IONX Asset Monitoring
Wireless Tracking Systems for Rail Assets
The IONX Edge T-Series asset monitoring system from Amsted Rail lets you track your fleet from the mountains to the balance sheet and everywhere in between. The system uses a combination of the latest GPS technology, proven robust wireless sensor systems, and reliable cellular communication networks that seamlessly integrate with IONX software.
Industry leaders count on IONX asset monitoring to maximise asset visibility. It allows clients to monitor the location and status of a railcar or other assets, as well as the condition of critical components in near real-time by providing timely, accurate and actionable information. With IONX, clients have the information they need to optimise the performance of their fleet.
Real-time asset monitoring systems for railways
Combining M2M communications with GPS, IONX systems deliver real-time data to better manage fleet operations and improve financial performance. With IONX, you can increase the visibility of mobile assets, improve logistics management, identify supply chain bottlenecks and receive immediate notification of critical events.
IONX provides customised, comprehensive solutions to meet the needs of fleet managers worldwide, including:
- Tanker fleets:
- Monitor in real time whether any hatch is closed and sealed, which prevents cargo theft and contamination
- Know when each shipment departs and arrives
- Be immediately alerted to any incident or impact event
- Be alerted to a broken or missing seal that involve the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transport (DoT), Transport Security Administration (TSA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Containers and chassis:
- Track asset departure and arrival
- Receive immediate alerts if containers are off route
- Track demand versus supply over time and by location
- Maintain lean inventory, reducing operating expense and capital investment
- Locomotive, ISO tank fleets, utilities and Hy-Rail vehicles:
- Reduce crew overtime costs
- Control and reduce maintenance costs
- Monitor fuel levels and consumption
Real-time management reports for locomotive assets
IONX provides data that enables clients to see the real-time location and condition status of rail and locomotive assets.
Our customisable web-based provide comprehensive information essential to managing the performance, condition and security of a fleet.
GPS and cellular-enabled communication systems
Utilising proven technology of satellite and cellular communications, IONX provides users with optimal coverage for their operational needs, anywhere in the world.
The Communication Management Unit (CMU) is the ‘intelligence centre’ of the system, using GPS to locate railcar, locomotive and fleet vehicle assets anywhere in the world for near real-time global tracking. Our products are certified intrinsically safe for North American, European (ATEX) and world (IECEx) standards. It also uses satellite or cellular service to transmit location and status information directly to the user’s computer or cellular telephone
The entire IONX system leverages our proprietary ultra-low power technology that extends the life and charge of the batteries in the CMU as well as its sensors. Our robust components are engineered to withstand the harshest operating environments, from remote deserts to sub-zero climates
Online access to asset information
Access your fleet information 24/7 with a secure login to IONX’s web interface. Here you can see the activity of your fleet, right down to the individual asset level. Our customised web-based management tools provide a comprehensive view of your system to monitor trends and improve financial performance
Experts in heavy haul operations and rail car systems
IONX has proven technology for all sensing, M2M communications and GPS components, as well as a leading edge data analytics system designed specifically for rail operations. Due to its extensive expertise in heavy haul operations and manufacturing rail car systems, IONX serves many facets of the freight market such as fleet owners, railroads and leasing companies.
An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, IONX also has experience with TSA’s regulations regarding the transportation of toxic or poisonous materials. Our products are certified as intrinsically safe for North American, ATEX and IECEx standards.