Wells Fargo Rail and New York & Atlantic Railway are Latest to Order Wi-Tronix Technology to Improve Rail Safety
July 4, 2019
Bolingbrook, Illinois – July 2nd, 2019 – Wi-Tronix, LLC has announced that Wells Fargo Rail and New York & Atlantic Railway are the latest railroads to order its Violet Edge units, which recently surpassed 2,000 orders. The new orders come on the heels of the Wi-Tronix User Conference, held in Chicago and attended by more than 100 industry leaders from all over the world. The Violet Edge Connected Event Recorder, PTC Event Recorder and Digital Video Recorder (DVR) are based on a robust Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed specifically for the rail industry. Advanced technology enables remote access to synchronized information in addition to a suite of analytic tools and actionable alerts that make rail operations safer.
Wells Fargo Rail ordered the Violet Edge units to take advantage of having the information they needed available at their fingertips. With top priorities of asset tracking, fuel monitoring, and safety, they needed the safest solution possible. “The ability to remotely pull downloads and information, instead of having to send someone out to the unit, saves us time and money,” said Kraig Roberts, Director of Sales for Wells Fargo “it’s safer because there is less opportunity for injury”.
Combining data, video and audio from all sources on the locomotive, into one synchronized solution, the Violet Edge is unsurpassed in the industry, providing a powerful combination of connectivity, analytics, and alerts. Synchronized information is off-boarded from the locomotive frequently, is secure in the cloud and is easily accessible to authorized users via a web browser for incident investigation and analytics.
“Wells Fargo was looking for a device that gave them everything they needed for incident investigations, so the Violet Edge was the best solution for them,” said Connie Nordhues, strategic sales manager for Wi-Tronix.
New York & Atlantic Railway, an Anacostia holding company, will be equipping additional locomotives with Violet Edge units in an effort to improve safety in their local communities, as well. “NY&A’s goal is to further enhance employee and public safety, as well as to reduce congestion coming out of the New York City area” said James Bonner, president of New York & Atlantic Railway. New York & Atlantic will now have their entire fleet equipped with Wi-Tronix.
About New York & Atlantic Railway
New York & Atlantic Railway began operation in May 1997 as result of the privatized concession to operate freight trains on the lines owned by Long Island Rail Road. The railway serves a diverse customer base and shares track with the densest passenger system in the United States. NYA connects with CP, CSX, NYNJ, NS and PW. For more information about New York & Atlantic Railway, visit www.anacostia.com/railroads/nya.
About Wells Fargo Rail
Wells Fargo Rail is the largest and most diverse rail equipment operating lessor in North America, with more than 175,000 railcars and 1,800 locomotives. Based in Rosemont, IL, Wells Fargo Rail has the largest fleet of any rail operating lessor in North America, serving the North American market for rail equipment with customers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information about Wells Fargo Rail Leasing, visit www.wellsfargo.com/com/financing/equipment-financing/rail/.
Wi-Tronix provides the most advanced IoT platform designed specifically for the rail industry, connecting rail companies in real- time with critical information and insights about how their trains and rail networks are performing. Violet Edge onboard technology platform integrates data from across diverse fleets and data sources on an unprecedented scale for rail companies. Wi-Tronix partners with customers to improve the safety, service reliability and operational efficiency of their transportation systems. The entire 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.