Piper’s TrackSightTM and SecureTrackTM transit solutions have been selected as winners in Progressive Railroading Awards.
The Progressive Railroading Reader’s Choice Awards program recognizes products that best meet the industry’s needs as selected by subscribers of Progressive Railroading. The 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards recognized products, systems, and technologies in six categories: C&S Products, Innovative Products, MOW Products, New Products, Safety Products, and Technology Products.
Piper’s LiDAR train-centric train positioning system, TrackSightTM, won in the Innovative Products category, and Piper’s Dynamic Workzone Awareness and Track Worker Safety solution, SecureTrackTM, won in the Safety Product category.
“The Reader’s Choice Awards have quickly become a mark of excellence in the rail industry,” said Kirk Bastyr, publisher of Progressive Railroading. “We received a record number of entries this year from manufacturers of all sizes and all types of products. I’m pleased that Progressive Railroading can shine a spotlight on these companies and their outstanding products.”
About the solutions:
TrackSightTM is Piper’s latest innovation that employs patent-pending positional imaging to determine the location of trains within transit systems. TrackSight is the next evolutionary step that moves operations from the track bed to the train. It’s a fully deterministic solution that compares real-time imaging to an onboard database. It’s also safety certifiable and compatible with Piper’s UWB systems for redundant CBTC positioning.
Piper’s SecureTrackTM solution allows for remote, real-time set up of dynamic work zones. An in-cab alerting system delivers audio/video alerts to train operators indicating proximity to the approaching flagging points. Railway workers are positioned in the system with the use of UWB wearables on their PPE that communicate passively with a portable base station. The system was designed in accordance with industry standard flagging rules.
Read the Progressive Railroading Press Release here: https://www.prmediakit.com/e/pr/readerschoice/20210810-readers-choice-press-release.html