Smart technology to “transform” safety

Posted on 13 Jul 2018 and read 569 times
Smart technology to “transform” safetyBuckinghamshire-based FliteTrak ( has launched the next generation of its smart technology to transform safety and efficiency on the railways.

The company’s ViatorRail system for intelligent remote monitoring is already being used by a major rail franchise to gauge engine temperatures and performance, and to monitor live train movements in real time.

Now, the technology has been upgraded to monitor vibration, shock, voltage, current and pressure. Some of its applications include ‘saloon monitoring’, engine performance, door operation and sanitation-unit functions.

Based on ‘iblox’ technology (invented by joint managing director Andrew Barnett), FliteTrak uses wireless sensors with Near Live Data Transmission capabilities to send encrypted information to lap-tops, desk-tops, mobile phones and watches. The system also sends alerts when pre-set parameters are reached.

Mr Barnett said: “FliteTrak’s intelligent remote-monitoring technology is already transforming the rail sector.

Our newly upgraded systems will give rail operating and leasing companies even more power to realise efficiencies in performance and maintenance, while also improving safety and the customer experience.

“It is the first working technology of its kind, which has been pioneered in the rail and aerospace sectors but also has potential for similar applications in agriculture, horticulture, marine, sanitation, power and storage.”

FliteTrak’s innovative system forms a key component in the Internet of Things, allowing instant intervention but also
ensuring that issues are flagged up before they result in major failures.

Its systems have touch-screen technology, and user apps are available on both Apple iOS and Android platforms for easy operation. All of FliteTrak’s systems, sensors and services are designed and managed in the UK.

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