RailComm has provided its Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn. The DOC system will have functionality for Centralized Traffic Control through its web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery method.
RailComm SaaS provides a “pay-as-you-go” model by hosting the applications in the Cloud, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints. Railroads can be remotely dispatched by Northshore Mining wherever an internet connection is available. Therefore, it is possible to relocate the dispatchers to alternative locations as required. Additionally, railroad management will be able to log in from the office, home or from a hotel and directly view dispatching activity and management reports.