RFID Solutions for Railway Industry
Rail Transportation Systems face a complex set of economic and operational challenges such as competitive freight pricing, maximizing asset utilization, competition with trucking, controlling capital expenditure levels, industry consolidation and worker safety issues. RFID technology applications from GAO RFID help the rail transportation industry to improve revenue growth by reducing costs through improved efficiencies in operations, maintenance, asset utilization, and capacity management.
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From consulting, planning, product choice, software, and support, GAO's team is able to help you craft a timely solution according to your unique requirements. RFID applications from GAO RFID help help improve revenue, reduce costs and increase worker safety.
The GAO RFID systems technology provides exact location and status of any individual rail car This enables timely, accurate and integral information and decision assistance for the management of train transportation and the customer. GAO RFID provides end-to-end Railroad / Transit application management services
A GAO RFID Railway system is available in a number of configurations designed to economically meet a full range of service requirements. Reader systems provide automated tracking of railcars via RFID tags, and make railcar location information available to railroads for asset management and other purposes.
Traffic and Passenger Information: The system provides accurate and reliable information about where a train is located. This real-time information is forwarded to IT systems and can bre used to update the passenger information displays at stations and terminals.
Operation and Maintenance: Precise information about the configuration of wagons within a train can be provided automatically by the system. This information can be integrated with other systems such as track inspection systems, so that the recorded information can be automatically matched to the actual wagon, thus eliminating errors.
Location of the Train: The System with the help of the reader determines the location of the train by reading the tag identity as the train passes over the tag at speed. This location data is transferred to the onboard system and can be used to update passenger information automatically
Controlling and Positioning of Trains: Some onboard systems require a precise position of the train, for example to control stopping positions. The reader accurately reports the position when the train passes over an ID-tag.
In combination with requirements new applications can be rapidly prototyped and deployed. In addition to the standard configuration, our team of experienced engineers can design systems to meet specific application requirements. Some of the customized applications developed to integrate with the system
- Track Inspection System
- Signal Asset Tracking System
- Safety Audit
- Inventory and Maintenance
- Equipment Distribution and Management
- Car Accounting Systems
- Rail Yard Information Management
Features & Benefits
- The System stores tag data including time, date, train direction and speed.
- It also responds to inquiries via modem.
- Timely data to increase capacity, speed, automation and operational flexibility
- Arrival and departure data for signal and control operations
Custom Rail Solutions
Trackside worker safety is one of the leading safety concerns around the world. Workers are constantly exposed to risk when working anywhere along a rail line. This held true for a Midwest public subway system operator who looked to GAO for a solution to identify where and when trackside personnel were working and to reduce the risk to them. Using RFID and a peripheral voice alert device, designed and developed by GAO, train operators are notified in real time where work crews are located giving the train operator ample time to implement slowdown and proceed with caution procedures or stop the train.
The trackside safety initiative is just one example of how new applications can be rapidly prototyped and deployed. In addition to standard configurations GAO’s team of experienced engineers can design systems to meet specific application requirements.
In this case the metro subway operator decided to go one step further and had GAO build into the system further information on the trains and instructions to its operators. The peripheral readers also detect when they are entering a terminal and provide further instruction to the operators such as which doors should be opened, as well, it provides additional general purpose input output (GPIO) controllers extending the RFID reader's ability to control other devives.
GAO has implemented a similiar system for a Canadian rail operator in British Columbia in this case allowing them to determine the location of any car within their rail yard.
GAO RFID has a solution for the unique challenges of your rail or inter-modal operations. To learn more, please contact us at email@example.com.