Wayside Event Recorder

Reader’s Choice Award2021-08-11T14:11:08-05:00

RECO’s Wayside Event Recorder provides an innovative solution to remotely monitor and control gate arms and lights and other wayside equipment.  Rail-NET has proven reliability, increased safety and efficiency with the ability to monitor, control, and test various wayside assets remotely. Rail-NET provides real-time insight to critical data, weather conditions, battery health, gate mechanism condition, battery charger operation, switch machine analytics, gate lamp and flasher light out detection, crossing arm position and switch heater status.

Ongoing efforts are taking place to integrate robust sensors with the Rail- NET platform with the goal of increasing the safety of grade crossings through real-time monitoring every time a crossing is activated, on-demand, or at user-defined intervals.

Wayside Event Recorder

FEATURES

  • Industry leading clock accuracy with less than 5 seconds of drift/month. Optional GPS antenna to eliminate any drift.
  • 6 I/O with scalability to 64. I/O can be customized to be digital or analog.
  • A touch screen display with keyboard allows for easy labeling of I/O.
  • Dry contacts to alarm when outside programmable limits.
  • Transmit data via Ethernet port in SNMP or Mod Bus protocol.
  • Event logs can be saved to a USB drive in CSV format with an encrypted CRC hash at the end of the file.
  • Firmware updates via an email file that can be uploaded to your device via a USB drive.
  • Customizable configurations and faults.
  • Expandable to 96 inputs and logs up to 1 million entries.
  • Monitors
    • Gate Arms and lights
    • Track position/track sensors
    • Track Heaters
    • Battery Capacity
    • Battery load testing
    • Cell voltage
    • Cell fluid level
    • Conductance of Battery Cells
    • Ground Fault testing
    • Switch monitoring

BENEFITS

  • Compatible with existing crossing controllers for simple installation.
  • Accurate time calculation ensures that if an event occurs the railroad will have accurate account of what was functioning during an event.
  • Lowers response time through a versatile platform capable of alarming specific user defined inputs.
  • Ability to integrate with existing maintenance call out systems.

RAIL-NET™ REMOTE MONITORING

State-of-the-Art Controls and Connectivity provides railroads with remote monitoring and control of set points, run times, fuel levels, weather conditions and more

FEATURES

  • Monitoring of all trackside equipment
    • Battery Systems
    • Switch Machines
    • Generators
    • Weather Stations
    • Video Camera Systems and more
  • Monitor
    • Line voltages
    • Line currents
    • Battery voltages
    • Battery currents
    • Battery temperatures
    • Load current
    • Switch machine voltages
    • Switch machine currents
    • Switch machine transition time
    • Switch machine operations
  • Digital text display for field monitoring and adjustments
  • Customizable web interface

BENEFITS

  • Integrates with existing enterprise systems
  • Alarm notifications are transmitted via email to user-designated recipients whenever an asset is operating outside of normal parameters
  • Fewer train delays
  • Extensive graphing and historical analysis capabilities stored in a secure centralized web portal
  • Remotely view snapshot images either on-demand or based on events for historical data

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