TekTracking delivers Commander Terminal Automation (CTA) at two additional Class One Yards
Fairport, New York March 16th, 2022 – TekTracking LLC, a technology development company focused on railroad asset monitoring, control, and management solutions has today announced the expansion of the Commander Terminal Automation (CTA) system to two additional Class One yards in Wisconsin. TekTracking received the orders and delivered materials in Q1 with planned cutovers in spring.
These additional installations of Commander will continue to help this Class One leverage a modern control and communications platform specifically designed to greatly reduce support costs associated with legacy radio control technology suppliers.
“TekTracking is excited to continue to support the Railroads desire to upgrade their yard control architecture. We look forward to a continued roll-out of our next-generation hardware & software solutions to maximize switching capabilities and increase throughput – while keeping maintenance and repair costs minimal for the railroad,” says Gregory Fogarty, TekTracking CEO.
CTA was developed to leverage modern, off-the-shelf, communication, and control products to provide a 100% ethernet-based wireless control system. CTA replaces only the legacy control and communication components found in all yard automation systems. CTA retains the existing power switch machine and the existing OS circuit which makes modernizing yard automation relatively inexpensive. The CTA system is simple to set up and includes sophisticated software to assist in network maintenance and troubleshooting. Replacement components are open source and readily available – This allows the system to be easily supported by trained railroad personnel, eliminating the need for constant reliance on the system provider.