Tech Tuesday Dec. 5, 2015

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Wabtec Corp. has acquired Relay Monitoring Systems PTY Ltd., a manufacturer of electrical protection and control products in the rail applications industry. The company, which has annual sales of about $15 million, offers relays, transformer control systems, and voltage regulators, as well as output monitoring systems and sensors. Wabtec Corp. acquired the Australia-based company this week. More information is available on the company's website.

Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of advanced security technology has been awarded a contract from a major railroad for a complete train imaging system. The company did not disclose the railroad, but says it will implement its Railcar Inspection Portal technology. Using intelligent technologies and sub-systems, the imaging system can evaluate a wide range of data from different sensors. The main objective of the technology is to monitor “terminal dwell time”, or how long a piece of rolling stock is held in a rail yard due to maintenance and overall congestion. The technology can monitor those dwell times, providing the railroad with data on how they can improve operating ratios. More information is available at the company's website.

A new computer-aided dispatch and yard automation system are the new amenities at U.S. Sugar Corp. in Clewiston, Fla. RailComm completed the installation of both platforms recently. The rail technologies company provided yard automation of 32 switches and a dispatching system for the railroad’s 120-mile mainline. The yard control system provides automatic entrance/exit routing and remote control of powered switch machines for the Clewiston Yard. Communications throughout the facility are supplied by RailComm’s RADiANT platform using wireless 2.4 GHz radios. More information is available on the company's website.
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