Tessco Wireless Journal April May 2014 Page 5 TESCO Wireless Journal April/May 2014

The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 5 The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 5 The entire product offering and your pricing is on TESSCO.com or call TESSCO at 800.472.7373. 5 April / May 2014 For the rail and transportation industries, the benefits of wireless remote monitoring and control are numerous. Access to real-time data on locations of trains and containers means more accurate information on cargo locations and delivery estimates. This information can allow for ongoing im- provements in planning and logistics and better communication with customers. Use of wireless monitoring and control also means improvements in safety both for rail employees and the public. Positive train control (PTC) is a much-anticipated application of wireless remote monitoring which will allow for the creation of a traffic control system for trains. Railroads will be able to utilize their PTC systems to compensate for human error and unforeseen conditions. Though remote monitoring and control allows for the realization of great benefits, much planning and coordination is required to bring PTC to fruition. In addition to the complicated calculations and decisions that must be managed through computers and software, the creation of a wireless net- work which can communicate those decisions is a challenge. Like other critical networks, a PTC system must be able to support the coverage and capacity requirements to ensure maximum availability and uptime. Deploying and maintaining a network to allow for this control poses many challenges. Creating the ability to remotely communicate and control assets in the field can be simple in concept but takes a lot of planning, coordination, equipment, and well-orchestrated deployments. From wayside monitoring to everyday radio communications, TESSCO has the network infrastructure and supply chain solutions required for critical communications needs. USING WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK ASSETS IS BECOMING STANDARD PRACTICE IN MANY INDUSTRIES. TESSCO is Your Total Source We understand the challenges of building a new communications infrastructure, not to mention ensuring it works with other, existing networks. From upfitting a bungalow and building a new base station location, to onboard communications, we can assist you in selecting and deploying the equipment you need. a n t e n n a s o l u t i o n s Featured Manufacturers Rail Applications n Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) n Positive Train Control (PTC) n Remote Control Locomotives (RCL) n Copper Theft Prevention n High & Wide Load Detection Visit www.tessco.com/go/ptc to learn more. Featured Products Antennas Coax & Fiber Grounding Towers Enclosures Power Solutions Test Equipment Routers & Switches Device Servers Remote I/O, RTU/Controllers Remote Monitoring & Control FEATURED SOLUTION

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