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Hear from Pete McCabe, a GE Company Officer and the Vice President of Global Services at GE Transportation discuss RailConnect™ 360. The RailConnect™ 360 suite leverages GE’s Predix platform to use advanced software, powerful analytics and mobility to enable better decisions and improve outcomes along the entire rail enterprise.

Features

Addressing Challenges in Today’s Rail Supply Chain

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Asset

RailConnect 360 is a connected suite of solutions that provides railroads and their customers with data-driven insights to address key customer pain points like velocity, fuel, asset utilization, productivity and dwell.  

Asset Manager gives detailed and accurate component configuration data to enable cost effective asset maintenance. 

Combo Health monitors critical factors like gear case oil level, temperature and vibration to ensure asset reliability.

Engine Health keeps vital assets running because, in the rail business, success rides on the health of locomotive assets. 

Expert on Alert tracks key performance data to ensure reliable, trouble-free locomotive operations with advanced analytic tools.   

The ExpressYard System for Railcar Maintenance Management, Repair and Inspection is the leading software solution for railcar repair shops to manage billing and maintenance operations and provide railcar owners with timely data, enhanced management information and decision-making tool to reduce maintenance costs. 

The GoLINC wireless network Hub makes it easier to send data where it’s needed, more efficiently than ever before.  

LocoCAM’s real-time video and audio monitoring aids in accident investigations to help reduce litigation and settlement costs. This onboard communication systems is designed to deliver reliable, affordable tools for communications of all types.

RailDOCS™ Wayside Asset Management System optimizes daily operations of railroad maintenance departments with a turnkey software solution. 

A state-of-the art on-board train control system, Trip Optimizer (TO) — functions much like an aircraft’s auto-pilot, learning a train’s characteristics, creating an optimal trip profile, then automatically controlling throttle and dynamic brake to gain up to 10% energy savings, 10% emissions reductions, and 11% mean shift. 

TurboHealth brings people, data and machines together to provide effective maintenance and enhance turbo life cycle. 

Network

RailConnect 360 is a connected suite of solutions that provides railroads and their customers with data-driven insights to address key customer pain points like velocity, fuel, asset utilization, productivity and dwell. Rail Network Optimization solutions are focused on unlocking network and yard efficiencies, resulting in increased capacity and velocity. Movement Planner is an advanced software solution that provides real-time traffic planning and optimization. It detects meet/pass conflicts and optimizes routes. Yard Planner System optimizes the operation of a rail yard, resulting in reduced car dwell time and improvement in on-time departures.  

Addressing a full range of planning needs from offline analyses to real-time scheduling and execution, Movement Planner system uses a simulation -based  planning system that integrates the physical network model to compute running times between stations and forecasts arrival times at scheduled stops independent of scheduled times.

Movement Planner™ Decision Support is advanced software that uses real-time network data to help dispatchers manage trains across the network, with train conflicts detected up to 24 hours in advance. 

OASIS™ helps intermodal rail terminals become more productive with precise control of terminal events, sophisticated train scheduling, and gate processing.

 

GE Transportation’s Yard Planner System is a software solution designed to optimize the operation of a rail classification yard. The operational activities covered include inbound train termination, car humping, car sorting and outbound train building.

Supply Chain

RailConnect 360 is a connected suite of solutions that provides railroads and their customers with data-driven insights to address key customer pain points like velocity, fuel, asset utilization, productivity and dwell. Part of RailConnect 360 is a holistic suite of shipper products that solve challenges when shipping by rail, ShipperConnect™, a cloud-based supply chain optimization suite designed for rail shippers, terminal operators, railcar owners and 3PLs.  

Solutions & Services

ShipperConnect helps industrial rail shippers automate rail operations, obtain shipment visibility and manage transportation assets and inventory. Shipment movements are visible at the plant, in-transit and at railroad yard and transload facilities to help customers make better shipment planning, scheduling and forecasting decisions.

 

Operations

Increase productivity and efficiency by automating operations and delivering data intelligence to improve decision-making.

LOCOTROL® Distributed Power System optimizes the distribution of motive power and brake control within an entire train. 

RailConnect™ delivers mission-critical software to support daily railroad operations including train and car management, revenue settlement and car hire accounting. 

Minimize breaking to gain up to 10% energy savings, 10% emissions reductions, and 11% mean shift. Trip Optimizer learns a train’s characteristics to calculate the most efficient way of running.