IoT based Track Occupancy Information System ( ITOIS) – Safe, Scalable and Smart

IoT based Track Occupancy Information System ( ITOIS) – Safe, Scalable and Smart

by abhishek

IoT based Track Occupancy Information System ( ITOIS) – Safe, Scalable and Smart

Background:

Private sidings are backbone to freight movement. Freight trains originate from private sidings and terminate at private sidings. Efficient operation of private sidings is critical to the economy of rail sector world over.

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At present, private sidings are not equipped to provide first-hand visual information regarding track occupancy to the those managing the sidings.

Information pertaining to line occupancy is conveyed orally.

Introduction

IoT based Track Occupied Information System (ITOIS) is designed and developed to provide track status (occupied or not) as a visual display in real time to all authorised personnel, whether at a centralised location or on the move. For safe and efficient operation in railway sidings it is required that loco drivers / shunting staff have real time information regarding the status of line / lines. Apart from the current status, managers also need to know the history of track utilisation – what happened few hours ago, or yesterday, etc.

ITOIS communication is wireless and data is stored in the cloud to provide daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, apart from real time information.

The information and display system can be customised to meet specific user requirements.

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Main Features of ITOIS:

  • Real Time Information
  • View in the Smart Phone
  • Wireless
  • Modular – Easy to Scale
  • Data storage in the cloud
  • Secured against unauthorised operation using
  • login ID and password protection

Benefits

  • Visibility of entire siding from anywhere
  • Efficient movement
  • Improves asset utilisation
  • Helps to analyse and identify inefficiencies in the system
  • Aids decision making

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