US-based Herzog Technologies has unveiled a new Cloud-based positive train control (PTC) solution using technologies developed by Red Hat.
The new solution is powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which provides backend services to the complex IoT system. In addition, Herzog has used Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite to help manage systems and meet compliance of the solution.
With Red Hat’s open-source technologies, Herzog aims to offer railroads with the ability to more quickly adopt PTC technology, as well as enable safer and improved rail transportation.
Herzog Technologies further intends to help railroads with a cost-effective, open-source and Cloud-based PTC solution.
Red Hat platforms business unit vice-president and general manager Jim Totton said: “Our work with Herzog shows how Red Hat helps organisations across industries move to the hybrid cloud and embrace an IT environment that can drive real business value and results while remaining dynamic, highly scalable and more secure.
“By basing its Cloud-based PTC solution on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and our hybrid management technologies, Herzog can deliver the mission-critical reliability and flexibility needed to drive the sophisticated, intelligent networks to help modern railways enhance safety and transportation efficiency.”
The company said that its PTC solution has been designed to stop trains before certain types of collision and support rail safety initiative in the US.