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Alstom joint venture launches new PTC suite

Posted on April 16, 2013

Lilee Systems and Alstom jointly launched a new, first-of-its-kind suite of interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) products for rail lines.

Combining their respective expertise in advanced communications systems and rail signaling technologies, the two companies have developed an Interoperable Train Control solution that for the first time offers the industry a Wayside Interface Unit with Systems Management Agent functionality. The companies will unveil and demonstrate their new offering during the third annual PTC World Congress in Orlando, Fla.

The partners’ joint PTC offering is built on Alstom’s microWIU Wayside Interface Unit and addresses two fundamental priorities — safety and smart management of railroad’s wayside signaling and train control equipment. Augmenting the microWIU with systems management agent, service and gateway capabilities allows rail system operators to monitor, configure, control, secure and update their installed train control equipment and assets using a fully-integrated communications network.

The approach improves and simplifies management of railroads’ ITC devices. The joint offering is available immediately to rail operators in the U.S. and Canada.

The launch of this new wayside train control technology offerings comes as freight and passenger rail operators work towards fulfilling a federal mandate for full deployment of PTC technology by Dec. 31, 2015.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "Rail Operators Steadily Moving Toward PTC Implementation."

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