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Stockholm’s EuroMaint deploys Trimble’s real-time diagnostic system technology

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Euromaint Rail has deployed the Trimble® R2M real-time remote diagnostic system to manage the maintenance of fleets running on Stockholm Commuter lines and Norrtåg regional rail lines. The deployment is part of Euromaint Rail’s Remote Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) program to enhance its customer service by providing a modern and […]

4 exciting exhibitors to look out for at Railtex 2017

4 Exciting Exhibitors To Look Out For At Railtex 2017

Railtex is the leading showcase for railway suppliers in the UK, and we are glad to have a number of our partners represented at the show. From drone solutions, to depot equipment, to tracking, to remote condition monitoring, they’ve got it covered. Here’s our low-down on the exhibitors that you should know about this year. […]

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How To Prevent Catastrophic Derailments: One Amazing Method

One of the main reasons for innovation in the railway industry is to improve safety. As an industry, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce accidents to a minimum, even to zero. Yet derailments – one of the most catastrophic rail accidents possible – happen all too often. And they happen all over the […]

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Trimble Partners with the Railhead Corporation to Bring Field-Proven Real-Time Remote Diagnostics System to North American Rail Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 9, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximize locomotive asset utilization and productivity for railway operators. This combination will provide a complete picture of rail asset status to improve tracking, safety and operations. As part […]

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French Operator SNCF to implement IBM Watson Internet of Things tech

IBM have announced that French operator SNCF will use the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology to enhance safety, security, and fleet availability. SNCF manage scheduling, operations, and maintenance for a network with 30,000 km of track, 15,000 trains, 3,000 stations, and 13.5 million passengers per day. The cloud-based Watson IoT platform will enable […]

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How to slash rail maintenance costs by 22% with drones

What’s the business case for drone-based solutions in rail? The drone industry is growing rapidly, and a lot of hype surrounds this futuristic technology. But what tangible benefits do drones present to operators, rail businesses, and maintenance teams? Our new white paper shows how SNCF, BNSF, Deutsche Bahn and other industry leaders have implemented drone-based […]

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How will NEM Solutions’ new app make rail better?

Maintenance technology company NEM Solutions has released a new app that enables maintenance managers to receive real-time updates about the health of railway vehicles directly to their mobile. The availability of train fleet data has been a problem for many decades in the attempt to shift to digitalised rail maintenance. If data is not available […]

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How to lift a 600 tonne high speed train

The Class 390 Alstom Pendolino trains are some of the fastest in the UK. Alstom’s Pendolino technology famously allows the trains to tilt, enabling them to go faster. Running on the West Coast Main line, Virgin Trains’ fleet of Alstom Pendolino trains reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. When you have assets this valuable, […]

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Trimble Acquires Beena Vision to Expand its Rail Portfolio

Vision Technology Automates Train Inspection at High Speeds SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held Beena Vision Systems Inc., a manufacturer of vision-based automatic wayside inspection systems for the railroad industry, headquartered in Norcross, Ga. Financial terms were not disclosed. Beena Vision provides vision-based wayside detectors for the […]

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3 ways that drones could change the railway industry

The power of drones is being harnessed across new industries every day. As drones become more affordable, we are seeing them used in industries from agriculture, to mail delivery, to insurance. Moreover, the number of industries utilising drone technology is set to rocket. Consulting group PwC predicted that by 2020 the global market for drone […]