From left to Right: Xavier Singla, Wi-Tronix Customer Success Manager; Jose Antonio Silva Pizano, Purchasing Manager of Rolling Stock; Aldo Luna Martínez, Sr. Corporate Lawyer; Irma Espinosa Meléndez, Assistant Director of Purchasing for Rolling Stock; Chad Jasmin, Wi-Tronix VP Customer Success; Larry Jordan, Wi-Tronix President and CTO; Francisco Alejandro Santiago Ramírez, Sr. Buyer.

 

Bolingbrook, Illinois – December 3, 2019 – Wi-Tronix®, LLC and Grupo México Transportes (GMXT) continue to build a long term partnership focused on leveraging Wi-Tronix technologies to save fuel, improve productivity and enhance safety as part of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR).

In 2016, GMXT started deploying Wi-Tronix IoT platforms across their mainline freight locomotive fleet in two of its subsidiaries (Ferromex and Ferrosur).  Extending this partnership, Ferromex will be deploying Wi-Tronix Violet Edge 800s and Wi-PU IoT platforms across broader sections of the their fleet.  Once fully deployed, over 525 locomotives at Ferromex will be equipped with Wi-Tronix IoT platform technology.

“With Wi-Tronix technology, we will enhance our focus on fuel conservation and productivity,” said Iván Verdugo, Chief Transportation Officer of Ferromex.  “The combination of video and locomotive information, powered with real-time alerts and notifications of events, allow us to be extremely responsive to many types of incidents on our right-of-way.”

“The Violet Edge platforms incorporate digital video recorder functionality enabling video information with a multi-camera configuration,” said Larry Jordan, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Wi-Tronix.  “From incidents with other vehicles to safety concerns, Ferromex will be able to monitor all their operations and get the right resources to trains in the field in minimal time.”

At Wi-Tronix, we’re combining edge processing with advanced systems like Visual Intelligence (VI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect and interpret actionable information that improves railway safety in real-time. We are the preferred connected solutions provider to over one-third of all locomotives in North America. To date, over 2,000 Wi-Tronix Violet Edge IoT platforms have been ordered and over 12,000 rail vehicles from all types of manufacturers have Wi-Tronix platforms.

 

About Grupo Mexico Transportes

Grupo México Transportes (GMXT) through its subsidiaries Ferromex and Ferrosur, is the largest rail transportation company in Mexico, with more than 6,200 miles (10,000 km) of rail track covering all major industrial and commercial zones in the country, connecting to international transportation networks through eight seaports and five border crossings, and handling just over 1.4 million carloads per year.  GMXT’s rail lines cover 24 states in Mexico, and the states of Texas and Florida in the U.S.

 

About Wi-Tronix

Wi-Tronix®, LLC delivers advanced IoT platforms for the rail industry that provide actionable information and insights on how networks are performing in real-time.  By enabling continuous improvement with a powerful combination of connectivity, analytics, alerts and more, we are enabling freight, passenger railroads and transit systems with the tools that help enhance safety, operational efficiency, and service reliability. The Wi-Tronix team is passionately committed to its global vision of saving lives and ensuring the most efficient and reliable movement of goods and people throughout the world. Find out more about Wi-Tronix at www.wi-tronix.com or contact us at sales@wi-tronix.com.