Trimble Partners with Railhead Corporation to Bring Real-Time Remote Diagnostics System to North American Rail Markets
Trimble has announced that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximise locomotive asset utilisation and productivity for railway operators. This combination will provide a complete picture of rail asset status to improve tracking, safety and operations. As part of the collaboration, Railhead will also offer the Trimble® R2M remote diagnostic system as part of its portfolio in the U.S.
First released in Europe nearly a decade ago, the Trimble R2M system is currently in use with a broad range of large rail operators including South West Trains and Greater Anglia in the United Kingdom, Irish Rail, VR Finland and others. The system processes multiple data feeds from on-train event recording equipment to deliver fault alerts as they occur to control rooms and repair shops for effective condition-based maintenance and train operations management. With Trimble R2M, railroads know where assets are at all times and can benefit from real-time condition-based reporting on the health status of on-board systems.