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inet develops next genERATION RAILCAR LOCATION TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

 Industrial Networks LLC (INet), a pioneer in North American industrial logistics systems for almost 20 years, proudly announces their SMRTag™ system which fully automates railcar inventory collection for industrial railyards. INet’s SMRTag™ uses the latest in IoT- based location and asset management technologies which enables single-point collection of multiple railcars for industrial shipping and storage facilities. INet will continue to enhance its SMRTag™ system for in-transit train solutions that deliver railcar consist and health datasets to provide onboard consolidation of car-specific as well as consist-wide telemetry.

 

Currently, railcar inventory residing on track facilities are either manually written down or individually scanned leading to time-consuming and potentially unsafe practices which require workers to visit each railcar individually. The SMRTag™ system revolutionizes this process with INet’s SMRTMesh™ network by strategically positioning battery-operated, ground-mounted anchors throughout the railyard to locate each SMRTag™ affixed to the railcar to give its exact position in the railyard. The INet technology significantly increases the speed and accuracy of railcar inventory while reducing tedious manual work and improving worker safety and efficiency.

Further, INet has ensured that SMRTag™ is compatible with AAR railroad standards allowing development of systems for real-time location and sequence information for trains. These systems can handle millions of data points per second through simplified, resilient communications which inherently understands, and monitors, the organization of any consist. The SMRTag™ Open API allows sensor integration for a wide variety of events such as impact, pressure, load/empty, and temperature that will enhance the safety and condition of rail assets and their cargo. 

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Railcar Location System In-Plant

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Railcar Location System In-Transit

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