ZTR Teaches New Tricks to the Fully Portable ROVER Locomotive Remote Control System

Remote monitoring package provides equipment alerts, management reports and location.

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ROVER Portable Locomotive Remote Control from ZTR Control Systems

ROVER Portable Locomotive Remote Control from ZTR Control Systems

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

ROVER™ Locomotive Radio Remote Controls from ZTR Control Systems are designed to operate locomotives and other rail yard mobile equipment. Each ergonomic, rugged radio remote control system is designed as a customized solution for each application and installs in less than an hour. The ROVER features:

  •     Speed Control
  •     Man Down Notification
  •     FRA Compliant

ROVER operator control units (OPU) are designed to smoothly operate locomotives as well as provide operator feedback on critical information. The ROVER transreceiver incorporates a large screen for real-time feedback of information that can be responded to quickly. The amount of information and options are completely customizable for your application. If feedback is less important, the ROVER-XL OPU is available with LCD or LED feedback. The ROVER L1 OPU provides a straightforward and secure radio remote control solution.

The safety switch allows other people around the locomotive to disable the system and apply the emergency brakes. ROVER is FRA compliant and meets the European safety regulations for locomotives (EN 50239).

When combined with our new remote monitoring package, ROVER can improve operations with equipment alerts, management reports, locomotive location, and more. ROVER is compatible with the industry leading ZTR SmartStart® and can be integrated with other proven ZTR solutions including BOA™, for advanced wheel slip control, and NEXSYS™ locomotive control systems.

Learn more about ROVER at the ASLRRA Show in San Diego, April 23 and 24, Booth #604 or visit http://www.ztr.com/rover . You may also e-mail railinfo(at)ztr(dot)com, or call 1-952-233-4340.

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