Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad in Michigan has been using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller train control system to dispatch their railroad since 2007. The DOC System at LS&I will soon be able to be accessed through web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery.
SaaS provides a “pay-as-you-go” model, thus eliminating capital equipment procurement constraints. Through this delivery method, railroads can be remotely dispatched by LS&I wherever an Internet connection is available. It is now possible to relocate dispatchers to alternate locations, if the need arises. LS&I management members can log in remotely to view dispatching activities and obtain management reports.