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Friday, February 26, 2010

RailComm to provide Yard Automation System in South Africa

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RailComm has been chosen to complete the Yard Automation System at Transnet's Kimberley Yard in South Africa.  The automation system will be comprised of RailComm's DOC® (Domain Operations Controller) server- based central control system and 11 associated outdoor-rated control panels.

Per Transnet requirements, the system operator is in charge of selecting the appropriate control mode based on desired operating conditions. Additionally, the system at Kimberley will utilize RailComm RADiANTTM data radios to communicate between the office system, the control panels and a network of power switches. The power switches are controlled by the RailComm Universal Switch Controller, providing customers the ability to utilize any power switch machine on the market.

The RailComm Yard Automation System has been proven to increase yard safety and measurably improves yard dwell times and yard throughput. The DOC® software-based control system is an advanced command, control, communications and information server-based platform that supports a wide variety of integrated solutions for indication, control, access and distribution of critical operational data across the corporate enterprise.

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