Systems Integrator, we completely understand the need for commuter systems and non-Class I rail carriers to viably federate the ITC Messaging system with the Class I railroads.  By connecting to our Commercial PTC Hosting Service, the concept of Tiered ITCM connectivity effectively goes away.  This approach directly enhances system reliability and availability of all US rail lines employing an ITCM solution, from a PTC federation, communication and change management perspective.”

“This partnership with Herzog is the result of our extensive research and development of technologies required to provide rail and transit operators with a comprehensive solution for their operational needs,” stated Lilee Vice President of Rail Kevin Nichter. “By leveraging our proven technologies that have already been deployed in the industry, we help our customers recognize lower operational costs and minimize risks associated with PTC deployment.”

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