MBTA to Deploy Wi-Tronix Safety Solutions

Written by Andrew Corselli
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will complete deployment of the Wi-Tronix® Violet Edge IoT Platform on its diesel locomotive fleet in an effort to enhance the safety of its trains and to improve service reliability.

Wi-Tronix has assisted the MBTA with some of its fleet since 2015.  With this scheduled deployment of Wi-Tronix, MBTA will now have the rest of its diesel locomotive fleet equipped with safety, fuel management, transportation, maintenance and video solutions.

The full fleet deployment of Violet Edge in MBTA locomotives will include video systems, in-cab mobile device detection, edge processing alerts for safety and operations, with a connected solution that aims to enable fast, efficient response to emergency situations or incident investigation.

“The MBTA is focused on safety and service reliability,” said Ryan Coholan, Chief Railroad Officer, MBTA. “Deploying the Wi-Tronix Violet Edge IoT Platform across all of our diesel locomotive fleets will provide MBTA with a powerful combination of edge processing, connectivity, analytics, cloud processing and real-time information to increase safety, reliability and efficiency. This is about how we can better serve our customers, the ridership of MBTA.”

“Wi-Tronix is pleased to work with MBTA, and is excited about bringing more safety, efficiency and reliability enhancement solutions to their full fleet” said Larry Jordan, President and CTO, Wi-Tronix. “We are committed to supporting MBTA on their goal to provide what is best for their operators, crew, pedestrians and the public.”

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