America’s freight railroads are the most cost-effective in the world. Accounting for more than any other mode of transportation, freight rail transports around 40% of U.S. long-distance ton-miles. Class I railroads account for about 68% of freight rail mileage. A third of US exports are moved by rail, and intermodal railyards play a pivotal role. An intermodal railyard is a transportation facility for rail operations where cargo is transferred to and from the train. It is paramount that railyard operators have access to unfailing and robust communications at all times. Operators require a wireless network that seamlessly supports next-generation applications and services while delivering increased safety and productivity.
The railyard plays a considerable part in ensuring essential cargo and goods are delivered on time. Railyard operators are recognising the safety and security gains that realtime vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications can provide. The benefits of integrating innovative rail applications for automation, realtime tracking, and greater control can be realised by utilising the correct wireless network.
The complicated operation and dynamic environment of freight railyards require reliable access to realtime data to run smoothly. Intermodal railyards are facilities where the transfer of containers is performed between freight trains, and railcars are stored and maintained. This means that all assets such as cargo, people and vehicles are constantly on the move.
Intermodal yards often introduce heavy equipment among their existing rugged environment to increase speed and efficiency. Vehicle locations, the dynamic nature of stacked containers and trains coming in and out of the yard all add to the challenge of achieving constant connectivity. Railyard managers are aware that traditional wireless networks, such as WiFi Mesh, PointtoMultipoint, and LTE, will not offer the robustness, reliability, or high availability needed to run these new applications effectively. These networks operate from fixed infrastructure and must break connectivity for handoffs.
Railway-news magazine Issue 4 Data & Monitoring edition, November 2022: Rajant - Freight at the End of the Tunnel.
Railway-News magazine Issue 2, June 2022: Rajant Corporation - Keeping Railway Technology on the Move with Kinetic Mesh.
Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh® technology boosts speed and efficiency for a Class I railroad’s intermodal railyard.
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