Rajant, a Kinetic Mesh Networking technology provider, will unveil its new product Rail Power Generator (RPG) at the Railway Interchange 2013, which is held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, US.
RPG is a low-cost, low-maintenance rail car power generator that produces nearly 50W of DC power from the wheel of a standard rail car, which can be used to charge a battery system to power multiple sensors and Rajant BreadCrumb wireless network nodes.
Rajant BreadCrumb nodes offer an ideal solution for the latest rail communications requirements, including positive train control, video monitoring, sensor networks and remote control at depots.
The nodes, which have an ability to rapidly adapt to any changes in the network topology, interact with the railroad data command centre across a meshed, self-healing network to deliver critical, real-time information regarding all aspects of railroad operations.
In addition to the new product RPG, Rajant will be exhibiting a flexible connectivity of its Kinetic Mesh Networking solutions for railroads at the company’s first rail-specific industry event.
Kinetic Mesh Networking technology offers secure broadband connectivity, which reliability increases as the network grows.
Rajant CEO Bob Schena said that as the scope, complexity and importance of railroad data increases, so does the need for high-availability, scalable broadband networks that are easily designed and deployed, and that are easier and less expensive to support.
"By empowering railroads to readily and reliably connect hundreds and thousands of moving assets, Rajant networks represent a critical link in the modern railroad value chain," Schena added.