Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) December 19, 2007
Wi-Tronix®, LLC (Bolingbrook, IL) has been selected as CN's preferred remote monitoring solutions provider. The Wi-Tronix system provides CN with the benefits of ready access to locomotive on-board data, increased asset utilization, fuel conservation monitoring and improved fleet productivity. CN is deploying Wi-Tronix systems on all new EMD SD70M-2 and GE ES44DC locomotives including 85 locomotives currently being delivered in 2007.
CN leadership will use Wi-Tronix's Wi-Tracker™ to maximize both locomotive asset utilization and fuel savings. Wi Tracker provides a full suite of indispensable tools such as: statistics on utilization, engine shut down and duty cycle, fuel monitoring using geo-fencing, locomotive fault and exception-based alerting, geo-mapping, and more. Additionally, CN will save countless hours of invaluable time using Wi DownloadER that provides remote access to download locomotive on-board data from any locomotive, anytime, anywhere. CN's Risk Management team will benefit from automatic monitoring of locomotive digital video recorder health and operating status. Wi-Tronix's array of mobile asset management tools, proven integration experience and customer service is being deployed to support CN's relentless business objectives aimed at increase fuel savings and maximizing productivity.
The Wi-PU can be applied across CN's entire locomotive fleet, from the newest locomotive models to those with over 4 decades of service. CN's complete end-to-end solution includes onboard Wireless Processing Units (Wi PUs) and turnkey back-office hosting. The Wi-PU features seamless roaming between the US and Canada using both cellular and Wi Fi communications.
CN's Senior Transportation Engineer, Robert LeBlanc, stated, "Wi-Tronix provides CN a 'best fit' solution across our entire fleet of GE or EMD locomotives, whether for initial installation or retrofit. Various CN end-users now have a powerful tool to help drive productivity and safety. CN operations managers are amazed at how quickly they can now access event recorder downloads when following up on operational issues or rules compliance. As well, CN's management team now has invaluable locomotive information at their fingertips. As one example, with real-time access to diesel engine shutdown status, fuel conservation can be taken to a whole new level."
About Wi-Tronix, LLC:
Wi-Tronix, LLC, headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL, 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.
CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company's website at http://www.cn.ca.
For Further Information:
Wi-Tronix Sales: Fred E. Cozzi
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 307
Wi-Tronix Media Contact: Michael D. Heilmann
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 302
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