Information Is the Engine of Efficiency
The vastness of railways – cars, cargo, track, countries and conditions – presents a massive challenge for management of rolling stock and rail operations.
IPICO’s low cost, passive RF technology enables consistently accurate identification and control of assets in virtually any operating environment:
- At speeds of up to 260 KPH
- In challenging weather or extreme electromagnetic conditions
- In crowded rail yards
- In both online and off line modes of operation
Because IPICO overcomes limitations of conventional RFID, it opens a wide range of management solutions including:
Train Configuration and Capacity Management: Simply and accurately, identifying the location and status of every piece of rolling stock, making and breaking trains, and routing cars – saving huge amounts of time and labour.
Safety: Preventing trains from heading onto the wrong track at the wrong time, even in remote, offline environments. And preventing the wrong cargo from being loaded onto the wrong car – for example, loading coal onto a car that formerly held fuel.
Maintenance: Management of repairs and cleaning of each engine or car, with the history housed on the RFID tag as well as on a central database.