Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2008
Wi-Tronix®, LLC announced today that CN is expanding its deployment of Wi-Tronix's suite of locomotive remote monitoring solutions. CN is retrofitting all 35 of its GEVO locomotives delivered in 2006 with the Wi-Tronix system. With these 35 systems, the Wi-Tronix system will be deployed on the entire CN GEVO fleet of 90 locomotives. 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. Since Wi Tronix was selected as CN's preferred remote monitoring solutions provider in 2007, over one hundred and eighty systems have been applied on CN's EMD SD70M-2, GE ES44DC and recently rebuilt GP38-2 locomotives.
CN leadership will continue to 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. 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 to increase fuel savings and maximize productivity.
The Wireless Processing Unit (Wi-PU) is being applied across all parts of 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.
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 and Media Contact: Fred E. Cozzi
email: fcozzi @ wi-tronix.com
(888) WITRONIX (948-7664) ext. 307