WMATA Places 1.2M USD Order for Eurotech DuraCOR Rugged Mobile Computer for Rail Asset Management
WMATA Updating System to More Closely Monitor Wear and Tear on Trains and Anticipate Necessary Repairs
Columbia, MD October 10, 2012 Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, also known as DC Metro, selected the Eurotech DuraCOR rugged mobile computer for their Rail Mileage Based Asset Management Project. WMATA has placed an approximately $1.2 Million order for DuraCOR systems to be delivered over the next two years.
WMATA's Rail Mileage Based Asset Management Project is a comprehensive approach to improving and ensuring the reliability of their rail car fleet that includes the accurate capture of rail car mileage, improvements in the management of rail car asset and component configurations, moving the preventive maintenance program from time-based intervals to mileage-based operations.
The DuraCOR DC 1200 is a compact Rugged Mobile Computer which combines precise GPS positioning and wireless communication using either Wi-Fi or high speed cellular networks for data management and context aware applications in harsh environments such as rail asset monitoring.
"The DuraCOR fits rail asset management system requirements since it is both compact and ruggedized to withstand mechanical, vibration and extreme temperature stress in harsh conditions," said Greg Nicoloso, CEO Eurotech North America. "With the DuraCOR, WMATA will be able to collect valuable data about their trains and analyze it to anticipate maintenance and other issues in a timely manner."
Eurotech is a listed global company (ETH.MI) that integrates hardware, software, services and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sub-systems to leading OEMs, system integrators and enterprise customers for successful and efficient deployment of their products and services. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, Eurotech lowers power draw, minimizes physical size and reduces coding complexity to bring sensors, embedded platforms, sub-systems, ready-to-use devices and high performance computers to market, specializing in defense, transportation, industrial and medical segments. By combining domain expertise in wireless connectivity as well as communications protocols, Eurotech architects platforms that simplify data capture, processing and transfer over unified communications networks. Our customers rely on us to simplify their access to state-of-art embedded technologies so they can focus on their core competencies. Learn more about Eurotech at www.eurotech.com.