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Ferromex extends use of smart rail analytics

The technology will improve overall efficiency and ensure critical safety information is available in real-time

Ferromex operates more than 10,000km of track and connects to eight seaports
Ferromex operates more than 10,000km of track and connects to eight seaports

Wi-Tronix is to supply its video analytics solution, Violet, to Mexican class I freight railroad company Ferromex, to support its ecosystem for the collection and utility of operational-critical data.


Violet provides both snapshots and streaming video and associated data to railroads through a cloud-based software-as-a-service SaaS solution to help railroads to improve their operational efficiency and safety procedures.


The railroad’s access to this information will improve overall efficiency and ensure that critical safety information is available in real time to all areas of railroad management, said Wi-Tronix.


“Ferromex’s implementation of Violet shows the railroad’s commitment to innovation and to the utilisation of state-of-the-art technology to improve safety and security,” said Larry Jordan, president and chief technology officer, Wi-Tronix


“This strategic decision to adopt Violet technology allows Ferromex to further optimise [its] technology investments and to most cost-effectively solve [its] safety and security concerns. Violet visual intelligence (VI) and virtual reality (VR) technology takes safety and security solutions to new levels.”


According to Wi-Tronix camera and video analytics systems expand dramatically upon railroads’ traditional uses of locomotive digital video recorders (DVR). The Violet solution aggregates petabytes of video data in an Internet of Things approach to create actionable information from the locomotive video.


Ferromex will capitalise on Violet’s camera system to further ensure the safety of its crew and the security of both its assets and its cargo. Its smart VI technology has the ability to provide the railroad with video analytics which can automatically monitor infrastructure and other mission-critical assets.


Ferromex had previously deployed Wi-Tronix’s Wi-PU on-board computing and SaaS-based data analytics solution in 2016.



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