TekTracking to Provide GLM, SLM in Canada

Written by Andrew Corselli
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An SLM. Photo via TekTracking.

TekTracking LLC announced a new order as part of the continued rollout of Gate Light (GLM) and Safety Light Monitors (SLM) at grade crossing locations on a Class I railroad in western Canada.

TekTracking describes GLM and SLM as “a patent-pending sensor platform used to measure and verify the operation of safety critical lights used in grade crossings. These devices are low profile and mounted around the crossing for full view of all lights and a 360° view of road/track.”

GLM and SLM aim to address critical field-testing requirements for railroad grade crossings by enabling remote and continuous monitoring of all signaling lights, safety lights, lights, and gate arm position and integrity.

Data, in the form of images and streaming video, is captured by each GLM and SLM are communicated over a private communications network to TekTracking’s associated Edge Image Processor (EIP). The EIP is the master network controller for up to 64 nodes and performs image and video analysis to determine device health, and generates alarms based on anomalies or equipment malfunction.

GLM and SLM are the latest field-installed components of TekTracking’s Connected Crossing technology, which incorporates several specialized sensors and processors interconnected to fully monitor all aspects of grade crossing performance in accordance with FRA 236 Part D Maintenance, Inspection and Testing requirements.

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