Wi-Tronix Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

Bolingbrook, Illinois – August 23rd, 2019 – Wi-Tronix, LLC celebrates its 15th year of improving the safety, efficiency, and reliability of its rail industry customers this week.


Wi-Tronix provides advanced IoT services for railroads and transit agencies worldwide. Wi-Tronix technologies connect rail companies in real-time with critical information and actionable insights about how their trains and rail networks are performing. Wi-Tronix has always been focused on the digitialization of rail, by providing state-of-the-art Edge Processing platforms and a full suite of Cloud-based industry leading solutions. Over 12,000 rail vehicles from all types of manufacturers are equipped with Wi-Tronix, providing support to over one-third of all locomotives in North America.


Founded in 2004 by Larry Jordan, Michael Heilmann, Lisa Matta, and Duane Hong, the company began work in Larry’s basement in the Chicago suburbs.  Since then, Wi-Tronix has grown to over 130 dedicated personnel that are entirely focused on bringing innovative technology to the rail industry. A pioneer in the industry, Wi-Tronix initially created the Wi-PU. From providing remote Event Recorder data and accurate fuel readings, to monitoring compliance of operating rules, the Wi-PU has been an Internet of Things (IoT) platform long before the term “IoT” was ever used.


In 2016 Wi-Tronix revolutionized the rail industry again by introducing Violet Edge, the evolution of the reliable and service-proven Wi-Tronix Wi-PU. Violet Edge can function as an FRA Event Recorder, PTC Event Recorder, and Digital Video Recorder or as all three. The Violet Edge Platform provides access to comprehensive time-synchronized data integrating HD video, geo-spatial information, and other vehicle data.  As the most advanced IoT platform specifically for rail, the Violet Edge is highly versatile and provides value with options such as real-time data and advanced analytics.


“Over the past fifteen years, teamwork and customer collaboration has helped spark some of the most important product developments,” says Larry Jordan, president and CTO of Wi-Tronix. “We are excited about what we have accomplished in 15 years, and looking forward to see where our team can go with the developments in AI, Big Data, video analytics, and machine learning in the future. We have a great team dedicated to the success of our customers.”


The entire Wi-Tronix team is passionately committed to its global vision of saving lives and ensuring efficient and reliable rail transportation. Wi-Tronix is grateful for the opportunity to work with professionals from all types of rail operations from freight to passenger to light rail.  After 15 years, the Wi-Tronix team continues to focus on delivering innovative, advanced solutions.  “We are focused on providing solutions for our customers today, all the while pushing ahead on the path toward autonomous operation,” says Larry Jordan. “The next 15 years will be truly revolutionary in the rail industry, and Wi-Tronix is pleased to be a leader on this journey.”


About Wi-Tronix


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. We partner with our 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.