Rail America has been using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to dispatch multiple subdivisions for their railroads since 2002. The DOC System at Rail America's American Rail Dispatch Center will soon have the ability to dispatch based on Canadian Railroad Operating Rules (CROR). The new functionality is being designed in conjunction with Rail America personnel.
CROR dispatching will be accessed through RailComm’s SaaS delivery method. SaaS provides a “pay-as-you-go” model, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints. Through this delivery, railroads can be remotely dispatched by Rail America wherever an internet connection is available. It is now possible to relocate dispatchers to alternative locations, if the need arises. Rail America management members can log in from their offices, homes or from hotels to directly view dispatching activities and obtain management reports.
Since the DOC control application resides on servers within the RailComm-managed data center in Rochester, N.Y., the requirement for local IT support at each railroad is reduced.