This system will help us in our day to day operations
Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2008
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express enhances safety, customer service and situational awareness with a combined video and event recorder monitoring system from Railhead Vision Systems® and Wi-Tronix®, LLC. The jointly developed system provides the industry with a long awaited solution synchronizing video with data from any installed event recorder regardless of manufacturer or model. Slated for deployment by the Rail Runner, the system generates a single downloadable file containing both video and data extracted from an applied event recorder. Additionally, this innovative system enables real-time, wireless access to download video and event recorder information. Wi-Tronix and Railhead are the new standard for increasing railroad safety and customer service.
The system is comprised of two components: Wireless Processing Units (Wi-PU) from Wi-Tronix, and Railhead Digital Video Recorders from Railhead Vision Systems. The companies have integrated the two technologies to generate a single synchronized video file that also contains event recorder data. Wi-Tronix Universal Event Recorder Interface enables the system to work with any model of installed event recorder. With the power of real-time data download, managers can have instantaneous remote access to critical information. So if an emergency brake application occurs, authorized individuals would immediately receive wireless notification and can remotely download video and event recorder data. On board operator actions will be seamlessly viewable with video looking out the front of the locomotive or cab car. Real-time access to crucial information enables management to respond appropriately to the situation and maintain the highest level of safety and service for their customers.
"This system will help us in our day to day operations", says Lawrence Rael, Executive Director for the Mid-Region Council of Governments - the agency that operates the Rail Runner. "We will be able to look at potential problem areas on the train that might need to be addressed. Just having real-time information as it relates to the operations of the Rail Runner will provide added safety in the corridor."
The systems will be deployed on the entire Rail Runner fleet in May of 2008, providing the passenger line with enhanced safety, situational awareness and customer service.
About Wi-Tronix, LLC:
Wi-Tronix, LLC, headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, provides products and services to wirelessly monitor high-value mobile assets used in rail, marine and other commercial and industrial operations. Wi-Tronix's mission is to enable businesses to improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of high-value mobile assets. For additional information visit the Wi-Tronix website at http://www.wi-tronix.com.
About Railhead Vision Systems (a Division of the Railhead Corporation):
Railhead Vision Systems specializes in customized analog and digital video solutions for transportation and industrial. The Railhead Corporation was founded in 1965 as a Manufacturers Representative Firm in Chicago. Railhead Corporation has developed into an efficient, customer-minded and market-driven company. Today, Railhead Corporation still represents some of the original manufactures from its early years and also operates three divisions: K&E Tools, Railhead Vision Systems, and K&E Railhead. For additional information visit our website at http://www.ketools.com.
For more information on this system contact:
Sales: Fred E. Cozzi
fcozzi @ wi-tronix.com
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 307
Media Contact: Michael D. Heilmann
mheilmann @ wi-tronix.com
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 302
Railhead Vision Systems
Sales: Joe Donnan
jdonnan @ ketools.com
Media Contact: Denise Hornof
dhornof @ ketools.com