TekTracking Announces Launch of TIMPS ahead of Railway Interchange – An Innovative Maintenance Optimization Application

FAIRPORT, New York – September 20th, 2019 – TekTracking announced today the official launch of a Track Inspection, Maintenance, Planning and Scheduling (TIMPS) mobile application.

TIMPS is a mobile application developed to help effectively manage and prioritize system-wide track inspection and maintenance tasks. The track departments can now use TIMPS to ensure that manual inspection of all track assets occurs per the frequency prescribed by the railroad and FRA Part 213 requirements.

TIMPS optimizes the inspection process by providing all stakeholders with real time inspection information. It provides a digitized version of all pertinent inspection information, including; work plan, forms, historical defects, new defect reporting, and estimated inspection time based upon asset type.

TIMPS Mobile App Dashboard

TIMPS Dashboard

TekTracking team has worked closely with railroad companies while developing TIMPS in order to ensure that the app has all essential features for efficient track maintenance and inspection. TIMPS is the first in a series of mobile applications that TekTracking will release in the coming months to support asset life cycle management and state of good repair.

CEO Gregory Fogarty commented: “this rollout demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering quality products that support Linear Asset Management. Our platform will allow Railroads to have real time visibility of asset health and state of good repair across all disciplines and facilitate constructive dialog.”

 

TekTracking Announces Second Major East Coast Transit Authority Customer

FAIRPORT, New York – August 27th, 2019 TekTracking announced today it has successfully installed and commissioned a new wayside infrastructure asset condition monitoring site at a critical six switch interlocking and a separate high-volume grade crossing location on a second major U.S. East Coast transit system.

The transit agency will have access to real time asset condition data collected in the field with compact and modular Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSO). Data will be transmitted in real-time to MPEC’s Centrix machine analytics platform to provide the agency with alerts when device performance degrades.

The TekTracking/Mpec solution provides rail operators with the tools to remotely diagnose performance issues affecting the proper operation of wayside assets. Centrix allows users to log in via any web browser and examine asset performance from anywhere. Remotely diagnosing problems allows rail operations to focus maintenance activities on reducing the failures, resulting in improved train transit times.

Figure: Switch Machine Trace in CENTRIX

TekTracking Taps Denny as Chief Technology Officer

FAIRPORT, New York – June 11th, 2019 – TekTracking is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Denny as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Mr. Denny will focus full time on new product development, product strategy and customer discovery. In this role, Joe will guide our development team in the launch of TekTracking’ s Signal Light Monitor (SLM) and our cloud-based Linear Asset Management Platform (LAMP).

Greg Fogarty, TekTracking CEO stated, “We have made substantial investment in several new product development initiatives supporting our Linear Asset Management strategy. Joe has a proven history of creating new products focused on complex railroad challenges, and he will ensure our investments produce important products exceeding our customer’s expectations.  I am excited that Joe has taken on this role and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Mr. Denny has over thirty years of product development and business leadership experience focused on transportation and technology markets. He was the Founder and CEO of IP Prime Mover, a technology development company. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Railcomm, prior to this he was the Technical Director of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) Systems at General Railway Signal (now Alstom), and he started his career as a recognized member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Installation of a New Wayside Infrastructure Asset

FAIRPORT, New York – May 3rd, 2019  – TekTracking announced it recently installed and commissioned a new wayside infrastructure asset-condition monitoring site at a critical 10-switch interlocking on a major U.S. East Coast transit system. The installed monitoring equipment and analytics system is supplied by TekTracking strategic partner Mpec Technologies. The transit agency will have access to real-time asset condition data collected in the field with compact digital storage oscilloscopes. The TekTracking/Mpec solution provides rail operators with tools to remotely diagnose performance issues affecting the proper operation of wayside assets, TekTracking officials said in a press release.

TekTracking Announces North American Class One Railroad Has Purchased First SLM Pilot

 FAIRPORT, New York – February 18th, 2019  – TekTracking announced today it has received an order from an unnamed Class 1 railroad for the patent-pending Safety Light Monitor (SLM) pilot system.

The TekTracking SLM is a patent-pending sensor platform used to measure & verify the operation of safety lights used in grade crossings, wayside signals, and similar safety critical lighting applications. The SLM is a wireless, self-powered, self-charged, robust multi-sensor device designed to operate over 10 years without intervention.

The SLM addresses the “missing link” in railroad remote condition monitoring applications.  Due to the government-mandated requirement to manually view the alignment and conspicuity of safety critical lights, the adoption of automatic remote crossing and signal inspection technologies is immature.  Greg Fogarty, TekTracking CEO stated, “with SLM, fully automated test and inspection of crossing and signal locations is now viable, and this promises even greater safety gains for motorists and railway workers going forward.”

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TekTracking Announces the release of Missing Link for Remote Crossing Monitoring Applications

FAIRPORT, New York – January 10, 2018 – TekTracking LLC announced the launch of the world’s first safety light performance monitor, the Safety Light Monitor (SLM).
The TekTracking SLM is a patent pending sensor platform used to measure & verify the operation of safety lights used in grade crossings, wayside signals, and similar safety critical lighting applications. The SLM is a wireless, self-powered, self-charged, robust multi-sensor device designed to operate over 10 years without intervention.
The SLM addresses the “missing link” in railroad remote condition monitoring applications. All required testing at crossing or signal locations can be performed remotely, except the requirement to manually view the visibility and alignment of each safety critical light. According
to TekTracking CEO Greg Fogarty, “our SLM opens the door to building greater safety into rail networks by enabling complete remote condition monitoring solutions”.
The Signal Light Monitor is easily mounted to the top of the sunshield on a safety critical light.
SLM sensors measure safety light intensity, light color, orientation of signal head and down-track viewability, sound, ambient temperature, shock and vibration. Data captured by each SLM are communicated over a private data radio network to TekTracking’s associated Edge Image Processor (EIP). The EIP is the master network controller for up to 64 SLM’s and performs image analysis on captured images.

Major Roll out of Remote Condition Monitoring products for Class 1 railroad

FAIRPORT, New York – January 10, 2018 – Mpec working with TekTracking have received another large order to expand the roll out of Remote Condition Monitoring of wayside assets on the railroad’s next most critical subdivision. This will take the number of assets being monitored to over 500 with many more planned, Mpec & TekTracking are also working closely with the Railroad on analyzing the data for trends specific to the Railroad and the geographical conditions. This Railroad has already seen an ROI for the equipment installed based on the correlation between reduced switch failure and reduced train delay as a direct result.

TekTracking Welcomes the New CEO

FAIRPORT, New York – November 9, 2017 – TekTracking LLC, a technology sales and product development firm assisting OEM’s with sales strategy, planning, and execution in the North American railroad industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory Fogarty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment is part of a planned leadership transition to advance TekTracking’s offering in the North American rail industry.

“The suite of products that we are bringing to the market will help freight and transit railroads run with enhanced safety and efficiency, and will decrease their current operational cost significantly. Our strategy is to take the issues that people on the frontlines face every day and present them with innovative technologies and ideas for solving their problems. This is how our organization adds value for our customers.” said Fogarty.

Fogarty has over sixteen years of engineering, technical sales and executive management experience in complex transportation markets. Prior to founding TekTracking, Fogarty was vice president of sales with Tyler Technologies, a public-sector software firm, where he directed a nationwide team of account executives, sales associates and business partners, and achieved 35% revenue growth during his two-year tenure. Prior to Tyler Technologies, Fogarty was vice president of sales at RailComm, a leader in fixed-rail automation systems. Greg Fogarty earned a HND/BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Griffith College in Limerick, Ireland, and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business, in New York, USA.