Ubisense Automates Rail Yard Management

October 4, 2011

The Transit Yard Manager real-time location system is an integrated product that measures the location of rolling stock, using best-in-class sensors, and translates the data into actionable business intelligence through an intuitive software application.

DENVER /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Ubisense introduced Transit Yard Manager (TYM) for Rails, a real-time location system (RTLS) that automates yard operations and improves efficiencies and productivity. By precisely locating rolling stock in both indoor and outdoor areas, operators gain an unprecedented level of visibility into workflow, which helps to improve all areas of rail yard operations.

TYM is a complete, integrated system that measures the location of rolling-stock, using best-in-class sensors, and translates that into actionable business intelligence through an intuitive software application. Because rail yards significantly impair the performance of most location systems, TYM is built on Ubisense's ultra-wideband RTLS, which is specifically designed to provide accurate, reliable location data in very challenging circumstances.

"Transit Yard Manager for Rails was developed as a direct result of customer demand," said Adrian Jennings, Vice President of Technology, Ubisense. "Rail operators consulted with us to explain their long-time challenges associated with manual rail yard audits, and asked Ubisense to develop a solution that could help automate operations. We developed Transit Yard Manager for Rails to meet their needs, and it is already being used in operations as diverse as commuter light rail and national heavy freight."

TYM for Rails provides rail operators with several real-time location benefits, including:

  • Location of rolling stock anywhere in the yard, indoors or out
  • Reduced number of personnel required for yard auditing
  • Real-time visibility of assets to operations and scheduling departments
  • Integration of all existing software, such as maintenance, dispatching, and scheduling into a unified dashboard view
  • Precise dwell-time measurements in the maintenance shops and in the yard
  • Improved staging to reduce late pullouts
  • Real-time consist assembly
  • Real-time view of available tracks

For more information about the Ubisense TYM for Rails, listen to a podcast featuring Jay Cadman, Vice President of Sales for Ubisense on the company's Web site.

About Ubisense
Ubisense, a market leader of location solutions, delivers mission-critical enterprise asset tracking and geospatial systems. The company's location solutions provide more than 500 customers worldwide with unprecedented visibility of, and control over, previously intractable business processes. Ubisense is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, and Korea.

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