WiTronix

First responders training in an East New York subway tunnel. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of ARH)
Commentary

Creating a Safer, More Secure Future

Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for employees, customers, and Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH). This is why all ARH railroads diligently implement comprehensive safety protocols, offer thorough training, and continually improve

Within CSX’s NetOps center in Jacksonville, Fla., is a Fuel Conservation Desk that operates 24/7. Supported by multiple vendors and utilizing technology developed in-house, it monitors all active CSX linehaul locomotives in real time. (CSX photograph)

Fluid Dynamics

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2021 ISSUE: CSX and MBTA’s commuter rail operation are improving locomotive performance and availability through precision monitoring and analysis of fuel and lube oil, respectively.

Siemens invests in Wi-Tronix

Siemens has made a “significant strategic equity investment” in Wi-Tronix, a supplier of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure and other industrial markets. The investment is equivalent to a minority interest in Wi-Tronix, which will continue to conduct business as a standalone, founder-led company out of its Bolingbrook, Ill., headquarters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Five new shades of Violet™

Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44 zettabytes—the equivalent of 640 billion YouTube videos—of available data. New hardware and software tools are being developed to manage such data and, most important, render it useful. Enter Violet™, a new LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System) from Wi-Tronix LLC.

Violet™ capabilities previewed

Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).

For Wi-Tronix, orange is the new Violet™

Wi-Tronix, the global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), has been identified for many years by its iconic purple Wi-PU. The company’s new technology, Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will provide unprecedented monitoring for our clients’ high-value mobile assets . . . providing features that render all other LDARS obsolete,” will be sporting a new identification—orange.

New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™

On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will provide unprecedented monitoring for our clients’ high-value mobile assets . . . providing features that render all other LDARS obsolete.”