Wi-Tronix, GMXT Further Partnership

Written by Andrew Corselli
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Left to Right: Xavier Singla, Wi-Tronix Customer Success Mgr.; Jose Antonio Silva Pizano, Purchasing Mgr. of Rolling Stock; Aldo Luna Martínez, Sr. Corporate Lawyer; Irma Espinosa Meléndez, Assistant Dir. of Purchasing for Rolling Stock; Chad Jasmin, Wi-Tronix VP Customer Success; Larry Jordan, Wi-Tronix President and CTO; Francisco Alejandro Santiago Ramírez, Sr. Buyer. Photo via Wi-Tronix

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.”

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