Press Release Summary:
Digital Event Recorder monitors and captures electrical analog, digital, and pneumatic input data that can be downloaded to computer through wired or wireless serial link for review and analysis. It provides 220 recording channels for 96 hr and synchronizes information recorded by radio control system with data from locomotive. All information is generated in one integrated report, useful in system diagnostics, incident reconstruction, and liability protection.
Original Press Release:
Cattron Group Announces Event Recorder for Industrial Locomotive Applications
Sharpsville, PA USA (November 22, 2005) - Cattron Group International, a manufacturer of industrial radio remote control systems, announced the availability of its Digital Event Recorder for industrial locomotive applications. An available option on certain Cattron Locomotive Remote Control Systems, the Event Recorder monitors and records operational data that can be downloaded to a computer for review and analysis.
The Event Recorder provides 220 recording channels for 96 hours, synchronizing information recorded by the radio control system with data from the locomotive. All information is generated in a single integrated report. The reports are typically used in system diagnostics, incident reconstruction, and liability protection. The company also noted that the data is useful in operator training and evaluation.
Cattron, the largest provider of locomotive remote control systems to the railroad industry, has offered the Event Recorder as an FRA-certified option on their locomotive remote control systems for railroad applications. The new industrial version will provide the Event Recorder data in a format and terminology that is more applicable to industrial locomotive operations.
The Digital Event Recorder monitors and records electrical analog, digital and pneumatic input data from the remote control system and the locomotive, which can be retrieved and downloaded to a computer through a wired or wireless serial link. Items recorded include all commands from the Operator Control Unit (OCU), the remote control inputs and outputs as well as locomotive only functions. The package includes a Data Analysis Software for use on a PC, which allows rapid search, chart-type data display and a wide variety of report customization. With an optional cellular modem interface, Event Recorder data can be retrieved and viewed from virtually anywhere a phone connection is available.
With 60 years of radio frequency (RF) and industrial remote control experience, Cattron Group companies have a total installed base of over 125,000 remote control systems throughout the world. Its products are suitable for all industries including railroads, construction, shipyards, mining, aerospace, steel, military, agriculture, shipping, material handling, utility vehicles and many more.
Cattron Group International subsidiary companies have operations in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Brazil and Europe, and are supported by an extensive sales and distribution network throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. World Headquarters are located at 58 West Shenango St., Sharpsville, PA, 16150, USA. More information on the company is available by calling +1 (724) 962-3571 or on the Internet at www.cattron.com.